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

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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.


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


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.


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


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


  • 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
Contact Telephone
0114 223 5654

Halifax Star Boxing Club

One2One Boxing​:

Are you interested in personal or one-to-one fitness training?

Star Boxing Club offers a value for money service for you. Ranging from one-to-one fitness training, circuit training and boxing training, for all ages and genders.

Halifax Police Boxing Club

Circuit Training, Boxercise, Boxing Trainiing, Stamina Building, Juniors / Seniors, Ladies Only, Juniors / Seniors, Ladies Only, Juniors / Seniors

Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing Sessions

Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing Sessions

If you have always wanted to do boxing training but not get punched, this is the class for you. Non-contact Boxing means you hit Pads and Bags but not each other. You will learn the correct techniques including defences from qualified Boxing Coaches and Tutors. Our sessions are suitable for all abilities. Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a student to attend.

Junior Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing

Junior Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing

Our junior mixed ability non-contact boxing sessions provide a safe and fun place for 10-16 year olds to train together. All abilities always welcome. These sessions continue to run throughout school holidays and are FREE thanks to funding from Positive Futures.

Non-Contact Mixed Ability Boxing

Non-Contact Mixed Ability Boxing

Boxing training, hitting pads, bags but not each other. Get fit, have fun and learn how to box. Suitable for ages 7-107, ideal for families to train together.
No previous experience in Boxing is required.
All abilities always welcome

Junior Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing

Junior Mixed Ability Non-Contact Boxing

Non-Contact Boxing training for 7-16 year olds of all abilities. Qualified Boxing Coaches and Tutors teach all aspects of boxing including correct technique, defence and fitness. All equipment is provided, you just need to bring a bottle of water.Your first group session with Unorthobox is FREE!

Ben Stewart

Club Support Officer - Yorkshire & Humberside

07872 455 813


Ben Stewart

England Boxing Club Support Officer - Yorkshire and Humber



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