Would you teach your daughter boxing

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Yes teach her self defense and also drop her in an ice cold river with support ropes for 30 seconds. I've heard this is a great way to overcome fears, phobias and erroneous stress (by learning to distinguish between fake stress and real healthy stress) though I haven't done it yet and maybe so shouldn't your daughter depending on her age which you never actually said sry for the long sentence I love my new super wireless keyboard watch out BHW.
 

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the streets of london are becomming so bad ,
any self defence is good idea.

even considered buying my girl knife protetive clothing
 

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Even though he won the fight, he should have kept on walking the guy could have had a gun.
I agree. The problem with some boxers is they know they can knock someone out with one punch if they are being bullied. Say if the guy would of shot him in the back though?
 

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I agree. The problem with some boxers is they know they can knock someone out with one punch if they are being bullied. Say if the guy would of shot him in the back though?
Yeah, I think tonight I'm going to my local bar and see if I can find a older boxer to fight
 

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drop her in an ice cold river with support ropes for 30 seconds. I've heard this is a great way to overcome fears, phobias and erroneous stress (by learning to distinguish between fake stress and real healthy stress)
What if she has submechanophobia and sees a lost pipe or a shoe in the water? :eek:
 

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I would teach my kids boxing and weightlifting. You are right, there is a lot of bullying going on in schools and also in later stages of life. If you have a certain frame and can display it, no one will mess around with you.
 

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Well, would you rather like for your daughter to be able to defend herself, or you want her to appear as a weak and easy to mess with?

It's really that simple.
Ask your wife the same question.

Otherwise if she is not up for boxing, aikido and jiu jitsu are good too. If i had a daughter i'd go with boxing and escrima. :)
 

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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.
I would also say self defence route, maybe karate. I know a female nightclub bouncer, 5ft tall but a karate expert and seen her deal with big, aggressive blokes. It also builds self confidence
 

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At the very least, teach her the basics
 
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In one word - Definitely! It's NOT a choice but a NECESSITY nowadays, especially in 2018.

When I become a dad in future, the first thing I would do is have my son or daughter admitted into self-defense and not just any self-defense, I would teach him/her the full extreme form of self-defense. I just do NOT trust those slimy skinny fat s#itheads in the streets.

I would suggest KRAV MAGA. Your BODY is your BIGGEST weapon. No lethal thing and not even a weapon can outperform a body if the boy/girl knows how to use their body as an hugeeee advantage when getting surrounded by a group of pathetic s#its.

I said both son or daughter because it's not just for girls on harassment and groping and rapes, but also for preventing getting ganged up by 5-6 slimy s#itheads and the only way to escape is by handing them your wallet, phone, credit cards etc. This thing also goes with girls but most of the time with girls, its groping and rape... Hence I would have my son/daughter into self-defense right from the get-go. Schooling s#it comes later from my point of view because the first time a kid gets spoiled and gets into drugs or starts teasing or any other s#it is from school. So...hope you understand what I'm trying to say!
 

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No martial arts training can someone take on 5 people at once, real life isn't like the movies.
 

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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.

By your logic everyone in a martial arts class will be trying to beat your ass and bully you around, rather than to teach you skills.. simply because they're more powerful than you. In reality most martial artists are very nice people.

I knew plenty of bullies and crazy fighters growing up. They didn't prey on others because they were physically stronger, they did it because of their own insecurities and lack of moral fortitude. They were often bulled themselves by their parents or friends etc.
 

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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.

You should ask your Daughter, if she is interested in it then give it a go. If your wife is against it then say it will be more focused on exercise and self defence rather than full on boxing, Boxercise and defensive moves (obviously you can then train her fully). Your wife is probably concerned about your daughter getting hurt but you can tell her there won't be any full contact etc
I think it is probably a useful skill if your daughter can protect herself, take your wife to a kids boxing class to put her mind at rest.
 

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teaching boxing or any fighting sports to your daughter will be worth it. Whenever she goes out, you won't be worried about her knowing that she can defend herself. Maybe the reason why some people don't want girls to learn to fight would be that it will make them look manly. That's stupid, on the other hand, it will make them more physically fit and attractive.
 

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I would say its always good to be able to protect yourself.
 
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