A Short History of Boxing for Girls

Whether it’s boxing for girls or an aggressive bout between two large males, contact boxing is always going to be a relatively dangerous sport which sees a fair amount of head injuries, broken bones and torn muscles. Despite this harsh reality the number of female amateur boxers signing up to classes in their local gym is on the increase, with figures in the UK alone rising from 70 to 900 per annum over just a couple of years. Some believe that this sudden explosion of interest has to do with the strengthening independence amongst single women these days, although it is more likely attributed to the inclusion of a female boxing competition in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. In fact it is a relatively exciting time for women’s boxing, which has struggled for many years to find its place within the international sporting stage and be taken seriously by the organizers of male boxing leagues. Finally female boxing tournaments are being aired on popular channels all over the world and a range of major equipment companies have released long lines of equipment geared towards female fighters. Now with the start of the 2012 Olympic Games quickly arriving more and more hopeful future boxing stars are trying to fight their way into the history books, as the first female boxing champion to win an Olympic gold medal; a title that would no doubt propel them into immediate stardom.

A quick look back at boxing for girls

You might be surprised to learn that female boxing has been around since the 1700’s and can be traced back to the grimy back-streets of London where it was practiced by a small group of women for gambling purposes. Shortly after the sport was banned and wasn’t lifted until 1977 when a women’s rights group complained of sexual equality rights infringements. Although female boxing was now legally allowed by law a number of organized boxing leagues didn’t startup until the 1980’s in the US with the rise of the infamous boxing sisters Dora and Cora Webber. It was finally Sweden who hosted the first fully sanctioned all women’s match-up thanks to the well publicized hunger strike by a popular Swedish female boxer wanting more funding and better conditions for women boxers. On the other side of the ocean in the USA a young 16-year old amateur boxer ‘Dallas Malloy’ decided to fight the removal of a law which prohibited female boxers from being allowed to fight in public matches. On winning this lawsuit Dallas Malloy had the first official amateur female boxing match with ‘Heather Poyner’ and won to become the first woman to hold a lawfully recognized female boxing title.

Now and the future of boxing for girls

It was in the 1990’s that female boxing really took off with the world taking boxing for girls more seriously and champions gaining sponsorship from a number of the large sporting goods companies. Some of the more well known matches include the 1996 match-up between Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty which gained an unprecedented amount of international TV airtime or more recently the headline fight between Muhammad Ali’s daughter (Laila Ali) and Jaqui Frazier, which lasted several heated rounds before Laila took the match. Although one of the most iconic and fully sanctioned fights that scored another victory for women’s boxing was the first official man versus woman match against Margret Mcgregor and Loi Choi held in 1999.

3 Steps in Attracting Girls on Facebook

Meet Girls On Facebook: Take The Steps

Facebook is one of the social networking websites on the net that has continued to gain popularity through these years. It is for everyone who wishes to connect to people from all around the globe. All it takes is to create an account and manage it, for free.

It is even made popular by the fact that here on Facebook, you can meet potential dates and even longtime partners. It is possible. In fact, Facebook is one of guys’ favorite places to meet girls. But how do you actually meet girls on Facebook? Do you know any better way to do it? Have you tried and found it efficient? Below are the ways to effectively meet girls on Facebook.

Step One: Build Rapport

Considering you already have a Facebook account, update it every now and then and continue to build your friends network. Once you have added more people, establish a rapport with them, strive to be decent friends. And after a week or two of being friends, start commenting on their photos or drop a post. Say anything pleasant and do not be annoying or sound creepy.

Step Two: Search

As soon as you have built something with your online friends, keep it friendly and relaxed. People are comfortable with this. The next step may take some valuable time before you reap some rewards. Look at your friends’ uploaded pictures, not necessarily their photo albums, but those photos with tags. This only means that they are part of some social environment wherein finding women will be quicker for you. Practice a bit of investigation to find out if the women you found are single, in a relationship or married.

Step Three: Send Messages and Connect

The third step is quite simple, yet crucial. You may send a message to your friend telling him or her to set you up with his or her friend, the one you found interesting, or ask him or her to introduce you or to have that new-found girl visit your Facebook profile. Note that if you know or have your friend’s number, then you need not send a message on Facebook. You may directly send a text message instead. Once you get the new girl’s number or are connected through Facebook already, then start sending her messages. First, introduce yourself properly. Do not forget to mention that you are a friend of her friend. And then the rest is all up to you. You may flirt for a while before the two of you actually meet in person.

In conclusion, Facebook is among the best channel to meet girls. Most of the time, meeting women on Facebook yields higher success level because of the social proof it carries and the fact that you see what she looks like before meeting her personally. It is much better than being set up on a blind date, and with less effort.

How To Land Disney Channel Auditions For Free

For many kids, the dream of working on a Disney Channel show or movie may seem like a fantasy too good to ever come true. But the reality is that if someone is determined enough and willing to work hard, anything is possible – even acting on a Disney show! Every person who ever worked one of the networks shows had to start somewhere, from the big famous stars right down to the bit role players and background extras.

The network still conducts talent searches in various cities each year, and most are open calls where anyone within a specified age range can attend. And it does not matter if they are signed with a talent agent, or if they have had previous acting experience – although taking acting classes and doing plays can help tremendously.

In addition to the annual general talent searches, DC shoots various shows and movies in cities outside of Los Angeles, and the casting directors sometimes hold open casting calls for specific roles in those cities. Examples are the High School Musical movies which were all filmed in the Salt Lake City area, and the Camp Rock movies which were all filmed in the Toronto area.

As far as any fees or costs associated with DC talent searches, open casting calls, and auditions – there are none! Auditions are always completely free of charge to attend. The only exception is for extras. Disney Channel always contracts out to extras casting companies to hire the extras for their productions. The individual extras casting companies often charge a small fee that may cover photo imaging, administrative costs, etc. This fee is commonly about $15 – $30.

Be aware that there are several unscrupulous websites operating that “scrape” or steal free Disney auditions and casting information from legit websites and use that information to lure people into signing up for a pay-subscription website. They NEVER uses pay-subscription websites for their casting needs, speaking roles or otherwise. Disney Channel auditions, talent searches, and casting calls are always available completely free of charge.

Some of the shows and movies for 2013 include the pilot episodes of “Girl Meets World,” “I Didn’t Do It”; the series “Austin & Ally,” “A.N.T. Farm,” “Jessie,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Dog with a Blog,” “Shake It Up!”; and the Disney Channel Original Movies “Cloud 9,” “Adventure Quest,” “The Little Leftover Witch,” and “Toy Story of Terror” which is a TV special slated to debut on or around All Hallow’s Eve 2013 on Disney Channel.