Thanks for the replys everyone. I don't really expect to be involved in a fight and I almost certainly wouldn't start one however I believe in being prepared. I kinda like boxing because it seems more......realistic. Landing a good solid punch seems easier to do if say you've just been hit than doing some sort of roundhouse kick but that's just MHO. Oh, and I have yet to see a fight at my highschool (but then again I've only been there for 6 weeks) I have had some close calls outside of school though both involved two people harassing me while I was riding my bike.
"The SKS is a rifle, made the way they should be, out of a heavy block of crappy commie steel, set in an inletted semi-reshaped 2x4."
Not my quote but I agree completely.