Tuesday 24 February 2015
Clayton Bevas, President of the Boxing Society, talks to us about the goals of the Boxing Society and exactly why more students should get involved.
What are the aims of the society?
Boxing is a fantastic sport to improve fitness, agility discipline and confidence. Contrary to popular belief, it is a very safe sport. Injuries are quite uncommon, so don’t think your face will look like it has been wrestling with an alligator after each training session or match!
We provide an enjoyable, hard-working environment where people train alongside each other to better themselves physically and mentally. We take anyone who is interested regardless of age, previous experience or gender. We will cater for you, so if you’re ready to compete for the university this year or you’re just there to enjoy boxing and improve your fitness, our training sessions will accommodate all needs. Staff members are also more than welcome to come.
The society was created over four years ago and has 20 dedicated members. We’re looking to expand this academic year which is why we’re offering all students a free first training session.
Where and when do you train?
We train three times a week at two different locations. On Mondays, between 8.30pm and 10pm, in the Active Studio in QMotion, Mile End Campus, there is a class which is recommended for beginners or those who are not looking to compete. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 4pm and 5.30pm, at the KO Gym on Globe Road we run boxing sessions which are more intense. Boxing hand wraps are mandatory for any sessions at QMotion gym.
All of our sessions involve technical boxing training, such as sparring technique and footwork, as well as great cardiovascular training. We frequently travel to other universities across London for practise and have social events at least every two weeks.
Why would you encourage other students to join your society?
The Boxing Society is a welcoming club where everyone is social and friendly, we all know each other well and share a passion for boxing and fitness. Every training session is fun, friendly and a good work out. University is a time when all students have the opportunity to try new things, therefore joining the Boxing Society with its health benefits, focus on technique and social side, should be top of the list!
We also enjoy watching boxing matches as a team. The next one we are planning to watch together is the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match on 2 May. Check our Facebook page for more details closer to the date.