We have two opportunities for boxing at BU, our campus course and The BU Boxing Society.
The course packs a serious punch with lots of high-energy cardio – great for your overall fitness and toning. It’s a full-body workout using techniques and movements taught to you by our fully qualified instructor. Throughout the course you will go through all the necessary skills you will need. You’ll punch and kick your way to fitness throughout this course.
The BU Boxing Society welcome all skill levels with a positive attitude, into a fun and energetic training environment.
*Termly or Annual Course options available
9 weeks (Termly) or 23 Weeks (Annually)
Campus Course (Not Boxing Society)
Time and venue
When: Tuesday 26 April - Tuesday 24 May
Times available: 6.30-7.30pm or 7.30pm-8.30pm
Where: Studio 1
Instructors: Tom Mansfield
Cost: £30 Summer Term
What to wear: Suitable sporting attire
Book Via: Website
The BU Boxing Society
Open to all abilities and everyone is welcome. For more information see below or visit our social media account for updates: @buboxing
BU Boxing Society
Whether you just want to get fit and have a good time, or you want to push the limits and compete- there is room for every type of member. We also offer a performance squad environment, with a team that compete in various competitions with a higher expectation towards training attitude and dedication.
The gym we use for training is called SK4 (@sk4gym on Instagram to see some photos), formerly known as Bendalls Boxing Gym. Steve Bendall is the owner. Professional middleweight boxer Lee Cutler (8-1 record) is our main coach. Within the first hour of our two-hour sessions; a warm-up with skipping and shadowboxing is followed by bag, pad, and 1-on-1 drills, with some cardio and conditioning exercise thrown in too.
Our sessions are usually 2 hours long. The second hour is headed by the committee members, with sparring or strength and conditioning.
On weekdays that we aren't training in the gym, we offer other team activities like out 5km run starting at Bournemouth Pier (weather permitting), these will be led by the president Curtis Fry. Anyone can come along, even non-members. It's a good way to improve discipline and aerobic fitness, plus it’s an opportunity to meet and have a laugh with friends in the morning before lectures, which is very healthy.
For those who make our performance team, there will opportunity for competition. At BUCS (British Universities and College Sport), we compete under ABA and England Boxing rules and regulations; any information on boxing rules, weight classes, health and safety requirements, and doping can be found on the England Boxing website.
The minimum kit requirement for members is hand wraps, decent trainers and suitable boxing gloves. For sparring, a mouth guard and headgear are also required. Boxing boots are optional but advised for sparring, they will be required for competition if on the performance team.
Follow our Instagram page @buboxing for more info! We are always happy to answer any questions and we look forward to welcoming you to the team!