2018 White Collar Boxing

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2018 White Collar Boxing

2018 White Collar Boxing at Function First Lincoln

2018 White Collar Boxing

2018 White Collar Boxing – The bar has been set

So in 2017 we received the above certificate from Cancer Research UK. It was a fantastic year for the white collar boxing in Lincoln. With £31,000 raised for the charity in one year, we now have a new goal to meet, the bar has been set.

2018 White Collar Boxing – Season 1

The first event this year has been scheduled for Saturday 14th April at the Deans leisure centre on Monks road.

Were expecting to be busy with upwards of fifty lunatics making it through to the end and fighting for a great cause.

2018 White Collar Boxing – Get Involved

If you’re interested in a new challenge, something to really take you out of your comfort zone then get in touch with the UWCB organisation and secure your place for this seasons event.

You’ll meet lots of inspiring people going through the same doubts and worries as you. The fight is the 8 week journey to the show. The event itself is over in minutes. But the entire journey can have a positive impact on your life forever if you let it.

2018 White Collar Boxing – Who’s this for?

If you have never boxed before, never even put a pair of boxing gloves on. Then you won’t be alone, it’s mostly people like you.

Boxed before? great, you know what to expect.

There’s a great mix of people from young to not so young. From athletic fit gym bods to never left the couch and love pizza. Everyones on those mats for one reason, to raise money for a great cause, no one is judged, no one is left out.

2018 White Collar Boxing

Make 2018 a year to look back on, do something uncomfortable. 

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Boxing Headguards

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The Myths

Boxing Headguards – not what most think

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Boxing Headguards – The Simple Truth

The international boxing commision say concussions went down 43% when they removed head guards

Headguruards in Boxing and other martial arts are mainly used for stopping cuts and the clash of heads. This is actually a great use for them, but the myth seems to be that they stop head trauma.

This is not true, if you punch someone hard in the head the brain still moves around with or without a headguard on.

In fact many experts believe the headguard actually increases the brain movement, see the video below.

There you go, that’s it. Now let’s look at why and how to train safely

Boxing Headguards – Train Skillfully

So this is how we train Boxing at Function First Lincoln, in fact, all our martial arts are trained like this.

We decided many years ago to adjust the way we train and the school of hard knocks is just not our way. Don’t misunderstand that last statement, we train hard and we go hard especially when prepping for a fight show.

One thing is this though, once you get used to being punched in the head then there is little if any benefit of being punched in the head any more.

Boxing Headguards – Schools of thought

There are different schools of thought on this. Some professional fighters don’t spar at all and some go 100% every session.

We work on a 100 to 1 ratio and we alter it a little when you have a fight coming up.

100 sparring sessions where you train technique and skill to one heavy session.

Boxing Headguards – Skill over Power

We believe its much more useful and safer to develop skill and control of your strikes. Find your targets while skillfully tagging your training partner means you can go to work the next day without looking like you have been in a car crash. In fact, you don’t need to feel like you have been in one either.

Boxing Headguards – See This Video for some information


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Beginners Boxing Classes

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Confidence & Comfort Zones

Beginners boxing classes at Function First Lincoln

beginners boxing classes

Beginners Boxing Classes – We all start somewhere

So we all start somewhere and that first step can be a little daunting sometimes. That’s why at Function First Lincoln we have beginner boxing classes. We ease you in with other beginners so you all grow together.

We’re here to make you not break you. Boxing is a go-to martial art for lots of people. It’s also a gateway art that leads many to train in other arts. At Function First, we are a mixed martial arts academy so if you decide you have the choice to try other classes.

Beginners Boxing Classes – You are not alone

We have lots of beginners so you won’t be alone. Beginners boxing classes mean you train for one year in the basics. After this, you progress onto the next stage with others when ready. You will focus on the basic strikes and combinations. Footwork and movement is also a huge part to learn.

I always loved the analogy of the supercar. You can have a V12 6000cc engine but without wheels, it’s going nowhere. Boxing, you can punch a heavy bag and break it in half. If you can’t move your feet then you’re going to need your opponent to stand still.

Beginners Boxing Classes –  Punch combinations

In year one you will learn the most common punch combinations in combat sport for knockouts. These have been studied over tens of thousands of fights over many years.

We also have a simple number system to help you learn the combinations faster and retain the information longer.

Personally, I find it fascinating that something that seems so simple. Can be so complex seemingly without an end to learning.

Beginners Boxing Classes – Depth of knowledge

Think about this, you learn a Jab or a drag step. Now that jab is the same jab as Mayweather learnt. But it’s obviously not used the same. The jab simply goes out and returns in a straight line, it takes five minutes to grasp. Then it takes a lifetime of study to make it work. This is what makes martial arts absolutely fascinating. You never have it all, there is always a deeper understanding.

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We always offer a free trial so call Paula on 01522 543 787 to book in

We also recommend you try a couple of other clubs so you can make an informed decision, don’t buy the first car you test drive.


Boxing Classes Lincoln

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At Function First

Boxing Classes Lincoln – Official UWCB trainers

Boxing Classes Lincoln – Money Raised

So were in our 3rd year with the white collar events and what a pleasure it’s been.

The organisation is close to raising £10,000,000 Ten Million pounds for cancer research UK. Function First Lincoln has raised over £50k so far

Since starting with the UWCB we have added specific boxing classes Lincoln to our timetable. They are turning out to be a huge success

Boxing Classes Lincoln – Competing

We are building our boxing fight team slowly but surely. As with everything Function First, we are in no rush. We play the long game, and those who stick around win.

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Boxing Assessments

We recently had our first boxing classes Lincoln assessments. Where new members covered basic punches and covers for the first 3 months

Progress has been solid and we are really happy with the boxing crew, a great addition to the club

Boxing Classes Lincoln – More Classes added soon

As boxing classes Lincoln are filling up quickly. We will be adding a Saturday morning class soon so keep tuned to find out when.

We have lots of students crossing over into Self Defence to MMA to K1 and Grappling. Now, of course, the boxing.

It’s been an interesting experiment because of course there are things you can get away with in boxing. Like weaving, for example, boxing you can get down there at low risk. Do the same in MMA and you take a knee to the face.

So those who wish to purely box are coached a little different than those who cross train

Boxing Classes Lincoln – Cross Training

So with lots of members cross training. We are really having to pay attention to who is doing what and making sure we’re not coaching bad habits.

It’s a challenge, and we like those so all good here in the FF ranch

If you’re interested in trying our boxing classes. Give us a bell and have a free trial to see how you get on.

Were not a fighters club, meaning if you simply want to punch pads and sweat. That suits us as much as it does you. Of course, if you want to fight, then simply turn up, train hard.

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