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?