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    Boxing in Public Schools?

    http://www.fightbeat.com/article_detail.php?AT=409
    Including Boxing In The School Curriculum
    By Jacqui Snow

    http://www.myspace.com/jacquis
    Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
    ...Willing is not enough you must do
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    #2
    I like it. I also like the psychological benefits that are espoused to go hand in hand with boxing such as dealing with and facing adversity, much like how virtuous benefits are espoused in other sports such as teamwork and good sportsmanship.
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      #3
      So go train boxing.
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        #4
        And that is the best way for young stupid boys (I was one once) to get over
        their problems with each other. I mean, a lot of times, boys that hate each other fight then become friends....well, this time nobody has to get shot!

        I'd rather see young boys glove up and settle their disputes, learn a sport, conditioning etc than to shoot each other.

        last time I checked, no bystanders ever got hit by a stray 16 oz glove.
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          #5
          I really wish I'd had a chance to box in school. I think this is a great idea.

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            #6
            60-70 years ago, boxing programs for junior high/high schoolers within the school system used to be as ubiquitous as wrestling is now.


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              #7
              See,

              It all went to hell when they kicked boxing out of schools.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Jkdbuck76
                See,

                It all went to hell when they kicked boxing out of schools.
                But we are encouraging violence! Think of the children!



                On a related note, I always hear about how television and video games teach children to be violent. I know a family with 3 kids, and they don't even have a TV in their house, let alone video games or cable, and those are the most violent kids I know. Without a source of mindless entertainment, they resort to what's natural.....striking others.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by KempoFist
                  But we are encouraging violence! Think of the children!



                  On a related note, I always hear about how television and video games teach children to be violent. I know a family with 3 kids, and they don't even have a TV in their house, let alone video games or cable, and those are the most violent kids I know. Without a source of mindless entertainment, they resort to what's natural.....striking others.

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                    #10
                    Bringing boxing back to schools would be fantastic.

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                      #11
                      There would be a mountain of insurance-red tape issues to surmount with school districts. The boxing club at my college didn't have any kind of official backing from the athletic department the way other club sports did. All we could do was try to reserve space in one of the rec rooms ahead of time.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by KempoFist
                        But we are encouraging violence! Think of the children!



                        On a related note, I always hear about how television and video games teach children to be violent. I know a family with 3 kids, and they don't even have a TV in their house, let alone video games or cable, and those are the most violent kids I know. Without a source of mindless entertainment, they resort to what's natural.....striking others.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Jkdbuck76
                          And that is the best way for young stupid boys (I was one once) to get over
                          their problems with each other. I mean, a lot of times, boys that hate each other fight then become friends....well, this time nobody has to get shot!

                          I'd rather see young boys glove up and settle their disputes, learn a sport, conditioning etc than to shoot each other.

                          last time I checked, no bystanders ever got hit by a stray 16 oz glove.
                          I agree. We need to go back to the old school, one-on-one fisticuffs to resolve disputes. All too often now it's a gang of multiple thugs knocking some kid down, then they all stomp on his head until he's in a coma(assuming they aren't packing heat).

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by new2bjj
                            How many kids do YOU have?
                            Me? I play my child-bearing old school Greek style.....I eat them upon birth.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ggboxer
                              There would be a mountain of insurance-red tape issues to surmount with school districts. The boxing club at my college didn't have any kind of official backing from the athletic department the way other club sports did. All we could do was try to reserve space in one of the rec rooms ahead of time.
                              Sadly this is the truth. People striking each other? It's gotten to the point that harsh stares are taboo, and grade school sports have stopped keeping score as they don't want to hurt any feelings. To be honest I'm surprised they still offer wrestling before 6th grade.
                              Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
                              ...Willing is not enough you must do
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