Have you always wanted to get into boxing? A great recreational and fitness activity, boxing allows you to let loose and stay active. At the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy, you can get involved in boxing training regardless of your level. Get started with boxing training at our facilities in Southsea, Portsmouth or find out more about our nationwide Boxing Awards courses.
HOP Boxing Academy
The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy was founded in September 2008. Based in the Heart of the City of Portsmouth (3 min walk from central station) it is ideally placed for what it was set up for; keeping youth off the street and engaging them in physical activity.
HOP prides itself on being a place that people of all genders, abilities, ages and fitness levels can attend to find a feeling of achievement and self worth. HOP works closely with a range of other organisations who all work hard in directing and supporting the youth of Portsmouth:
• The City Council
• Community Improvement Partnership
• Portsmouth Respect Programme
• The Motiv8 youth group
In partnership with Charter Academy
HOP Boxing Academy is in partnership with Charter Academy, formerly St Luke’s School. The new look Charter Academy is leading the way for boxing in schools across the country by putting Boxing Awards training into the academy curriculum.
Every year group has the option to complete the GB National Boxing Awards and the year 9’s, 10’s and 11’s are able to complete the ASDAN CoPE Boxing GCSE Educational Qualification (Grade B GCSE). Charter Academy, working in partnership with the HOP Boxing Academy coaches, is the first school in the country to deliver and qualify their students with the ASDAN CoPE GCSE in Boxing. At HOP, training commences at 7am for early morning activities (EMA’s), then Charter students do boxing training in their PE lessons, GCSE qualification or the after school club. At 4pm, there are junior and senior sessions for the community. HOP is a great opportunity to get fit, lose weight, have fun and make new friends.
Get started on your boxing training.Call 07702 745 590.
"I can't speak highly enough about the Boxing Awards programme and especially about the coach Q. I started boxing just over a year ago becasue I was looking for a way to reduce my anxiety and stress levels and a way to get back in shape. I quickly fell in love with the sport thanks to the incredible passion, entusiasm and knowledge Q exudes and to the way the Boxing Awards works at building your skillset and fitness. Going through the process gave me a huge confidence boost not only in the sport itself, but in every day life and work. I went from exercising a few times a month (and hating it) and scared of confrontations to boxing three times a week (and loving it) and sparing. It is a brilliant, fun and effective way to get fit. In a span of a few months, I feel like I have grown stronger physically and mentally, learned new skills and had a lot of fun in the process. I highly reccomend boxing, the Boxing Awards and Q to everyone."
"Superb, friendly and involving course. Q and Bobby are clearly totally engrossed in the sport and also passionate about teaching boxing to be inclusive to everyone. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to teach and be involved with a club."
"I have done the level 1-2 Boxing coach back in June and it was a very good experience , after that in July I have booked the Boxing Tutor course and there were the same teacher .Q and Bobby they had supported me and all other students all the way through with their skills and passion that they have for Boxing. The course is really good and every one is so helpful .You will learn many things and the main one is how to introduce boxing on schools ,college ,academies which is very good to introduce boxing to young people. I would recommend this course 100% . I will go for the Pad works one soon !! See you soon teachers 🇬🇧"
"This Course was truly amazing. It was interactive from start to finish & I personally gained so much knowledge and confidence from it. Q & Bobby are fantastic leaders - I now train privately with Bobby as he is an excellent coach & teacher. I would highly recommend to anyone - regardless of level or experience in boxing, this course caters to all."
"Just completed the course today and what an experience it was! Both Q and Bob were extremely fantastic, super professional, energetic, positive, funny and really knowledgeable. Both made the group feel really relaxed with their teaching approach which was fenomenal how they managed to build a great bond and confidence among all the participants throughout the whole course. Within the first two hours Q knew all the participants names...incredible. In addition, both Q and Bob were always making sure the group was happy with the info provided and the best of all, the course was super fun, which made it a lot easier to get things in your mind and then to put it into practice. I strongly recommend this course to anyone, however, i don't know if your experience will be the same without Q and Bob delivering it...because this two guys might be the best tutors anyone can come accross in their lives."