Re: whats a good age for kids to start boxing?
The gym I took my son there is a 5 year old who spars with older kids who take it easy on him... They take turns sparing.. There is a black kid in the gym around 7 who is bad ass.. Slippin punches and moving the bigger kids back. He had been training since he was 4.... The 5 year old Mexican boy started 6 months ago and his father said he was afraid but now loves it and bangs in there taking some head snappers and coming back for more.. .For the most part I have seen the punches and it don't look serious at all. It looks like the punches start getting more serious around 9 or 10... There where 130 lb 13-15 year olds hitting the heavy bag, and I say these kids would be lethal in a fight already. Start em early is all the advice I can give.. There is a huge benefit to it. At 8 they are ready to compete and those who were schooled at 4-7 have a huge advantage over the kids coming in at 8 years old. It is all about confidence and the earlier they start the more confident they will be and even more so when they compete against guys who just started.
Last edited by Dominicano; 01-09-2013 at 09:08 PM.