If you have any questions regarding boxing, please email us and we will answer them.



Q: What If I just want to train and not compete?

A: No need to compete - we run many sessions for those that enjoy the training and do not wish to compete.

Q: At what age can you start boxing training at OBA?

A: The youngest we will accept is 10 years old.

Q: How is a typical session at OBA?

A: Our classes suit all levels of fitness. A typical session consists of a warm-up, boxing drills, 6 rounds of bag/pad work, 3 rounds of skipping, followed by floor exercises and a few minutes of stretching to finish off. All activities are time related, therefore, you work at your own pace - the fitter you get, the more you'll do in that given time.

Q: What is the difference between Orthodox and Southpaw?

A: Basically, Orthodox Boxers are right handed people who have their left foot in front, leading with their left hand (Jab). They circle to the left, so they can bring their opponents towards their big right hand! Southpaws are the opposite: left handed people, with their right foot in front, jabbing with their right hand and circling to the right.

Q: What does "to throw the towel in" mean?

A: If a trainer thinks that during a bout, his Boxer has done his best but is not succeeding, to save him from further punishment, he literally throws the towel into the ring to end the contest and accept defeat.