Liverpool is best known for the infamous band The Beatles, who hailed from the city, and not so much for negative reasons, like being a dangerous place where you might get a beating. That said, fights are always breaking out in the big cities so wouldn’t it be nice to feel confident and prepared to defend yourself in the case of an unprovoked attack?
While boxing was never designed to be an aggressive sport that inflicts pain on other human beings, the body to body elements do allow for a certain amount of endurance and toleration to pain to be developed by individuals. Along with a strict training regime, boxers can make their bodies more powerful by adding mass and practising attack and defence skills.
All boxers, whether amateur or professional, will agree, that inside and outside the ring, a huge amount of mutual respect, discipline and self control are needed to be successful in the sport.
While boxers may look aggressive, this is just for show as the sport requires a huge amount of mutual respect for one another. Photo credit: World Series Boxing on VisualHunt
What Are The Options For Boxing Novices?
While the area in which you live might be what you would call ‘upmarket’ and far from ominous, you can never know when a scary situation might occur. Some men and women are even faced with aggression behind closed doors so, while all may seem fine to outsiders, many could are battling with fears for their safety, as well as that if their family, in their own homes. For those unfortunate people, the gift of self-defence can be like give them a lifeline.
Whatver your reason for taking up boxing, whether it is to learn self-defence, attempt to relieve stress, build up your fitness, or to train to become a professional athlete, you have various options available to you. For example, you can train:
-In a club -On a group course -With a personal trainer or coach -Against other competitors -Using boxing training equipment like punch bags
Just some of the official combat sports include karate, kung fu, ju jitsu and krav maga. Furthermore, within the field of boxing alone, there’s various different forms to get to grips with: Savate (or French boxing), British boxing and kickboxing (or Thai boxing).
So, before you can even begin to look for a centre where you can practise your new hobby, you have to decide upon which type of boxing you want to do.
Females In The Sport
The real cherry on the cake for many modern sporting enthusiasts is that boxing is no longer an exclusive club just for men; more and more women are taking up the sport. So much so in fact, that men’s boxing is close to becoming overtaken by women’s boxing when it comes to the number of athletes!
Are you one if the women who has what it takes to become a champion? Photo credit: keith ellwood on VisualHunt.com
Keep reading to find out which clubs offer classes for both women and men in Liverpool.