how do I explain to my 11 year old that bjj is his best option for his age to train in for future UFC contract? The UFC contract is his dream, right after playing football at Alabama ( remember he's 11). I've told him the best thing to do is train in bjj, do tournaments, and exercise on a regular basis. Pretty sound wisdom I think but cause Dad said it he thinks I'm just holding him back or something. He's thinking bjj is just for kids that can't stand up fight so he doesn't apply himself to technique. He just muscles his way thru tournaments, relying on his athleticism. This is not a Dad trying to push his kid or live thru his kid. This is a Dad trying to explain to his kid that getting punched in the face on a regular basis is not a good idea at 11 years old. And even if I wanted to there's no "tournaments " for his age in standup mma to even put him in. Can somebody give me some wisdom to bestow on him or some info to UFC guys talking up the importance of bjj , grappling at a young age and waiting till your older to punch and kick people?