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Old 06-19-2011, 01:15 AM
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hey,
i am 19 years old and ive ben doing judo for 5 years on an off, but lately ive been getting into alot of punching, i like it alot, so i was thinking of starting boxing( crrently not doing any sorts). now to me, no sport is fun without competing so i obviously intend on competing if it happenes, i dont expect to be profesional but wil take it seriously. i guess the only thing thats stopping me from joining is the fact that, all those blows to the head eventually make you dumber, getting blackouts, slowed/slurred speach and all, im just wondering how long this takes to happen and how much it affects your daily lives for anyone thats experienced it. the reason why i ask is i am a university student...... so i dont want it to to affect school work.. as nerdish as it sounds... i was never the brightest kid in highschool anyways, mostly d's and c's cause i messed around untill grade 12 came, im a 70-75ish student so as much as i wanna learn the art of boxing, i have to think about school first, if it is gunna effect me that much than im better off staying with judo till i graduate. as long as im doing some form of fighting ill still be happy.

but just to summerize/ask a few questions, how long does it take to feel the damaging effects of boxing?
how likely is it to get serious injuries from amateur boxing?
what should i look for when looking for a gym, i know there are the serious gyms, then the ones just to stay fit, but what else should i look for?
and when working out, should i train in edurance or a little bit of strenght and endurance.... OR would the strenght come with the endurance training over time?(i dont consider mucle toning or hypertrophy appropriate types of training for this sport)

well anyways thanks for readding my long ass post, and thanks for the responses in advanced
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:49 AM
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You won't be hit nearly enough as much as a professional boxer so I wouldn't worry too much about getting brain damage.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:47 PM
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99% of dementia affects people who boxed professionally. The amateurs do a great job at making sure the fighters are safe. You have nothing to worry about. Juan Diaz is someone you should look up, ha.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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You'll be fine. If you get a concussion (which can also happen in judo) you'll need to take a few weeks off getting hit, but other than that you don't need to worry.

Also, judo is an excellent foundation for boxing so there's a good chance you'll be pretty good at it.

If you want to compete, look for a gym that has a lot of fighters, experienced coaches, and a lot of sparring.

You don't need much muscular endurance or strength for an amateur match. What you need is a high workrate and an ability to consistently be explosive throughout the fight. A good example/training tool would be sledgehammer training on a tire. That'll hit your workrate, power, and power-endurance.

Burpees are great for the lower body and they also make you a better person in general
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:13 PM
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Sounds like someone has a crush on crossfit, hahaha
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:56 PM
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Amatuer boxing is actually one of the safer sports there is. Very few injuries happen in the amatuer ring, an occasional but rare knock out may occur but the refs really look out for the kids.

If I had a boy that wanted to box amatuer I'd be with him the whole way through.

Amatuer boxing is a great sport for teens, teaches disciline, self assurance and pride.

When talking of pugilistica dementia you are talking about the pro game not the amatuer sport. Amatuers are like night and day to the pros, completely a different experience......Rockin'
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:40 PM
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You'll be fine. If you get a concussion (which can also happen in judo) you'll need to take a few weeks off getting hit, but other than that you don't need to worry.

Also, judo is an excellent foundation for boxing so there's a good chance you'll be pretty good at it.

If you want to compete, look for a gym that has a lot of fighters, experienced coaches, and a lot of sparring.

You don't need much muscular endurance or strength for an amateur match. What you need is a high workrate and an ability to consistently be explosive throughout the fight. A good example/training tool would be sledgehammer training on a tire. That'll hit your workrate, power, and power-endurance.

Burpees are great for the lower body and they also make you a better person in general

k thanks for that info, i am just wondering how is it that judo is a good foundation for boxing? they are completly different sports, boxing is punching, judo is grappling.




and whoever said that refs look out for ppl and there are rare knockouts, i guess thats a good thing, less brain cells lost, but sucks cause i dont get to knock people out lol
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:17 AM
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I actually would try MMA if I was you because 5 years of Judo is amazing for it. Just take guys down and punch them and not have to worry about getting punched back :weed5:

Depends what style of boxer you are too. If your all power and a pressure fighter of course your going to get hit more and have a shorter career then somebody that would be defensive and get hit less.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:40 AM
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i thought about mma aswell, but i swear in canada we cant have tournaments and stuff, i learnt that when i was in highschool so maybe it was just if your underage, also, i swear mma gyms are over priced now because of the popularity of it, i remember i went to a bjj gym, it was nice, and u could tell the teacher was there to teach but it cost 1300 a year, which is really pricey for me, i swear mma gyms are the same, im not sure how much boxing is but im sure that its alot less.


also i am just wondering, would it be hard to find fights for me since im really light for my age? im only 125 pounds, been trying to gain through eating more and working out, i use to be like 117...
but would trainers look at that as a reason not to train you? ive hardly ever seen fighters that were below 150.

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