To be clear here, I feel that slams should be treated the same they are in wrestling and there are rules for that too. (Chief among them is you must come down with the person you are taking down.) My biggest problem comes from people leaping onto someone to guard pull and then not being happy about the results when the other person dumps them for it. We don't let kids do flying arm bars (for good reason) but for some reason it's legal to jump on someone wrap your legs around them and put all of your weight on them, and is for some reason not legal for the other person to take you down for it. If you want to keep kids safe, don't teach them to do something that constantly puts themselves in danger. Some of these kids get dumped completely by accident. When you jump guard pull on someone you are begging them to bring you down. You should not get into the habit of using techniques that you are relying on rules to protect you while using. But your right, it's not wrestling. And the rules in BJJ are doing a lot of damage to the abilities of the athletes in question when they transition out of it. When we went to the Royce Gracie Seminar he said he felt that tournaments were ruining BJJ. I don't think he is far off the mark. http://fightland.vice.com/blog/are-jiu-jitsu-tournaments-to-blame-for-wrestlings-dominance-in-mma As for keeping kids safe, that is obviously one of my motivations as well. And I don't think it keeps your kids safe to teach them dangerous and foolish strategies that are going to get them hurt by anyone competent, or when they are not in a match with a referee. [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUS8f9CvoLM"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUS8f9CvoLM[/ame] Not sure where you get this assumption that it's being done with the hope of injuring your opponent. Like the slam in the video above he didn't drop that kid intent on hurting him. He went down with him and some care is generally taken on the way down to ensure nobody gets hurt. I have seen people slam people hoping to create space so they can escape something. In MMA sure there are guys hoping to knock people out with slams, but none of the wrestlers I know do this intent on causing injury. I don't like the suggestion that it's just trying to muscle out of a technique either, if your technique is that easily countered you need to change your technique. Not getting into the habit of letting the rules and the referee protect you.