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    Why do these people enjoy watching preteen boys fight?

    This can be very callous primitive country


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Why do these monkeys enjoy watching preteen boys fight?
    Blessed relief that their kid is masculine?

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    Small comfort!

    Watch the video. Four year olds working as professional fighters. Jaw-droppingly callous.

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    The answer to your question is on the page you posted the link to Smeg.

    "For the adults watching these young athletes in combat it is more than just sport, it means money."

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    Nothing wrong with learning to fight as long as they arent forced to do it or taken to serously

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    No different to boxing in the uk, Salford lads club for example has fighters from young age and rough background using the sport as a way to avoid getting caught up in crime and drugs perhaps.
    Another rubbish argument from you, you gotta try harder!
    Last edited by Spin; 19-07-2008 at 03:52 PM. Reason: sa pelling

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    ^ Four-year olds? Doing it to earn money for their parents?

    Thaiophile

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    ^ yeah four years old whatever, damn theres kids 4 years old riding dirtbikes in the USA and their parents push them hard and probably have side bets with other parents.
    Like who gives a shit.
    Another worthless pop at something within Thailand that has its equivalent in probably every other country in the world. The boxing debate rumbles on.......
    Come back later with a better though out criticism and you might get a better reception but this is just bollocks thats headed for MKP, and righly so for the "monkeys" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Come back later with a better though out criticism and you might get a better reception but this is just bollocks.
    Right, you see yourself as the judge and executioner of what is and isn't a good thread.
    Why do you think I give a fuck what you think?

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    I have nik dyslexia, i've been to this thread 3 or 4 times and this is the first time I realised it was started by smeg and not MrsQuirrel

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    Best to join this thread with Riggers "manliness" thread then.

    Sometimes parents just push their kids a little bit too early and too hard for my liking.

    Kids have their whole life and to become agressive adults.

    Let kids be kids for as long as they can!

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    Smeg, it's quite normal for them to start young either male or female.

    This is Jitti's Gym a year ago:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Smeg, it's quite normal for them to start young either male or female.
    Normal, commonplace, maybe, but acceptable?

    Mate, if they are doing it for money for their parents, chances are they'd much rather be doing something else.

    I'll never accept little kids working as fighters as being acceptable.

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    ^^ Is that a western girl in the background? I had a mate train at "Sasi prappah" ( something like that) for a few months and got into really good shape.
    I'm all for young kids getting involved with sport, Thailands at that point where its youngsters are in danger of become fat video game addicts.
    Gambling is illegal in Thailand anyway, so i dont believe that there is any gambling going on so parents cant actually be making any money

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    I'll never accept little kids working as fighters as being acceptable.
    Working? like full time? You think they leave kindergarten at three to become full time professional fighter? You gotta be shitting me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    chances are they'd much rather be doing something else.
    Yeah..... gangs, graffiti, drinkin' ,drugs and errr... fighting

    or even worse wasting their time in front of a screen

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    It's all part of the kids education to get a grounding in the sport, especially if their parents or family are part of the gym set up. The training is not intense, nor very tiring for them though.

    The rich / hi-so families send their kids to Tae Kwon do, because it's Korean they have this idea that it's more trendy, and that Muay Thai is low class.

    Muay Thai VS. Tae Kwon do? No contest. I feel sorry for the Tae Kwon do fighter trying those silly moves in a real combat scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Working? like full time? You think they leave kindergarten at three to become full time professional fighter? You gotta be shitting me.
    Have you actually watched the linked video?

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    Soundcard on this laptop is burned out. No doubt there is some kind of western commentary that tells a story of evil monkey faced parents forcing untold hardship on their kids
    Lets face it, the government of Thailand already places enough hardship of most of its population. If these kids can fight and make something of their lives then I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    ^^ Is that a western girl in the background?
    Yeah quite a few western girls train there, they are very well equipped as a very welcoming gym.

    http://www.jittigym.com/

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    No, I haven't watched the video. Crappy dial-up & all that. However, I'm not sure that these kids are working, Smeg. To learn to do anything well, esp sports, you need to start early. Are you going to start accusing Europeans who have their 4 year olds at tennis camps & lessons in the hope that at 17 they might win Wimbledon or the US Open of child labour violations? What about those that have their 5 year olds on the golf course every weekend in the hope of producing the next Tiger Woods? Nadia Comanecj won the Olympic Gold medal at 13. How young do you need to start to achieve that?

    Get some perspective, Smeg. All sports champions of all nationalities start young & work bloody hard to achieve their (their parents' ?) goals.

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    Horrible to see kids abused in anyway shape or form if indeed that is the case here.

    However I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that Smeg could actually give two-shits about these "monkey" children and is jumping on (yet) another anti-Thai bandwagon. A form of exploitation in and of itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Right, you see yourself as the judge and executioner of what is and isn't a good thread.
    Why do you think I give a fuck what you think?
    Good threads dont have titles that call Thais monkeys. If you can find any other decent poster on here that thinks its a good thread based on that title then I will apologise for upsetting you.

    I know you dont give a fcuk about what I say, or what anybody else says. Thats what make you so special.

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    ^ Oh I see, its because you want to protect the dignity of your hosts and are making a racial issue out of this, and nobody is allowed to call them an offensive name in your arse-licking company.

    The people in the video are behaving like monkeys, and I'd say the same about a bunch of Brits if they were behaving like that. But the fact is that I don't live in the UK at the moment hence I'm not focusing on what people are doing to kids there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    However I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that Smeg could actually give two-shits about these "monkey" children and is jumping on (yet) another anti-Thai bandwagon. A form of exploitation in and of itself.
    You are so full of shit and spite it is unreal. A life of trying to twist, manipulate, nd scare as a lawyer must cause brain damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    No, I haven't watched the video. Crappy dial-up & all that. However, I'm not sure that these kids are working, Smeg. Get some perspective, Smeg. All sports champions of all nationalities start young & work bloody hard to achieve their (their parents' ?) goals.
    I've watched the video and you haven't but you are telling me what is and isn't happening in it and what I should think about it? Bizarre.

    There is a VERY big difference between parents pushing a kid at doing a hobby well and parents who send their kids to earn money in professional fights. The kids are being paid for this. That makes it work. Watch the video and see if you see the kids smiling or looking as if they are enjoying it, and then tell me that it's their hobby.

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