Urban Kings offer boxing lessons to people of all abilities, we run classes for beginners, intermediates and more advanced fighters. So whether you’re trying boxing for the first time or you’re a veteran of the ring – we have something to offer you.
About Boxing Classes
Boxing, the pugilistic art, promotes cardio vascular improvement, co-ordination (Hand & Body) and improved punching technique. At Urban Kings Gym these concepts are enhanced by top level trainers who also aim to improve the defensive aspect of this noble art. All levels are catered for from beginner to advance.
Our energetic, friendly and encouraging trainers are here to help everyone: Whether you are a beginner who has never put on a pair of boxing gloves, through to an experienced boxer who would like to hone and improve their skills.
What it takes
If you are starting out as a new boxer, or just looking for some training to obtain some skills, boxing training is different than other types of fight training. You will start with the fundamentals, including conditioning. There are pieces of equipment you will need to master such as the heavy bag, speed bag and you will also spend a lot of time shadow boxing in front of a mirror to help you develop your form. All of these contribute towards developing your skill set.
Boxing for Fitness
When you begin boxing training, you may find that no matter how great your physical shape is, you will be using muscles that you have never used before. Along with using the equipment mentioned above, you will spend hours skipping rope, doing conditioning and jogging. Once in a while, you will spar in the ring if you want too but If your goal does not include becoming a championship boxer, the training you will go through will enhance your physical stamina and muscle tone more than most typical gym exercises will because you are focusing training specific muscle that are not used within a normal training session.
About the Trainers
Masood was born in Afghanistan and moved to the UK in 2001 in search for a better life.
Being a foreign national and not being able to speak the language, Masood stood out and began to get targeted because of his nationality, sometimes violently - this is the main reason why he started to train in martial arts.
What started as self defence soon grew to a passion for combat sports. Massod stared to compete in Muay Thai & Sanshou and began a journey into boxing in 2016/2017.
- 1x GB Elite Tri Nations Champ
- 1x ABA Elite National Champ
- 1x ABA National Development Champ
- 5x London Champ
During the last five years Steven has trained in boxing, both the amateur level and professional.
His last three years have seen him as second to boxing trainer of the year Shane McGuigan and as a result he has been involved in (arguably) the best professional boxing stable in the country which boasts the likes of two weight, three time world champion Carl Frampton, former crusierweight unified champion and heavyweight champion; David Haye, three time world title contender George Groves alongside some of the most exciting prospects in British boxing today.
- Premier accredited level 3 personal trainer
- Poliquin level 1 strength and conditioning
- BBBofC professional boxing coach accredited
- ABA amateur boxing accredited
- Spin instructor