Originally Posted by kirky c
i wouldn't let him get hit till he's at least 13/14 but getting hit is a pretty big part of boxing. if i can teach him the fundamentals early hopefully he'll be able to stay pretty.
My son starts this month. He is six. He is not allowed to compete till he is 8. As soon as he is allowed to spar and compete, he will. You got to get them used to taking punches while the punches aren't that painful. With head gear on, It would inspire confidence if your child is getting hit by his peers at a younger age because the punches will eventually get more severe as he matures with his peers and they get stronger and more refined. If your child is afraid to get hit or you are afraid than chose another sport unless you are just doing it to keep him in shape. I will not force my child to box but if choses too pursue the sport, I want him to be groomed the right way. I know this post is old but I just found a gym that will take my boy.