We are learning all about boxing in school.
Boxing is sometimes called "the sweet science," and those who love it think it's the purest of all sports.
Watching boxing matches on television or in the movies, it can seem that it's just about two men or women standing in a ring, punching each another.
This is important: boxing is NOT about hurting someone or
beating someone up. Just like with martial arts, the benefits come from all the hours spent training. Even though you'll probably be having lots of fun
right from the start, you'll need patience, drive, and
determination if you want to become a skilled boxer.
Boxers learn to move around the ring with speed and grace, and to avoid or deliver punches. Mental sharpness and strategy are as important as speed and strength, and good boxers use their brains as much as they use their gloved fists.
Boxing can be challenging, exciting and rewarding, and can lead to confidence, pride, and physical fitness.