Boxing in Galway
Boxing, “The sweet science”, is a modern Olympic sport that takes place in a square-shaped "ring" between two athletes. The boxers look to outpoint the opponent by landing clean punches on the body and head without receiving more blows in return. In amateur boxing, points are scored by landing clean blows, regardless of their power. A boxer’s goal should be to outbox his opponent by landing numerous clean, effective blows rather than going for the knockout that may not happen. Amateur boxing can be used as a vehicle to instruct in sportsmanship, values of conditioning, positive release of frustrations and energies, in addition to building self-confidence .
Student boxers of all skill and experience levels, male and female, are welcome to train and compete in boxing clubs. The boxing clubs endeavour to provide the optimum in coaching and fitness training.
The IABA is committed to supporting its local clubs and local schools within your communities. To achieve this the IABA has launched two community initiatives is StartBox and Kids Gloves. Both programs are designed to teach students the basics of boxing and provide them with positive experiences that they will never forget, as well as expand coaches impact on their communities.
The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club is open to all and they have a varied membership consisting of people who want to be fighters or just want to get fit and in shape, lose weight, meet new people and make new friends, increase their social circle or increase their knowledge of training in martial arts. Whatever the reason, everyone is welcome and the Black Dragon Gym is a one stop shop to excel in Kickboxing and the most up to date training...