Hand to hand combat has always existed, and a form of boxing was involved in the Olympics as long ago as 688BC! Over time, it became more refined and became the modern boxing we see today. Boxing produced one of the most celebrated sportsmen in history in Muhammad Ali - maybe Rocky Balboa would have stood a chance Maybe, maybe not...we’ll never know!
Did you know?
In 1949, an official boxing match between a bear and a man was held. The bear won. You could say for the man it would have been...unbearable...
Suits kids who are…
- Quick Thinkers
3 reasons to get into Boxing
Boxing is a great mental workout!
Boxing encourages quick-thinking and intelligence. Your kids always need to think one step ahead of their opponent, so they get a mental workout as much as a physical one.
Boxing is fair.
Your kids get matched up by weight, so you know their opponents are always of a similar size - there’ll be no David vs Goliath! Honour is a big part of boxing and opponents always have respect for each other come win, lose or draw.
Boxing teaches kids to work hard.
Boxers are known for their high level of discipline, and ability to train towards a target. This is a great skill for you children to pick up, as the discipline and ability to hit targets will be important in all other walks of life for them.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologise!