Boxing (Cas Reflection 3)

LO4: What impact did my commitment or lack thereof have on the success of this activity?

Despite the circuit breaker’s announcement meaning that I will not be able to practise boxing in the environment that I could before, I still feel the fact that I was able to commit to it for ~3 seasons has had a profound impact on me even outside of the activity itself. For instance, despite the circuit breaker, I find that I am more motivated to stay active and practise exercise, whether that be some at-home workouts or going out for a run. I can attribute a large part of this new motivation to boxing; despite it being, more often than not, something I did not feel that motivated to attend, the fact that I continued to do so meant that I entered a routine that added an active element to my school week, week-in, week-out. Even outside of this routine, with the circuit breaker, I feel the necessity for some form of physical exercise; boxing has put my in a mindset where I should be healthy, and I feel happier and more satisfied as a result.

Boxing/Muay Thai (CAS Reflection 2)

LO4: Show commitment to and perseverance in your CAS experience.

Boxing has proven itself to be an activity I both enjoy and occasionally find problematic. Despite very much liking the activity itself, and enjoying the exercise and skills I learn during it, there are also periods where I find it difficult to maintain my commitment to it; despite only being once a week, it is on a Tuesday, from 3:00 to 4:30, followed by Initiative For Peace, from 4:30 to 6:00. This renders the day quite a long and generally tiresome one; I often find myself wishing I could do something other than Boxing until IFP. That being said, I am happy I have continued to attend training sessions, as not only is it a good for of exercise and physical exertion, but I am also able to learn valuable skills and techniques, as well as have fun with friends also doing the activity. Therefore, I’d say so far my biggest challenge faced by Boxing has not been a physical-based, or technique-based one, but a commitment-based obstacle, in that I often find myself unmotivated to continue training. That being said, I do not regret Boxing thus far throughout the year, and look forwards to continuing to train and improve my skills.

Boxing/Muay Thai: My Expectations for the Year (CAS Reflection 1)

Boxing/Muay Thai was a somewhat obvious pick for me as a sport/Active activity (A in CAS). Having done it for now almost 3 years, I have familiarised myself with the activity, the sport, and the techniques, and I also am receptive to many different training methods and various exercises. This year, I expect to push myself in improving my power and technique; even though general fitness is always a goal I never want to lose sight of, I think that I am sufficiently well-acquainted to the sport to begin to push myself into specialising and improving the smaller things. Thus far, I do not regret in any way my choice to take it as a sport; it is exhilarating, physically demanding, and is also a great way to spend time with friends. It also fits very well into my schedule, with my doing it from 3:00 to 4:30 on Tuesdays, followed by Initiative for Peace from 4:30 to 6:00. Overall, I am very much looking forwards to the year of boxing to come, and am anticipating new techniques and developing new skills.