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Parents it is worth you previewing this video before showing it to your child.
This is because the subject covered in the second part of the video, after the warm up segment, is about the pre emptive strike.
A pre emptive strike is hitting someone before they hit you.
In class we often speak about the danger signs we might encounter when someone wants to do us harm, this is vitally important to limit the possible consequences after a pre emptive strike.
Personally, I have a lot of experience with violence (which is separate to sport fighting) and the pre emptive strike has saved me more times than I can remember. However I also have the experience and skill to temper the response to the threat level, a child wont have this.
Whilst I don’t advocate violence, and I always promote avoiding conflict if possible. I’m also a realist and know that violence is part of the world and I’d rather have a child prepared for it than not. It comes down to helping the child learn the ability to make good decisions, which is based upon understanding consequences, in my opinion.
Ultimately it’s up to you as to how you want your child to respond in these situations.
So please watch the video prior to letting your child watch it and if you decide to let your child watch the whole video then be prepared to have the discussion about the pre emptive strike and when might it be appropriate to hit someone first and also when to stop hitting them.
If you’re uncomfortable with this then do the warmup part, and skip past the pre emptive strike bit, there’s still plenty of exercise for your child to do.