Posts tagged "womens boxing"

Olympic Boxing, My First Love

  I know I teach MMA, thai boxing, krav maga and other combat sports but my heart will always be loyal to my first love, boxing.  Boxing is what really drew me to the martial arts to begin with.  I was a die-hard boxing fan because of my Cuban-exile mother. If you don’t know much about Cubans, we love baseball, boxing, salsa and coffee.  Cuba also happens to produce (historically speaking) phenomenal boxers, baseball players, music and coffee...

Women's Boxing in the London Olympics, Wearing Skirts Approved!

Women's Boxing in the London Olympics, Wearing Skirts Approved!
I know it sounds strange, but it is very comfortable to wear a workout skirt (like a longer tennis skirt) when doing boxing, kickboxing and muay thai.   Most women who train very hard in the combat sports put very little thought into their training clothes.  It is a little different than being an avid yoga practitioner or fitness junkie.  Assembling an outfit has never really been part of the combat sport culture.  Clothes are practical, comfortable and intended to last through the obvious contact...