“Jab. Cross. Hook. Uppercut. Bob. Weave. Block. These are the basic moves of boxing. Beyond body conditioning benefits like toned arms and tight core muscles, boxing is a therapeutic and empowering practice. Somewhere between the sound of a punch making contact and the rhythm of dancing on the balls of your feet, instincts and reflexes kick into gear. For women, boxing is also a confidence booster. Just the feeling of being able to hold your own in a fight against an attacker can alleviate depression and release pent up stress, leading to healthier hearts and minds.
For the last two hundred years, female boxers have been bullied, banned and blacklisted from local boxing clubs and international competitions.”