Raul loves the fact that not only is boxing a sport, it's a skill. It takes your body and your brain to conquer! 🧠💪 #3rdstreettribe

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

“I found lifting weights to be boring, and found team sports such as soccer hard to organize. What got me into boxing is that it’s an individual sport and it’s a skill. What brought me to 3rd street is the variety of classes available and you could ease into boxing as a beginner. The previous boxing classes I had done placed you directly into sparring only after a few weeks of technique training.”

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

“As I mentioned before, not only is boxing great because it’s an individual sport, but also because you are learning a skill. I enjoy how so much thought and analysis goes into the sport as well.”

Any words of advice or encouragement for newbies?

"What I would say to newbies/beginners is to really take time to perfect your technique. If you can’t make the classes, practice by yourself and try to perfect your punches. Also, don’t be intimidated to spar. It’s the best way to learn.”