King's College London Amateur Boxing Club (KCL A.B.C) provides the perfect opportunity for students and staff alike to take part in boxing. The club caters for all abilities; from those who have never previously stepped in a boxing gym, to athletes who compete at the highest levels in university sport. KCL A.B.C emphasises ‘boxing for all’ and boxing as an ideal sport to build fitness, balance, co-ordination, and confidence.
We are a certified amateur boxing club affilaited to England Boxing nationally and London Boxing regionally, and are bound by the England Boxing Rulebook. We train out of Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club and Bush House.
We are very fortunate to train at the historical and famous Fitzroy Lodge during the week, and Bush House on Sundays. Sessions at the Lodge will be led by experienced coaches Mark and Steve, while Bush House Sessions will be held by our very own commitee members.
The club's members are divided into two groups based on their level of boxing skill- the beginner team and the advanced/competition team. The sessions of the former mainly cover the fundamental aspects of boxing such as the basic stance, punching techniques, and movement as well as serving as challenging high intensity interval training, which is a perfect fit for those looking to improve their fitness. The advanced sessions are more focused on the intermediate combinations of punches and movement, which include pair work as well as sparring and competing.
If you feel like you are ready to join the advanced group, our coaches will evaluate your progress and technique and if they think you're ready to spar, you will need to get carded by England Boxing, which requires undergoing a medical examination before you obtain your boxing certificate. Once this is complete, you will become a member of the advanced team, and will be able to take part in bouts if our coach is satisfied with your performance.
We will have taster sessions for those who want to give boxing a try before buying the membership. We also welcome people throughout the year and offer one free session to those interested before having to buy the membership.
We recognise the annual membership fee is a significant commitment, but rest assured that this covers our sessions at both Fitzroy Lodge and Bush House across the week. Stay tuned for our brand new weekly training schedule (due to be published here and on Instagram)! We also provide a more flexible termly membership option, as well as top-ups at the same pricepoint if you want to carry on after one term with us!
We aim to keep numbers at each session to a maximum of 20, so each individual has ample space to train and receieves more attention from our coaches. A booking system will be available soon!
ESSENTIAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT:
The club has spare skipping ropes, headguards, and small number of gloves. HOWEVER buying your own kit is advised for hygiene and to reduce reliance on our kit supply. Once you have purchased your membership, you MUST buy your own handwraps to use for every session.
ANNOUCED: PLEASE FOLLOW OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
Sign-up link: https://linktr.ee/kclboxingclub
Individuals must have signed up via Google Forms (sign-up link above) to attend a session.
THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE 2022-2023 SEASON:
Our committee members will be hosting a stall at the Welcome Fair on 23rd September at Old Billingsgate, and our socials are making a return. More news to be announced soon!
Our sold-out Inter-London University Boxing Show last year has had a successful return on 4th February 2023, seeing 6 out of our 7 boxers returning with a winner's trophy, edging out Imperial, UCL, Queen Mary, Brunel, Cambridge in the process! Stay tuned for our next events, not least our next boing show on May 3rd 2023!
This season promises to be a a fantastic one, and there is no better time to be part of our club!
For any enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact the committee members via our Instagram account; drop us a message and we will get back to you ASAP!