Boxing remains one of the most popular had-to-hand combat sports in the world. Participants must develop astute timing and an extensive range of striking techniques, that will assist them in physical engagement in the ring against an opponent.
At Phoenix MMA, we’ve developed programs in our boxing classes to introduce the fundamentals of boxing to newcomers, and assist experienced members improve technique, stamina and conditioning. We start with basic moves and stances, striking drills and head and hand defences, before moving onto advanced practices and cardio workouts to improve endurance.
We train a vast range of people, from those who simply enjoy boxing classes as a method of keeping fit, to those preparing for the next Phoenix Fight Night. If you decide to come along you may even train with professional MMA fighters getting ready for their next Cage Warriors appearance – but don’t worry, although different abilities do train together, if you come face-to-face with someone more experienced than you, there’s no fear of being outclassed, as we instruct everyone to show respect, and rather than take advantage of someone less skillful than them, use it as an opportunity to help increase their opponents confidence whilst working on their own head movement and defence. no one ever walks away from a class feeling bad, we work together as a team to help each other improve.
Equipment: Before coming along to a class, it’s recommended you purchase a pair of 16oz gloves, hand wraps and boxing boots. A vest top or t-shirt and shorts should be worn.
The celebrated sport of boxing has seen an increase in popularity due to the advent of White-Collar Boxing, which presents an opportunity for people with no prior experience, to climb into the ring and fight someone with similar abilities as their own in a boxing match for charity.
We’re proud to be the Ultra White Collar Boxing’s official Bournemouth gym, and help would-be fighters train for 8 weeks, before fighting one of their peers in front of a 2,000-strong crowd at the BIC.
If you’re interested in signing-up to the next event, you can find out more on the UWCB website.
History of Boxing
Boxing, which is often referred to as “the manly art of self-defence,” is the sport in which two participants strike each other with their clenched fists inserted into padded gloves, whilst slipping side-to-side, rolling and using footwork to evade the returning shots. First conceived in Ancient times, there are early depictions of of boxing scenes as early as 336 B.C. With it being introduced in the 23 Olympiad in 688 B.C.
In Ancient Rome, boxing was a popular spectator sport, often, purchased slaves were used against one another in a shrewdly draw out circle on the floor, which is where the term ‘ring’ came from. Later, as the rules changed and the Marquess of Queensberry Rules were introduced in 1867, the brutality was minimised and it became more of an art. The fighters began using techniques and honing their skills, but it’s the last 50 years where we’ve seen the sport shape into the spectacle we see today.