Training a leftie and a right handed lady at boxing today.

I have had the honor to teach basic boxing to around 18 ladies over the past year or so.  This is the first time I have had someone left handed.

I wrapped her hands and wrists with my spare wraps, and had an extra pair of gloves for her.  We went into the boxing room first, and I was able to get her warmed up, and then start to show her the stance, and the basic jab, jab, punch.  I am glad that I did before the next lady arrived.  I am 70, and she is older than me, and found it difficult to follow instructions.  I have the most patience I know, and had to spend a long time with her.

My lady from my last class remembered well, and between showing the new lady, I was able to teach her 2 more moves.  She really impresses me, and is very determined.  My lady I have been working with for 4 months didn’t manage to come.

The gym I go to would pay me if I worked with 5 at a time, but there is no way that seniors can do this in a group setting.  They need individual attention, and that is why I volunteer my time.  I love that I can give back to the community.

We took selfie photos, but unfortunately I can’t compress them, to allow me to put photos in my blog posts, so it’s an old boxing one.

Do you volunteer your time, and if so what do you do?

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21 comments

  1. I used to teach Tai Chi to seniors as a volunteer and I agree with you about numbers. The classes they gave me were often too big and some people would just get left out. I bet your students really enjoy your boxing classes.

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  2. Boxing is quite a workout. I did that years ago when learning what was called, “full contact” back in the day. I’m not retired yet but I do managed to gather some of my old students for a few classes every year. We don’t do heavy contact but focus on technique and staying in shape in case we have to do our 2 minutes of self-defense someday. I enjoy your martial arts topics… not so much the delicious looking carbs 🙂

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