KNSFHP 1146 (1 credit)
What you will learn:
- Engage in boxing while observing safety guidelines
- Perform offensive and defensive techniques
- Demonstrate appropriate sparring technique
- Demonstrate basic footwork and boxing stances
- Explain boxing skills and concepts
- Work cooperatively with classmates and sparring partners
What to expect:
This course includes forms of movement that may contain physical body to body contact in various ways, such as hitting, punching, jabbing, etc. However, this is an introductory course with the emphasis placed on executing proper skills and movements and not the contact itself. Excessive force, violence, or aggression are not required or expected and will not be tolerated. There will be controlled sparring, but NO HARD PUNCHING will be permitted at any time and safety will be emphasized.
This is strictly a course for beginners; those with previous experience in boxing should consult with the instructor.
- The official name for boxing is Pugilism.
- Boxing as a sport dates back to ancient Greeks who made it part of the Olympic games as early as 688 BC.
- The first recorded history of boxing with gloves was in 2000 – 1000 BC in Sardinia. This is despite the fact that carvings from Egypt and Iraq show that boxing has existed for at least 4500 – 5000 years.
- In Ancient Greek culture, the god, Apollo, was regarded as the inventor and guardian of the sport of boxing.
- There are two forms of boxing – amateur and professional.
- Amateur boxing is an Olympic sport since its introduction in the 1904 Summer Olympic Games.
- The 2008 Summer Olympics was the final games with boxing as a male only event.