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Anyone get asked this question? How do you answer it? My friends, family, and loved ones are absolutely flabbergasted and all I know to say is that I love it.
 

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Anyone get asked this question? How do you answer it? My friends, family, and loved ones are absolutely flabbergasted and all I know to say is that I love it.
If you really love it then you should already know what to say. Its a good sport, teaches discipline, keeps you in shape, teaches self defense. If ur parents dont want you boxing, most likely its because they think ur gonna get hurt. Tell them that u'll be wearing a lot of protective gear while sparring ( mouthpiece, headgear, cup protecter, hand wraps, gloves )
 

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You are now walking with a very elite group my friend. MMA, bjj, karate, muay thai, all these can not compare to two men going toe to toe, slugging it out. I'm 50 and I still LOVE to spar. These other sports may talk **** about us but they respect us because they know we will drop their ass with a three punch combo.
 

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You are now walking with a very elite group my friend. MMA, bjj, karate, muay thai, all these can not compare to two men going toe to toe, slugging it out. I'm 50 and I still LOVE to spar. These other sports may talk **** about us but they respect us because they know we will drop their ass with a three punch combo.
um i did muay thai for a year (quite awhile back granted) and i can assure you a properly trained muay thai fighter would drop a boxer in 10 seconds flat, it is so rugged and vicous of a sport that boxing just cant compare in terms of damage output, cop repeated knees to the face, and elbow to the face a kick to just below the knee and u are down for the count. but thats entirely why i love amature boxing. unlike muay, when you go out to fight you arnt going to seriously hurt the other guy or get seriously hurt yourself, but at the same time u really get to give your all and see how you come out. again thats why i prefer amature boxing to proper boxing, i want to fight a guy to see how i compare but i dont want to cause serious injury or be seriously injured in return. just my 2 cents.

also u can tell your parents that amature boxing is actualy safer than a lot of other sports like rugby etc. Less injuries occur in amature boxing because the most commonly hit area is so heavily protected and its not as harsh on your other body parts. show this to your parents, it proves my point
Why I Support Amateur Boxing
its a fair and even handed discussion of the real health risks of amature boxing compared to other sports such as hockey and football, in terms of the brain and its inner workings. it was written by a doctor and he quotes studies conducted by other doctors specialising in the brain so you can research into that for more information. I think this should convince your folks that amature boxing is a safe sport and will help them rest easier *humbs up*
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm not really getting much objection, they're just flabbergasted as to why I'd want to. I'm a 26 year-old woman and everytime I mention that I box, there's this look of disbelief and the inevitable question: "Why in the world would you want to do that?" Fortunately my husband's cool with it, he's used to me doing non-traditional things. I was just wondering if any of you had gotten the same question and how you answered it.
 

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ive got the question before but there was never much surprise considering i:
ride bmx (extreme sport)
gone sky diving
snowboarding in winter
rock climbing (cliff face)
so yeah when i said i was guna start boxing noone who knew me was particularily surprised lol
 

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I fight particularly for the love of the game. The best thing that I love about boxing though is comparing and contrasting styles so that I can get around the styles and make ammendments to it (which is why I do not box amateurly because you are not aloud to use your own style.)

I have a great fear of brain damage, and I already have minor brain damage. It sucks. :(
 

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boxing - why box?

Anyone get asked this question? How do you answer it? My friends, family, and loved ones are absolutely flabbergasted and all I know to say is that I love it.
I tell people I box because

1) I'm a words person. I'm great with words. Boxing is one of those places where words don't help. Talk all I want to and it won't change the fact that I got owned.

2) It's a chess match - you gotta use your brain out think the other guy

3) It's physical - thinking isn't enough - you gotta outperform him too

4) It creates friends and causes immense growth of character and spirit - Yep! Karate and Tae Kwon Do make the claim but only REAL fighting arts can deliver character growth and spirit - Sorry Karate guys!

That's why I box. It is beautiful.
 

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Boxing is a passion you obtain during certain time frames in your life.
Say you get knocked out at a fight at school, your gonna wanna learn to fight, u take up boxing.
Say you wanna get in shape and learn self-defense, you take up boxing.
Say your father boxes or a relative you know, and u wanna follow in their foot steps, u take up boxing.
Say your skinny and kids pick on you, i bet you money you will start working out than take up boxing if you care about yourself and respect yourself.
 
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