An intricate and challenging sport, boxing calls for the use of punches combined with head movement, footwork, timing, intuition, power and speed.
"The sweet science" is a simple art to learn but a difficult art to master. It provides an incredible workout along with practical and applicable knowledge for the ring or self-defence.
Absolute MMA and Conditioning has boxing classes for all experience and fitness levels and sparring is strictly optional. We provide a safe, encouraging atmosphere with a focus on proper technique and constant improvement.
- One of Australia's most qualified coaching teams
- Get guidance you need for amateur or professional bouts or simply for fun and fitness
- Combat-proven self-defence
- Develop power, speed and agility
- Build muscle and lose fat while learning valuable skills
- Develop confidence
A boxing class generally starts with a warm-up involving some light bodyweight exercises, skipping, shadowboxing, stretching and drills to get you loose and ready to strike. If you've never done this kind of training before, that's fine – we'll guide you through it.
Following the warm-up, your coach will develop your skills with any number of training exercises including padwork, bagwork, drills and more. The content of the class will vary from week to week, keeping the class fresh and focusing on all aspects of boxing.
In Advanced classes, you will often have the opportunity to apply what you have learned with light sparring. The objective with sparring is to test your skills, to attempt to apply what you have learned in the class and to have some fun – it is not to hurt each other. All sparring sessions are closely monitored and we promote a safe and positive learning environment.
Pradeep SihagPradeep Singh Sihag is a professional boxer with a combined amateur and professional record of 144 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw. He is the WBC Asian Middleweight Champion, Pan Asian Boxing Association Middleweight Champion and Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation Asian Middleweight Champion. He has been ranked as the #1 middleweight in Australia, #1 in Asia and #13 in the World. He is a four-time National Champion in India and was a star of the FOX reality TV show, The Contender.
Laos “The Asian Bull” Toohey is one of the most highly respected striking coaches in Australia today, coaching over 35 champions in a variety of disciplines at every level including an I.S.K.A. Super Middleweight World Champion. Toohey was named Star Kickboxing Trainer of the Year 1998 and Kickboxing Trainer of the Century in 2000.
As a fighter, competing in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, karate and TKD, he is renowned for his perfect, undefeated record of 32 wins and 0 losses (15KO) and the number and variety titles that he captured.
Tao Jaiphet is a pioneer of the Melbourne Muay Thai scene with over 16 years’ experience as a fight trainer, producing over 150 fighters to date and 14 champions.
Tao spent much the late 90s training and fighting in Thailand and Australia, amassing a record of 12 wins from 19 bouts, as well as training and fighting in Macau and Hong Kong also where he used his background in Muay Thai to compete in Sanda, putting together an undefeated record of 11 wins from 11 fights.