Childrenasyoungasthreesignupforgymcraze Children as young as three are being taught to kick-box at a london gym. Toddlers wear boxing gloves to spar with a teacher and get exercise by running and playing dodge ball. The Yogi rascals gym in Kensington had already taught classes such as yoga and street dance, and introduced the kick-boxing recently at parents request. But psychologists say kick-boxing could make children more aggressive. Kairen Cullen, a behaviour expert from the University of london, warned that tod- dlers might use kick-boxing moves on their peers: in my experience, a child who is encouraged to do aggressive activity will have greater propensity for aggression. Organisers reject the claims, saying kids are not allowed to spar with each other. rana Farsian, whose children leili and Sass, aged seven and five, attend the classes, said: it teaches them discipline, co-ordina- tion and respect. My son knows hes not allowed to run around kicking in the house. Sofia Khan, 38, said her son Fayz, three, preferred kick-boxing to yoga and thinks this is more of a boy thing. eileen hayes of the nSPCC said: We would ask parents to think very carefully before allowing children to get involved. ThIS website wonders Ever stumbled across a picture that made you wince? Wonder why they posted it on their home page? Wonder if they regret it? We cant prevent the first or explain the second, but maybe we can help the third. A comical look at folk who wont win any beauty competitions. WhIlE some of us like to show-off the odd battle wound, at Send Me Your Wound, you get something a little fresher. Arguably this website could be a force for good, as youre bound to take more care when looking at accidents such as Attacked by a rake, 19 stitches. Ouch, ouch, ouch. kelly armstrong EMAIL YOUR TIMEWASTERS TO: Timew@ster What to browse when the boss isnt looking A CONMAN who staged a fake citizenship ceremony -- complete with a bogus home secretary -- has been jailed for four and a half years. Xiang Li, 29, from Stratford in east London, was part of a gang that tricked dozens of Chinese immigrants into parting with 20,000 each for a British passport. The victims were invited to a reception at a hall in Westminster, during which a man introduced as the home secretary welcomed the new citizens to Britain. At that time the real home secretary was in fact a woman -- Jacqui Smith. The fake minister, security staff and most of the audience were actors duped into thinking they were making a promotional video. Li was convicted of fraud and immigration offences at Southwark Crown Court. Alleged mastermind Tian Zhao has never been caught. London Lite Wednesday, 30 September 2009 17 the kick-box kids ROb WIlSOnS gritty photos of Skandia Team GbR sailing squad prove just how tough a life on the ocean wave can be. he captures his subjects tenacity along with the full force of the elements -- compelling viewing. Blown Away, gallery@ oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 until 8pm then daily 11am-6pm, free Must... be wowed by a top sailing team tonight! Fake home secretary helped to dupe migrants out of 20,000 Eye of the tiger: Leili Farsian, seven, shows her moves by mark blunden Childs play: Sass Farsian, five, trains with Steve McGroary H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html