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the crow
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Joined: 30 Sep 2001
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Location: England Leeds

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 3 years of age is to young for any martial art. Because they have the consentration span of a goldfish. ( about 3 seconds).
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TKD_McGee
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Joined: 02 Oct 2001
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Location: Washington

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2001 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I belief that 3 is way too young, 8 is also way too young. When you start off at 8 then you get your black belt at age 12-13 depending on what school you go to, you will instantly forget everything that you learned in the past in a year or so! I say start out at the age of 13 or so when your attention span and learning abilitiy is higher.
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kickbuttnat
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Joined: 12 Sep 2001
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good point TKD, early teens is best.
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Karateka_latino
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Joined: 21 Jun 2001
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Location: Panama city, Panama
Styles: Goju-Ryu Karate do; Kung Fu.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm agree that the best age to start martial arts is early teens.. about 13 to 14 ... that was the age i had my first martial arts experience.
Thanks.
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angiewinter
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Joined: 16 Aug 2001
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Location: LEEDS

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started at 13, but im still a baby!

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Iron Arahat
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Joined: 08 Aug 2001
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turn alot of younger students away, but there is no set age. Each child is different, some are ready, some are not. A seven year old may be ready, where as a 12 year old isn't. I have told parents with younger kids under 8 that if they are to enroll I would simply be taking their money, and their child would be learning very little...but I still make it a parents choice. I personally do not babysit, I try to instill some discipline, but we all know how kids can be.
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bagpuss
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Joined: 28 Sep 2001
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Location: United Kingdom Leeds West Yorkshire
Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no they can not give 100%consentration at 3 year old, they are just starting to learn about life at 3 years old,Lets face it thats hard in its self.

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Bon
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2001 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Liam_Sullivan
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon they shud but not give them belts easily cos i have seen a 14 yr old who is 3rd dan and 2 9 yr olds running around with a brown belt very annoying they were and this must be a mc dojo i was in but u shudnt give kids belt easily
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bagpuss
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2001 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, I went to a comp in sheffield and saw a black belt, He was about six years old, And crying because he could not get his own way. And i asked my self how has he gone so quick to black in such a little time
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