In a word "TOUGH"!!
When training know your limits over training is of no
benefit, build up slowly, skilful boxing takes a lot of time and
effort so be patient with your progress. Champions are not made
If you feel that you are not fit enough to train at a boxing
club please remember this you train to get fit, you don't get
fit to train.
For the beginner training is weighted towards learning the
foundation skills, stance, guard, movement, defence and long
range straight punches with fitness taking second place.
All sparring for beginners is of the technical variety where the
aim is to practice set moves with a partner. Once you've
mastered some of the basics we will move into condition
sparring, an example of this would be both boxers to use the
lead jab and hand defences only. As your skills and confidence
grows light open touch sparring will be introduced with one of
the more experienced boxers in the gym as the experienced boxer
will help you out and show you where you can improve your
skills. You will not be forced to spar if you don't want too.
The coach closely supervises all the sparring. Gloves, head
guards and abdominal protectors are all provided by the club and
must be worn; all you just need to buy is a gum shield. As you
become more skilful more fitness training will be incorporated
into your programme. All junior and senior novice amateur boxing
bouts are of three rounds duration. This sounds short when
compared to a 12 round professional world title fight but it
will be the most challenging and rewarding thing you have ever
Boxers use cross training to achieve their high level of
fitness, this means various activities are all used to build a
comprehensive training programme this would include gym work,
road work, resistance training (weights), flexibility and active
recovery day exercises, this will get you in the best shape of
your life not only for boxing but also for all sports.
We have a fully equipped gym, with a large boxing ring,
uppercut, body and maize bags, floor to ceiling and speed ball,
medicine balls, loads of sparring gloves. Plenty of training
partners, but most importantly a great friendly atmosphere.
We look forward to seeing you down the gym, if you have any
questions please do not hesitate to contact Robbie or Hayden
they will be more than happy to help.