The first Slovak parabox sports non-profit organization with the legal establishment of a civic association focusing on education, development and support of paraboxing - boxing for the severely disabled, wheelchair users, seniors, the disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people interested in this wonderful power combat sport.

Who is paraboxing for?

Who and why could or should go for paraboxing? With classic boxing, it would probably be easier for a healthy individual to respond, but the paraboxing industry is an unexplored zone, especially in Slovakia, so I will answer for myself as a handicapped wheelchair user who had an amputated leg in 2020 and trains paraboxing. Ever since I lost my leg, it's as if life has turned upside down. Suddenly everything was ten times more difficult, I didn't want to go anywhere until social isolation came to a gradual lockdown non-lockdown. I became sitting at home. And not a single sick person can allow that. Thus, to offend no one, paraboxing is designed for children and adults from among:

  • severely disabled;
  • wheelchair users;  
  • the disabled (handicaped);
  • any physically, mentally or otherwise disadvantaged people interested in boxing; 
  • seniors, people of retirement age;

of course, provided that the decision to embark on paraboxing training is approved by each applicant's attending physician. Even from minors, we ask to prove ourselves by confirming the consent of a doctor, which they must bring to us, together with the declaration of consent to paraboxing trainings of at least one legal representative (parent). Adults interested in paraboxing trainings are fully responsible for themselves and by starting paraboxing training, they voluntarily agree with the training criteria and acknowledge the risk of physical injuries due to their severity and take full responsibility for any health or psychological harm and give up any claim for the possible possibility of recovery of tangible or intangible compensation or reimbursement of possible medical costs from the paraboxing trainer, training participants as well as from the Slovak Parabox Association and its employees. 

PLEASE point out in advance that in the case of minor paraboxerists, as in some diagnoses as well as in adults, at least one legal representative (parent) or legally known responsible accompanying person (personal assistant, personal assistant, medical assistant) must be present in the gym during the training process. , etc.). These are diagnoses such as autism, Down's syndrome, attention and perception disorders, the visually impaired and those interested in paraboxing, for whom this necessity will be evaluated by the box trainer before arranging trainings, which is why we reserve the right. Please do not consider this requirement discriminatory, we are based on experience with paraboxing abroad and it is about safety of both trained and coaching and ensuring smoothness without a problematic course of training and with regard to all who participate. We also reserve the right to exclude the trainer from the training at any time at our own discretion without explanation and to reject the person interested in paraboxing trainings !!!

What will the exerciser gain from paraboxing training?

  • with regular exercise you will get amazing condition,
  • you will feel an increase in both physical and mental strength,
  • stimulates your cardiovascular system,
  • you will increase the capacity of your lungs, you will restore the lost muscle mass of at least your upper limbs,
  • you will learn the habits of the discipline, you will gain self-reflection, your mind will be cleared and you will relieve excess stress,
  • you get rid of negative energy and recharge with positive,
  • you gain a healthy self-confidence, you learn, to defend against a possible physical attack,
  • and last but not least, boxing has the effect of socializing, by integrating into our boxing community, which, as you will have, I hope, the opportunity to find out, works far beyond the boundaries of boxing, we are "Underground family" ;-)
As we wrote in the section "What do we want to achieve?", We want to promote paraboxing and especially to rid people of prejudices that boxing and paraboxing are about violence. Of course, this Olympics-nominated discipline is not in the peak stages of weak natures and not without "violence", hard blows and sometimes a few drops of blood, but I'm happy to put things right. Paraboxing trainings, as with regular classic boxing, have several levels.

How is the "para" boxer protected during training?
We have a "hobby" here, where it is impossible to talk about violence, it is not for nothing that we call this phase a "contactless" box. These trainings are attended by children from 6 years of age to adults, where they go mainly for movement, gaining muscle mass and top condition, learning the technique and combinations of punches on bags and if they want to try "sparring", then only under the strict regard of the trainer exclusively with strokes aimed at the torso with a strict prohibition of blows to the head and for safety still have, despite the limited criteria of blows, protective elements, including protection of the teeth and covering the head with a padded helmet.
Somewhere and somehow they still have to gain a healthy self-confidence and the certainty that they can defend themselves. Moving to the second "ring" level is a long process and the procedure is proposed by the box coach, based on his estimate of talent, dexterity and other aspects that he will discover in the trainer during the "hobby" training over time, but in no way forcing anyone to do anything. Everyone has the right to decide for themselves and for minors legal representatives therefore decide min. one of the parents. Those who improve in "ring" training can, after registering in the Slovak Boxing Federation, reach the highest "professional" level of representation.

You can get a bigger idea on our daily updated facebook profile, the link of which can be found below under the videos. We regularly publish not only photos and videos from our trainings, but also from other paraboxing and boxing sites, especially from abroad.

One of our first paraboxing workouts

This is how our beginnings looked like. The video shows a wheelchair user, cardiac, diabetic, and especially the president of our Slovak Parabox Association, Milan Jurek, just a few weeks after the amputation of the left leg in the thigh. His first trainings were supported and motivated by boxing coach Majki Malík, but also by a sympathetic young woman from Dušana M's video, who underwent surgery for a complicated leg fracture at the time, whose treatment process required her to be confined to a wheelchair. She took boxing as part of her convalescence. She could not sit still and her tenacity and incredible passion for boxing, finally caught up with her and also Milan in action training. Today the girl walks and we wish her good health and happiness in life.

Historically the first paraboxing match in the Czech Republic

On May 1, 2015, for the first time in history, a parabox match between handicapped fighters, wheelchair users, Štěpán Hyka vs Štěpán Beneš took place in the open air in the Folimanka Park in Prague. See for yourself how this duel of strong personalities turned out.


Down syndrome & paraboxing

Watch a video from the Danny Mardell Jr. Down Syndrome Charity Contest, organized by the IBA with the intention of raising money for related charities. His love of boxing came from his father, who unfortunately died, but Danny loves boxing and was happy to raise money for a good cause for charity! His sincere joy after all is captured in the photo (c) of Daniel Baker and also in the video itself.

Down syndrome is a genetic disease caused by abnormal cell division that results in a complete or partial copy of chromosome 21. This fact is the reason for the designation of trisomy 21. Excess chromosome causes complications in cells. This manifests itself in the development of developmental errors and physical and mental disorders. The disease is the most common genetic chromosomal disorder and causes lifelong intellectual disability and developmental delay. The literature reports the incidence of the disease in one child per 500-1,000 live births.

Dwarfism and great boxing

Midget Boxing, the world title "Australia 2008" between two little men with the spirit and blows of big fighters Nazih Kheir (Hammer Head) vs Jamie Fallon (The Giant). Great respect!

Dwarfism, also known as dwarf growth, limited growth, is a health or genetic problem with the development of cartilage and bone. It leads to significantly lower height and the person is significantly lower than others, while in adulthood it reaches only about 120 cm. Although not a fatal diagnosis, it can cause several health complications.

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