Cpt Wilbo
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 13 years ago
#1
Hey

I’m a fairly keen on getting involved in some boxing when I go Uni!

Does Warwick have any facilities or societies that do amateur boxing???

Thanks for any answers
0
reply
Cloud_Strife
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#2
Report 13 years ago
#2
I dont think any unis do, because of insurance reasons i think,.
0
reply
loocipher
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 13 years ago
#3
Have a look on WarwickSport. Even if they don't do boxing you might find something similar. Or find lots of people who want to do it and look into starting up a club?

There might also be something in cov or leam? Google's probably your best bet.
0
reply
Linda
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#4
Report 13 years ago
#4
http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/thaiboxing/
0
reply
crosseyed_cat
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#5
Report 13 years ago
#5
ye, i was looking for boxing when i came as well. They only have muay thai (thai boxing) which i tried, and hated. but that could be coz i do taekwondo already and the two are quite different...you might like it who knows, its worth a try.

in case you were wondering...IMO thai boxing is good for big strong people...but useless for most others:p:
0
reply
paddy
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#6
Report 13 years ago
#6
Thai boxing? Is that like regular boxing only with nicer food?
0
reply
Liam The Eagle
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report 13 years ago
#7
I'm gonna give Muay Thai a go when I get there. I'm big and strong so I should be alright
0
reply
crosseyed_cat
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report 13 years ago
#8
(Original post by paddylad)
Thai boxing? Is that like regular boxing only with nicer food?
lol

it's like regular boxing but with some (very slow and rubbish!! ) kicks thrown in. And some head grabbing techniques as well (which is the main bit i was referring to when i said it's only good for big and strong ppl...anybody trying this sort of thing on someone bigger/stronger than them would be annihilated!:p: ).

my advice to ppl would be either find a proper boxing club in coventry or a martial art with decent kicking instead of half-arsed stuff.
0
reply
Cpt Wilbo
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 13 years ago
#9
I may give Thai Boxing a try, but I’m not been very big will get me screwed over!

I’ve looked at Coventry, there are a couple of clubs there just need to work out if its worth the hassle, Birmingham has a lot more.

Thanks for the help!
0
reply
Splinter
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#10
Report 13 years ago
#10
(Original post by crosseyed_cat)
lol

it's like regular boxing but with some (very slow and rubbish!! ) kicks thrown in. And some head grabbing techniques as well (which is the main bit i was referring to when i said it's only good for big and strong ppl...anybody trying this sort of thing on someone bigger/stronger than them would be annihilated!:p: ).

my advice to ppl would be either find a proper boxing club in coventry or a martial art with decent kicking instead of half-arsed stuff.
Sorry to say, but you clearly have no idea about thaiboxing. Thai boxing is not slow, and by no means does size matter like you say it does. Please research something before you comment like that.

And yes, I have done thaiboxing before as well as various other martial arts.
0
reply
crosseyed_cat
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#11
Report 13 years ago
#11
(Original post by Splinter)
Sorry to say, but you clearly have no idea about thaiboxing. Thai boxing is not slow, and by no means does size matter like you say it does. Please research something before you comment like that.

And yes, I have done thaiboxing before as well as various other martial arts.
aha...i knew there would be someone somewhere who hated what i said, i was just waiting for this comment wooo i love martial arts *****fights, nobody ever wins lol

like i've said clearly, all the above is just my opinion anyway. And if by "research" you mean trying the sport (TB) out then i think i've done enough.

(one last small point...i only said i thought the kicking in muay thai was slow not the boxing, and thats in comparison to other martial arts)
0
reply
Splinter
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#12
Report 13 years ago
#12
*sigh* and karate kicking is fast? Only kung-fu can really be described as fast.
0
reply
crosseyed_cat
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 13 years ago
#13
(Original post by Splinter)
*sigh* and karate kicking is fast? Only kung-fu can really be described as fast.
i wouldn't know, i don't do karate.
i do WTF taekwondo which is quite different, and yes the kicking is extremely fast. there is also a wider range of leg techniques, some of which (like the back heel kick) are also very practical for "everyday"(ie.street) use and powerful. Thats what i was using in my comparison to muay thai.
now, i think i'll stop before this thread gets silly
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How many universities have you heard back from?

14.05%
12.41%
12.53%
18.03%
23.07%
19.91%

Watched Threads

View All