Boxing: A Game of Life was founded in 2015, and is built upon a rich history of teaching boxing to underprivileged communities throughout the world. Why boxing you might ask?
Because boxing has the power to transform a person.
Because when you start boxing your improved physical fitness is just the start. Boxing is really about your mental fitness. Because boxing makes you calmer. Boxing teaches you control. Boxing heals your head. Boxing engenders respect - for others and for yourself.
In other words, boxing improves both physical and mental well-being for people of all ages, races, social classes or weight. Always. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, once you start your boxing class, everybody is equal and everybody transforms; Fat kids lose weight. Bullies learn humility. Girls are empowered. The weak become stronger. The timid find courage. The wild kids learn control. The unhealthy get fit.
But transformation doesn’t only take place on an individual level, through the classes we aspire to bring together entire communities. Through the classes we educate children about tolerance and respect. Through the classes children will develop skills like cooperation and leadership and build their confidence.
Our name comes from the way boxing mirrors the game of life. The similarities between boxing and life itself have led to many metaphors we use in our daily lives. We speak in such terms often without necessarily contemplating their origin. Having someone “in your corner” is a comforting metaphor while being “down and out” typically refers to going through a pretty tough patch. When we have had enough we “throw in the towel” and when the rules don’t apply to us anymore “the gloves come off.” In other words, we believe that when life “knocks you down” boxing training will give you the strength to get back up again.
During our boxing lessons we often received requests for specialized self-defense classes for women and children, therefor we decided to add these to our repertoire. Today, when people think about self-defense classes, they tend to think about how to defend yourself in a dark alleyway at 3 am. However, at Boxing: A Game Of Life believe that self-defense is much more than that. We believe that being able to protect yourself in all situations is a confidence booster as much as it is a reassurance.
Self-defense is about recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations, subsequently it is about knowing how to safely navigate through these situations once you’re in there. To best prepare women and children on how to handle a potential dangerous situation we believe in the power of knowledge and practice. Therefore, the classes we teach are filled with simple but effective techniques.