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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

Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Squash Club, Squash Training, Leisure Club, Community sports club, Boxing club, Gym, fitness Centre, sports bar and function room, sports cafe, ladies squash, yoga, Pilates, spinning, physio

Carlton Boxing Academy

Carlton Boxing Academy uses boxing, education and personal development to realise the potential of young people in our West Yorkshire.

Boxing

Bradford Police Boys ABC

p.porter@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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

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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