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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.

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National Governing Bodies

England Boxing

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

Street Motion

Street Motion is Devon's only dedicated indoor Parkour & Freerunning space. Big indoor obstacle course comprising of walls and railings alongside a top spec sprung floor/matted area.

Based in Marsh Barton close to Sainsburys. Beginners Welcome! Classe

Teignbridge District Council

Teignbridge District Council

Teignbridge Leisure consists of 3 Leisure Centres (Newton Abbot LC, Broadmeadow SC and Dawlish LC), 1 outdoor pool (Teignmouth Lido) and Shaldon Approach Golf.

NAMA Fitness and Wellness Ltd

NAMA Fitness and Wellness Ltd

We offer martial arts lessons for ages 4 years all the way up.
We also provide personal training and sport therapy sessions on a one to one basis alongside group fitness activities.

England Boxing Tackling Inequalities Fund

England Boxing Tackling Inequalities Fund

The Tackling Inequalities Fund aims to ease the financial burden on boxing clubs in the country’s most deprived communities.

England Boxing will support applications for funding from £500 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the Tackling Inequalities Fund.

Anthony Joshua Fund

Anthony Joshua Fund

The Anthony Joshua Fund has been set up to help England Boxing member clubs thanks to a generous donation from the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion.

Boxing Coach

The Nottingham School of Boxing are looking for passionate and qualified coaches to join our team. The past year has seen limited provision and now we have reopened demand is increasing across our provision and therefore need to continue to build our team.

If making a difference is a key value then do not hesitate to get in contact right now for a discussion.

Female Boxing Coach / Instructor

The Nottingham School of Boxing are looking for a female coach / instructor to support the development of our women only sessions. We aim to provide for all members of our community and want to meet their needs.

If you have the passion to make a difference then get in touch

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