Amateur Boxing in Calgary
EVERY THING YOU NEED TO COMPETE OR JUST GET IN SHAPE!
At Legacy Boxing Club we are an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of our community’s youth through the sport of amateur Boxing. We provide a vehicle for the positive release of energy using a regimen of rigorous training and healthy competition, continuously stressing safety and proper nutrition. We promote goal setting, sportsmanship, confidence and respect. If you think you have what it takes or if you are looking to challenge yourself Legacy Boxing is for you. We believe that every kid deserves a fighting chance.
Fighting with the fists for sport and spectacle is probably as old as sport itself. Boxing contests are found throughout antiquity. Greek boxers would wear boxing gloves (not padded) and wrappings on their arms below the elbows, but were otherwise naked when competing. There is evidence to suggest that boxing was prevalent in North Africa during 4,000 B.C. The word “boxing” first came into use in England in the 18th century to distinguish between fighting to settle disputes, and fighting under agreed rules for sport. It is now used to describe a sport in which two contestants (boxers) wearing padded gloves face each other in a “ring” and fight an agreed number of “rounds” under recognized rules. Although men have always been the most numerous participants, there are some references to fights between women during the 18th century, and women’s boxing was organized again at the end of the 20th century.