Boxing is an ancient sport that dates back to Ancient Greece. In modern history, it was used to settle disputes between English men in the 18th century. Fortunately boxing shook off its pugilistic appearance as it was adopted into universities and the armed forces.
Now it is recognized as a combat sport where two contestants face each other in a ring and wear padded gloves and fight a certain number of rounds at a defined weight limit. The goal is to attack the opponent using a combination of fast and powerful punches above the waist to score points or knock the opponent out.
Here is a short list of why our students love to take our Boxing classes:
- It is definitely a great workout and a lot of people like to do boxing to reduce the stress in their lives. Again, what can be better than smashing pads and heavy bags?
- Boxing is so mainstream. It is still an Olympic sport and for the longest time was adopted by our armed forces, universities and the YMCAs.
- This combat sport is relatively easy to learn in comparison to other martial arts. However do not let that simplicity fool you. There are a lot of tactics, techniques and subtle nuances that are part of the "sweet science" of boxing.
- Boxing is great to combine with other martial arts systems in order to develop a much more rounded self defense system.