How to choose a Boxing Type that corresponds to us?


How to choose a Boxing Type that corresponds to us?

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Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937)

Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system.

In 2016, thanks to the victories of combatants at the Olympic Games, the number of licensees in boxing increased by 17%.

In just 6 years, from 2012 to 2018, the number of practitioners dismissed in France has increased from 43,000 to more than 59,000 ! A push that also includes female boxing, which is constantly increasing.

Formerly stigmatized as a violent sport for men, boxing has become a complete combat sport, acting on body and mind.

But what type of boxing to practice ?

Here are our tips before starting your boxing training.

Questions to ask before getting into boxing

Before joining a boxing gym, the first of the legitimate questions to ask is: what martial art to practice ?

If we think of English boxing when someone says they are ready to join a boxing club, we must immediately specify that there are several other forms of boxes.

There are indeed other combat sports to practice: French boxing savate, Thai boxing and kickboxing.

In addition to these European, American and Asian martial arts, fitness rooms have also adapted boxing techniques to fitness courses by offering courses in:

  • Cardio boxing,
  • Box fitness box,
  • Aerobox,
  • Female boxing, etc.

It is important to do a test session in one of these disciplines before committing to pay a subscription for the year.

Often, clubs and associations allow you to take two or three free test courses to discover this boxing practice.

Then comes the time to choose your boxing equipment, which varies slightly depending on the type of discipline chosen.

This is to understand which will arouse envy and passion for this new physical activity.

Also think about the goals you want to achieve: do you want to tone and sculpt your body, lose weight, gain self-confidence, self-control ?

Rather, do you want to improve your physical condition, do boxing to become professional or do muscle reinforcement in depth ?

English boxing: one of the most widespread

Inspired by ancient pugilation and pancrace, English boxing is the legacy of the clandestine fighting that took place in English cities in the 19th century.

It is a boxing where you can only use your fists, which searches for the power of the strikes, the speed of the assaults and allows you to work the defenses well.

Please note, in the practice of English boxing, blows can only be worn above the belt.

This body-to-body sport formally prohibits hitting under the belt and kicking or kicking your opponent.

You can’t hit the back, back of the head, neck or kidneys of a fighter either.

The objective in English boxing is simple: to knock out (-) his opponent or to be powerful enough for him not to give up.

Doing English boxing provides an excellent footwork, an athletic body and excellent physical condition.

The practitioner must always keep his feet on the ground in order to be ready for the assault and attack, as well as for the defense or the dodge. In addition, boxing involves working on the ground. This will help you maintain your stability in the face of an adverse blow.

This sport develops endurance, mobility, breath, the cardiovascular system and the strike force.

This is the reason why the flagship instrument of English boxing heating is the jump rope, because its practice further improves the above performance.

French boxing savate

It is also one of the most popular combat sports.

Inspired by English boxing and fencing, French boxing developed in France at the beginning of the 20th century.

It is a foot-to-pocket boxing whose blows are very technical.

This martial art develops flexibility, tactics, precision, endurance and agility.

The savate is practiced in assault and combat: in the first case, the blows are not struck and we speak of keys. The practitioner (the shooter) is sanctioned, not on the power of the strikes, but on his tactical and technical qualities.

The assault therefore searches for style and penalizes power. The shooter with the most points wins the match.

In combat, the arbitrator judges both the technical and the power aspects.

French boxing savate is a sport to be favored for those who seek to refine their figure. This sport involves permanent hopping on tiptoe and therefore strengthens the calves, leg muscles, abs-fessiers and thighs.

French boxing makes it possible to sculpt his body in depth and to burn many calories while venting.

Boxing in general also confers athletic qualities, with the winning triptych: endurance, speed and resistance.

Thai boxing, or Muay-Thai

Renowned very violent, Thai boxing allows nudges in addition to all this: this is why we say that in Muay Thai, all blows are allowed (except in France).

Choose this form of boxing if you like percussion sports: but expect to wipe your clothes off after training !

Elected national sport in Thailand this practice is making more and more followers in the West today because of its complexity and completeness.

Using 8 contact points (pists, elbows, knees and feet), Thai boxing allows not only violent, brutal blows, but also scans and projections.

Thai boxing techniques mobilize attack and defense: like in English boxing or savate, keeping with fists on your chin is therefore fundamental.

You dreamed of practicing a combat sport that sculpts an athletic body, while learning to defuse any attack ? So Muay-Thai is a box made for you !

This has countless benefits:

  • Burn calories,
  • Discover self-defense,
  • Develop a powerful mental force,
  • To have self-confidence,
  • Secret a significant volume of endorphin,
  • Strengthen the physical capacities of the body,
  • Create social bond,
  • Improve cardiovascular capacities.

In addition, doing Thai boxing also allows you to have fun !

The flagship sequence of Thai boxing and kick boxing: burpees, squat, pumps and sheathing exercises to have buttock concrete abs !

Ideal for developing muscle mass and agility in the face of ever more stubborn opponents !

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Kick-boxing, American boxing

Born in the 1960s, kick boxing is a punched boxing that also allows for knee picks.

The strikes are made with the shins and the foot, the kick being able to go up to the level of the head of the opponent.

It is often said that it is a learned mix between English boxing and French savate

It is a complete boxing which develops the flexibility, the muscles, the agility, the dodging and the aesthetics of the strikes.

You will mainly find two forms of attack according to the frequented boxing club: American foot-poing boxing or Japanese kickboxing, which adds knees and elbows.

The goal, professionally, is to put your opponent unable to fight (KO, or).

In amateur boxing, you will therefore imitate the search for knockout by working on the most widespread blows:

  • Fists: hook, direct, uppercut, jab, cross,
  • Kicks: kick front, middle kick, high kick, circular kick, reverse kick, back kick, jumping side-kick, hammer kick.

Kickboxing workouts will allow you to forge an athletic body, display excellent physical abilities and practice a mix between English boxing, karate and French boxing savate.

The other forms of boxes to try

Since their appearance in the 19th century, the different practices of boxing have constantly changed and evolved to give birth to new modern techniques.

From K-1 to Sanda boxing you are presented just after other more unusual forms of boxing.

The aerobox, a practice without physical contact

You were afraid of boxing exercises with close combat ? More and more fashionable in fitness rooms, the aerobox combines a singular mixture of boxing and aerobics.

Invented by Billy Blanks, an American actor and follower of martial arts, the aerobox is also called cardio kickboxing or cardio-box.

It’s about doing the classic foot-to-pocket boxing sequences of combat sports in a vacuum. These contactless boxing lessons are organized in collective sessions and in music, without any risk of being hit by a practitioner.

The advantage is that you stay in constant motion for an hour of training, with an alternation of slow and fast rhythms.

This variant offers many benefits:

  • Burn a lot of fat and calories
  • Improve cardio and breathing,
  • Tonify the organism,
  • Do muscle reinforcement in depth,
  • Work on flexibility, coordination and speed,
  • Let off steam and relieve stress.

It is estimated that on average, a cardio-box (or aerobox) practitioner can burn up to 600 calories per hour !

The significant advantage n ° 1 is that this type of boxing can easily be practiced with your home coach and does not require any particular material !

K-1 or Japanese kick boxing

A variant of American boxing, K-1 is a form of Japanese kickboxing that takes over the movements and blows of Asian martial arts.

K refers to martial arts, which are karate, kung fu, taekwondo and kick-boxing.

This Japanese boxing was allegedly invented after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

K-1 was then practiced with the feet and fists, knees and elbows and also admitted splashes of judo.

As it developed, the K-1 underwent some changes, notably the tournaments admitted to combatants according to their weight category, as in English boxing.

Thus, the K-1 World Grand Prix is intended for heavy goods vehicles while the K-1 World Max is organized for medium weights.

Nowadays, the K-1 uses kicks, punches, direct knee puffs, but the use of the elbow has disappeared from practice.

Another difference is that hand-to-hand combat is limited to 3 seconds, which offers very powerful fights, comparable to Burmese boxing and Muay-Thai.

Sanda boxing

Sanda is a Chinese combat sport that is practiced either in combat between two adversaries, or in self-defense. Created by the Chinese Communist Party in the early 1920s, Sanshou initially aimed at physical preparation of the military for close combat.

The sanda, or Sanshou, integrates four forms of attack, parade and blockage:

  • You: kicks, sweeps, knees,
  • Da: punches,
  • Shuai: projections, struggle, falls,
  • Na: seizures, keys, submission.

Sanda boxing emphasizes foot-in-off techniques and ground projections. This requires fighters to develop more sophisticated strategies than in classical boxing.

A Sanda boxing practitioner can thus improve his physical condition, his endurance, speed, strike power and precision.

Burmese boxing for experienced boxers

Burmese boxing, sometimes called, is very aggressive boxing. Although equivalent to Thai boxing, this boxing from Burma uses all authorized members in Muay-Thai (foot and fists, elbows and knees), but also headaches and projections.

Considered the most brutal martial art in the world, Burmese boxing is only for attack and is done with bare hands. The 9 “weapons” (foots, fists, elbows, knees and heads) of Burmese boxing are used to hurt and weaken the opponent.

These aspects therefore make it even more violent than Thai boxing.

The fight consists of 5 rounds of 3 minutes, interspersed with a break of 2 minutes. Traditional Burmese boxing prohibits the use of boxing gloves: fighters fight with their bare hands !

In particular boxing lessons or in sports halls, and especially if you are a beginner, boxing gloves obviously remain mandatory !

What boxing to practice to learn to defend oneself ?

You want to learn to defend yourself on the street ?

Many women are attracted to combat sports – taekwondo, krav maga, free fight, jiu jitsu Brazilian and boxing -, in particular to be able to defend themselves in the event of aggression in the big French cities.

In any case, this is the cliché that we have: as if a boxing school taught its members “the art of fighting”.

Nevertheless, it is true that combat techniques will allow you to gain self-confidence and perhaps to extricate yourself from possible difficult situations.

What a type of boxing to defend yourself ?

We could all answer !

Boxing confers a high intensity physical preparation which develops endurance, cardio, muscles, determination and rigor of the mind (among others many virtues and values).

Each session helps to sharpen reflexes, tactics (to strike where the opponent released his guard), refine the body.

Boxing allows you to learn to fight at first glance thanks to the power of strikes.

But it is above all the combat technique learned (custody, tactics, blows, footwork and chaining velocity) that will make it possible to defend oneself.

Because if there is a predominant value that reigns supreme over all the others, in an English boxing club or a savate club, it is respect.

To defend yourself during a street brawl, you don’t have to be a world champion or French boxing champion to put your boxing qualities to his profit.

Attention: boxers with bare hands – which can cause injuries – and we will not have the usual protections for a boxing course: mouth protectors, shin guards, boxing gloves, chest protectors and / or shell.

To defend yourself, we can also mention the other martial arts, which are not boxing: Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts (MMA), krav maga.

These are sports based on numerous combat keys and strangulation techniques or positions destabilizing the opponent.

Whether you are a man or a woman, Thai boxing, kick boxing or English boxing will perhaps be the most complete to learn to defend yourself.

Here are several tips to fight well thanks to boxing :

  • Being able to box in tight spaces,
  • Be partitioned in the amplitude of its blows,
  • Be well anchored on its supports,
  • Be fluid and flexible at the bust to dodge the blows of the opponent,
  • Blow at each blow,
  • Keep your guard,
  • Look the attacker straight in the eye.

You could only be better advised to buy a punching bag to train at home, to jump rope and series of muscu: pumps, abs, burpees.

Boxing lyon lessons are an opportunity to discover more about boxing.

The best types of boxing to let off steam !

Another motivation for boxers and competitors, beginners or confirmed in amateur boxing: to let off steam.

On punching bags or on PAO shields, training to uncheck the most powerful punch or kick is a more effective deflower than many sports.

The courses, supervised by coaches and coaches, make it possible to free the body and the spirit from the tensions of everyday life.

It can be stress relieving, emotional management, overwork, etc. Many factors tarnish daily well-being.

Boxing clubs, in addition to staying in shape, help a lot to clear your mind.

An hour and a half boxing session is a privileged moment when one thinks of nothing but oneself, the improvement of his defenses and the blows: making a good hook, beautiful rights, bringing well shoulder to make an uppercut…

At the same time, you have to think about the placement of the feet, their pivot while you hit, the cladding, etc…

This requires attention, a moment when we focus on the present moment.

In this time, there is no room to think about negative ideas !

So what boxing to let off steam ?

To achieve this, there is no better type of boxing to favor more than another.

If you are looking for a rather aesthetic boxing, aim instead for French boxing savate.

To acquire striking power at Mohammed Ali, English boxing must be favored.

For a percussion sport and forging an athletic body, aim for kick boxing and Thai boxing.

If it’s about refining your body while removing stress, cardio boxing, or a simple punching bag at home can also do the trick.

It all depends on your tastes and your attractions !

The best types of boxes to lose weight !

How to lose weight safely ?

Going to let off steam and burn calories at the boxing club !

And it’s even better if you can go there several times a week, every Thursday and Mondays for example.

Muscle mass gain follows, but weight loss is likely to occur jointly.

And yes, fat, cellulite, adipose cells are also water retention, the mass of which is heavier than muscle tissue.

This is the magic effect of boxing: you can lose weight while acquiring a flat belly, a sculpted and toned body.

Boxing will allow you to regain an ideal weight, and a body mass index (BMI) called “normal”.

Again, comes the question of the choice of boxing to practice.

What kind of boxing to lose weight ?

Doing boxing, whatever it is, will make you sweat, firm the body and build muscle in depth. It is a sport that allows complete body modeling.

However, scientific studies prove that one hour per week is insufficient.

A 90-minute session would burn, on average, about 1,230 calories, would cause weight loss of 0.55 kg per month for one session per week.

In addition, weight loss follows an arithmetic, or linear progression: the more you go to the gym, the more you lose weight and you can go up to a fat loss of 2.18 kg per month for 4 weekly workouts !

There is of course a stabilization of the weight, a threshold where one stops losing weight (the negative weight does not exist): it is the weight of shape !

In addition, boxing allows for a higher calorie expense than surfing or cycling !

To really lose weight quickly thanks to boxing, we therefore recommend at least two sessions per week: enough to lose 1 kg of adipose mass per month !

Now that you know more about the different types of boxes, all you have to do is put on the gloves and climb into the ring !

Be careful, we ring the beginning of the round !

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“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

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“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]

“Sport will seek fear to dominate it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty in overcoming it.”Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Renowned to be one of the most complete sports, boxing confers athletic physical qualities, solicits all the muscles of the body, develops agility, endurance, breath but also the cardiovascular system. […]


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