Wheelchair boxing

Discussion in 'Disabled Martial Artists' started by slipthejab, May 4, 2008.

  1. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Nice. As you can imagine there's a whole lot of issues one would have to deal with if they were wheelchair bound.... just the physical issues alone would be monumental not to mention the emotional and psychological issues.

    So here's some cool stuff by someone who's just charging ahead:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEXMtJtAOD0&feature=related"]Wheelchair girl goes boxing: practice bouts music video - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRDwCoyirQ0"]Wheelchair boxing girl fight : The bout - YouTube[/ame]

    Heavy bag work
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8poFMjAgLCE"]Beth wheelchair boxing heavy bag I - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYXjwQmi-sE"]female wheelchair boxing; mad minute II - YouTube[/ame]
  2. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    thats great to see!!! shes not half bad! nice stiff jab in the sparring vid rocked that chick a few times!
  3. BentMonk

    BentMonk Valued Member

    Oh yeah!

    Great vids Slip. Do you have any info on where she trains or a way to email her perhaps? I am curious as to how she deals with people getting behind her. I noticed in the clips that she could move the chair quite a bit just by rocking her body. With my students who are in chairs, I have found their greatest vulnerability to be attacks from behind. Any insight she could give me would be awesome.
  4. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Yeah bro I wondered the exact same thing about movement. In one of the clips she reaches down and gloves on adjusts her own position. Obviously in doing that she drops her guard. Also the in/out movement on attacks is compromised so it seems that counter punching is the order of the day.

    I suspect that you could contact her directly via her YouTube ID. I don't actually know her... I just came across her vids on there randomly and thought people here might appreciate it. :)
  5. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    I love watching clips like this. it's so good to see that disabled people are fighting to do what they enjoy and also that clubs are willing to train them. Keep going girl!!
  6. prowla

    prowla Valued Member

    That is quite heartening; someone in a wheelchair playing to their strengths (I mean you have to have strong arms to get about, so there is a lot of power there).

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