Boxing is one of the oldest and most efficient combat sports. You use footwork, balance, strategy, head movement, defensive skills and an array of punches to hit whilst hopefully minimising the chances of getting hit yourself.
All boxing classes are mixed, so students of all abilities (including complete beginners) are very welcome to attend. Lessons on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays last for 90 minutes whilst those on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes are for 60 minutes. As with all our lunchtime sessions, if students need to arrive late or leave a little early (in order to fit them in with work schedules) then they are obviously very welcome to.
Classes are roughly divided into three main sections.
The first, the warm up, includes the conditioning and stretching exercises needed to box. Boxing specific routines are included here.
This is followed by the demonstration and drilling of boxing techniques. Examples of these include,
Striking – working in pairs using boxing gloves/pads.
Guard – drilling guard postures and defensive boxing techniques.
Movement – working on upper body movements and footwork.
Tactics – applying diverse strategies related to boxing and the different types of opponent.
Boxing technique work is followed by exercises that will improve students’ level of fitness and again incorporate boxing specific routines.
Sparring will be included in classes, but students are only asked to participate when they, and the instructor, feel they’re ready. Our emphasis is on technical sparring as this ensures students are able to apply the taught techniques correctly in a live environment. It’s also highly important if a boxer is to improve their skills.
All you will need for your first boxing lesson are shorts and a t-shirt, but if you already have your own gloves and hand wraps etc. please bring these along too.
Potential students are welcome to try out one of our classes for free. Just click on the ‘Free First Class’ button and let us know when you’d like to come down. Please note though that we do ask for at least 2 days notice.