Boxing & Martial Arts in Oxford
Boxing is the ultimate sport for countering stress. The combination of strength training and aerobic workout provides the best of both worlds in terms of feeling a muscular pump and stimulating the cardiovascular system – both of which enhance your well-being. Boxing clubs offer the opportunity for adults to learn, practice, and develop skills in Thai Boxing in Oxford & the surrounding areas.
First thing you need to learn, is the boxing stance. The stance is the basis for everything else you do, so take the time to get it right. The theory behind it is to create a stable platform from which you can unleash your punches and not fall over or be caught off balance. The position should feel strong. Bend your knees slightly and feel for the floor through your feet. You should be slightly turned presenting a shoulder to your target. You should feel like no matter who came and pushed you, you would not fall over.
Protect your chin at all times. One good hit square on the chin could knock most people out. Remember, the punch always remains on one plane-throughout and retract your punch without weaving up or down or side to side. Do not allow your shoulders to lead. While one punch can be effective, when they are delivered in volleys of two, three, four, five or six they become devastating. That is the theory behind combinations. Taking a punch is a personal thing and a lot of it is mental but you’ll have to deal with it however you can, especially if you want to compete.
Boxing is the ultimate sport for countering stress. The combination of strength training and aerobic workout provides the best of both worlds in terms of feeling a muscular pump and stimulating the cardiovascular system - both of which enhance your well-being.
Blackbird Leys Boxing club was founded in 1960. The longest running boxing club in oxford open to everyone. At the club we want to promote discipline and fitness to everyone who attends.
OMAA is the ultimate martial arts academy providing training in some of the most popular martial art disciplines and combat sports. Their professional sized 22 feet Boxing/Muay Thai ring is great equipment to partake in technical sparring and generate additional motivation to push your boundaries.