Are any of your teens into boxing?

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candle18 Wed 09-Jun-21 22:56:22

My 12 and 14 year old sons have just started going to boxing. It seems good training for fitness but I’m a bit worried about them really getting into it in terms of injuries. Anyone else’s kids go to boxing, how do they get on?

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FortunesFave Wed 09-Jun-21 23:17:43

I had a boyfriend who boxed from about 12 onwards and he was very good at it...he was 23 when I met him.....but he got his nose broken so many times that his nasal passages didn't work properly. And he lost a lot of feeling around his nose so he used to have snot there which he didn't feel ...I'd have to tell him.

He also used to get bad headaches. I would not encourage it at all.

Aquamarine1029 Wed 09-Jun-21 23:22:37

I would not allow my children to be involved with boxing. It's barbaric and dangerous.

Hellocatshome Wed 09-Jun-21 23:24:38

Children's boxing is not so bad as they wear headguards but once they get to the age that they dont wear them I wouldn't like my sons to do it.

6rainbow Wed 09-Jun-21 23:26:13

Boxing is absolutely brilliant for fitness, my son started to do boxing a few years ago. however he was 10 and we did not let him spar.

It was all regulated and there was a doctor who did medicals however I was not comfortable with him fighting another child and the risk of being injured.

I also felt he was getting pushed into/ pressurised into sparing and the club he went to was quite competitive so he quickly stopped going which is such a shame as it was as good for his fitness

FortunesFave Thu 10-Jun-21 03:50:12

I also felt he was getting pushed into/ pressurised into sparing

To be fair, that's the point of boxing clubs. You can find places which just offer the training though which I agree is excellent.

These boxing clubs do indeed pressure lads to fight. Especially once they hit 13 or so.

MothersPridePlain Fri 11-Jun-21 08:22:21

My 12 year old wants to go as he’s been attacked at school a couple of times recently and said he wants to defend himself. My worry is he’s autistic and might not know when to use any boxing skills appropriately. He’s tiny and couldn’t fight his way out of a wet paper bag. I’m going to encourage something like Karate instead I think.

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MothersPridePlain Fri 11-Jun-21 08:23:54

Personally I am also against boxing as a sport but I appreciate it has been life changing in a positive way for a lot of young people.

Hellocatshome Fri 11-Jun-21 11:02:08

@MothersPridePlain karate is a very good sport but my son is a black belt and still couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag. The techniques they learn are not very relevant to an actual fight/scrap. Maybe ju jitsu or similar would be better for him.

cappuccinoandcats Sat 12-Jun-21 12:30:46

Hellocatshome

*@MothersPridePlain* karate is a very good sport but my son is a black belt and still couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag. The techniques they learn are not very relevant to an actual fight/scrap. Maybe ju jitsu or similar would be better for him.

I can recommend taekwondo. They do a lot of self defence in the classes. They are even show how to escape being tied up etc.

Bagelsandbrie Sat 12-Jun-21 12:33:47

Aquamarine1029

I would not allow my children to be involved with boxing. It's barbaric and dangerous.

I agree.

So many other sports they could be encouraged to do. I wouldn’t allow my dc to box.

CandyLeBonBon Sat 12-Jun-21 13:06:45

candle18

My 12 and 14 year old sons have just started going to boxing. It seems good training for fitness but I’m a bit worried about them really getting into it in terms of injuries. Anyone else’s kids go to boxing, how do they get on?


Boxing taught right is an excellent sport. I've done it too.

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