Why I Started Kick Boxing at 29

Vaguely athletic in recent years (a good jog more or less regularly, a little yoga here and there …), I decided to put myself in the world of sweet science.

Why boxing, suddenly like that, at 29? A combat sport is not trivial nor innocent. One rarely chooses by chance to learn to fight or to take the risk of deliberately hurting oneself.

Boxing, to learn how to make moves

As for a large majority of female-type individuals, my daily life is the fight. I have also experienced aggression, frankly mundane when we look a little on the numbers, but I do not wish anybody.

I had reached a stage where I felt like I was going through a lot of things in my life, which fed an already strong anger. I had become this vase that overflows, by dint of huge drops of water. I wanted to hit, make the shots, very concretely.

In short, I wanted to get out of the passivity in which I thought I would find myself.

I did some research, kick boxing immediately got me on paper. Unlike the English, we use our feet as well as our fists, with the cardinal value of respect for the opponent. Not insignificant advantage: it is easily practiced in an associative club next to my home.

Quick interlude to clarify that the associative aspect was also decisive: the atmosphere is often warm, without too much competition. Benevolent, then.

Neither one nor two, I note the practical information, I embark my favorite sports outfit, my sneakers, a small bottle of water (but what a mistake …) and I’m gone for my first class.

I had so much pain, but I liked it so much!

A year later … I’m addicted to kick boxing

Kick boxing is a demanding sport, but also very complete. Let me give you a list of its benefits and a thousand virtues:


What a mistake to provide only a small bottle of water, because it is a good liter and a half that it takes to compensate for the sweat evacuated during the two hours of training. I noticed very quickly the effects on my cardio, my ability to effort and my breath. Not to mention the amazing giant endorphin dump at each session!


We do push-ups, and abs, and bending, and burpees, and the chair. And it must be for cash and return. To sell you a little more dream, I got to know the concept of “cladding recovery”. So, no, no one ever gets anything out of a cladding position. You just feel like dying a little bit more. But you discover unexpected muscles, kind, biceps and trapezes! I’m still waiting for the six-packs, however …

 Flexibility and balance

To send your foot in the face of the opponent is not natural for everyone at first ..

The blows are very codified. To put a blow a forbidden … well, it’s forbidden. It is therefore necessary to control his actions with a certain precision.

Self Defense

Last but not least: we feel hyper confident. Knowing that one is able to destroy types (okay, not everyone, but still!), To collect blows, to parry them and to avoid them, it boosts the confidence in oneself!

Of course, you do not become Rocky Balboa (do you?) In two days. You have to learn to challenge yourself to progress and some people may find the time a little long.

Among the unintended consequences, the half-frightened half-scared air of people when they learn that I’m doing boxing ranks at the top of the podium. Is it really useful to specify here that this reaction comes mostly from male individuals? On the other hand, people who find it cool and badass are almost always women.

Did I mention that there are lots of girls practicing this discipline? The chances of facing a big golgoth-type nag are therefore limited. Anyway, you’ll end up popping it one day.

Lace up the glove and hit the bag today!