Before I had my first training session, boxing
just didn’t make any sense. Why would people fight for
no reason? And why did so many other people enjoy watching
After an hour and a half of intense workout, I learned that
boxing was not just about fighting. I left the gym with my
in perspiration and a new-found respect for the sport.
Boxing requires tremendous endurance. It requires physical,
mental, and emotional stamina and discipline. It’s about pushing
your limits and becoming accountable for everything you do, or
Throughout my training, I witnessed incredible benefits. First
of all, I lost more than 20 pounds within four months. I was
more physically fit than ever before, and I felt much more
alert. My mind was sharper, and my energy level was much higher.
I also felt more confident in myself. The more I trained, the
more I realized how much I was gaining.
My coach, Anthony Kim, was perhaps the main reason I was able
to gain so much from boxing. He pushed me further than I ever
thought possible. He is incredibly uplifting, so the workouts
didn’t seem strenuous, but fun and exciting.
Kim is an exceptional consummate pro boxer and athlete whose
awards include the Golden Gloves, the U.S. Olympics Silver
Medal, and The Most Outstanding Boxer Award, among others.
small group classes so that each student can get the attention
he or she needs to correct bad habits and break through out
of limitations. Watching him train one realizes that he truly
human restrictions on many levels.
Kim is that rare fighter/athlete who brings his talents to
coaching. He has a keen eye for assessing his students’ needs
and an uncanny ability to bring the best out of them so effectively
and efficiently, that the students may be unaware of their
Kim trains Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and the lessons
are open to everyone. For more information, call 955-0993.
Amy Gowans is a junior majoring in travel industry management.