Training at SBC
All training is led by a close-knit team of fully qualified coaches, who will give guidance and advice during the sessions. The team share a passion for teaching and passing on their knowledge. Directed by the Head Coach, Harry Morris, the coaching team align their teachings with a shared objective - to produce a fundamentally sound training program.
With many combined years of personal boxing experiences, the team have a unique and effective approach to coaching. Boxers are educated in the foundations and principles of boxing and then encouraged to show character and personality in their performance.
For boxers aged 10-39 yrs who want to compete in Amateur Boxing competitions. Our structured classes will help you master the fundamental elements of Olympic style boxing.
Once ready to compete, registered boxers will have the opportunity to represent Surbiton A.B.C. as a club boxer at Regional, National and International level competions. All competing boxers will be expected to make a commitment to regular training and maintain a weight close to what they aim to compete at.
*Competitive boxing classes are by invite only and require a membership to England Boxing and Surbiton Amateur Boxing Club. You must speak directly to a member of coaching staff if you wish to join these sessions.
Our Recreational boxing classes are non-contact and designed to get you boxing fit without the sparring or competitions.
The sessions are for those looking for a high energy, intense boxing workout. The classes will generally include skipping, shadow boxing, bag/padwork, technical drills and bodyweight circuits. For boxers aged 17yrs+.
*If you have little or no boxing experience we highly recommend you attend one of our beginner boxer classes first. Please see the Beginner boxing section to find out more.
Boxing is a great way for children to get active and improve their self-confidence. Using a variety of traditional and innovative workouts, we teach boxing skills that increase focus, balance, co-ordination, stamina, work ethic, self-control, and body awareness. Sparring is optional and there is a clear pathway for those wanting to join our dedicated competitive squad.
Surbiton Boxing Club is a safe place for children to learn boxing and make friends. They will find self-discipline and gain motivation with regular attendance.
*Our Junior boxing classes are suitable for girls and boys aged 10-12 years and the Youth sessions for ages 13-16 years.
Please check the class listings to find a suitable session.
Our Beginner classes are for both Junior and Senior boxers and can be attended until you feel confident enough to progress into the other classes. The sessions will teach you the basic elements of boxing and are suitable for first-timers and those wanting to refresh their skills.
*In order to keep a high coach-to-boxer ratio, the class sizes are limited and become full very quickly. Visit the classes page to find more information on how to book.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I just turn up and train or do I have to book in advance?
You must book onto a class in advance.
What do I need to bring?
All boxers will need to bring a small towel and come appropriately dressed in sports clothing and clean trainers.
Can Parents/Partners stay to watch?
Can I compete?
To compete for Surbiton Amateur Boxing Club you must be attending the competitive sessions on a regular basis. You must be close to your agreed weight and have a good level of physical fitness.
The coaches must be confident in your skill and ability before sending you into full contact competition. Boxers who miss consecutive training sessions without reason will not be considered for matchmaking.
If you are looking to join our competitive squad and have competed for another club in the past, please arrange a visit via email/phone to speak directly to one of the coaching staff.
How can I pay?
We have an online payment system for all classes. You will have the option to pay for up to 2 participants per class.
All classes are pay as you go and paid for via the secure online booking system. Cost effective monthly memberships allow you to buy class credits and book yourself in.
Competitive boxers will be given payment instructions once invited onto the sessions. You will be offered an affordable monthly subscription.
What happens if i'm late for a class?
Our advice would be don't be late! Once the class has begun it is unlikely you will be allowed to join in as it disrupts the session.
Just remember, early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable!
How do I book a class?
Firstly you will need to create an online SBC web account. You will find the link to this at the top of our webiste or via any of the 'Join Now' buttons.
Is there somewhere to park?
There is a carpark right outside the gym which you can use. We kindly ask members to avoid driving where possible as the carpark can become full very quickly.