Is it worth the buck to train boxing recreationaly?

Discussion in 'Boxing/Kickboxing' started by Axiom, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. TMA17

    TMA17 Black Belt

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    I went to a TKO gym last night. It has a lot of heavy bags, a ring and octagon. It was once a UFC gym.

    I did their boxing routine last night. Boxing is great and you can get fairly decent at it quickly.

    For my tastes now tho in my 40’s, I find traditional martial arts more fun. Specifically WC. For those that have done traditional martial arts most of their life I can see how changing to boxing would be fun.

    Boxing gets boring to me. You will get in great shape though with boxing and really have an effective base.
     
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    karate is good for you and boxing is good for you because it let ya focus
     
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  3. noobforlife

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    Coming from a Shorin Ryu background with a few years of boxing experience, I can tell you that having decent boxing will help your overall striking tons. The fact that I can choose to stand in the pocket to fight or use distance management that I learned from karate to land pot shots gives me a lot of confidence when I spar or compete.

    I don't know how much full contact sparring your TMA school did (as mine did a lot of point sparring)---but there will be growing pains when you are learning how to box. Taking a punch to the face (repeatedly) is not something you can prepare for without a lot of practice.
     
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