The Fine Art of Pugilism

Due to my dad’s insistence that I get some form of physical exercise, I ended up having to take boxing lessons over the Christmas vacation. So, I found myself at Elorde Boxing Gym (the one near Ortigas Home Depot) with my tito, who started taking lessons first, and told my dad about them. I’ve had two boxing lessons so far (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), and I’ll give a short rundown of each time I went to the gym.

First time: Trial session, didn’t have any gloves of my own yet, so I had to use house gloves, which stink like hell because so many people have used them already, got me hands wrapped, did some stretches, learned the stance, some punches and punch combos, was constantly reminded to keep my hands up and close to my face, also learned footwork, then moved to the speedball, which was kinda hard at first, then the punching bag, then the other thing (i don’t know its name, i only know that it’s a leather ball attached to both the ceiling and the floor with elastic ropes), then did some more stretches, which were for the abs, and resulted in me having sore abs for a while. That’s it.

Second time: First real session, brought my own gloves and hand wraps, put wraps on, did stretches again, learned even more punches and combos, learned how to turn, went to the speedball (which was easier than last time), then the punching bag, then the abs stretches, which were even harder than last time, then left. After a while, I was notified that I had forgotten to pay the eleven-lesson fee, and so returned to the gym to pay. That’s all. πŸ˜›

Boxing again tomorrow, and I hope it doesn’t make my body sore, because the first two sessions were easy on me. πŸ˜›

PS: Has anyone here defeated the dual horn in Chapter 6 of Dirge Of Cerberus? If so, please tell me how, since I want Manaheart really badly.


17 Responses to “The Fine Art of Pugilism”

  1. December 14, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    Ooh, so you’re taking up boxing. I’ll really have to stop abusing you, or else I might get uhm, punched. -__-

    Oh well. It’s for your own good too. πŸ˜›

    maaarz signing out.

  2. December 14, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    i thought you already knew, since i said it on the forums. why are you acting like you just found out now? XD

  3. December 14, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    i didn’t know it was lessons. i just thought that you were just doing it only once. seriously.

    maaarz signing out.

  4. December 14, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    side comment: you’re turning my blog into YM. πŸ˜›

  5. 5 Jelo
    December 14, 2006 at 11:21 pm

    I said in the forums that I know who will comment first.

    Tama ako!!! XD

  6. December 15, 2006 at 11:40 am

    joe> oops, sorry. guess that’s the effect of boredom. -__- seriously.

    jelo> whatever. tsk. darn you. -__-

  7. 7 Chris Tiu
    December 15, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Marz, just go to my blog:


    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. December 15, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    nice one, jelo–i mean chris. XD

  9. 9 NYA NYA
    December 15, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    you know what, i was tease marz about commenting first, but unfortunately, as i scrolled down, jelo’d said it already.

    oh well. and joe, BOXING? whooa. @-)

  10. December 15, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    yes, andrea, boxing. πŸ˜›

  11. 12 NYA NYA
    December 15, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    it’s obvious it’s me right? i’m the only one who’d have said NYA NYA anyway. πŸ˜›

  12. December 15, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    it’s not exactly obvious it’s you–it’s just that i told you to comment, so i could guess who it was. XD

  13. December 16, 2006 at 10:52 pm

    lol, not again, i’m the target of jokes. darn.


    anyway, how’s boxing? XD

    maaarz signing out.

  14. December 19, 2006 at 11:57 am

    oooh oooh I defeated Dual Horn XD

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