As old as humanity itself, the primal instinct of fight or flight remains integral to human nature.
From the ancient Greeks to the Modern Day, two people standing face to face, with just their hands as weapons has long captivated audiences.
The romance, the history, the sheer naked bravery & at times brutality of Boxing has ensured its place in the human psyche and sub-conscious.
Very seldom can sporting events capture the imagination like that of a World Championship bout between two great athletes at the top of their game, putting everything on the line and standing toe to toe.
Very few sports can surpass Boxing for legends created- Marciano, Louis, Ali, Frazier, Tyson, Hagler, Holmes, Duran, Benn, the list is endless.
Each Titan having secured their place in sporting greatness through nothing but sheer strength of will, physical prowess & a dedication to an unwavering goal many will attempt but few will achieve.
Boxing in the 21st century is seeing a revival with the sport becoming hugely popular and accessible to wider audiences, with nearly 80,000 16-25 year olds participating in some form of boxing according to England Boxing.
Women now represent 21% of Boxing participants in the UK, an incredible rise considering for how long Boxing was a male only sport, with top pros like Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor achieving national and international recognition.
The discipline, focus and determination Boxing not only demands but also rewards its disciples with is why it is so popular with so many people from such a wide spectrum of society.
Rich, poor, female, male, black, white, straight or gay, status is irrelevant when you step into the squared circle.
Determination, Dedication, Discipline- Qualities achieved in Boxing, but admired & respected in the wider world.
“If there is any guy I want to teach me self defense its Rav”
Jenny Francis - Fitness editor, The Sun
Contrary to popular belief, Boxing training does not mean stepping into the ring on day one and fighting. Only a small percentage of those who box actually wish to spar or fight. Boxing may be the “Sweet Science” but it should not be complicated; as any good coach will say, do the simple things well & everything else will follow.
The benefits, both physical & mental that can be achieved through training like a boxer without ever having to hit or get hit are countless - working the heavy bag to increase power, the speedball to improve hand-eye coordination, or pad work to increase reactions & technique, not to mention the plethora of footwork drills and conditioning exercises available to help you become the best version of you that you can be.
One to One Training - With over 20 years of experience in numerous fields of fitness & training, Rav will work closely with you to help you attain your goals, whether they be to lose weight, build muscle & tone up, train for a bout or simply punch out the frustrations of a stressful day on the pads.
His open & friendly approach will make you feel fully relaxed but his intense, varied training sessions will leave you sweating, spent, but feeling good in the knowledge you have given your all.
Should you wish to spar Rav is happy to guide you through the process, beginning at a gentle pace with technical & touch sparring through to light and eventually full contact sparring.
There will never be any pressure to spar, it is always at the client' s discretion, should the coach think they have enough experience and are ready to take that step.
Duration 30 mins
Duration 45 mins
Duration 60 mins
Group Training - A high energy mix of rounds on the bags & pads, mixed with body conditioning & ab work to help improve stamina, speed endurance & power, while sculpting & toning the entire body.
Unlike other “Boxing” classes, there will also be an emphasis on technique, ensuring your footwork is correct to ensure optimum power & balance when throwing a punch. Sessions will also include work on defense; how to evade & block a punch & how to counter a punch.
Group training numbers are strictly limited to ensure enough time can be given to each individual' s needs throughout the session.
Duration 50 mins
“Since training with Rav not only has my fitness improved but my concentration & energy levels too, Iook forward to every session”
Matt Drake - Head Producer ITV, Good Morning Britain
“Every session with Rav is different, but always intense & fun, Boxing, padwork and some Kickboxing too, the sessions fly by”
Emma Sayle - Entrepreneur and founder of Killing Kittens
“Boxing has really helped me get through times when work has been intense, as stress relief, Boxing is second to none”
Caroline Hyde - VP Deutsche Bank
STAGE COMBAT & BOXING FOR ACTORS
“Training with Rav and Boxing in general really helped me prepare for one of my most demanding roles to date, learning to box is an invaluable tool as an actor”
George Mackay - BAFTA winning actor
All the world' s a stage, so the saying goes.
Whether treading the boards of the theatre, or hitting that mark in front of the camera, its not just about being your best but being your best when it counts.
Can you be at your best at an audition, can you perform when the cameras are rolling, when the eyes of a paying audience are focused on every move you make?
This is the type of pressure that boxing will give you the tools to help overcome & emerge victorious.
Presence, physical strength & agility, mental clarity and dexterity, adaptation, improvisation - a selection of the skills learnt in boxing, but qualities that are invaluable not only in acting but in everyday life.
In Acting & so often in Boxing there will be the Antagonist & the Protagonist, both having to engage eachother & the audience in their own unique ways.
Both disciplines require you to act and react, the quickness of mind to adapt to fluid scenarios where the smallest change can have the biggest impact & to have the confidence to stand your ground & own your space.
Rav is in the unique position of being both a classically trained actor & professional Boxing coach & over time has developed exercises and Boxing routines to help actors and performers, not only physically but improve their confidence, awareness and presence, not to mention learning a hugely valuable skill, not only for everyday life but for the all important CV.
In addition to the weekly Group Training classes, tailored one to one or group training is also available for actors who wish to work on stage combat or have a particular scene or piece for which Boxing or Kickboxing training can help.
Please use the CONTACT page to arrange a phone call to discuss your requirements.