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    Those that do TKD need not comment on the "softness" of amateur boxing.
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    At least in the US, amateur boxing is played with Olympic rules. Headgear, scoring strips, and a fairly basic scoring system. That's not to say that it's not vicious, there are some impressive amateur boxers out there, but unfortunately if it's a few new guys, you'll probably just see poor footwork and haymakers. No matter what else, it is still boxing, even with the headgear.

    Boxing is good to learn for self defense. Most times you'll worry about self defense where it isn't better to run away, chances are you'll get people trying to make wide swings to the head, which are easy to dodge with swaybacks and ducking, and make for easy retaliation. Most of the time, you can judge distance with a jab, hit a quick one-two then follow with a hook to the temple, and that'll crumple most non-fighters. The main reason why people say boxing isn't useful for self defense is because boxing has evolved to incorporate the weight/space of match gloves, but compensation, while painful, isn't that difficult. Even as an amateur, you'll easily have the capability to handle most brawl situations, with good footwork and a tight defense. Some people like Muay Thai better though, since it allows for an incredible handling of clinches, which happens all too often in street fights. Up to you, really.

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    IMHO anything where you win, rather than getting disqualified, for knocking out your opponent counts as full contact. Full contact experience of some sort >> no full contact experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TypoDemon
    At least in the US, amateur boxing is played with Olympic rules.

    I boxed AAU/golden gloves rules 8 years ago in CT. 10-point must sytem, etc. It just depends on where you are.
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    The training of Olympic style boxing has improved my balance, footwork and headmovement tremendously, not to mention (obviously) improved hand skills.

    ps, it still hurts to get punched even when you're wearing headgear and 10-16oz boxing gloves.
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    So is amateur boxing very good or no? Should I try it out?

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    well it would sure be better than taekwonfuckingdo

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    Try it out and judge for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taekwon
    So is amateur boxing very good or no? Should I try it out?
    I think you should try out kyokushin, muay thai, boxing, wrestling, judo, military, and bisexuality, in that order.

    Seriously, jump off a cliff and stop wasting the mods' time.
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