Boxing at Phoenix for 2020

Boxing at Phoenix for Muaythai and Boxing

Boxing is now an integral part of the Phoenix program. It is the way we used to do Boxing and we are excited about returning to the same program and style. 

What does it mean in practice?  

  • That the classes are coached by the same experienced coaching staff as conduct the Muaythai program and have extensive competition experience.
  • That the class format is in line with the all classes, so it is easy to transition between any program.
  • The boxing skills compliment the Muaythai. 
  • You can come to any class for your level and both Boxing and Muaythai will give you a great fitness and skill workout.
  • For Beginners:
    • You can start at Boxing and stay at Boxing forever if that suits your training needs.
    • You can start at Boxing to get a solid base for moving to Muaythai when you are ready
    • You can do any Boxing or Muaythai class without any pressure to specialise and mix it up as it suits your needs and training times.
  • For TTFU/Intermediate and above people the Boxing classes are for anyone that wants to box better. 
  • Sparring classes are sparring regardless of program.
  • For people who are graded at Muaythai, you should consider a graded Boxing class once a week to improve your Boxing. We already do Boxing in our classes, but this will give you the chance to improve your hand skills.

Phoenix Boxing style

Phoenix Boxing is honest, simple, and direct Boxing. Boxing that works for fighting, self defence. Our Boxing is where you have to be very fit and learn to hit and not get hit but be capable of taking the fight to someone, standing in the pocket and working hard. We teach pressure, relentlessness, courage, and adaption based on your own body type and skill. 

The emotion of getting hit and conflict

Boxing is a sport but to develop we also need to develop our ability to get hit and understand how it effects our emotions. We will teach you how to defend with your emotional capability with what works under pressure (against determined people) before we add in fancier but harder to apply aspects like dodging, weaving, and slipping. You will cover head, protect yourself and learn to fight back. The key to this is partner work, learning real time reactions and adaption required for Boxing to work for you. You learn skills in the air, but you learn Boxing with partners, and you learn how to cope and do it well with hard fitness and solid partner skills to develop range and timing.

The Boxing classes will be suitable for anyone that does Boxing, Muaythai, Fitness or just want to specialise at Boxing as their main activity. This has always been the case, but it will now be easier for people to enjoy all programs and develop through the Phoenix system regardless of what program you do. If you are only interested in Boxing, only have time for Boxing, then that is fine as well. You will get great Boxing training.

Competition Boxing

If you think you want to compete at Boxing – step up and talk to Anthony. Phoenix Boxing is not focused on getting people to compete. Participants are not encouraged to compete. We train everyone to be able to Box, to do sparring and learn effective skills but competing is something entirely different, at a level only a few will aspire too. Phoenix has had people compete at Boxing for 20 years. Not as often or as focused as Muaythai but the history is still a proud one. The difference now is, you must meet the fight team standard, earn every step and train specifically for competition; when we think you are ready and dedicated enough to compete we will talk to you about it. You will then train with all the Phoenix fighters in a competition training environment. Our main aim is to have great and effective Boxing NOT to encourage competition Boxing.

You may not realise that Anthony was training at Boxing from the day he opened Phoenix. He did this to be a better professional fighter. He routinely trained with professional boxers and has had extensive experience at Boxing.  

For Muaythai, Phoenix people are renowned for their exceptional Boxing skills that they bring to the fight. Zoe Putorak, Lee Fook and Scott Bullock will assist Anthony at the program and bring many years of professional competition and a high level of boxing skill to every class. Zoe is currently the highest ranked female fighter from Australia in the world and an exceptional role model for anyone wanting to be better. Her boxing skills come with the ferocious determination to dominate every fight and she will pass on her skills and discipline to every class member.

Yours sincerely

Anthony Manning – Head Coach

Phoenix Combat Sports