Chess boxing is a hybrid sport which involves alternating rounds of boxing and chess
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An Overview of Chess-Boxing
A chessboxing fight consists of 11 rounds, 6 rounds of chess and 5 rounds of boxing. Chess and boxing rounds alternate, beginning and ending with a round of chess. Each round lasts three minutes, regardless of whether it involves chess or boxing. The total amount of chess playing time is 18 minutes, making it 9 minutes each player. After each chess round, the exact setup is digitally recorded and then re-positioned before the following chess round.
- Allows breaks from the mental stress of chess through physical exercise and to cool down from the boxing exertion by making chess moves
- Increased strength, power, fitness and endurance from the boxing
- Sharpens the mind by playing chess
Use local activity finders or try and identify if a local/regional facility offers this activity. It is also worth looking at the National Governing Body website for opportunities.
- Boxing gloves
- Boxing Ring
- Chess board and pieces
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