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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

Club Doncaster Sports College

Club Doncaster Sports College is affiliated with Club Doncaster & Club Doncaster Foundation. We provide high quality, flexible and responsive courses.

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

British Amateur Boxing Association

GB Boxing was established in October 2008 to manage the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for boxing and prepare and train the boxers that compete for Great Britain at the Olympic Games.

Boxing

S.E.S.K.U. Martial Arts Academy

Muay Thai Boxing, Brazilian Ju-jitsu . . Monday 6pm - 8pm Muay Thai. tuesday 6-8pm Female only Muay Thai. Wednesday 6-8pm Brazilian Ju-jitsu. Thursday 6-8pm Muay Thai. Friday 6-7pm Female only. Saturdays Mixed Martial Arts. Su

Ben Stewart

Club Support Officer - Yorkshire & Humberside

07872 455 813

http://www.twitter.com/abaengland

Ben Stewart

England Boxing Club Support Officer - Yorkshire and Humber

07872455813

http://www.englandboxing.org

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