‘Boxing instructor Emmitt Igo believes that the challenges and discipline of his sport teach young people how strong they can truly be—in body and spirit, in the ring and in life—and he’s not giving up.’
This is a nice little video that we in the chess community can relate to. After all, boxing and chess have a LOT more in common than meets the eye. Both develop extraordinary willpower. Discipline. Then there is the purity of competition. The emotional impact. You learn to deal with your pain, as in the cost and price of being a winner sometimes and at other times a loser.
Even if you don’t compete at a very high level, you learn LIFE values. That is one more reason why children should be encouraged to learn chess.