Re: whats a good age for kids to start boxing?
This is tough, my parents didnt let me box until I was 16 where i just went anyway. If I had a son I wouldn't want him to box as early as 8 years old old. At the same time the younger you start them the more successful and experienced they would be. I'd say 9 to start training hitting the bag and mitts and stuff and 10 years old before their first spar. Boxing is a tough sport for most parents to support. Then again in the inner city rec centers where I learned and started to box they have 8 year olds in there banging. I never would want to push my son into boxing. If he wants to i'll let him but I'm not going to live vicariously through him like a lot of parents do w/ their kids and sports