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Student Learns How to Box After Getting Bullied in High School

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After getting bullied in school, Tim decided to join The Arena Boxing Program to learn to defend himself. Hear what he has to say about his experience at the gym training under Coach Joe Vargas.


Tim D.:

My name is Tim. I’ve been training here for about six months. Started training here cause I just wanted to defend myself. That’s just inspired by where I grew up in high school just getting bullied. It’s kind of been tough for me so I just came here. I signed up and been training here ever since. First impressions, I came in, it was really packed. There was a lot of people just training and working hard, getting a sweat in. Then saw some dude just hitting the bag really hard. I was like, “Whoa, it’s for real here.” Joe is a great coach. He’s one of the top coaches here in San Diego. He teaches you the fundamentals. I eased right in. They start you with fundamentals, and then they ease you into different combinations. On Friday, you come here to spar. You get to apply all those fundamentals and he’s there to coach you through it. I met a ton of people here, a bunch of friends. Everyone’s really inviting and friendly. They give you advice, too, when you’re training. They take it easy on you so it can progress you slowly until you get real good.

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