It’s tough. It’s often painful. But you’ll walk down the street knowing you have a good right cross.
Need an overview of styles? Look here. For those interested in mixed martial arts, check out some more links here.
Trying to find the right school for you? For those in Chicagoland, I recommend my school (of course). If you’re a woman, you’ll be gratified to know that the clientele is almost 60% female, and they can kick your ass any time of day. Sifu Katalin is one of the primary instructors, and she fucking rocks. The other boxing coaches are male, but all of them are really cool with teaching women, and they don’t treat you like you’re a fucking idiot. Also, if you’re embarrassed about being out of shape, and that’s the only thing keeping you out – don’t worry about it. There are people there who’ve dropped 50-60lbs in the 2-3 years they’ve been there – we know it’s a process, and everybody starts somewhere.
And even those of us who aren’t fashionably thin are really fucking buff.
It’s worth every minute.