The Dallas Fight Club Youth Recreational Boxing Program serves first and foremost as an after-school diversionary endeavor in the form of fun and fitness for youngsters who need structure, discipline, and a safe environment to call home. This during vulnerable hours when it’s determined most mischievous behavior occurs.
Conducted in a non-competitive, non-contact format, this offering is quite popular as evidenced by the fact that 80% of those who come through our doors are less interested in competition and more suited towards recreational fitness activities.
This means that fun is an overriding concern while providing an atmosphere conducive to positive achievement is no less paramount to the program’s success. This helps to ensure that each child’s visit is impactful, as group members realize a sense of self-worth and accomplishment when all is said and done.
Free Trial Class
Granted a free trial class to gauge interest and suitability, whether a child is overweight, inactive, lacking in self-esteem, motivation, or direction, through the structured environment of boxing training we can make a difference, encouraging youth to be the best they can possibly be in what is a totally encouraging and supportive environment.
To set up a free trial session just send us an email via the Contact Us form below making sure to select a class day and time from among those listed on the following schedule and it’s on. No experience necessary nor equipment needed. Just bring water and some positive energy and you too can unleash the champion within.
Schedule & Fee
Boxing/Cross Fit Workout Sessions
Monday through Thursday
5:30-6:30pm & 6:30-7:30pm
Ages 15+ will be directed to Attend the Adult Recreational Program
Monthly Unlimited Classes $100
Drop-In Rate $20
Please note that there are no contracts involved while 6 or 12 Pack classes must be redeemed within a 3 month period beginning from the Date of Purchase after which any remaining classes become invalid.
Boxing Program Goals & Expectations
Keeping things in perspective, properly licensed USA Boxing coaches are on hand to supervise all practice sessions defining in advance what is and what is not acceptable behavior. This during what are entertainment-based action-packed workouts. This reinforces expectations while necessary rules devised to promote the safety and well-being of each participant serve to prevent occurrences which are inconsistent with the program’s goals.
Speaking of goals, “It’s easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men,” something once articulated by former slave and orator Frederick Douglas and something we at the Dallas Fight Club take to heart. Simply put, it is in furtherance of our mission that we look to impact youth early in life so as to equip them with certain confidence and character while developing the social and interpersonal skills school curriculums just don’t offer. This allows us to fill a void, thus preparing youngsters all the much more for their journey into adulthood.
Boxing Program Benefits
Although boxers are amongst the world’s best-conditioned athletes, our youth members don’t have to become competitive boxers to reap the tremendous benefits afforded by our recreational workout sessions. Perfect for self-defense, regimented activities induce weight loss, reduce stress, boost confidence and energy, to overall improve strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness.
In addition, youngsters attain many of the same character-building traits as do competing athletes, with discipline, commitment, and work ethic being chief among them. These are in fact traits identical to those necessary for a happy, healthy, and productive lifestyle outside of the gym.
Boxing Training Regimen
Program participants upon gym arrival start with 5 to10 minutes of warm-up exercises which from day-to-day can vary. Examples of warm-ups include rope jumping, jogging, dumbbell/medicine ball exercises, calisthenics, speed bag work, line drills, shadowboxing, mirror exercises, and several other activities whether done solely or in combination.
Once the warm-up is complete students proceed to light flexibility stretching all parts of the body for the next 5 to 10 minutes. Crucial in regards to preventing injury, flexibility in addition improves reaction time and fluidity of movement, while finally increasing range of motion and therefore dexterity and power.
The next phase of training depending on the daily routine in question could either involve counter-punch drills, advanced shadowboxing, mirror or line drills, one-on-one punch mitt work with coaches or assigned partners, interval training, or circuit training at various stations whether it be the heavy or light bag stations, floor or ring work.
Relating to the program itself it must be noted that curriculum activities whether attempted individually or with a classmate are to be accomplished in a progressive manner. This means that starting with the sport’s fundamentals students do not proceed to the more refined tasks until they’ve consistently demonstrated an ability to deploy the basic and or prerequisite skills.
Fundamentals include learning stance, directional footwork, and striking technique, initially to be done in concert with line drills. Such drills allow for the combining of punches, head movement, and footwork to develop balance in motion. Once line drill exercises become proficient, group members then progress to shadowboxing and or transfer learned skills to light and heavy bags maintaining proper technique at all times.
With an initial emphasis on proper form to subsequently add speed and power, heavy bag workouts build strength and stamina, teaching recreational boxers how to put weight and leverage into their striking motion. Then come an assortment of Light bags to include air-filled speed bags and double-end bags. These items cultivate rhythm and timing, helping to develop overall hand eye coordination so as to land the most accurate of blows.
In addition, because double end bags secured both at the top and bottom with an elastic cord hit back, students learn to employ a variety of defensive tactics during what amounts to a simulated attack. This not only adds to the scope of an already demanding endeavor, but these acquired skills may prove indispensable if ever confronted or put in a compromising position.
Moving along, once familiar with a beginning level workout routine, participants are then introduced to interval training, an aspect which sees the periodic alternation between boxing drills and conditioning exercises. Maximizing one’s overall fitness level, interval training in addition burns serious calories, fosters breathing patterns, and promotes transition speed.
To further sharpen skills, increase energy capacity, and develop stellar hand, eye, and foot coordination, the utilization of punch mitts and power shields are employed within a floor workout routine where students work individually with coaches, or with fellow classmates once taught how to properly the equipment in question. Such diverse activities help participants become much more well-rounded from an athletic perspective.
Upon effectively demonstrating skills on the punch pads group members then commence to in tandem execute offensive and defensive maneuvers in predetermined sequences. Known as counter-punch drills, one student will at a gradual pace strike at the gloves of another and vice-versa to alternate back and forth so that these drills not only resemble sparring, but they are in fact actual fight scenarios to be conducted under close supervision for safety. This is the most contact to be endured during what is considered a non-contact program.
Training sessions then conclude to incorporate occasional wind-sprints, as well as numerous calisthenic or plyometric strength and conditioning exercises using natural body weight and or varied equipment to develop explosiveness. This is followed by cool down and more thorough stretching with the best time to increase flexibility being towards the end of a workout when the body is totally loose.
Social Media (@thedallasfightclub)
In order to help promote programming so as to benefit as large a sector of the community as possible we’ve taken to social media to get our message out. Having said that, we maintain accounts with and regularly post content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube where via the latest in photo and video the general public can get a glimpse of our internal workings while regular training and or special event updates are also available on these very same platforms.
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