|Does boxing teach self-discipline and self-respect?|
A positive boxing story caught our eye this week, when we heard a local organisation in North Yorkshire were running boxing classes with the intention of taking youths off the streets and into the gym.
With the intentions to teach, through boxing, self-discipline, self-respect and giving them a focus in which to channel their energies.
But this is not an exercise that suits everybody and the plans to offer the classes to youngsters in Northallerton, have been criticised by The British Medical Association, who have long called for a ban on boxing.
They have been organised with the support of ActDivertz which is a multi-agency organisation that offers a range of activities to young people in the Northallerton area.
It will focus the kids and help them get interested in a sport that gets them off the streets, a sport that can give them some discipline and self-respect,” – Adrian Cole boxing coach
To try and establish a sport which is primarily about hitting and hitting to the head is quite serious.” – Dr Richard Vautry, a spokesman for the BMA