Focus on boxing

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by irtiza, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. irtiza

    irtiza New Member

    Boxing is a good sports person keep fit if he is doing boxing, I suggest to everyone to train for it.
  2. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Welcome to MAP.

    Did you mean Chinese boxing?
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  3. zombiekicker

    zombiekicker bagpuss

    the boxer rebellion? those dogsd deserve more recognition
  4. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Mod Note: moved from Chinese martial arts articles area to Boxing area.
  5. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    I agree. It's a universal foundation that compliments whatever else you want to do.
  6. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Boxing is not for everyone.
    I don't say that to be rude but it is not like many other martial arts. Boxing requires a certain endurance mindset that's found in certain sports like wrestling and long distance running, both of which by their nature will exclude all but the highly disciplined.

    People who boxercise get, in my opinion, partway there because pure physical exercise of any intensity is bound to hit a person's limits at some point. But to be frank, most people don't handle pain well, and boxing is painful. So much so that when boxers watch a boxing movie (I watched Creed again last night) we actually feel the movie in multiple ways, a lot more than most people who mostly feel inspiration and maybe some courage.

    These same people then join boxing clubs and quit after one lesson because they don't want the hurt. Boxing is part inspiration, part acceptance of getting hurt. And it's a long shot from the "no pain, no gain" principle, you have to want to get hit in the face, know it will happen, and when it does pretend as if it didn't even matter. My personal experience is most people can't do this their whole lives, unless they are lucky or they have great teachers.

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