Introduction:

Any sport or domain that involves performance comes with limitations. Whether you are a singer, dancer, artist, footballer, tennis player, rugby player,... You must push yourself through those limitations to be able to see what your true value is.

You have probably heard this before: “ In live you can achieve whatever you want as long you work hard and believe in yourself”.

This is so true but I have my own perception of these words. Let me explain.

Explanation:


Here's another expression you hear all the time:

“To have opportunities you need to be at the right place and the right time”.

Again true, but I believe you also have to create the opportunities.


Being in a specific place at a specific time once, won’t necessarily get you what you want. Being consistently in different places where opportunity might be present, will increase your chances, even though nothing is ever guaranteed.


Take a Footbal team for example. Players are required to turn up to training and train 5-6 days a week to increase their chances to succeed, and eventually, victory.


Opportunities don’t come often but by constantly being on the go to create them, you will at some point make it happen.


Once you understand that, expressions like the one mentioned above will make more sense and you will be ready to apply that to your life.

It goes without saying that on top of that you have to be willing to put time, effort, commitment, dedication, consistency, and work ethic in to get results.

So why is it so important?


In my opinion it’s because you don’t want to have “Any regrets “.

Be a taker in this life, put everything in your power to make things happening, don’t wait untill the perfect opportunity suddenly opens up, and keep pushing untill you see the end.

Remember, it is not the destination that matters, it is the journey.

Can you really claim to be or become somebody if you haven’t put everything on your side to be this person?


When a person tells me how much they would like to become a boxer and have a fight, I take their requests seriously but warn them that it won’t be an easy path. Only the most resilient people succeed.


Conclusion:


Nothing comes easy in this life, you have to be prepared to pay a price with everything I mentioned above.

Beautiful sports like Boxing will give you tools and teach you values to strengthen yourself and prepare you to face the world.

There are so many things that we can say about this subject, so feel free to contact me on Facebook and Instagram or visit www.fgtspirit.com for more information.





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Introduction:

When I started my journey in Kickboxing and Boxing training more than 25 years ago, I quickly realised that the foundations of these two disciplines are identical:

✔️ Both require hip rotation to be able to develop power into your arms and legs which are an extension of your body.

✔️ Both are distance fights, which means you don’t need to be close to your opponent to be able to hit them.


So why people generally think Boxing is a sport but not a martial art, and Kickboxing is?

“ NO IDEA”

This is what I think!!

In my opinion it’s all about the way you approach it: the art lies in the mindset needed in these disciplines.


Boxing and Kickboxing require an enormous amount of intense training, strength, discipline, energy and a strong FIGHTING SPIRIT in order to be the best you can be.


Your fitness level has to be on point and the amount of time spent in the gym - to perfect your hand and legs coordination - is unbelievable . A fighter has to be ready to give a lot and receive little in return.


On top of this, both disciplines will teach you how to become resilient, and that will depend on how strong your mind is.

If you look back to when you first started, where you are now and the level you could reach, it would be a shame to give up right?!

Conclusion:

Forcing yourself to go beyond your limit, never giving up, not letting anything or any negative thought slip into your mind that would stop to become the best version of yourself... That's a MARTIAL ART.

Any combat or contact sport should be considered as “Martial arts”, knowing the fact that you can get hurt by practicing it. Your mind really has to be solid like a rock to succeed. Real strength is not defined by the size of your muscles but by how much physical and emotional pain you can take.

If you train like a martial artist, doors will open because you can implement different movements from other disciplines in your training like Taïchi, Taekwondo, karate, Salsa dance, etc. If you regard it only as a sport, you will be limited by the structure of the discipline.


In Fighting Spirit Boxing training, I train boxers and group classes attendees in a martial arts way because I want them to surpass themselves and be the best they could ever be.

Follow Fighting Spirit Boxing on Facebook and Instagram and feel free to contact me or visit www.fgtspirit.com if you need more information on my training.

Thank you for reading ;)






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Introduction:


We often hear from our attendees that boxing classes are too crowded, and the

chances of picking up or

learning new techniques are very small.

First of all, it's to understand that there are two types of Boxing classes:

Recreational Boxing:

This is a class in which the instructor is more focused on the fitness part, by using boxing movements with little physical contact to be able to show the physical benefits of practicing this sport. These classes are usually open to everybody and any level.

I would say it’s a good way of starting out and get familiar with the sport of boxing, because these classes will teach you values like:


  • Hard work

  • Discipline

  • Resilience

  • Time keeping

  • Equality

  • Mindset

  • Confidence

  • and many more

It will also help you to work on your coordination, and increase your fitness level.

Amateur or Professional Boxing:

This is where the actual Boxing training happens. Usually, this will lead a boxer to a fight or tournament.

The training sessions are structured to get boxers into a routine where the importance of developing the right techniques is crucial because without proper execution, the fight will turn against them.

At some point you will have to be ready to do some sparring in these classes, so you can expect to be punched in the face.

Conclusion:

Know which type of boxing class you are looking for (Amateur/Professional or Recreational Boxing)

and try to make the most of it.

Like I mentioned in the introduction, recreational boxing classes tend to get very crowded. If you don’t know

what to do, don’t be afraid to ask the coach or instructor to repeat and show you the technique again, and don’t get

frustrated if they don't have time to get down to the details with you as they have to look after the whole class.

Tips:

While the coach or instructor shows a technique, try to get the move as best as you can and copy or mimic them, because afterwards you will have a full 2/3 minutes round to practice it.

Boxing moves require a lot of co-ordination, so don’t be frustrated if you find it hard to reproduce them.

It can take time to get really good but repetition is key,

they even say that you need to do a movement 10000 times before it becomes natural!

That’s it for now! Feel free to email or message me if you want more information ;)

Follow @fightingspiritboxing on Facebook or Instagram for more exciting videos on beginner or

advanced techniques.




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