Why aren't there more guys boxing?

  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 20, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    I'm job searching in DC and I'm trying to find boxing gyms to join. Hell, I naively thought there may be a gay boxing group in those cities.

    Boy, I'm wrong!

    So ... why aren't gay guys learning to box? You really do learn a lot about yourself and you are pushed to your limits every damn day.

    Also, the boxing skills do come in handy when you are jumped on your bike.

    So ... why aren't any of you (not all, but most) taking up boxing?
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    Mar 20, 2008 2:56 PM GMT
    Because boxing is limiting.

    85% of all fights end on the ground, you need more than just punching and blocking skills to survive in a real world fight.

    BUT... that's nothing i haven't told you in personal e mails love icon_twisted.gif HA HA HA HA

    PS More gay guys should at least box! I've always everyone should get in two fights in thier life, one they lose, and one they win. Nothing is a reality check like getting the snot beat outta you... or beating the snot outta someone else. icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 20, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    Ive said the same thing!! I would love to learn to box or even just go to a boxing gym to work out. I love the atmoshphere and etc. Nothing like that around here.
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    Mar 20, 2008 4:38 PM GMT
    I've taken a few boxing classes and plan to take it up again once I've met my workout goals. I would join a gay boxing gym in a heartbeat. I've found that (out here in LA, at least) boxing gyms tend to be more old-school mens' clubs where the owner once coached someone who was actually there when Jimmy TwoTimes beat the odds and knocked out Ralph the Monster back in '58.
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    Mar 20, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    I used to get into fights in high school when people would call me "faggot" amongst other derogatory terms. Does that count?
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 20, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    Well ... I'm discussing BOXING like learning how to and actually getting INTO fights in a ring. You're sorta on the right track. Sorta.

    kidcourageous1348 saidI used to get into fights in high school when people would call me "faggot" amongst other derogatory terms. Does that count?
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    Mar 20, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    StripperRocco saidBecause boxing is limiting...fights end on the ground, you need more than just punching and blocking skills to survive in a real world fight.


    I agree.

    As a sport and exercise, boxing is great, and I love sparring with boxers to work on my hands.

    For self defense, though, I now rely almost exclusively on my charming personality and disarming wit. Hey, I'm not pretty, so what have I got?
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    Mar 20, 2008 6:35 PM GMT

    OMG! When you box, another guy tries to HIT YOU IN THE FACE....with his fist. Not cool , dude.

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    Mar 20, 2008 6:37 PM GMT
    I personally FUCKING LOVE it!!! Plus it gets ALL of my aggression out before I hit the bars!! Ooops!
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    Mar 20, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said[quote][cite]StripperRocco said[/cite]Because boxing is limiting...fights end on the ground, you need more than just punching and blocking skills to survive in a real world fight.


    I agree.

    As a sport and exercise, boxing is great, and I love sparring with boxers to work on my hands.

    For self defense, though, I now rely almost exclusively on my charming personality and disarming wit. Hey, I'm not pretty, so what have I got?[/quote]


    Yes... you are pretty!!!mmmmm oh so pretty icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 20, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    why aren't there more boxers doing guys? (enzo maccarinelli anyone?
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 20, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    I see some guys on here w/ some big guns. I bet if they had training, they could do some damage.
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    Mar 20, 2008 8:37 PM GMT

    Ok, i'll box, but can I dress it up a little??

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    Mar 20, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    StripperRocco said:

    85% of all fights end on the ground, you need more than just punching and blocking skills to survive in a real world fight.

    In my experience a good air battle prevents a ground one. Most people get discouraged by good blocking and a few punches to the face - so much so that they run. It's the big corn fed ones that always try to tackle you to the ground. In my neighborhood most of the guys are skinny out of shape rednecks, so they run.
  • EricLA

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    Mar 20, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    I'll tell you why:

    "NOT THE FACE! NOT THE FACE! DON'T HIT THE FACE!"

    Sounds like a good reason to me.
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    Mar 20, 2008 9:20 PM GMT

    Huh, Ground and Pound is a fighting term??
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    Mar 20, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    I love boxing. Was doing it for a couple of years, but then the gym closed. So still trying to find on in Greater Cleveland. Sucks. Was a great workout and felt awesome after we'd train.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 21, 2008 1:04 PM GMT
    I've been hit in the face numerous times.

    I've been punched in the gut.

    I've had TONS of bruises and scars and, for some reason, some guys find it a turn on.

    You really do get use to it since it is the "norm" to get it.

    You learn how to avoid punches and try to move around.
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    Mar 21, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    Twincam saidStripperRocco said:

    85% of all fights end on the ground, you need more than just punching and blocking skills to survive in a real world fight.

    In my experience a good air battle prevents a ground one. Most people get discouraged by good blocking and a few punches to the face - so much so that they run. It's the big corn fed ones that always try to tackle you to the ground. In my neighborhood most of the guys are skinny out of shape rednecks, so they run.


    Yeah but how many people actually know what they are doing on their feet OR when encountered with a fight are in the state of mind where they can stay on their feet. Clearly your experience and mine are not within that 85%.
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    Mar 21, 2008 2:10 PM GMT
    StripperRocco saidBecause boxing is limiting.

    85% of all fights end on the ground, you need more than just punching and blocking skills to survive in a real world fight.

    BUT... that's nothing i haven't told you in personal e mails love icon_twisted.gif HA HA HA HA

    PS More gay guys should at least box! I've always everyone should get in two fights in thier life, one they lose, and one they win. Nothing is a reality check like getting the snot beat outta you... or beating the snot outta someone else. icon_twisted.gif


    I agree every guy should lose a good fight once....just once. I did get the shit kicked out of me once, and through that, I took boxing lessons and learned over the summer that year - how to fight. When I got back to school in September we had a rematch. This time I prevailed. That was sweet!
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    Mar 22, 2008 3:53 AM GMT
    boxed up to middle school. I think the weight requirements start interfering as you get older

    I'm the short and have a solid build, so tended to end up fighting guys with arm reaches twice mine. That when I decided this was as far as I would go.

    Have good friends who have won world and olympic titles and you can't find a better working than boxing. Boxing workouts were HITT before the term was thought off
  • MisterT

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    Mar 22, 2008 4:13 AM GMT
    Love boxing, also tae kwon do, taught tkd for a while, and had grappling, hapkido, eskrima, and staff arts in the same school, along with some private boxing lessons. When you combine the different skills, you can do well standing and on the ground.
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    Mar 28, 2008 4:59 AM GMT
    SoDakGuy said

    So ... why aren't any of you (not all, but most) taking up boxing?

    I've never punched anyone, have no desire to, and I certainly don't want to be punched, especially in the face. Call me a pussy.

  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 28, 2008 2:05 PM GMT
    Okay, you're a pussy. icon_twisted.gif

    I started boxing in 2006 when I heard about Kevin Aviance getting beat up and also hearing other gay men get beat up just for being a faggot. I knew I had to learn to defend myself and also it's a sport I've wanted to do since I was a little boy.

    I work my ass off. I have to! Since I'm the only gay guy in the class, I work twice as hard.

    No one messes w/ me. Ever.
  • Kevin82

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    Mar 28, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    Boxing is asking for brain damage. I love watching it but I'm pretty much all set with getting hit in the head over and over again.