b4rodrig wrote:So yeah, I've actually got some information on two of these gyms, and some casual walk-in experience with a third one.
I agree completely with headhoncho. When I used to box in california at dreamland boxing gym we always had controlled sparring and my head coach was this 50 year old ex marine who was USA boxing certified with a wide array of lightweights and heavyweight boxers who have all fought in golden glove amateur tournaments as well as young pros. It was the best boxing experience I've ever had because first of all we always had Sarge there or real experienced trainers who were always there to keep the bout focused on real training instead of beating on less experienced fighters. I learned all my fundamentals there with all the right people and all the right training methods.
That is not boxing what you experienced. Those are a bunch of thugs that like to beat on newer people to feel good about themselves.
I'm saddened to hear that this is what Taiwanese boxing is all about.
I'm going to start a boxing gym there myself and I'm willing to hook up with like minded individuals who love the sport and teach real boxing that will improve the quality and professionalism of fighters in Taiwan. Now I understand why Taiwan is not in the olympics or respected on the international level for their boxing.
If anyone shares the same feelings that I do about the future of Taiwanese boxing please contact me because I want to change this. Anyone who is a boxer, weight trainer, nutritionist, Emt specialist, cut-man, referee, manager, promoter, or has any interest in changing the route of Taiwanese boxing please contact me.
Yo b4rodig, I'm sorry that you had to go through that bullshit man. That's fucked up. If you're still there when I get back to Taiwan lets meet up and train. Thanks for the good insight on these gyms. super helpful.