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  1. lklawson is offline

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    Boxing sucks, but...

    Boxing sucks, but BOXING on the other hand, that's OK. :P

    OK, so I'm in the middle of republishing Edwin F. Shaw's "Teacher of Sparring" (aka, "On Sparring"). In his introduction he has a brief section on why Sparring is a proper sport and it's OK to do it. I got a kick out of it:

    SPARRING AS A PROPER PASTIME.

    Much has been said and written against boxing, because many
    good people honestly believe that sparring must tend to fighting,
    and to draw one into objectionable company.

    I detest fighting with or without the gloves, but uphold and
    encourage gentlemanly practice with the gloves as an exercise
    and accomplishment of rare merit. Of all low, savage, barbarous,
    and disgusting exhibitions, prize fighting, in any and all of its
    various forms, heads the list, and justly receives the open and
    emphatic condemnation of all good citizens. It would be quite
    as unreasonable to accuse an accomplished gentlemanly boxer of
    being a bully and prize fighter, as it would be to call a fine penman
    a forger. The mere fact that a man may possess the science of
    the prize fighter, or the artistic penmanship of the counterfeiter,
    by no means proves that he uses his accomplishments in these
    directions. A few years ago the better element of society would
    not countenance this exercise, but sparring is now advocated and
    practised by our best people, and is becoming more popular every
    year, as is proved by the increase of boxing clubs throughout the
    country, which have among their members some of our wealthiest
    and best citizens. Many men of means and high social position
    engage a competent exponent of the manly art to come to their
    family residence and instruct their children.

    That you may see that I am not speaking for myself alone,
    I quote from a leading article in a great Boston daily these
    words: "There is no sport at the winter meetings of the Harvard
    Athletic Association that engenders such a wide-spread interest,
    not only among the Harvard students, but among their friends,
    ladies included, outside of the college, as the sparring contests.
    The interest in these annual bouts has been growing stronger;
    every year there has been a larger number of contestants than in the
    previous year "
    So Boxing is disgusting, but Boxing, on the other hand...

    ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by lklawson View Post
    Boxing sucks, but BOXING on the other hand, that's OK. :P

    OK, so I'm in the middle of republishing Edwin F. Shaw's "Teacher of Sparring" (aka, "On Sparring"). In his introduction he has a brief section on why Sparring is a proper sport and it's OK to do it. I got a kick out of it:



    So Boxing is disgusting, but Boxing, on the other hand...

    ;)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
    I like it. Well done you.

    It reminds me of a quote attributed to Muhammad Ali about being drawn into a "Street Fight" by George Foreman.

    "Ain't no Streetfighter gonna beat me." Alleged to have been said after the fight when ITV (UK) set up a special video viewing of "Da Rumble etc". IIRC it is was in "McIlvanney On Boxing". He also said as he was watching the tape and his acolytes ooohed and aaaahed, that Foreman wasn't hitting him in any vital places. The Craftsman.

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    hehe, yeah, something like that.

    I just kinda brought to mind the "If by Whiskey" speech. :)

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    That was pretty funny! I'll be looking forward to that book when you get it done!
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

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    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel_tke View Post
    That was pretty funny! I'll be looking forward to that book when you get it done!
    I expect to be finished this week. Hopefully today or tomorrow and have it ready for consumption by Thur. or Fri.

    I just finished transcribing the last page with an instructional image. PP49.

    Peace favor your sword,
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    Awesome, thanks!!!
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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