Children Should Be Allowed to Learn a Martial Art
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I believe that martial arts should not be taught to children, my opponent (Pro) will argue why the benefits of learning a martial art at a young age outweigh the costs
I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting. I should have added another round really, oh well, we can counter arguments in the conclusion and sum up points there.
Martial Art instructors are deceptive bullies who tell students they are learning how to fight, take hits, condition their body etc when really all they are learning is to accept abuse, they enter a sumbmissive relationship from day one when they call a stranger their master who they must obey and bow to.
Feel free to click the link below to watch evidence showing that children (and adults) are abused by their martial art instructors. They get away with this because nobody seems to recognise when someone is abused!
Just in case you don't think students are abused, check out the video below.
I could provide a much larger list. Here is another piece of evidence of abuse, if you lie to a black belt what happens is you get treated cruelly, that guy at the end of video probably thinks this is okay like many who started martial arts at a young age. The instructors excuse for posting this video is: 'what if he wants to open a gym and teach martial arts?' Let me make this clear, there is no good reason to abuse someone! He didn't even ask for the guy's permission to film him, and the guy was probably mentally ill.
Children need exercise however there are far better alternatives than martial arts e.g. boxing which does teach people to control their aggression and prevent violence, unlike martial arts which encourages fighting. I can imagine children being hurt while "playing" i.e. trying to do perform the taught techniques (or their own made up ones) during school lunch. They may even pick fights to gain some practice needed to win a stupid competition, or take out their frustration on others after not recieving a coloured belt. I have heard instructors say that kids will always pick up sticks, and fight, this is a BS excuse to feel what they do is right. There are plenty of other things children enjoy doing like play football and tennis, these should be encouraged, not violent sports.
Martial art instructors train children to have the skill to break bones, knock people outand cause serious injury etc which a typical schoolyard bully would not be able to do even if he loved watching kungfu movies. It's very easy to think the kids who learn a martial art are all trained to be respectful good guys, but the reality is they are too young to take such responsibility.
Also, martial art instructors can easily persuade their young students to visit them for private lessons and then sexually abuse them  and clean their car as shown in the film - 'the karate kid'
Martial arts can make a child overly confident, and put their life in greater danger e.g. if a burgular enters their house or someone wants to rape them they may stay and fight rather than run and phone the police. It is always safer to avoid confrontations in every situation, bullying at school is best prevented by telling the teacher who can talk to the bullies parents. I don't think children will follow sensible advice though if they are learning a martial art.
I have provided quite a lot of reasons why children should not be taught a martial art. I look forward to your response
lol101 forfeited this round.
My opponent has no argument to make and made it impossible for me to counter any argument.
lol101 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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