Kids Boxing, Kick-boxing, & Muay Thai
Kids boxing is great exercise and promotes hand-eye coordination and develops speed, agility, and athleticism in youth. It is a great way to get kids active and promotes discipline and hard work. Our youth class is for ages 7 and up, and is held on Tuesdays / Thursdays at 5 pm and Fridays at 6 pm.
The sports whose athletes benefit most from boxing as a cross-training supplement:
- Baseball players
- Tennis players
- Lacrosse players
Federico Olivera – pro-MMA fighter, Pro Kick-boxer, and Professional Boxer
Jaden Mitchell – amateur Muay Thai boxer
Kids Boxing lessons will teach your child how to throw several types of punches. These punches include the jab, cross, hook and uppercut. Your child will learn the correct body mechanics needed to throw these techniques with the most speed and power. These skills not only help children compete in a ring, but they can also help children defend themselves against bullies or dangerous people outside of the ring.
Proper footwork is an integral part of boxing. Fighters must efficiently move around the ring to deliver punches and evade them. They must also know how to properly distribute weight on each foot to pack the most power in each punch. The importance of both punching and footwork in boxing improves coordination and balance in children.
Boxing training includes jumping rope, jogging and sparring. All these activities improve your child’s cardiovascular fitness. Boxers also spend a lot of time strengthening their arms and legs. Youth boxing training often focuses on bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, crunches and squats. Boxing can help your child get into peak physical shape in order to endure the length and demands of up to a two-minute boxing round.
Boxing offers children several mental benefits that they need in their daily lives. Improved physical health and improved performance in the ring can build your child’s confidence. In addition, when fighting an opponent or just punching a speed bag, extreme focus is required. This can translate into better focus in the classroom. According to the Michigan Boxing Gym, this sport also helps youngsters control anger and aggression. Children learn that losing their tempers in the boxing ring is actually counter-productive. When young boxers successfully complete rigorous workouts and matches, they also learn about self-discipline and determination.