Is boxing a form of martial arts for kids?

Yes, and in my experience anyone who argues otherwise falls into one of two categories: 
Semantic snob, or someone with a 1980's perception of martial arts. 

Semantic snobs will say, "boxing is a combat sport aka martial sport, not a martial art! It's for sport, and it's hindered by rules!"

boxing a good workout
Boxing is a reasonably good full-body workout.
It covers all body areas and provides a useful balance between cardio and resistance training. However, it's not specialized enough to serve somebody with cardio or resistance as the only workout goal.

boxing is effective for weight loss
Running several days per week, either outdoors or on a treadmill, is a simple, effective way to lose weight. The knock on this form of exercise, however, is its repetitive nature. If you're eager to lose weight but want to adopt a workout with a variety of elements, boxing might be for you.


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