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Could MMA or related sports help troubled kids?

At a local high school here in Virginia they have canceled their football season due to a fight.  The first thing that I thought was "this would not have happened if they were in MMA, or an associated combat sport."  I may be way off, but you may agree!

Here is a vid

 

Sure, fights are going to happen.  Kids will be kids, but where is the line drawn?  I don't think they should have canceled the season, they should have used it as a learning experience and put them into wrestling.

 When you are in combat sports you learn self discipline, confidence, and a maturity that is often missed in typical sports such as football, baseball, or basketball.

I don't know those kids from any other, but they are just kids.  They need to be put into a place or sport where they will be able to learn how to act.  Instead they no longer have football and may not have a positive manner to release this energy.

If their punishment was to join the wrestling teams, then they could be required to work for a purpose.  Who knows, they might actually learn a thing or two.

What do you guys think?  Is it just me, or could putting these children into some sort of MMA, jits, judo, or wrestling program help?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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