I started bawxsing a couple of weeks ago and im bloody loving it! My gyms mainly for thai bawxsing, it’s a little family run place and the owners are ex british champs or something else but they also do normal bawxsing, there’s a class on twice a week but im not allowed to do it till I’v learnt all the basics so I’ve bought some one on one lessons with the owner, Eddie. He’s a scary man. Had the first three lessons so far, one a week. Can’t believe how much there is to remember! Started doing some pad work with him last lesson and he’ll shout out what to do or just hold the pads in certain positions on him self and expect you to do whatever combo he’s shouting or respond to where the pads are without saying what to do and then he’ll shout reverse it and to do the complete opposite in the space of a second confuses the shit out of me. When its a combo that involves him moving the pad in your direction it means getting hit square in the face which I’ve learnt is less than ideal and in fact would be more awesome the less that happens you've got to be thinking all the time, its a proper thinking mans sport like chess or buckaroo.
Before I started I couldn’t skip as I move like a robot and have no natural rhythm but I bought a skipping rope (it has pink handles) and have been practicing in the flat and it seems easy now ftw!1
I consider my self to be a fit-ish person, ive done some outdoor races and do free weights regularly breaking it down into groups (chest and triceps one day, back and biceps another etc) …which is just short bursts of energy with rests in between but I got caught right the fuck out on my very first lesson, there’s a 10 minute cardio routine before each lesson involving tuckjumps, pushups, jumping jacks etc… which gets repeated for a set of three and by the end of the 10minute warm up I was on the floor in a puddle of sweat gasping for air – but he said don’t worry it catches everyone out
Got one more lesson moving around with the pads then the last lessons sparring which will be win!1 at the moment im doing about 20mins bag work after each weights session just to practice what’s been taught as its just a hobby, no fucking way would I ever make a proper go of it …though after 8 hours a day of bullshit computers and other peoples problems it feels orgasmic to hit something and the possibility of hitting people in the face is giving me a semi as I type this.
so to summarize, bawxsing >*