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JOHN SKILLEN

MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS CENTRE

BOXING

 


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Boxing classes for gents, ladies and kids (kidzone).

 

All non contact classes unless stated otherwise. Fantastic for improving fitness and self protection awareness. Boxing is a great sport and hobby, you don't have to be serious about becoming a boxer, just use the exercises to keep you fit. However if you are serious about the sport, you are in good hands, John Skillen is a champion ABA trainer.

 

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Ladies Boxing

 

Boxing classes purely for our female members. Ladies only boxing classes run on a Monday evening and Saturday afternoon and we welcome everyone regardless of experience or ability. Boxing training provides a great way to stay in shape.

 

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Ladies KickBoxing

 

Self defence and fitness purely for our female members. Learn effective self defence techniques for the real world. Ladies only kickboxing classes run on a Saturday afternoon and we welcome beginners and experts alike. Classes are non-contact so you don't have to worry about getting hurt!.

 

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Kidzone Boxing

 

Kidzone boxing will give your children a great introduction to the sport keeping them fit and helping to encourage discipline. Kidzone boxing classes run every Saturday afternoon and we welcome beginners.

 

 

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About Boxing

 

Early History of Boxing

Depicted on the walls of tombs at Beni Hasan in Egypt, dating from about 2000 to 1500 B.C., boxing is one of the oldest forms of competition. A part of the ancient Olympic games, the sport was exhausting and brutal. The Greeks fought without regard for weight differentials and without interruption, a match ending only when a fighter lost consciousness or raised his hand in resignation. Boxers wound heavy strips of leather around their hands and wrists. Under Roman rule, these thongs (the caestus) were laced with metal, ensuring an abundance of blood. Statues of maimed boxers from late antiquity attest to the carnage. After the demise of the Olympics, boxing survived as a common sport. It persisted at local fairs and religious festivals throughout medieval Europe and was especially popular in the west and north of England, where it was often a combination of wrestling and street fighting.

 

The Organization of Boxing

In early 18th-century England, boxing, with the aid of royal patronage in the form of betting or offering prizes, became organized. James Figg, the first British champion (1719–30), opened a School of Arms, which attracted numerous young men to instruction in swordplay, cudgeling, and boxing—the “manly arts of self-defense.” After delivering a fatal blow in a bout, Jack Broughton drew up (1743) the first set of rules. Though fights still ended only in knockout or resignation, Broughton's rules moderated the sport and served as the basis for the later London Prize-ring Rules (1838) and Queensbury Rules (1867). The latter called for boxing gloves, a limited number of 3-min rounds, the forbidding of gouging and wrestling, a count of 10 sec before a floored boxer is disqualified, and various other features of modern boxing.

 

Extract taken from Answers.com

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OPENING TIMES

 

Monday - Friday   6am - 9pm

Saturday                8am - 5pm

Sunday                  9am - 12pm

 

 

 

New members are always welcome sign up now!

Location

 

 

John Skillen Martial Arts & Fitness Centre

 

14 Pinfold Gate,

Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE11 1BE

 

Tel:     01509 233605

Mob:   07719 924311

 

E-Mail: jep.skillen@gmail.com

 

 

John Skillen is a renowned Martial Arts, Self Defence expert and Author. His experience's have placed him as one of the leading instructors of self protection in the UK.

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