Next to be featured for #3rdstreettribe is James. You’ve likely seen him crushing it in class or working the double end bag when he’s in the zone! 🥊

How did you get into boxing and how did you find yourself at 3rd Street?

“I got into boxing after reading a book where the protagonist goes from a wimp to a hero partly through learning to box. I knew Third Street as the "other gym" (sorry Paul) because I had first joined a different SF boxing gym. When the time came to join a new gym, I thought I'd give it shot.”

What's the best part about boxing? Why do you train?

“I love boxing so to me there are a lot of good parts about boxing. Obviously the exercise and physical benefits. I also like the fact that a lot of truisms in boxing are applicable to real life. I train because if I don't, I'll die (not literally. You know what I mean).”

Any words of advice or encouragement for newbies?

“For newbies: learn to relax.”