Aside from grappling and weapons, I love to box. I never competed since I needed to avoid major injuries thanks to my demanding day job. I box for health and self-defense, and part of my weekend routine involves circuits, pads and light sparring. Yet one day, a friend reckoned that my favorite past time was the modern-day version of an important event in antiquity. Back in the ancient Greece, guys my age (or younger) would train in their own style of boxing for local competitions, and even in the Olympics. Boxing was a cherished sport, and it was a significant part of athletic culture of Ancient Greeks. So much so that it gained a fabled status and was featured in various legends. It even had its mythical origin with Theseus as its founder.