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What age can children start boxing?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training / Amateurs' started by Baxt, Jan 26, 2012.



  1. Baxt

    Baxt New Member Full Member

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    Hi all.as the title says,at what age can a child start boxing? As in going the gym,learning the basics etc! My son keeps pestering me to take him but I just thought Id ask all you knowledgable folks first! Thanks in advance!

    Baxt
     
  2. Jdsm

    Jdsm Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Earlier the better I suppose.

    Although remember that kids aren't mini-adults, make sure the kid isn't pushed too hard.
     
  3. Ncc84

    Ncc84 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Different gyms may start accepting members from different ages, a gym I worked at while I was a student would accept children of any age but were not allowed to spar until they were 11.
    Rules may also vary from country to country, but I know children in the UK must be 11 years old before they can compete.
     
  4. CHAL_DIESEL

    CHAL_DIESEL GOAT Full Member

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    I would say as early as possible. When I was 4 I use to go with my dad to the gym when he fought, but I never trained. I would of been training but I started playing American football when I was 6 until 18. I would say even if you don't have the kids spar or want them to box at all, they should know how to defend themselves, because people are savages in today's world. I plan on teaching my little boy the sweet science as soon as he is old enough.
     
  5. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Some years ago I had a friend's 4 year old jabbing and moving pretty good, throwing some nice combinations. No age is too young if the teacher is patient and keeps it fun.
     
  6. Dark Sider

    Dark Sider Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pipe in some telecasts of HBO while they're in the womb, according to Roy Senior
     
  7. puertorricane

    puertorricane Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No age is early enough to start training and learning to box but they shouldnt spar until they are around 9-10 yrs old.

    :hat