I'm about to join a boxing club, is it too late to train?

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  1. LangfordBarrow

    LangfordBarrow StickAndMove Platinum Member

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    It's not too late at all age wise, especially if you already have some knowledge, but I'm not sure what impact your illness may have.
     
  2. Woldog

    Woldog Boxer

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    Hey mate. At 21 you have heaps of time to get into the sport. I fought from when I was 12 - 17 and then took a break until I rejoined a gym at 23. By that time I regarded myself as a beginner again because I was so rusty, It took a few months but I returned to the level of skill I had at a younger age. For you being 21 you have a very good chance of getting quite good at boxing. I know people who only took up boxing at 28 and have won national titles as pros by the time they are 31.

    Jump in and give it a go.

    The only danger I can see for you is your seizures, from what I understand Grand Mal seizures can be linked to epilepsy. Would hits to the head trigger them? Or would exhaustion trigger them. I'd consult with your doctor before hand (Doctors generally say don't box anyway) But just tell them your mind is made up and you want to know the dangers with your seizures and head blows.
     
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  3. wilddeuces

    wilddeuces Brown Belt

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    Ha! 21?....

    I started at 31. One of the better choices I made.
     
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  4. DMAN978

    DMAN978 White Belt

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    Yeah I will just talk to my doctor first and see about it, then hopefully I can get an approval.
     
  5. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    go talk to your doctors. They'll know more than we ever will.

    You'll be fine agewise, if thats your concern, but none of us are qualified to give advice on seizures.
     
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    Cross_Trainer White Belt

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    Dunno about how the seizures would affect things; that's a question for a doctor.

    However, Ron Lyle started boxing in his late 20s. He proved good enough to become a top contender, and clubbed a prime Foreman to the canvas. Twice.
     
  8. GreatSaintGuillotine

    GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth. Platinum Member

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    Get in there and train man. I'd say a bit late to go pro but get in the gym and put those hands to good use.
     
  9. Prefect

    Prefect Brown Belt

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    Do BJJ or something that is competitive that doesn't involved getting hit in the head. You just got dealt bad cards. No sense in possibly making your condition much worse. This is all for fun and to stay in shape. Don't start imagining becoming a world champion.
     
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    Bamboozled Green Belt

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    don't do boxing if you plan on fighting, you're not too old but the seizures can happen at the worst times. If you want to just get in shape then go ahead.

    Do something like Jiu Jitsu because it's more controlled by both players in a closer proximity
     
  11. KillerIsBack V2

    KillerIsBack V2 Brown Belt

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    If your dad trained you then you're not starting from scratch.
    People have started older than you and became world champions.
    Idk about competing though, that'll be in the hands of your choach to decide.
    I started training from scratch at 24 and training 2-3 times a day, 6 days a week hoping to improve as fast as I can and maybe get a fight scheduled in the near future.

    even if it doesn't work out, fuck it, it's a hobby u like and good supersize. nothing wrong with drilling and learning new shit.
     

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