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    A lot of boxing gyms just stick people on the bags, and never intend to have them spar with each other unless they intend on competing for the gym.

    But as others have said, there's a lot to cover, and even if you have a prior foundation you're gonna find yourself picked apart on details regardless. I took a stand-up class the other day myself, and had the coach nitpick my basic jab-cross-hook on a heavy bag, and I've been training and teaching for over 10 years.

    Though, I did do isolation drilling and then isolation sparring with basic attack and counter attack with a real person only wearing a mouthguard going 50%. I don't find that outrageous, and the idea that you need to have months of bag and pad training before you can do something as simple as that I just don't agree with. But that's my opinion.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Why didn't you ask the guy teaching the class? Going over his head is pretty lame.

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    He was fucking busy the whole time.


    Like I said I wasn't expecting to spar right off. I just want to know if it's in the cards and have some idea of how soon. If it's not in the cards then I need to find a new place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    He was fucking busy the whole time.
    The "whole time" after class?

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    Do they compete?? If they do, then yes,there will be sparring. Its possible that the fighters spar at diff times from normal class. Normal class might just be the class that keeps the gym open so they want ppl to come down and stay for a while. Punching them in the face in their first couple of classes probably discourages repeat visits from alot of folks.

    Many women there?? if so then its probably what i just described and is initially a mostly fitness based boxing class with little or no sparring.

    Find out about the fighters though, because they WILL be sparring.It just might not be in regular class and they won't just let anybody waltz in with a "i wanna punch facez" attitude yanno?? It might be a case of prove yourself and prove your attitude is right for them etc etc.(* i mention that attitude because at my gym we've had a couple of "tough guys" come in to train i.e punch ppl, and they didn't get very far at all, meaning the trainer didn't want them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middlefinger View Post
    The "whole time" after class?
    There was another class right after that he taught. I didn't wait around for the end of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    There was another class right after that he taught. I didn't wait around for the end of that one.
    Totally his fault you're a wimp. Understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, you need to be upfront with your intentions. Want to spar? Fucking spar. Nobody taking you up on the offer? Punch a ************. Any ************. Punch them in the ear. Dirty box, throw in the elbows. These fucks are in a boxing class and don't want to spar? You need to teach some dumb fucks a much needed lesson in the art of awesome, WITH YOUR FISTS.

    Fucking right on!! go to the old trainer, tell him you want to be the next champ, and ask, when is your first fight! Then throw at him your towel, and tell him he is going to be your corner man! Ignore his stunned looking old face..Playfully double jab him on the nose. Just make sure some potential sparring partners are there to witness.


    After that jump into the ring and start shadowboxing fiercely all the time eyeballing your would be sparring partners.


    By now if there is not a queue lining up, just pull out your dick and pee in one side of the ring and shout out that it's your now!


    New comers do that all the time, I know it looks like a weird ceremony, but that’s how you get acceptance to a boxing gym.
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    Erezb changes gym every 6 months or so. A couple of days after the hospital releases him from his recovery from the last beating.

    He's commited to boxing.

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    In my Muay Thai school, you have to do 20 technique classes (was each Friday from 18h till 19h) before starting in the advanced class where there's sparring.
    After 5 technique classes, you were also invited to the "Lean, Fit and Technique" classes on Wednesday.

    So you wouldn't be sparring until you had 5 months of technique and 4 months of conditioning (in those 5 months) under your belt.

    I've seen people "complain" that it wasn't going fast enough, proclaiming that they could hang in the advanced classes with their background in Shotokan or Taekwondo and 5 technique classes.
    So they were "invited" to the advanced classes.
    Never saw them back after their first training in the advanced class and we weren't even going hard.
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