I took my first boxing class last week. Aside from still learning how to use hand wraps, and how to put that second glove on once the first is already on, it was pretty fun. I'll admit though, I was nervous ahead of time. And I still don't feel comfortable punching, not hard anyway. It feels so unnatural to me. I just don't understand how those tiny little knuckle bones can avoid damage after being repeatedly pounded into something heavy. Open palm strikes, elbows and knees, and leg kicks seem much more practical!