Portland Boxing Classes for Fitness and Self Defense
Boxing is a hand striking art with a strong emphasis on footwork for ideal position and angle. Boxing makes up a key piece of a self defense skill set. With techniques suited to every body type it makes a very adaptable martial art . Our Portland Boxing classes are high paced, energetic and fun. Drills can be worked at a variety of intensity levels. At NWFA we pair you with training partners who have similar goals. So, whether you are looking to test the waters, get into great shape and have fun, or training to compete our Portland Boxing classes can work for you.
How to Wrap Your Hands for A Boxing Class
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Our boxing curriculum draws from training with Professor Leonard Trigg who has coached many successful athletes who have competed in the Olympics or professionally.
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What to expect in a Portland Boxing Class:
In our classes you will learn proper stance and footwork. This will provide you with a solid foundation and the ability to maintain that base while moving. Without a sound foundation all techniques, offensive or defensive will have a fraction of their potential effectiveness.
You will develop a fluidity to your body and head movement. Using slips, rolls and other body/head maneuvers a boxer is able to flow around force without expending their opportunity to counter.
When one can’t flow around a strike it must be checked. Blocking a blow effectively is at least as challenging as delivering one. In our striking classes you will be taught a variety of blocks, parries and other counters to deal with incoming strikes skillfully leaving yourself in a good position to counter attack or defend further.
Western boxing will give you a highly refined set of strikes. Our instructors will continuously adjust your form to improve your accuracy and power.
A key part of any boxers training, and the main motivation for many members is conditioning. Every striking class uses a variety of exercises to improve fitness in a dynamic, always challenging environment.
Portland Boxing Articles:
Most of us have a hard time getting motivated to do cardio. Running on the tread mill or stair master can very quickly get boring and make it difficult to stay consistent. Boxing is a great cardio exercise as well as a full body workout….
There are different fighting stances a fighter or competitor will use depending on the type of event, fight or situation…
Portland Boxing Class: The Six Count Combo (AFT Group)
Applied Fight Training member Howard Wong writes about the training in one the Applied Fight Training Group Boxing classes in Portland .
A look inside the A.F.T. Group #2 – In this post Howard goes into detail on the importance of rhythm during these boxing drills .
A look inside the Applied Fight Training Group #3 – Follow one of our students as he learns the details of a new boxing combination in these classes .