Boxing

Boxing classes in Barcelona

OUR CLASSES BOXING BENEFITS

At El Club de la lucha Barcelona we offer boxing classes in Barcelona for students of all levels.

We have a wide variety of schedules for our boxing classes with morning, afternoon and evening sessions every day of the week.

Our facilities near the center of Barcelona have all the necessary material to guarantee that our boxing classes meet the expectations of the most demanding students.

We invite you to come and try a free boxing class to see our facilities and meet our instructors. After the test class we will be happy to assist you and resolve any questions you may have.

OUR BOXING CLASSES

A typical boxing class at Fight Club Barcelona has the following structure:

Warming up

It is important to do a proper warm-up to break a sweat, relax the muscles and avoid injuries during the toughest phases of training.

The exercises that are carried out during the warm-up are designed to also help us improve technical aspects such as footwork, coordination or striking technique. The most common warm-up routines in our classes are the following:

  • Jump rope, which helps to improve our coordination and footwork.
  • Shadow, which helps us work on hitting and dodging combinations.
  • Fencing, which helps to improve our speed and reflexes, while allowing us to work on technical aspects such as footwork, defense and feints.
  • Balance and coordination games.

Physical and technical conditioning

The central part of the class is dedicated to the more technical aspects of boxing. This part is usually worked with a partner, although on some occasions a bag work is done that is combined with physical conditioning exercises.

When working with a partner, he takes advantage of defensive techniques, hitting and counterattack techniques, footwork and creation of angles, distance and timing management, or clinch.

Boxing is a sport in which every detail and every fragment of a second matters. These are, broadly speaking, the main aspects that are worked on in our boxing classes.

Position, guard and defense

The position and guard are two of the aspects that are worked the most in our boxing classes, since they are the foundations from which to start building good skills.

Position and guard are largely determined by what our strong arm is. The most common is to have our weak arm further forward and our strong arm further back to take advantage of its greater travel and hit with greater force.

If the right hand is the most powerful, which is what happens in most cases, an orthodox stance should be adopted, in which the left foot is placed in front of the right. The distance between feet is determined by the characteristics of each person, but the most important thing is that they give us stability while allowing us to move easily.

When the left hand is the strongest it is recommended to adopt the left-handed position, in which we have our right foot more forward.

To complete a good guard it is essential to keep the gloves above the chin with the elbows close to the sides of the body. In this way we manage to protect some of the most vulnerable points of the body such as the jaw, kidneys or plexus.

It is very important to keep our guard as orderly as possible at all times. That is why while we hit with one hand, the other must be covering the face and body at all times.

A good position and guard are the essential base to start working on other types of offensive and defensive techniques.

Footwork

Footwork is another of the fundamentals of boxing that we pay special attention to in our classes. Good footwork allows us to be more dynamic and unpredictable when creating opportunities and new angles, while making us a harder target for our opponent to hit.

On the other hand, bad footwork can compromise both our defensive and offensive abilities.

Both the guard and the footwork are two fundamentals that must be worked extensively before moving on to more advanced techniques and combinations.

Staying constantly on the move is essential to avoid becoming an easy target for our adversary, while allowing us to be more unpredictable in our offensive movements.

Boxing is a sport of patience and opportunity. We must know not to rush, but we must also act quickly and explosively when we have detected an opportunity or weakness in our opponent.

  • Forward / backward movement: It is important to stay as balanced as possible when doing this type of movement. By extending our stance a bit, we must have at least one foot on the ground at all times to be stable and ready for any attack. This will also help us to launch a counterattack or pivot for a powerful blow.
  • Lateral movement: In the lateral movement it is equally important to stay connected with the ground and with a good balance, for this our feet have never to cross, since if we are hit in that position it is very likely that we will be knocked down.
  • Head movement: A good head movement helps us avoid blows without having to block them, which offers us the possibility of counterattacking with greater speed and power. It is a skill that takes time to develop and is characteristic of more experienced boxers.

Attack and counterattack

Attacking and striking is another fundamental element of our boxing classes. To develop a good striking technique we carry out the following specific tasks:

  • Different types of hitting: jab, direct, crochet, uppercut, hook, swing, volley, etc.
  • Hit combinations
  • Feints and deceptions
  • Distance management
  • Hitting timing

The practice of these techniques is carried out in the following ways:

  • Individual shadow work
  • Individual work in sack
  • Pad work with a partner
  • Repetition of techniques and drills with a partner

When a good guard, a good defensive base and a good hitting technique have been developed, opportunities for counterattacks begin to present themselves naturally during a match or sparring. A good boxer knows that he should not jump into exchanging blows without first having analyzed his opponent. Boxing is a methodical and calculated sport in which it is important to study the opponent to analyze their strengths and weaknesses, as well as to find the range in which it is best for us to develop the fight.

Provoking mistakes in the opponent and making them pay for them is a common strategy in boxing, so keeping calm and composure is one of the factors that distinguishes a good boxer from a great boxer.

Sparring

Sparring is one of the key elements of our boxing classes. Technique work contributes to skill development, but cannot replicate a true combat experience, as sparring does to some extent.

In sparring work it is important to be aware of the physical abilities and capacities of the partner, so that a productive sparring session can be carried out and in which both parties learn.

Sparring is essential for each student to find their style. Some people have a more offensive character, while others prefer to counterpunch from a solid defense. 

If a fighter has an aggressive, high-paced style, he should make sure to choose his punches well and always be prepared to defend against a counterattack. On the other hand, if a fighter has a more defensive style, he will need to focus on his guard, movements and feints to wear down his opponent and find his opportunity to launch his attacks.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Sportswear
  • Boxing gloves
  • Hand wraps
  • Mouthguard
  • Helmet (optional)

INTRODUCTION TO BOXING

Boxing is the most popular combat sport in the world. Organized amateur boxing with rules similar to those we have today emerged at the end of the 19th century. Since 1920 it has appeared in all the Olympic games.

As we all know, boxing is a sport that only allows you to hit with your fists. According to the rules, it requires the use of boxing gloves and limits legal blows to those delivered above the waist, either from the front or to the sides of the opponent.

In a boxing match the opponents have a similar weight (there are up to 17 different weight categories) and level, although in high level professional boxing there can be a big difference in quality between the two fighters.

During combat the competitors try to impose their style and strategically dominate their adversary. A boxer can win a match by beating the opponent to the points because he has dominated the fight, or by making the opponent unable to continue the match through a knockout or technical Ko, which occurs when the referee estimates that one of the two fighters is no longer able to continue the fight and his health is in danger. The fights usually last between 3 and 12 rounds depending on the level and age of the competitors.

BENEFITS OF PRACTICING BOXING

Boxing is a sport in which punching, footwork, and head movements are used for offensive and defensive purposes. All this entails a great physical work that is also accompanied by mental work, since boxing also requires a good capacity for analysis and strategy to face opponents.

Here are some of the main reasons why boxing is recommended.

It’s a fun way to keep fit

If you are looking to get in shape, you should definitely consider boxing as an option. Boxing is a sport that helps us increase our endurance, speed, and strength. It is a full-body workout in which both the upper and lower body are exercised at high intensity.

A typical boxing session includes jumping rope, shadowboxing, physical conditioning, hitting the bag or pads, as well as sparring. As we have mentioned, footwork plays a fundamental role when launching the punches, so we can be sure that it is an intense full-body workout.

It hardens us mentally

When we learn to box, we not only become physically stronger, but we also become stronger mentally and emotionally. This is in large part because we learn not to let doubts and fears get in the way of our progress as boxers.

Apart from that, boxing allows us to acquire the mental strength necessary to overcome our limits when our body gets tired before the end of the training. That mental strength will be very valuable to us when it comes to coping better with the stress and obstacles of the day to day.

Increase our confidence

Boxing is a great way to improve our confidence, attitude, and overall outlook on life. Boxing is a sport that forces us to step out of our comfort zone from time to time, therefore, it encourages our growth not only as boxers, but also as people.

As we overcome our fears and obstacles in training, we also learn to believe in ourselves and bring out the warrior within us.

Teaches us discipline

If we ask anyone who practices boxing, we will discover that they attribute their progress to regular training, since it is a sport that requires constant work and a certain dedication if we want to evolve in an obvious way.

Once you start boxing, you quickly understand the importance of staying disciplined in different aspects, be it by controlling your diet, getting enough sleep, or establishing a training routine to follow.

If we begin to reap the fruits of our perseverance, we are likely to apply this necessary discipline in boxing classes to other facets of life where staying disciplined is also critical.

It’s a life skill worth acquiring

Although we always recommend being very cautious with altercations that happen in the street, boxing can be of great help if we find ourselves in a situation in which we have to defend ourselves, since it allows us to protect ourselves from possible blows, as well as hitting if we do not have no choice but to do so.

Because it gives an endorphin rush

Boxing classes can help overcome stressful or overwhelming situations, since boxing training requires absolute concentration and there is no room in our mind for other thoughts or concerns. In addition, boxing has the ability to improve our mood thanks to the endorphins that our brain produces when we do intense physical activity.

Because it increases our social life

The friends you make in boxing class are the ones who will accompany you throughout your life, whether in or out of the gym. This is because they will have an unbreakable bond with them, as they all grow, progress, and train (or maybe even train) together.

In addition to being there to cheer you up when you feel drained in class, you will find that they always have your back.