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SU offers new PE subject: boxing

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Silliman University is now offering a new couse in Physical Education: boxing, with instructor, the world-famous coach Joe Clough. {{more}}

Clough is teaching the fundamentals to non-P.E. majors, including the stance, jabbing, slipping, throwing crosses, uppercuts, hooks, feet movement, and the ability to spar with one another.

“All students will have a first-hand appreciation of how discipline and dedication are required to be successful in this very demanding sport,” he said. “They are learning self-defense and becoming more confident with a higher level of self-esteem as they acquire the skills. The young collegians are learning to lead a healthier lifestyle in the process.”

Coach Clough, named USA boxing coach in 1972, 1976, 1977, was hired by Muhammad Ali for his gym at Sta. Monica, California.

Clough also trained the boxers of the Philippine National Team in 1986 at his gym in Florida.

He was also responsible for training Olympic gold medal winners Sugar Ray Seales in Munich (1972), and Leo Randolf at Montreal (1976); and has produced many other national and world amateur boxing champions like Johnny Bumpus and Rocky Lockridge.

Coach Clough’s Tacoma Boys Club in Washington has been recognized as one of the finest clubs to produce outstanding, champion quality boxers.

Before coming to Negros Oriental, Coach Clough was based in Thailand where he was teaching P.E. to youngsters for nearly 10 years.

He is also currently involved in creating the Negros Boxing Academy, which will begin teaching the skills to youngsters.
Joining Coach Clough at Silliman are Fred and Hedi Block of the National Federation of Officials & Clinicians of the USA, who are also teaching part of P.E. 21 Introduction to World Boxing.
Hedi Block teaches technical and competition rules of the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur, which governs all Olympic-style boxing worldwide.

Fred Block teaches the history of boxing, from its ancient first documented existence 10,000 years ago.

Their aim is to engage the academic and social side of the students who will be taught to pass the AIBA Certification Examination, and one day be involved to foster the growth and health of amateur boxing in their communities after college either as referees, judges, time keepers, jurists, administrators, or inspectors.(Hedi Kerns Block)


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