Should I start boxing ?

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Callaf, May 14, 2019.

  1. Callaf

    Callaf Fapstronaut

    Hello guys !
    I have a question for you.
    I’m 18 years old , I have experience only in swimming(professional)
    I want to know how to defense myself and my family , boxing would be effective ? Or I should do other martial arts ?
    If anyone of you a boxer , please write here ,what to expect from training , is there some injuries and head traumas ?
    Thanks for response !
  2. The Valiant

    The Valiant Fapstronaut

    It's one of the best martial arts and it's great (if not the best) for fitness, But if you want a martial art strictly for self defence then I'd recommend muay thai. Muay thai is a little bit more advanced than boxing as it utilizes legs, knees, elbows, clinching and punching. Boxing only teaches you punching (but makes you very damn good at it). It would also be wise to combine boxing or muay thai with jiu jitsu or wrestling because they would make you a complete fighter whose able to fight well both on the ground and standing up. Boxing alone is still great for self defence and I recommend that you try it. I box and practice jiu jitsu.
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  3. Callaf

    Callaf Fapstronaut

    Thx mate .
    Again , boxing is very traumatic sport , how can I prevent injury ?
  4. Cake Shop

    Cake Shop Fapstronaut

    I only tried boxing for a little bit but never fought in the ring and didn't do it for long. Tried judo for a bit as well. That's all the experience I have. But from your question, it sounds like you'd like some sort of self-defence system type of training. Boxing can get you out in a pinch but it's not geared for protection as its main thing. It's a combat sport. Outside the ring, things might change. Perhaps something like MMA that has Muai Thai and other martial arts mixed in could work? Or maybe search for a place that solely focuses on self-defence training for real-life situations. But you must know that self-defence is more about your surroundings and not getting yourself in bad situations to begin with. Fighting is a last resort as the outcome of a fight is never guaranteed to be in your favour.

    About the traumatic thing, all combat sports are "traumatic". Even having done judo which is relatively safe, there are injuries all the time. If want to be injury free, don't practice a combat sport or anything that requires body-to-body contact. Simple as that.

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