North America’s First Chessboxing Club Is Born!

May 3, 2011
By: admin

January 11th, 2010 by McGregor

Hello everyone,

Welcome to North America’s first chessboxing club.

Here’s a little about why I started the club and what we’re going to do.

Technology has reached a point where no human can beat computers at chess and the sport of kings is dominated by machines.

The culture of boxing is smothered by pay-per-view flamboyance and big payday promoters while appreciation and popular practice of the sport have floundered.

Now is the time for chessboxing.

By combining the fundamental beauty and challenge of both sports chessboxing is a renaissance of the Greek human ideals that guided the Olympics of antiquity while creating the opportunity for anyone to train and rise to the challenge.

The combination of the physical and the mental makes the practice of the sport an act of art, passion, and energy.

The purpose of this club is to popularize the sport in America while training fighters to compete against the Old World’s toughest and brightest athletes to create America’s first chessboxing champion.

I think it’ll be fun.

Tell your friends.

Andrew McGregor

Founder

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May 20 - 2013

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May 20 - 2013

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April 24 - 2012

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July 25 - 2011

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July 25 - 2011

Chessboxing for Charity Night in Fast Company!

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May 02 - 2011

We gave a chessboxing demonstration live on LA's KTLA morning news.

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January 14 - 2011

Marvel vs. DC Chessboxing at The Downtown Independent Theatre Saturday, January 15th starting at 6PM.

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January 14 - 2011

LA Chessboxing Club founder Andrew McGregor featured in American Way Magazine (the in-flight magazine of American Airlines).

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October 15 - 2010

Chessboxing October 17th at The Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles. Doors open at 6 bouts at 7ish. COME ONE COME ALL!!!

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April 06 - 2010

LA Chessboxing Club Founder featured as the cover story on the LA Times Brand X magazine.

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April 01 - 2010

We gave a live demonstration on KTLA's morning news broadcast.

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April 01 - 2010

We are having a Chessboxing 4 Charity event in Hollywood this June.

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March 17 - 2010

The first sanctioned bout in the history of North America was featured in the LA Times' Brand X. Thanks to everyone for coming out and your support.

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October 01 - 2009

We're building up our amateur boxing records in America while working on Chessboxing bouts in Europe.

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October 01 - 2009

Legendary boxing trainer Jesse Reid has started training our fighters

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Rules of LA Chessboxing:

Chessboxing should happen in unusual places.

Fights are to be done in front of friends.

You must fight for a charity.

 

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