Right before the Pacquiao - Mayweather fight, boxing has caught people's attention once again. This may be the mega fight of the century performed by the two athletes with the highest level of mastery of the art of boxing. While imagining, debating and anticipating how the fight is going to be, we all have to appreciate the sport of boxing and how this ancient form of combat has come along. In my opinion, every martial artist should learn and experience boxing, no matter what your style is. Here is why:
7. Boxing is a great discipline that can help you in your journey of other styles. Take a look at boxing, there aren't that many techniques and moves compared to Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and Aikido. This means that in boxing, you will be repeating the same exercises everyday for years. You will be skipping ropes, hitting double-ended bags, hitting the mitts, punching the speed bag, shadow boxing every day. You will hate it, it will bore the crap out of you and you will get knocked out over and over again. But if you can get through this, you will be humbled and you will have the discipline to do anything in life, martial arts or not.