Boxing in the world of
Fist fight was arguably the first mode of inter-humane issue resolution. Boxing, as a combat and sport discipline, saw strong development in Accent Greece and Hellenic states.
The modern times, as a sport discipline, it's taking start from “Tottenham Court Road” school that
opened in 1719 on Oxford Road in London, UK.
From its start boxing was described “noble science of defense”. And at its roots it surely was (with reservations to its
Boxing changed dramatically over last tree hundreds years from bare knuckle no-hold-bared combat to highly restricted sporting event.
In this 300 years
from static exchange of fist blows and kicks helped by grabbing and take-downs to “scientific boxing” of
that introduced the foot work, to “failing steps” of
, to “butterfly” foot-work of
On this way introduction of
Marquess of Queensberry rules
in 1867, that bared grapping and mandated padded gloves, changed both, attack and defense techniques.
Despite of limited and sport oriented nature of the modern boxing, it’s developing crucial combat skills that, correctly incorporated, benefit any martial artist regardless of his chosen style.