Essay Examples on Liberal Studies

Boxing is undoubtedly an increasingly popular Sport

Boxing is undoubtedly an increasingly popular sport with as of 2016 there are over 205 000 people Boxing participation England 2006 2016 UK Statistics online 12th December participating in the sport But however it is not all sunshine and rainbows for boxing as it is one of the most violent sports in the world where the main aim is to knock your opponent unconscious with brute force and well placed shots to the cranium Head This is the crux of the issue as this infamous brutal and repeated head trauma is what cause the progressive degenerative brain disease Chronic traumatic encephalopathy which in brief is when the repeated head trauma which causes the slow degeneration of the brain tissue and the introduction of the toxic protein known as Tau So the question I am looking to answer is how can we protect those children under their age of 18 from this disease as the symptoms can appear years after the last head trauma and will have an exacerbated effect on the developing brain Frequently Asked Questions about CTE CTE Center Online 12th December if has not become clear already this disease has an intrinsic link to boxing in that the disease is caused by repeated head trauma and this is the trademark of the sport Hundreds of scientists and boxing professionals have attempted to solve this problem and I will be looking to their work fro inspiration for example things such as codswalloping and going back to bare knuckle boxing or the prospect of a full ban on boxing In this extended project I will also be detailing the acute biological detail of the disease who it affects and how and lastly which rules and regulations require changing if any to make boxing a safer sport for the children under 18 years old

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