The summer is quickly ending and the school year is fast approaching. With Covid still in the community, many of our kids haven’t been able to get away for a holiday or even get out as much as they usually would have. If you have kids like mine who love to sit inside watching TV or playing video games, you’ll probably have had a similar concern – how do I get them up and about? The answer – Youth Boxing at Neil Bowman Training – Blackrock, Co. Dublin!
You’re first thought would likely be, why boxing?
Boxing teaches discipline, the value of hard work, persistence, and builds confidence; all while being fun. Boxing building muscle, increases stamina and endurance, and improves hand-eye coordination, all in a fun and enjoyable way.
The next thought people have is, could they get hurt?
Head injuries are a cause for concern for any parent. At Neil Bowman Training, full contact is a rare occurrence and when it does happen; it’s limited to the more experienced kids and is well supervised. Participants wear protective head gear and heavily-padded gloves, to ensure their safety. Typically, injuries associated with youth boxing are the sore wrist/bruised knuckle variety, and mainly from punching heavy bags and speed bags.
Will my kids start getting into fights after learning boxing?
The first thing we teach at the gym is to not get into fights and that running or defusing the situation is always the best option. Self-control and discipline is the name of the game; we take our anger and frustration out on the bags and not on people. We have a zero tolerance policy for fighting here at the gym.
Here at Neil Bowman Training, we offer youth boxing for ages 10-17, depending on the kid’s fitness levels and strength. They’ll learn fundamentals of boxing training such as correct fighting stances and basic punches, all while muscle toning, burning calories, and relieving stress and the most important thing of all, it’s fun!
Find out more at our website, our social media, or stop by the gym for a chat.