Most Boxing clubs offer boxing classes for people from all works of life, from young children from 6 or 7 years and up to 80+ Years old, boxing holds no prejudices no matter what your back ground your shape or your ability, anyone can learn to box. There are many boxing classes for children where they can learn the skills of boxing in a safe controlled environment, some even specialize in helping children that may be having problems at school or other social gatherings and may not be treated as well as they should by other boys or girls.
If a boy or girl stays at a boxing for reasonable amount of time and learns the art of boxing he will grow in confidence and structure, if he or she competes as a boxer he will change his position at school and in life forever. Bullying will never affect him or her, school results will improve and relationships will improve, I say these thing as I have witnessed it many times through my boxing and coaching career and found that boxing is a great sport to bring out the true potential in a young person.
Competition boxing is not for everyone and it is very, very hard work, anything worth getting is worth working for. Below is a photo of three such boys who did the hard work and will be changed forever.
Harry, Mike, Callum when they were younger
The boys above Callum, Mike and Harry are a classic example of young boy’s joining a boxing club and over years developing into fine young men all three of these boys started boxing for fitness at the age of 13 to 14 years and after a slow start they all developed into fine classy boxers, with Callum Harry and Mike all won state titles and went on to the Australian titles. Callum and Mike winning at the championships in their weight divisions and Harry a runner up at the next Australian national titles.
These kids were not super talented athletes but they were willing to train very hard listen and learning over years, they are not from under privileged families or have harsh back grounds. Just kids that found a sport in which they could thrive and develop, all of these boys started at roughly the same time and Harry is now at 25 a detective in the Perth police force, Michael at 25 is an army officer and Callum is a tradesman.
I like to think boxing had a very positive bearing on these boys in their development and their chosen futures.
I am not saying that every boy or girl that joins a boxing gym will become a national champion but I am saying boxing can help develop children in many positive ways and will always be a sport that has much to offer anybody that spends some time in a boxing club.
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