The dangers of cheerleading and mixed martial arts

7702160.thbYou may be surprised to learn that the most dangerous sport for young female athletes is not a contact sport like field or ice hockey, but in fact cheerleading.

Michael O’Brien, MD, of the Division of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, weighs in on cheerleading and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), and answers some of the more common questions parents are asking.

2 thoughts on “The dangers of cheerleading and mixed martial arts

  1. Absolutely. Like karate and other forms of martial arts, young athletes learn the importance of self-defense and exercise. In addition, it provides them with self confidence and discipline to become focused and organized, which can translate into other areas of their life, like school and work. As you become more and more powerful in arts, it is critical to use that power wisely.

  2. Absolutely. Like karate and other forms of martial arts, young athletes learn the importance of self-defense and exercise. In addition, it provides them with self confidence and discipline to become focused and organized, which can translate into other areas of their life, like school and work. As you become more and more powerful in arts, it is critical to use that power wisely.

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