Should I do boxing?

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Bruce_Lee93, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    Thought I was hacking Mitch's account. Could have sworn it was
  2. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    Once you get your defensive skills up to par, as well as learn that getting hit in the head isn't the end of the world, that problem diminishes.
  3. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    He's there for the falafel.

  4. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Eh! Das me darriss!

  5. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    But I spent 5 years in taekwondo, and didn't earn a black belt. And that was at a place that most people would characterize as a "McDojang."

    Damn must have really sucked.
    Were you poor or something?

    And for the record...Ali probably took more head trauma in ONE fight with Frazier than most hobby (or even semi serious) boxers take in their whole time training.
    Ali is not perhaps an advert for boxing being bad but an advert for letting Joe Frazier left hook you in the head being bad.
    And I also think a lot of the reputation boxing has for making you "dumb" is the fact that lots of working class blokes do it and they were never very cerebral in the first place (or spent so much time training they never went to footballers).
  6. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    Nuh-uh! I'm sure lots of taekwondoka break their feet stuffing one foot up the other trouser leg trying to do a spin crescent kick. Happens all the time.



    My shoulders were too small to accomodate the "super grandmaster black belt extreme" club patch.

  7. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    When you are like Muhammad Ali . . . one of the greatest fighters of all time . . . who fought professionally for over 20 years . . . . then you can start worrying about head trauma and parkinsons.
  8. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Now that's diplomacy.
  9. Doublejab

    Doublejab formally Snoop

    I don't want to say pussy are a pussy :)
  10. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Let's make this simple. Yes.

    Even if you only do boxing as a second art or as part of crosstraining you should box given the chance.

    I am not going to give a lecture as to why, just going to say go along and ask questions of yourself.
  11. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    You've just converted me to Christianity. That looks really nice but then I haven't had my breakfast yet
  12. seiken steve

    seiken steve golden member

    So we have learned today...

    If you want to box, well box.
    Boxing makes you good at punching.
    ap oweyn isn't great at TKD
    And well I'm not bringing up the being a pussy stuff.

    4 page well used.
    i love MAP haha
  13. seiken steve

    seiken steve golden member

    whoops double.

    its all snoops connection's fault.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  14. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    And that your post was so important you had to make it twice ;) :D

  15. seiken steve

    seiken steve golden member

    ah yeah.
    how do i delete?
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  16. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Don't worry. Between us it's another half page well used :D

  17. Doublejab

    Doublejab formally Snoop

    You can't, what I do is edit the second post so it says 'oops double'. And sometimes I also blame the server or my connection:cool:
  18. tkd GU

    tkd GU Valued Member

    Hey it's not that I'm afraid, I do eat a kick in tkd occasionally, I've got the crooked nose to prove it. I just don't like the idea of subjecting my brain to repeated rattling like they do in boxing. To me, a swift kick in the head every strange once in awhile isn't as bad as boxing. It's too easy to get your brain scrambled when the head is the primary target for punches.
  19. seiken steve

    seiken steve golden member

    think it'll work for me ^^^
  20. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    I guess when you only have a few IQ points left, it's worth conserving what you've got.

    Otherwise, the average person who boxes regularly will be just fine.

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