I went out for my first boxing lesson last night. My brother is a up and coming hockey player and decided it was time to take some training in case he ever needed to drop the mitts. I consider myself a die hard MMA fan, and i fought a lot back when i played JR Hockey (Think one step up from American NCAA college hockey), but have never actually taken the step to train anything formally (i've had a few basement sessions with low level Ju-Jitsu friends...) , and at 28 i felt that any chance at pursuing anything had passed me by however:
Things i learned last night:
1 - my 17 year old brother can kick my ass.
2 - i am horribly out of shape (damn desk job)
3 - boxing isn't like any other fighting i've done
4 - i am hooked
Due to scheduling issues, and my wife's desire to kick box, i will be switching over to kick boxing but am still super excited to train, get back in-shape, and regain big brother statues... One day i hope to study other disciplines in the future. I was overwhelmed by how hard it is the keep proper technique, i got to do a few minutes of mitt work at the end of the practice, which was amazing, as well i have ZERO Cardio...
Thanks for reading, one day when i have a amateur fight i'll let you know how it goes. Until then any recommendations regarding what kind of equipment is good for beginners i should pick up would be helpful.