- The beginner's basic guide to boxing training and technique.The Original Art of Self-Defense Boxing is the pursuit of complete physical conditioning, athletic grace and essential self-defense. It‘s slam-bang basic stuff that will, through proper training, get you into the best shape of your life and build rock solid self-confidence. And boxing is hardly all discipline and guts. More than anything else, it‘s a lotta FUN! Over 200 Photos Show You How! Boxer‘s Start-Up is a beginner‘s basic guide to boxing training and technique. Included is information about equipment, safety, working out, offensive and defensive skills and history. The author‘s own journal of his six-month training period is an insightful and colorful review of the learning process that gives the reader an authentic look into the world of boxing instruction. The text is down to earth, conversational and illustrated with over 200 photos of expert amateurs of both sexes demonstrating essential boxing know-how. The book will appeal to anyone interested in self defense, conditioning or knowing more about the sport of boxing.