Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category
The Pentagon Channel’s full interview with the The Navy Boxing Team’s Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Rhonda McGee from their coverage of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
This is their third year covering Armed Forces Boxing. This year, they’ll run nine hour-long episodes, covering each weight class, female exhibitions and consolation bouts. They’ll also feature profile packages on boxers, scoring and rules and much more. Episodes will begin releasing every Friday, starting March 9.
Pvt. Marquis Moore, of Marlow Heights, Md., and soldier with the 978th Quartermaster Company, recently won the 165-pound division of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 8–10.
Moore defeated Marines Lance Cpl. Felix Magallanez after the referee stopped their contest at 2 minutes, 27 seconds of the second round
“Moore was very impressive,” said U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Olympic coach Basheer Abdullah. “He impressed me the most tonight. He was explosive. He demonstrated good defense. He was slipping and countering right off the defense. He was very exciting to watch. I think he has what it takes to compete at the elite level.”
by MC2 (SW/AW) Elliott Fabrizio
Check out this full interview with the Air Force Boxing Team’s Senior Airman Adam Hassan from coverage of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
This is our third year covering Armed Forces Boxing. This year, we’ll run nine hour-long episodes, covering each weight class, female exhibitions and consolation bouts. We’ll also feature profile packages on boxers, scoring and rules and much more. Episodes will begin releasing every Friday, starting March 9.
by MC2 (SW/AW) Elliott Fabrizio, Pentagon Chanel
Punch that guy as much as you can.
If that’s an order you’d love to carry out, the Army has a place for you: The All-Army Boxing Team.
The Army’s boxing program gives Soldiers, the chance to fight their way through its rankings, and if they win enough, they may even find themselves representing the U.S. in the Olympics.
“I Tell these Soldiers, ‘Write your own story’,” said Staff Sgt. Charles Leverette. “Somebody gave me an opportunity, and now I stand before you as All-Army Boxing Head Coach.”
Army boxing consists of a series of programs with hard-won victories as the admission price to each successive level.
by Steve Elliott
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs
In what Air Force officials called a “grand slam” for the Fitness Center on the Medical Training and Education Center Campus, the Air Force Box-Off tournament Jan. 20 and 21 was a big success.
“The Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines packed the house,” said Ken Hack, the center’s director.
“All branches of the services were at the event and also included family members, active duty service members and Department of Defense civilian employees.”
The following is a great piece about motivation, determination and discipline. There is much to learn from this hard working Marine. Enjoy the read and hopefully this motivates you to push harder!
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Switzer, Defense Media Activity
She runs countless miles before dawn, spends hours in the gym honing body and mind into a single, well-oiled machine. She pours heart and soul with equal amounts of blood, sweat and tears into what has become her normal routine.
That routine built the foundation for former Marine lance corporal Melissa O. Parker to qualify as a competitor in the 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championships. She has been training for this moment for what seems like a lifetime.
It’s Marine Week in St. Louis!
Members of the All-Marine boxing team put on gloves and gave the St. Louis police and firefighters a good fight for charity during Marine Week St. Louis. Check out the video below for some of the highlights. These Marines can really throw down.
Check out this year’s All-Marine boxing team. Looks like a strong team this year.
The Armed Forces Boxing Championship is a 10-week TPC Sports series, shot on location at Naval Base Ventura County, CA. Each week, boxers from 10 different weight classes compete for the gold medal and title of Armed Forces Boxing Champion.
The All-Army Boxing team won the team award in the 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championships held Feb. 18 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. This marks the 20th year in a row the Army has won the event.
Army boxers entered the finals undefeated in the preliminaries, and a Soldier fought in each gold-medal fight.
The Marine Corps broke the Army’s winning streak when Lance Cpl. Abraham Lopez dominated Spc. Guy Jean-Baptiste, shutting him out for the first two rounds and holding him at bay in the third for the 16–5 win. Lopez took gold in the 123 lb. weight class.
A self defense situation that involves multiple attackers is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. It’s bad enough if you’re facing an attacker on the street that’s stronger and bigger than you are, but when you’re facing a group of people, even when they’re smaller than you, a group like this can kill you. If a group of attackers is able to get you to the ground and start pounding you, the last thing you ever see may be their boots. Your main priority in a situation like this is to escape!
Escaping should not be thought of as cowardly. When the odds are not in your favor and there is a slim chance of winning such a street attack, only a fool would stick around to fight and risk being maimed or killed. Nearly every self defense instructor will advise his students to run from a fight whenever possible. While this is great advice, there’s one thing that many people fail to take into account; what if one of the multiple attackers runs faster than you do?