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Getting punched in the face for fun

Romain Pouclet
March 16, 2022
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Getting punched in the face for fun

Why everyone who can should try boxing.

Romain Pouclet

March 16, 2022
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  1. Getting punched in the face for
    fun
    (and why everyone should try boxing)

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  2. Context
    • We’d just moved to Vancouver (early
    May 2018)


    • Ran my
    f
    irst half marathon in June


    • Wanted to try something new

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  3. Why boxing?
    • Going to the gym is boring (to me)


    • Wanted to meet new people


    • Low-pressure challenge
    (That’s not me)

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  4. I looked at gyms around our place…
    🥊
    👨💻

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  5. Beyond Boxing
    • Tiny club (in an old
    f
    lorist
    shop)


    • Beginner friendly


    • A bunch of di
    ff
    erent trainers
    with their own style


    • Most of them are friends now

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  6. What boxing is
    (And what boxing isn’t)
    •not (just) 2 people punching each other until one gives up


    •It’s a very technical sport


    •Super intense (and fun!) workout


    •Good opportunity to reach your goals (get in better shape, have
    more energy, loose weight or just have fun…)

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  7. Boxing is not just
    sparring
    •Most people actually don’t
    f
    ight


    •No pressure from the club (if
    there is: run!)


    •I only started sparring after 6
    months and I’ve mostly
    stopped

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  8. Injuries
    •One cracked rib


    •One nosebleed


    •One bruised ego when
    getting my ass kicked by
    someone younger

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  9. Body Transformation

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  10. Opportunity to
    f
    ist bump the owner of a boxing gym

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  11. Rope Skipping

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  12. Chances of survival in a mugging

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  13. Since then
    I converted my girlfriend to join
    every now and then...

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  14. Since then
    ... my little sister (visiting from
    France)

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  15. Since then
    ... and my brother in law (also
    visiting from France)

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  16. Great Instagram
    material

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  17. Great Instagram
    material (2)

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  18. (Mostly) Great
    Instagram material

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  19. (Mostly) Great
    Instagram material

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  20. (Mostly) Great
    Instagram material

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