Female wheelchair boxing isn’t a common thing...yet. Because I couldn’t find any examples on the internet I ended up making my own wheelchair boxing video after S. from my class/club agreed to be filmed. She is the best boxer in the class, has been boxing over a year and has really good form. She is also very fast. I have reach on her but she has movement and speed. This bout, because I couldn’t get power into my cross (with no power coming from the legs), I decided to use both hands as jab hands, though since I am left handed I use the right hand to jab more. We are not putting weight into the punches but since we both are moving we get some stinging, some bruising and I chewed funny for a day after getting hit hard on the jaw (I drop my jaw when I fight – bad habit). Both of us are smiling as we try to figure out strategy or in my case just think “Get her, get her, get her!”
Since trying to adapt boxing for a wheelchair is a work in progress, any tips are always appreciated. However you feel about boxing, I think this three minute bout is not exactly the “beat them till they drop” style of boxing. It should be obvious that we are both enjoying ourselves. It is only later that you go, “Gee, my nose really hurts.” And then check along your teeth for blood. This was filmed Monday and edited this week. Music is Teenager from My Chemical Romance.
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