For fitness. self defense or fun

Boxing and Kickboxing are the most exciting and popular new trends in fitness training.

Regular boxing or kickboxing work-outs will not only make you fitter and stronger, but will also teach you elements of self-defence. Jogging twice a week is not going to help you as you square up to a would-be mugger or rapist, but the techniques and confidence you gain from boxing training just might.

Boxing Works, in the heart of Australia’s most famous city, is a fully equipped centre that caters for anyone who wants to learn boxing or kickboxing. Whether you want to get in shape and have fun while you are doing it, or take the discipline more seriously and compete as an amateur or professional, Boxing Works is the ideal centre.

The boxing and kickboxing classes vary in intensity and skill level. Basic classes start with a warm up of stretching and skipping and progress into techniques. Classes also involve students working with a partner on the bags or with mitts, using punching and kicking combinations. More advanced classes involve high intensity pad and bag work and light-contact sparring drills.

Lunchtime classes (40 minutes) work on strength and endurance. They finish with a session of letting out aggression on the punch bags and abdominal work with the medicine balls. In the evening classes (from 45 to 75 minutes) you learn, perfect, and apply technique using pads and punch bags. At the end of the class you are encouraged to have an all-out bash on the bag (during which you can visualise a past boyfriend or girlfriend or your boss’ face – whichever works for you).

Currently over half the students at Boxing Works are women which is something we are proud of. Most begin training because they want to get fit, but many end up getting hooked on trying to perfect the art and skill of putting together a crisp seven punch combination. You can wear normal work-out clothes and don’t need shoes, gloves are provided.