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Explain to your folks that under the rules of THE GOLDEN GLOVES, your safety is paramount. In other words safety is their 1 concern. Secondly, the benefits you derive from learning the proper method of boxing is un measurable. confidence, discipline, conditioning, character, that will aid you all through your life, not only in boxing. The proper technique is taught for self defense and when and only when their Absolutely sure you are ready to spar, you'll be wearing headgear, big gloves, a protector and you'll be watched for any signs of getting hurt. Now, all this is considering you go to a REPUTABLE gym, YMCA or boxing club. Good luck.
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