Children’s Boxing Class in Basingstoke

Children's Boxing club in Basingstoke

Teaching high quality Boxing skills

Dive into the world of boxing with our specialized Junior Champions Boxing Program, tailored exclusively for kids aged 7 to 14. Our professional full-time Martial Arts facility in Basingstoke is not just a training gym; it’s a place where young champions are born.

We have a wide range of experience levels within this class, all taught by our experienced and qualified Boxing coaches, ensuring that we teach high quality Boxing skills and that our classes are suitable for beginners to try their very first Boxing class in a safe supportive environment.

 Our Boxing club in Basingstoke is a community focused club with an emphasis on practicing good, high quality Boxing for Kids with our members learning new skills and rewards as they progress.

Over a period of time we teach children learning to box, the principles, the ethos and the skills necessary in both Boxing and life. This helps to give their confidence a huge lift and teaches them self reliance and the discipline to achieve in life. 

In addition to the physical benefits like improved coordination, stamina, and overall fitness, Boxing is a powerful tool for character development teaching valuable soft skills. Children learn the importance of hard work, setting goals, and overcoming difficult challenges without giving up because ‘It’s too hard.’ Boxing fosters confidence and self-esteem, As our young Boxers in Basingstoke see their skills improve with each training session their soft skills multiple as well.

Importantly, Boxing teaches kids about healthy competition and sportsmanship, providing them with valuable life lessons that extend far beyond any training that they do. The sport offers a unique blend of physical and mental growth opportunities that can be especially beneficial during the formative years of a child’s development.

We offer a free Boxing class for children to come and try our beginners Boxing classes to help them find out more about what is involved in learning to Box. 

What is Boxing

Boxing is an Olympic combat sport like Kickboxing that involves two participants competing, using a range of  punches and movements to score points in order to win a bout.

Boxing is not just about physical strength; Boxing emphasizes mental agility, the use of tactics and disciplined training.

For children, it offers a structured learning environment to channel energy and learn self-defence, while also instilling values like respect, perseverance and self-control. The sport is carefully regulated with protective gear and strict rules to ensure safety, especially at the junior level where head contact is not allowed.

Our Children's Martial Arts classes are split by age

Our Children’s Martial Arts classes in Basingstoke are split by age. Rising Heroes’ class is for 4-6 year olds.

Our Young Legends class is for 6-9 year olds.

The Urban Warriors class is for 10-13 year olds.

Our Cadets class is for 14-17 year olds.

We have Children's Kickboxing for 11-16 year olds 

Children's Boxing for 7 - 14 year olds.

What is taught in a Boxing Class for Children

Our Boxing classes for Kids includes a variety of skills and techniques:


  1. Footwork, stances and posture
  2. Balance and mobility
  3. Defensive skills (blocking, parrying, evading, slips and rolls)
  4. Offensive skills (Jabs, cross, upper cuts, hooks, creating openings, angles, feints and combinations.
  5. Strength training (focusing on core muscles, trunk, legs and arms)
  6. Cardio Endurance (improving overall fitness, running, jumping, pad and bagwork)
  7. Speed, agility and quickness (plyometric drills, timing, footwork, hand/feet coordination, reaction times)
  8. Respect (listening to coaching and training well with a partner)
  9. Safety and rules – Making sure that everyone is safe in their training from where ever they live in Basingstoke and Deane 

Frequently asked Boxing questions

Frequently asked Boxing questions

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Is Boxing safe for children?

At our Basingstoke Boxing club for children, training is conducted with a strong emphasis on safety. Kids wear protective gear, and the training focuses on skill development and fitness rather than physical combat.

What age is appropriate for a child to start boxing?

Children can start learning boxing techniques from as young as 7 years old. This age is appropriate because they can have better physical control and co-ordination, Boxers of this age can follow and understand the underlying concepts and understand feedback from the coaches.

What is a typical kids’ Boxing class like?

Classes usually include a warm-up, technical skills coaching, practice on bags or pads, strength and conditioning exercises, and sometimes controlled sparring.

How does boxing impact a child's behavior and discipline?

Boxing teaches children respect, discipline, and focus. It can channel energy positively and help manage aggression.

Will my child be fighting other children?

Sparring (we make the distinction between sparring which is a friendly practice and fighting, which is the art of self defence) is always a controlled, optional part of boxing training, focusing more on technique than actual fighting. In addition there are very clear rules for no head contact for under 18s.

Can my child try a class before committing

Absolutely. We wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s important for you and your child to see/try a class to make sure that you are happy with our facilities and the coaches. During the free taster class our coaches will assess your child’s potential in Boxing.

You can arrange a free taster class here

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What our members think

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Rachel Clarkson School Games Organiser- Winchester & East Hants

Teaching a Boxing drill on a course

We regularly host courses at our club in Basingstoke, this short video shows one of our coaches teaching a Boxing drill to develop our members skills in amateur Boxing. 

History of Boxing

Boxing, often referred to as “the sweet science,” has a rich history that dates back to thousands of years. The earliest evidence of boxing can be traced back to Egypt around 3000 BC, and it was later popularized by the ancient Greeks, before becoming a formalised Olympic sport in 688 BC.

These early forms of boxing were very rudimentary, fought with bare knuckles and lacking rules. The sport of Boxing has evolved over the years, with variations seen in different cultures, including the Romans who introduced leather thongs to protect the boxers’ hands.

The modern era of boxing began in the 16th century in England, where it was initially practiced among the wealthy as a form of entertainment. It gained widespread popularity in the 18th century, leading to the establishment of the London Prize Ring rules in 1743 by champion Jack Broughton, which introduced some basic safety measures. The most significant evolution came with the Marquess of Queensberry rules in 1867, which made the use of gloves complusory and established rounds of a specified duration. These along with other standardised rules transformed Boxing into the more disciplined and strategic sport that we see today.

There are many renowned Boxers whose skills has transformed the Boxing scene. Muhammad Ali, in the 1960s and 70s is one many parents will remembers. Mike Tyson renowned for his ferocious fighting style and in recent years Floyd Mayweather Jr with his unbeaten record over many bouts. The rise of The Boxing Influencer has also come about with KSI and Jake Paul taking Boxing into a different arena with massive pay per views for their controversial matches.

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