Is Boxing great self-defense???
Training for Competition effectively helps us Defend Ourselves
Today’s discussion hinges around self-defense.
We see it all the time inside of boxing circles and kickboxing circles, where some places emphasize cardio over technique. Others emphasize technique over cardio, but which is best?
All argue that learning from high-level coaches and smart minds in and about boxing and kickboxing fields is the best means to learn.
Then the question becomes, why are we learning our boxing technique? And why are we learning our kickboxing technique?
There’s an infallible truth about the nature of kickboxing and boxing training, especially even without sparring involved, that you burn close to a thousand to 800 calories an hour doing it, which makes it exceptionally unique and absolutely effective when talking about weight loss, But in teaching you or self how to do kickboxing or boxing techniques, we’re also hoping to learn specifically how to defend ourselves in large order.
How much is boxing really involved in self-defense how much kickboxing, judo, wrestling jujitsu, or other competition, heavy activities are needed in order to defend ourselves effectively?
What we find out is that boxing, kickboxing, judo, jujitsu, wrestling, and a whole handful of sports of that nature, including Muay Thai are trained with competitive mindsets at the forefront.
The thesis of these trainings will always be about competition because of that.
You can see that learning the techniques you’re learning, or maybe only be applicable inside of competition. But if we take a deeper look, we can see how the rudiments of what we’re learning are way more applicable inside of self-defense.
Truthfully by training yourself, to compete with others who are training to compete, you’re learning so many techniques and so many skills that you’ll be able to easily defend yourself from hand to hand combat and people who violate really close or leg length personal space.
This is because the tenants that we learn inside of Muay Thai boxing, grappling arts, oftentimes we’ll apply in all awareness situations where defense is concerned.
Knowing what techniques do you use at certain ranges, ties self-defense techniques inside of other types of competitions and quote slash unquote sports together.