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Humans of KPARK: Aaron Jackson

Meet sophomore Aaron Jackson.

Q: Are you involved in any KPARK activities?

A: No, not at the moment.

Q: So what do you do?

A: I’m just basically your average high schooler other than the clubs that I go to.

Q: What clubs are you in?

A: So there’s CRU, FCA. And then I’m hoping to join journalism actually.

Q: What do you like about them?

A: I’m actually glad that I’m in CRU because I was struggling a little bit, you know, and then I started going more and more. I started learning and studying, you know, keeping up on a regular basis.

Q: What do you do outside of school?

A: Besides hanging out with my friends or going to the court, I do boxing.

Q: How long have you been boxing?

A: I started in March or April. I’m learning more and more and I’m trying to get a boxing license. Before that I have to get a title fight.

Q: Why do you pick boxing out of all the things you could have done?

A: I found karate and I didn’t like that, then I just went to the next best thing. The Creed movie just came out, I was already thinking about that.

Q: What’s the thing that most excites you about boxing ?

A: Me personally, I just like to fight. I know this sounds kind of bad, but it’s thrilling to me. Even if I can’t do anything over here, I know I can go to boxing, get out some anger, take it out on the bag, not on people.

Q: What’s the worst part of boxing so far ?

A: It’s probably the ab exercises that we have to do. It hurts …we have to do a lot of stuff for abs to keep them centered. So when we get into the ring and somebody gives us a punch we don’t throw up blood or something like that.

Q: What’s the most memorable experience with boxing?

A:Probably the first time I went there or the first time I was in the ring.

Q: Do you mind telling us what happened?

A: I didn’t get knocked out per say because but I definitely did struggle a little bit, mostly because he was I think three or four years into boxing. I had literally just started a month ago and I was just basically just trying to duck and dodge punches until I couldn’t anymore. I had to  find a way to strategize his moves and focus on how I could get a punch in. I did eventually find my footing. At least I didn’t lose.

Q: What do your friends think about it?

A: I’m not sure half of my friends know. But the friends that do know, they are like, “Come on AJ, I’m pretty sure you don’t box like that.”

Q: What’s your goals after high school when  you graduate?

A: I am then trying to get into the automotive industry or the boxing industry because those are two things for sure that I know I could do.

Q: What advice do you give to others?

A: Keep on your path. Stick with what you know and you feel good with — keep going.

 

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