I've never boxed before. Do I need to take a beginner's class?
This is a beginner's class. And intermediate, and advanced. How can we train three different levels at the same time? We don't. We train you individually. Even though there are other people in the group, we work with each person separately from the group, and then together with the group.
How can you individually and together at the same time?
Pretty much like we did when we were fighting. Amateur and pro fighters trained together, and unless you were an amateur or professional champion, you weren't getting a trainer's undivided attention for more that 10 minutes. On a regular basis, two rounds on the focus pads to work on your technique, combined with sparring, bag work, partner drills and conditioning are great to get you in fighting shape.
How is this different from other boxing gyms?
The only other boxing gyms I've been to in New York is Gleason's, and in LA Wild Card, which I will gladly defer to as Kings of the Ring, mainly because of the incredible guys who own them. As far as other gyms go, I don't know and really don't care. My goal as a boxing gym owner is not to be the best at what we do but to be the only ones who do what we do, which is educate educated people in the science and sport of boxing.
Will I need my own equipment?
Yes, but not until after your first lesson. We'll tell you what to get, where to get it and how to name drop so you can get a discount on it.