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12-12-11, 08:36 PM
From a fairly young age, I have learned how to box; it's gotten me out of a few fairly... sticky... situations before. This being said, I'm not an exceptional boxer by any means, but I can throw a punch & take a few myself (my mother always said I had a thick skull :) ).
Anyone here box? What forms? Techniques?
I. Love. Boxing. :biggrin5:
04-10-12, 07:05 PM
Hi Andrew, I never boxed but rather wrestled competitively for just short of 24 years.
I did have a family member who boxed professionally for a short career. He was one of the US Team coaches back in Sarge Johnson's day and worked several gyms across the Midwest. He had lots of great boxing stories.
Have at you!
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04-12-12, 12:28 AM
06-10-12, 01:53 PM
We have boxing mixed in with Kajukenbo, and I've been doing that for a little over two years. I also took boxing along with Kajukenbo for about a year. It helped my punching a ton! I'm much better than a lot of my classmates now. Well at least with my hands I am!
06-19-12, 02:18 PM
Love boxing. LOVE it!!!
Been involved in Muay Thai since '05 and straight western style boxing shortly thereafter. Competetive in both, as well and went to Thailand for a month and a half of pre-fight training for MT. A truely great experience. I love both sports.
I am, however, disapointed with this most recent Pacquiao fight. IMO those judges just hammered the final nail into the coffin that modern day boxing has become. What a shame.
On the flipside, this morning saw some sort of MSN News post about how senators were attempting to clean up the sport. We'll see how that goes...
08-23-12, 03:31 PM
i love boxing. as well as all other martial arts and have made a point of studying everything i can about the history of boxing and martial arts.
the only problem i have with boxing is the fact that we don't have the appreciation for the sweet science like we have had in past years. namely to the fact that its a highly influential corruption that has beaten down the sport making impossible to move up the ranks unless you can grease the wheels. a prime example of this Pacquiao. Many people forget that he has always put on great fights and been a talented fighter since the days of his many wars with mexican fighters. but he has only in recent years developed the respect he deserves. its a shame to see this but I'm really not sure if and how this problem could ever be fixed.
but regarding the fact if boxing practical form for self defense. i would say no not by its self but its good base to begin learning how to better use your body. but the major flaw is that it is based on a small area of attack and defense with little to no real understanding or answer to protecting the lower body and center of balance. leaving it open to more versatile strikers and wrestlers which you will frequently encounter in real world situations.
but still it is a beautiful art to watch and learn and have enjoyed boxing since i was child going to my local PAL. if you love boxing as much as you seem to i would look into wing chun kung fu. even if you rather not study it its amazing to see