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#1 Postby Nathan Nearing » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:01 pm

Anyone here box? I started a month ago (hence my distance from the forum) and I have to admit I'm addicted. I shadowbox wherever I go, haha.

It'd be cool to have a few people on the forum who do box so we can talk about it.

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Re: Boxing

#2 Postby NateP » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:09 pm

over here, except i haven't gone in a few months since i got a second job. p.s. my family/friends think i'm crazy because i shadow box everywhere i go.

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#3 Postby Couture547 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:45 am

Nathan Nearing wrote:Anyone here box? I started a month ago (hence my distance from the forum) and I have to admit I'm addicted. I shadowbox wherever I go, haha.

It'd be cool to have a few people on the forum who do box so we can talk about it.



Yeah i used to train, at one of those underground hardcore gyms. Those are the best becasue they teach the real art not cardio boxing. I don't train boxing any longer becasue i train grappling and am much more pasionate about grappling, but i might train again in the future.

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Re: Boxing

#4 Postby Ralph13 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:04 pm

I want to start boxing too. I don't know anything about it (except in a very general way but there's a gym that offers classes here.

Anyone have any tips? I've been shadowboxing but I look ridiculous. :boxer: :lachmal:

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#5 Postby LloydMetcalfe » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:24 pm

Ralph13 wrote:I want to start boxing too. I don't know anything about it (except in a very general way but there's a gym that offers classes here.

Anyone have any tips? I've been shadowboxing but I look ridiculous. :boxer: :lachmal:


Read Bruce Lee's "Toa of Jeet Kune Do".It has good tips on proper punching not to mention great philosophy about the spirit and martial arts.You can buy it or download it somewhere on the net.

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#6 Postby bronco » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:48 am

LloydMetcalfe wrote:
Ralph13 wrote:I want to start boxing too. I don't know anything about it (except in a very general way but there's a gym that offers classes here.

Anyone have any tips? I've been shadowboxing but I look ridiculous. :boxer: :lachmal:


Read Bruce Lee's "Toa of Jeet Kune Do".It has good tips on proper punching not to mention great philosophy about the spirit and martial arts.You can buy it or download it somewhere on the net.

Nothing against Bruce Lee, but I would think a book aimed specifically at boxing would be better for learning boxing. I haven't looked too much into it, the only books about boxing I've read is Jack Dempsey 'Championship fighting' (I think) which was interesting but felt outdated (he was mostly active in the 10s and 20s, even though the books is from the 50s) and a book from the swedish boxing asociation (it was basic but good) . Since boxing is a sport with pretty long tradition I'm sure there are plenty of books around.

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#7 Postby HawaiiDolphin » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:15 pm

I've started in the last few months and I fricking LOVE it! It's amazing stress relief and I love what it does for my body!

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#8 Postby Fungitarian » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:04 am

I'm training with my friend today (she is a boxer) I'm pretty excited about it. Boxing is something I've been wanting to get into for awhile I'll let you know how it goes !

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#9 Postby Fungitarian » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:02 pm

So Heres my analysis of my first day boxing.
1) Jump more rope than a ten year old girl, almost throw up, jumps some more rope, die.
2) Get the crap beat out of you by someone half your size (she is 5'2 im 6'4.)
3) Forget all the weight training, cycleing,anything thats not boxing, or even the notion that your in good shape; because that stuff is freaking exhausting.
4) Jump more rope, followed by seemingly endless steps, pushups, situps, and pullups.
5) When you cant hold your arms out at eye level, then box again.

So yeah that was FREAKING INTENSE! i was asked to come back tomorrow so im pretty stoked about it ill keep you guys informed :D

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#10 Postby Rob PMFF » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:25 am

bronco wrote:
LloydMetcalfe wrote:
Ralph13 wrote:I want to start boxing too. I don't know anything about it (except in a very general way but there's a gym that offers classes here.

Anyone have any tips? I've been shadowboxing but I look ridiculous. :boxer: :lachmal:


Read Bruce Lee's "Toa of Jeet Kune Do".It has good tips on proper punching not to mention great philosophy about the spirit and martial arts.You can buy it or download it somewhere on the net.

Nothing against Bruce Lee, but I would think a book aimed specifically at boxing would be better for learning boxing. I haven't looked too much into it, the only books about boxing I've read is Jack Dempsey 'Championship fighting' (I think) which was interesting but felt outdated (he was mostly active in the 10s and 20s, even though the books is from the 50s) and a book from the swedish boxing asociation (it was basic but good) . Since boxing is a sport with pretty long tradition I'm sure there are plenty of books around.


Bruce Lee trained in Western Boxing during his quest to perfect his fighting. I'm sure he took that into account.

Also, the art that Bruce Lee studied first was Wing Chun. Samuel Kwok, a master in Wing Chun, trained British Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion Paddy Monaghan in the use of the Wing Chun punch. Monaghan won that championship with that punch. I think Tao of JKD will be more than relevant. You should learn as much as you can. A weapon you pick up somewhere else, might be one your opponent hasn't learned to overcome.
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#11 Postby mlbrandow » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:40 pm

Fungitarian wrote:So Heres my analysis of my first day boxing.
1) Jump more rope than a ten year old girl, almost throw up, jumps some more rope, die.
2) Get the crap beat out of you by someone half your size (she is 5'2 im 6'4.)
3) Forget all the weight training, cycleing,anything thats not boxing, or even the notion that your in good shape; because that stuff is freaking exhausting.
4) Jump more rope, followed by seemingly endless steps, pushups, situps, and pullups.
5) When you cant hold your arms out at eye level, then box again.

So yeah that was FREAKING INTENSE! i was asked to come back tomorrow so im pretty stoked about it ill keep you guys informed :D



This pretty well sums it up.

I remember when I got my first heavy bag and was like "man I'll beat on this thing for like 30 minutes a day after a workout." I'd usually be lucky to get 3-5 minutes on that thing before feeling like I'd been at the gym for a full workout.
I am trying to be a strict vegetarian (not a vegan). I love eating juicy steaks and the like, but I simply want to eat healthier.

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Re: Boxing

#12 Postby Fungitarian » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:20 pm

Yeah it's a completely differant upper body workout, I dig it. The extra cardio isn't too bad either.

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#13 Postby bronco » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:59 pm

Rob PMFF wrote:Bruce Lee trained in Western Boxing during his quest to perfect his fighting. I'm sure he took that into account.

Also, the art that Bruce Lee studied first was Wing Chun. Samuel Kwok, a master in Wing Chun, trained British Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion Paddy Monaghan in the use of the Wing Chun punch. Monaghan won that championship with that punch. I think Tao of JKD will be more than relevant. You should learn as much as you can. A weapon you pick up somewhere else, might be one your opponent hasn't learned to overcome.

Didnt mean to imply the book would be useless or completely irrelevant, just that it probably wouldnt be an optimal first choice if learning boxing is the goal.

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Re: Boxing

#14 Postby Nathan Nearing » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:38 am

I've been boxing since summer, and I've made a lot of progress. I'm a registered fighter now, but I have a month or two of intense training until I can compete. I have had my fourth thumb injury and am trying to learn to protect it while I take some time off to let it heal ie. learn how to bend it again.

I can say that boxing has given me INSANE progress. 2 1/2 hours twice a week plus roadwork gets you in shape, no matter what. Plus it's awesome being the only registered boxer in my province, probably in the country. Once I get back (tomorrow or Monday), I'll start a blog up to keep people updated.

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Re: Boxing

#15 Postby durianrider » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:55 am

Mac Danzig is vegan UFC fighter and ex pro boxer in the fight for animal rights.


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