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    What's a good individual sport or physical activity for a boy? Something that is not blatantly competitive. We've dabbled with golf, but opportunities are limited because of the weather. I need something for the winter but I can't think of any ideas except swimming. I'd prefer not to have him in swimming because he has epilepsy and that makes swimming a very high risk activity.


    If he was a girl I'd put him in dance or gymnastics...

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    wrestling, weightlifting... cheerleading

    he could still do dance or gymnastics

    or martial arts, lots of options with that

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    Forgot to include his age, he's 8.

    I hadn't thought of martial arts, I have to look into what's available.

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    I was going to suggest martial arts as well. I know my 8 year old would enjoy it
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    Taekwando?

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    I've found martial arts to be pretty competitive, and the attitudes sometimes can be really poor. And don't let them fool you into thinking it's not a contact sport.

    Tai Chi might be good, as it is non-contact. It's a workout, but it's not a stressful one. They do competitive displays of the form, but it's not aggressive, if you know what I mean.
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    Have you watched the Olympics? I would have no trouble putting my son in gymnastics or dance.
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    how about bowling? Social as well.

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    another idea, ymca membership, for both of you or just him
    he could find his nitch, pool, dance(zumba), weightlifting
    he might like them all

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    Martial arts could be perfect for him....my 6 yo has been going for 4 or 5 month now and just LOVES it. It may take trying a few different styles and dojos to find the right fit- the 'culture' differs dojo to dojo and you have to find the right fit for him Most places will allow you to come take/watch a class for free.


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    gymnastics and cheer could both = head trauma - most likely not best for someone with epilepsy
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    alot of boys can be seen in hip hop dance classes and recitals a few less but some still do tap also
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    Another advocate for boys doing dance and gymnastics. Both of my boys took dance and gymnastics. Both say it helped them tremendously in other sports later (basketball, football, etc) They could jump higher, move quicker, turn faster, etc. They both danced until after high school.

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    I also suggest martial arts. Just like with anything, you need to research the school first. I did martial arts for 8 years growing up over different states and countries. I've seen good, bad and ok schools. So go to a few, ask questions and sit in and watch a class.

    A good school will concentrate on discipline, respect and self control for the kids.
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    Martial art or fencing is good for him as being a boy or if he is interested in horses; Horse riding will also good.

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