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Boxing is a combat sport where two participants compete against each other.

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Boxercise

An Overview of Boxing

The aim is to strike your opponent with punches to above the waist line over the course of an allocated number of three-minute rounds. A judge(s) or referee will determine who has been the better boxer, i.e. who scored the most punches/points, and award him or her the winner. Another way of winning is to knock your opponent down for a count of at least 10 seconds.

Benefits

  • Increases self-confidence and self-esteem
  • High Intensity Exercise, great for cardiovascular fitness

Costs

A good pair of beginnner's boxing gloves can be yours for around £20; you'll also need hand wraps (£5) to go underneath. If you get on to head sparring you'll need a head guard (£30) and a gumshield (£5). You can spar in your trainers to begin with but if you want the proper boxing boots you'll have to fork out around £30.

Club costs vary greatly.

Involvement

The best way to start boxing is to find a beginners session at a local club, or try www.englandboxinginsight.com/clubs/finder

Equipment

All you need to get started is some gloves and a punchbag/padded glove

Facts

  • Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, beating Chinese great Ren Cancan in the flyweight final in London 2012.

Find Boxing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

England Boxing

Contact Name
ABAE head office
Contact Email
enquiries@englandboxing.org
Contact Telephone
0114 223 5654

Wimborne Amateur Boxing Club

We are a England Boxing affiliated Boxing Club located in Wimborne. We deliver boxing sessions to Juniors from 8yrs upwards and to Senior boxers 18yrs upwards in an inclusive, safe and fun environment.

Boxing

St Pauls ABC

Boxing based keep fit sessions which include none contact and shadow boxing, punchbag exercises, skipping,circuit training, flexibility training and use of specialist equipment. Sessions are supervised by experienced fully qualified coaches and are tailor

Chesterfield Amateur Boxing Club

Open to everyone from 9 yrs upward. Keep fitters to competitive boxers. Female only Monday 7 pm to 8 pm, Mixed Tuesday and Thursday 7 pm to 8-30 pm Sunday 10 am to 11-30 am

Premier Martial Arts Leeds

The Self Protection, Personal Development and Fitness Experts

Hockley Boxing Club

We are an amateur boxing club, training boxers from the age of 10 to 40 to compete in the sport of boxing.

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops

Rangers Boxing Club

Rangers boxing club is a amateur boxing club based in Leighton Buzzard that welcomes all levels and all ages

Sport For Fun

Sport For Fun

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.

Each session will include:

Meet & Greet Games/

Heart Rate Raiser/

3 Sports on Rotation:
Sport 1 : Invasion Games
Sport 2 : Striking, Batting & Fielding
Sport 3: Individual

Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Chat 1st Youth Programme

Chat 1st Youth Programme

The Chat 1st Youth Programme run weekly classes and activities for ages 12 - 19 at the Brentwood Centre. Classes include; running, boxing, yoga, Friday Night Take Over and Autism & Additional Needs Gym. All abilities welcome.

Boxtone

Boxtone

Boxtone is a non-contact class that is a fun way to punch yourself fighting fit. Suitable for all ability levels and instructed by an experienced qualified personal trainer.

Chat 1st Mental Wellbeing Programme

Chat 1st Mental Wellbeing Programme

Chat 1st Mental Wellbeing Programme runs 12 weeks courses at the Brentwood Centre for anyone who may be struggling with their mental wellbeing. The courses include classes and activities such as yoga, tai-chi, boxing, gym, swim, racquet sports, gardening and wellbeing walks.

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

These sessions will be focused on Boxing and Core strength, using different methods to increase fitness, punch co-ordination and Punch speed but most of all to practice and achieve Perfect punching technique and Core exercise technique.

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

These sessions will be focused on Boxing and Core strength, using different methods to increase fitness, punch co-ordination and Punch speed but most of all to practice and achieve Perfect punching technique and Core exercise technique.