FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT KIND OF GLOVES SHOULD I USE?

We recommend any 16 ounce brand name glove. We use Title equipment in the gym primarily, but like any other athletic equipment, people have preferences. Some of the other brands we’ve seen at the gym include Everlast(the classic associated with the sport), Ringside, Venum, Hayabusa and many others. We even have some clients that use Cleto Reyes and Winning. These two brands can be quite expensive due to their quality and since they are made by hand.

Also, you will wrap your hands, just as boxers do for a fight. Once you attend a few boot camps or have sessions with Molly, Danny, Martin or Nick, you will quickly learn how to properly wrap your hands. We use the Mexican boxing method. This provides knuckle, wrist and metatarsal protection. You can also learn by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYK_IlxI0kM

DO I NEED ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT?

No, a good pair of athletic sneakers with support and some that give you grip on the gym and ring floor. We prefer that you don’t wear anything with a built midsole(like a lot of running shoes) due to the nature of the twisting that you will do when throwing certain punches. You can easily twist an ankle if you have pronation issues.

Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in….and you will sweat. That’s a guarantee. You may hear the phrase, “Fighting Fit.” We mean it. Boxing is a physical sport, throwing punches can tire you quickly if your body is not conditioned for it. You’ll see some fighters in the boot camps wearing a mouth guard, this is a personal choice. You are not required to wear one.

WHAT KIND OF SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?

Choosing the right shoes for boxing training is essential for performance, comfort, and injury prevention. The ideal boxing shoes should provide good ankle support, flexibility, and grip, allowing for quick and agile movements while maintaining stability. Here’s a breakdown of the key features to look for and some of the best options available:

Key Features to Look For:

  1. Ankle Support: High-top shoes are popular in boxing because they provide extra support to the ankles, which is crucial for preventing injuries during lateral movements and pivots.
  2. Lightweight: Shoes should be light enough to allow for quick footwork without sacrificing durability or support.
  3. Grip and Traction: The soles should offer good traction to prevent slipping, but also allow for easy pivoting and lateral movements.
  4. Breathability: Look for shoes with mesh or ventilated materials to keep your feet cool and dry during intense training sessions.
  5. Durability: High-quality materials that can withstand the rigors of regular boxing training are essential.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE THAT CAN START BOXING?

Martin started training when he was nine years old. We’ve had even younger kids come in for birthday party sessions. There truly is not age limits. In PD Fight club, we have fighters that in their 70s and even 80s. Come one, come all! If you have the passion, we got the gym for you.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT BOXING?

You can simply use any search engine and use that question. The sport has evolved since it first started as an Olympic sport in 688 BCE. Yes, 688! Gloves have changed, the rules have changed, how fighters train has changed. It’s constantly evolving. You can find out more here. If you’d like to know the history of the sport in our local area, Birmingham Boxing has info on that.

 

 

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