Put yer dukes up, Caitlin

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis day care center is under fire after a video surfaced showing preschoolers punching each other in what appeared to be a fight club organized by teachers.

KTVI-TV obtained video taken at Adventure Learning Center in December 2016. It shows small boys wearing oversized green Incredible Hulk fists punching each other, including in the head. At one point, a teacher jumps up and down in apparent excitement.

The only person seen trying to break up a fight is another preschooler.

Police and state inspectors investigated. Both teachers were fired but no charges were filed and the center was allowed to remain open.
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6 Responses to Put yer dukes up, Caitlin

  1. FFS…they’re hitting each other with inflatable fists. And they want to report this as a fight club??? No wonder we have so many soyboys and numales running around…because boys aren’t allowed to be boys anymore.

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Back in the 70s my summer job was with the city rec dept where I was an area supervisor. That meant organizing and supervising all types of recreation for all ages of children (and not a few young adults who had nothing to do during the summer). We constantly were awarded the city’s highest ratings for just about every category (except bassitball cause we were all white).

    Lemme tell you it was Hard coming up with new shit to keep the little fuckers occupied/out of mischief and happy. So one year boxing was big in the Olympics and i went to the city rec offices and got 2 pairs of boxing gloves for my kids. The rules were:
    – 1 minute fights
    – fights had to be pre approved by me ( I wouldn’t allow it if one looked like he didn’t want to fight)
    – it stopped when I said it stopped
    – fight stopped at the first sight of blood or suspected injury
    – when it was over, they had to shake hands and be friends.

    It went over Great. kids LOVED it. the only injury was a meek little boy popping a little girl in the mouth. she had 10# on him, was athletic; boy was a whiney pussy- I almost didn’t allow the fight but he insisted. and the only reason it was deemed a knockout was that she had braces that slightly cut her lip. she was fucking Furious and wanted to fight me (80+# and 10 years on her) for stopping the fight.

    Oh yeah- absolutely The Best fights were brother-sister fights and it didn’t matter any weight or age difference. Those were blood feuds. And the winner was often a surprise. Pent up fury, I think.

    • Mike_C says:

      she had 10# on him, was athletic

      Heh. I was probably 8 or 9, taking judo classes at the local YMCA when they decided to hold a demonstration, for recruiting or whatever. So I got paired up with some girl I’d never seen before, who was 11 or 12 and had like 3 inches and 15 pounds on me. Three rounds we were supposed to go. She whupped my ass each time; basically grabbed me by the gi and threw me to the mat right at the “go” whistle, then used the kami shiho gatame hold to pin me. (See the link for what this looks like, go ahead, I’ll wait right here.)

      https://3yryua3n3eu3i4gih2iopzph-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/osaekomi/kami_shiho_gatame.gif

      My third-grade self was mortified and humiliated. Beat up by a grrrrl in front of God and the assembled company, three times running. Only much later did I remember that this girl was a rangy, athletic, Nordic-looking bundle of big blue eyes and long arms and legs. Ten years down the road I would have given a lot to have her grown-up self in that position.

      “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone …”

  3. Sanders says:

    When I was a kid, my buddy was given two pairs of boxing gloves by his mom. After we got tired of beating the crap out of each other, we got all the kids in the neighborhood together for fights.

    It was a lot of fun for everyone involved until one kid went home with a split lip. Then we got shut down by the neighborhood moms.

    We kept the fights fair based on size and age of the other kids, but it didn’t wash with their mothers.

  4. Daryl says:

    If kids are given the confidence to fight at an early age there will be less bullying later in life.

  5. Shell says:

    I’ll venture that it was one or more of the childrens’ idea.

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