Child's Play: Tapout Grooming MMA Prodigies

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kopower
2/23/10 6:39:56PM
Tuesday, February 23 12:05 am PT: You might have some mixed feelings accompanying a viewing of the Tapout short film below featuring Giovanni and Carlos Ruffo, two sawed-off MMA stylists who train in Las Vegas. The Ruffo boys are seven and eight years old, give or take, wear fringe-sport-worthy Mohawks, and absorb regular instruction from Mark Coleman, Randy Couture and Vinny Magalhaes. And yes, they’re pretty good on the pads.

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This is scary...
Pookie
2/23/10 6:47:35PM
Ive been roughhousing with my nephew since he was 1, and hes scary strong for his age.

I can only imagine what teaching your kid Muay Thai at that age will do, followed by bjj and wrestling respectively.
kopower
2/23/10 11:24:46PM
No kidding. It makes you wonder if they will keep training or get burned out and pushed too far by their dad. It would be scary if they kept improving.
Nitrus
2/24/10 9:07:20AM
Oh boy, that's scary..

In this video, seems like the kids love to do that, don`t really know if it`s like this.. but if they really like to do that, I really hope they do well in the future..
But if his Dad push to much, looking for a dream that he wasn`t able to reach.. and that's not the kid dream, I think push that way isn't good..and we know that happens nowadays.

But, those brothers are just scary, just sick speed
telnights
2/24/10 3:42:58PM
As long as this is what the kids want I don't have a problem with it. Its true if they stay with it kids like this will be the future of MMA.
spikerman19
2/24/10 4:57:10PM

Posted by Pookie

Ive been roughhousing with my nephew since he was 1, and hes scary strong for his age.

I can only imagine what teaching your kid Muay Thai at that age will do, followed by bjj and wrestling respectively.



Same here with the roughhousing, from my experience it seems like an arm bar is a natural gift for a two yer old. Every time I tickle the belly, he wraps up the arm, pretty cool. I can still take him though.
Taylor8766
2/25/10 6:00:08PM
WOW look out for these kids in the future for sure, they look dominate,hope the keep the hawks!!!
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