James Sullivan
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When can a boy learn to fight back?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton yesterday. 60 Replies

Good Evening Gents,I have two young boys. My oldest is the only one in school yet. Today his mother called me in a panic because another boy slapped my son in the face at recess. For whatever reason,…Continue

Leave the family business?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Sep 5. 1 Reply

Good Morning Gents,Nearly two years ago, a few months after my second son was born, I made the decision to get out of my previous career in retail management to join the plastics fabrication company…Continue

Which is worse-no higher education or higher education that doesn't lead where you'd like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gentleman Engineer Aug 7. 27 Replies

Good Morning Gentlemen,I am a college dropout. I graduated high school, but did just barely well enough to to participate in extra-curricular activities. After 3 semesters at my local community…Continue

I'm Almost at my Limit...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael D. Denny May 23. 39 Replies

Good Morning All,     First off, a little background. I am married 8 years now with two sons, 5 and 1-1/2. Neither my wife nor I are college graduates, and she did not finish high school. The…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"To boldly go where no squirrel has gone before.  "SQUIRREL TREK, THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY"."
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N. Vest replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
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N. Vest replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"It is now"
Sep 25
Rick Shelton replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Flying squirrel?"
Sep 24
Regular Joe replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"JJ, Judo and wrestling don't require you to draw a guy in. A lot of the moves are offensive techniques where you shoot in for a takedown or pummel the guy.  Or check out this video starting at…"
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N. Vest replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
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David F. replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Mine has learned to be still.  His punishments have always been time outs that started after he stopped fussing.  I have had a 5 minute time out take 38 minutes before. In the last 2 minutes I explain the why what he did does not work in…"
Sep 23
Rick Shelton replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Awww nuts."
Sep 23
Regular Joe replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
""But it's difficult to turn jui jitsu, judo, or wrestling into an offensive attack" Disagree but will play along for the sake of discussion.  "
Sep 23
Andrew replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Boxing or jujitsu may not be such a bad idea. Students are taught self control aside from just defense and attacking methods. Your son would learn in a well disciplined manner, when it is okay to fight back or not. Secondly, he would learn…"
Sep 23
Rick Shelton replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"I'm totally in agreement, with my son after he'd achieved his green belt he was all about beating up the bad guys.  I told him that he could only defend himself or others if necessary."
Sep 23
Rick Shelton replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"You have to tailor the sparring to the level and experience of the kid.  Real sparring would be too much at that young age, point sparring or first contact sparring would allow them to get used to fists and feet flying at them as well as the…"
Sep 23
Rick Shelton replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Kids that age have... SQUIRREL!!"
Sep 23
Regular Joe replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Kyokushin (and related styles) does real sparring. Most other karate styles do point "sparring". Very, very different from real sparring. It's most like tag with fists and feet; not at all like actually getting hit. Plus point…"
Sep 23
David F. replied to James Sullivan's discussion When can a boy learn to fight back?
"Given the news about taking 30 min a day to mediate, I'll have to look up Tactical Breathing in the App Store.  Perhaps that will be father son time.  I would want my son to be at clam relaxed just before self defense violence but…"
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At 1:03pm on April 29, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Hi James liked some of your posts so far.   Hope you are doing well and your family too.   I have a 5 month old grand son and  a 5 year old grand daughter.  I am sure you are a great dad.   I am a wonderful grandpa.  You have a great day.

At 10:10am on September 14, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there James, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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