Would you teach your daughter boxing

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I boxed in the amateurs for 10 years. I went to a school where there was a lot of bullying and fortunately I never was bullied because of being in boxing since 8 years old. I competed in many tournaments from the Jr. Olympics to the Golden Gloves. I would never want my daughter to get into boxing but I was thinking with all the bullying, should I teach my daughter to box or at least learn how to throw a punch in self defense? My wife said No.
 

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The question shouldn't be "Should I teach my daughter/son boxing" it should be "Would I want them to be in a situation where they can't defend themselves?"

It'll make your thought process much shorter. Present it to your wife this way.
 

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I went to a school where there was a lot of bullying and fortunately I never was bullied because of being in boxing since 8 years old. I would never want my daughter to get into boxing but I was thinking with all the bullying, should I teach my daughter to box or at least learn how to throw a punch in self defense? My wife said No.

From what i have seen, the people who know self-defense or are physically strong are more inclined to bully others. I know a far relative who got divorced just because her wife used to dominate him because she knew martial arts. There are two sides to every story.
 

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Every girl should know some self defense. You'll never regret teaching her, but you might regret if you don't.

I Agree with this.

I would say don't miss the chance to at least introduce it to her.

Very helpful skill in life if the time comes and she has to use it as Self-Defence.

Hope this helped!
 

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From what i have seen, the people who know self-defense or are physically strong are more inclined to bully others. I know a far relative who got divorced just because her wife used to dominate him because she knew martial arts. There are two sides to every story.

LOL thats complete BS
Used to box myself for a few years, most martial artists I know are the most friendly people and they never brag about their skills

People that go to martial arts are *usually* people that do that for their own self-esteem / feeling of confidence and to protect themselves, not in order to walk around and throw upper-cuts at random ppl on the street
 

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LOL thats complete BS
Used to box myself for a few years, most martial artists I know are the most friendly people and they never brag about their skills

People that go to martial arts are *usually* people that do that for their own self-esteem / feeling of confidence and to protect themselves, not in order to walk around and throw upper-cuts at random ppl on the street

That's illogical. Human behavior changes with power. It doesn't really matter for what purpose they learn self-defense, what matters is being balanced after getting power which people rarely do nowadays.
 

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Deffinately! But not exactly boxing, whatever sport she see interested, I'd tell her "pick one you think you would like", I'd give her magazines and some other stuff to read, and pay gladly for whatever sport she find cool. Sports are an essential part of growing up and maintining a healthy mind and body.
 

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From what i have seen, the people who know self-defense or are physically strong are more inclined to bully others. I know a far relative who got divorced just because her wife used to dominate him because she knew martial arts. There are two sides to every story.
I never got into a street fight in my life or bullied anybody in school. The only time I hit someone was in the ring.
 

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I never got into a street fight in my life or bullied anybody in school. The only time I hit someone was in the ring.
But i think you will agree that people who used to bully in the school (where you went) were physically stronger people. Secondly, it is mostly the victims who remember bullying not the people who do :D
 

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But i think you will agree that people who used to bully in the school (where you went) were physically stronger people. Secondly, it is mostly the victims who remember bullying not the people who do :D
I think your watching to much of this
 

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I think your watching to much of this

The last video was so satisfying, I hate violence but the good part of violence that sometimes it's pure justice, the man defended her girlfriend right way and without hesitation, he defended both their dignity.
 

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The last video was so satisfying, I hate violence but the good part of violence that sometimes it's pure justice, the man defended her girlfriend right way and without hesitation, he defended both their dignity.
At 3:00 that guy is Rocky Lockridge, former super-featherweight world champion.
 

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Why boxing only? MMA, karate, boxing.. let her make her choice.

But, yes, teach her some fighting skills. It can come handy at age 14 or 40, you never know.
 

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If she wants to do it let her, if she wants to do it for a sport let her.
Don't force her down any route she doesn't want to do or enjoy.

For self defence, forget boxing and look at Krav Maga.

In my younger days I did a bit of close protection work and enjoyed it. I'm 6 ft3" tall and built like a brick shit house ( as the old saying goes). I came across a female who does the bodyguard circuit who was about 5ft5 tall, looked like a twig at a distance and also looked like sweetness and light. Not only was she proficient in Krav Maga, she was an instructor and to say she'd wipe the floor with 95% of men in a close up hand to hand situation, would be an understatement.
 

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From what i have seen, the people who know self-defense or are physically strong are more inclined to bully others. I know a far relative who got divorced just because her wife used to dominate him because she knew martial arts. There are two sides to every story.
Who bullies who?
 
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