Today's topic is about kids and weapons techniques.
For the purpose of this discussion, I'd like to exclude the flashy XMA performance type weapons. I think most of us don't mind if kids are learning to dance with toothpick bo and aluminum kama. While theoretically dangerous, they're really just props.
I'm talking about the stuff that can actually hurt or even kill someone, like real Kobudo weapons, sticks, and knives (of course, the training version, but still...).
Some folks reserve these things for older kids, if they teach them at all.
Some do not.
But I want to know what you think.
SHOULD KIDS BE TAUGHT WEAPONS?