Girlboxing

Blog URL:http://girlboxing.wordpress.com/
Blog Tags:Boxing, Girl boxing, Musings, Writing, Boxing Training, Brooklyn, Inspirational, Grief
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Brooklyn

Unique girlboxer experiences in the ring and out.



Latest Blog Posts



Boxing as lifeline

on Feb 26, 2017

Gleason’s Gym has been a real lifeline for me of late. The surety of going through my paces so to speak, the shadow boxing, pad work, heavy bag, double-ended bag, speed bag, abdominals, stretching and combinations thereof are a balm. Even the early...

Remember Martin Luther King Jr. – January 16, 2017 “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man...

Stamina

on Jan 10, 2017

stamina I’ve been hitting Gleason’s Gym three days a week since the beginning of September.  The usual schedule has been to get to the gym before seven—two mornings a week, putting in around 16 rounds plus 100 sit-ups before the rush to get to...

Women’s Boxing Circa 2017 While women’s boxing has been around since “modern” boxing began in the 1720s, its place in American sports consciousness began with a trickle in the 1950s and grew to a steady flow by the late 1990s before petering...

77 Front Street

on Nov 26, 2016

77 Front Street I first entered Gleason’s Gym at 77 Front Street in January 1997. It was a late morning, during the week, and I’d been working up the courage to cross the divide into a “real” boxing gym for some time. Entering the second floo...

The thing about “groping” I’ve had men grope me or attempt to grope from the age of nine on—all sorts of men, from strangers, to trusted male adults (camp director, camp counselor, and a few high school teachers), to my stepfather, to my boss...

Thinking about The Greatest …            When I was a girl growing up in the 1960’s I recall having peripheral knowledge of boxing—and certainly of the man who took the boxing world by storm when he became the Heavyweight Champion of...