Classes

At Pat Benson Boxing Academy, our expert coaching team, varied timetable and outstanding facilities combine to provide an environment suitable for all members. From cadet sessions to junior and adult classes, we provide a progressive, person-centred training environment.

The aims will vary based upon your goals, but whether you are looking for competition and championship boxing, or simply a keep-fit session to lose weight and tone up, our dedicated coaches will work with you to achieve your goals.

All our head coaches are former boxers who have achieved championship and international accolades in their boxing careers. They are England Boxing accredited, fully licensed boxing coaches and their professional qualifications, combined with their experience at championship level, means our staff have ‘been there and done it’ in the boxing ring.

This means you have the perfect training environment and no excuses. Contact our team or sign up today.

Classes available

Open Training
10.00-12.00 Monday to Friday
General training for 16+ males and females, with access to all areas of the gym, from strength and weights room to bag and fitness area.

Cadet Sessions
17.00-18.00 Tuesdays and Fridays
10.00-11.00 Saturdays and Sundays
Boxing class for ages 5-10

Junior Sessions
17.00-18.00 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Boxing class for ages 11-15

Senior Sessions
18.00-19.30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Boxing class for ages 16+

Boxing Bootcamp
18.00-19.00 Tuesdays
For squad and development boxers aged 16+

Women’s Sessions
12.00-13.00 Mondays and Thursdays
FREE: Women’s wellbeing and exercise.

Mind Fit Sessions
13.00-14.00 Mondays and Thursdays
FREE: Using boxing to improve your mental health and wellbeing. We also offer an exciting volunteering programme.

Timetable

Monday

10.00-12.00 Open Training
12.00-13.00 Women’s Session
13.00-14.00 Mind Fit Session
17.00-18.00 Junior Session
18.00-19.30 Senior Session

Tuesday

10.00-12.00 Open Training
17.00-18.00 Cadet Session
18.00-19.00 Boxing Bootcamp

Wednesday

10.00-12.00 Open Training
17.00-18.00 Junior Session
18.00-19.30 Senior Session

Thursday

10.00-12.00 Open Training
12.00-13.00 Women’s Session
13.00-14.00 Mind Fit Session
17.00-18.00 Junior Session
18.00-19.30 Senior Session

Friday

10.00-12.00 Open Training
17.00-18.00 Cadet Session

Saturday

10.00-11.00 Cadet Session

Sunday

10.00-11.00 Cadet Session

Boxing Content

Attack

Stance and movement in offensive position
Punching technique; jab and rear cross.
Generating body weight into punches
Hooks and uppercuts
Combination punching
Power punching
Boxing on the front foot
3 and 5-phase attacks
Cutting off the ring when attacking
Body punching and inside attack
Video analysis of opponents

Defence

Stance and movement in defensive position
The guard
Blocking and hand defences
Foot defence and movement
Head and trunk defence
Boxing on the back foot
Straight counter punches
Hooks and uppercuts as counters
Defending under intense pressure
Defending body attacks
Spatial awareness and ringcraft

Pad and Target Work

How to hold pads and targets
How to teach punching technique
Combination building through pad work
Communication skills through partner work
Thinking of different competition scenarios
Distance work and punching technique
Video analysis of pad work
Demonstrating punch technique under pressure
Straight punches on target pads
Body punches on target pads
Power punching on target pads

Technique Drills

Punch bag work
Shadow boxing
Distance and range work
Using the boxing ring
Variety of skipping drills
Hand and foot speed
Changing of angles and points of attack
Diet and nutrition
Boxing psychology
Rules of a boxing match
How boxing judging works