Re: Which is harder for beginners ?
I think most people really underestimate the pain involved in striking. So many guys come in with so much enthusiasm and confidence, and then the VAST majority of them realize, that getting hit hurts so much more that they expected. Coupled with the extreme exhaustion they feel even after 1 round. They realize it's not half as "fun" as they imagined.
80% of people drop (maybe more) off the face of the earth when they finally step into the ring.
I'd say let her try it, cuz there's no better way to get a reality check - than actually trying it.