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Getting punched in the face for fun

Romain Pouclet
March 16, 2022

Getting punched in the face for fun

Why everyone who can should try boxing.

Romain Pouclet

March 16, 2022


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

    • Ran my f irst half marathon in June • Wanted to try something new
  2. Why boxing? • Going to the gym is boring (to

    me) • Wanted to meet new people • Low-pressure challenge (That’s not me)
  3. 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
  4. 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…)
  5. 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