I think I'd like to take up some kind of martial art for both self-defense and exercise reasons. There are some quizzes online, but I don't really know how to answer a lot of the questions, given that I have never done this kind of thing before. I'm located in Houston, TX so I imagine I have a lot of options. More details on me and my preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Mar 29, 2014 -
I used to exercise a lot, generally violent sports like rugby or boxing, but several years ago I got injured and two years ago I got pregnant and I haven't really done much since. I really want to figure out how to get back on the horse -- and while I'm at it eat a little better -- but every time I try to just think about it, the many layers of interacting constraints exhaust me. I'd really appreciate help thinking through these, or ideas about what might work. [more inside]
posted by forza
on Nov 11, 2013 -
Best place in Cambridge, MA to catch the Cotto Mayweather fight tomorrow night? [more inside]
posted by wrok
on May 4, 2012 -
I train in a martial art at a place with an active competitive team, which I am trying to join. The other person there who is my size/skill level and on the competitive team goes very hard with me in sparring and always leaves me injured/bruised to a greater degree than any other student. How can I work around this situation or have a mature and productive confrontation about it, given that I still want to compete so I cannot avoid working with this person 100%? [more inside]
posted by zdravo
on Feb 28, 2012 -
I recently got into boxing. But I want to read a good book about the art of boxing. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Jan 5, 2012 -
My nephew is 20. He's starting college again. He doesn't read, so his essays are poorly written. The information is in there, but it is poorly structured, Capital letters appear for no Apparent reason, etc.
If he read anything, ever, his writing would improve. But he won't.
He likes boxing. Can anyone recommend a boxing book which would entertain him and is simple enough for him to understand ?
posted by devious truculent and unreliable
on Dec 12, 2011 -
In the spirit of Hagler v Hearns, the Ward v Gatti trilogy and Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III - what were the most exciting "must see" fights of the last forty years?
posted by joannemullen
on Sep 29, 2011 -
In Los Angeles, on a very limited budget, and really want to do boxing or Krav Maga or something similar. [more inside]
posted by Dilemma
on Nov 18, 2010 -
I'm planning a theatrical event in the DC area that will require specialized boxing props, along with maybe some trophies/plaques, all by Tuesday or so. Help? [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP
on Sep 10, 2010 -
Asking for a friend, she has been invited to her first boxing match, and we have no clue about what kind of clothes she should wear!
She's in her mid 20's, apparently it won't be too cold or hot.
posted by Tarumba
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Where can I start boxing with the intent of competing in Maryland (Montgomery County) or NW DC? [more inside]
posted by Loto
on Feb 17, 2010 -
Where can I see professional or amateur boxing and/or fighting in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by prior
on Aug 13, 2009 -
We've had a couple good threads on good books about boxers & boxing (here
) but I'd like to ask about boxing books once more -- this time with a twist. [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi.
on May 6, 2009 -
MaineFilter: Where can I watch the Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight on PPV within 20 miles of Oguinquit, ME this weekend?
posted by eggman
on Apr 27, 2009 -
I want to explore adding some punching or kicking to my workout. How should I do this with activities, classes, or games? [more inside]
posted by pointystick
on Jan 21, 2009 -
What was the orchestral music they kept playing during the De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight tonight? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration
on Dec 6, 2008 -
I watched "Rocky" with my roommate last night and we had a debate about what happened when Rocky was knocked down in the 14th. [more inside]
posted by PFL
on Apr 6, 2008 -
Looking for boxing lessons in NYC, open to group lessons or a personal trainer. [more inside]
posted by glooper
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Having recently moved to a small flat with little outside space, my free-standing kick-boxing bag is of no use. Even if I had room to hurl myself at it, I'd annoy the neighbours.
What sort of equipment can I use to practice Thai boxing and grappling at home? [more inside]
posted by ajp
on Jul 3, 2007 -
Many Asian martial arts rely on an extensive, and often showy, system of blocks to protect the face and body. Boxing arts don't. Why? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on May 23, 2007 -
My youngest brother is 15 and became interested in boxing recently. So far we have the gear ready and laid down some ground rules (eg no boxing outside the club, keep up grades if want to continue).
However, the club he was hoping to get into are not accepting new members and now he's crushed. We're looking for gyms in the Torrance/Lomita/PV/San Pedro. We live towards San Pedro, but my brother's high school is in Torrance. Hopefully there's a gym my brother could ride the bus to. I am also worried about him training with adults as he's quite slight. Any suggestions?
posted by sweetlyvicious
on May 3, 2007 -
Y'know how, in cartoons, when one is knocked out, particularly in a boxing match, there'll be stars floating around your head as you lay there? My grandfather said this was based on a real medical condition where boxers would see 'stars' of light in their field of vision after getting knocked out, and I need to know more about this. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Nov 21, 2006 -
What are the best boxing books in these three categories: History of Boxing, a specific fight, and a specific boxer bio?
posted by holdkris99
on Oct 31, 2006 -
What is being used by the cutman to heal your boxer (reduce swelling) in the video game ESPN Fight Night Round 3? [more inside]
posted by nekton
on Jul 24, 2006 -
I can't hit a speed bag anymore. I've been boxing training for a couple years, then quit for six months, started again and I can't hit it anymore. It's like I never had a boxing lesson before (boy, I did). I thought it was like riding a bike, that one couldn't un-learn it. It seems more like golf, that without constant practice I'm screwed. My trainer is indeed baffled. Boxing MeFites, any past experiences? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Oct 10, 2005 -