36,000 Kids That Could Kick Your Ass

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Maybe you’re tough! I’m not, so I’m certain these children could beat the tar out of me. Then again, most kids probably could.

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DISCUSSION

Depends on the weight and power the kid can deliver. Yes, I know I’m being picky. The kids have some pretty good skills. That said, while they’re small they won’t be able to take on a heavy adult with much success unless they only focus on weak points. My rule of thumb is that if you’re double the weight of your opponent (not just all fat) then you should probably only worry about protecting your weak points (throat, genitals, etc) and not worry about kicks or punches to big muscle groups and joints. After all, an 80 lb kid will likely bounce off a 6’5” 250 lb muscled guy if he tried to kick him. He certainly won’t move the guy much, if at all.