Class details

Boxing basics, fitness and sports based agility games for six year olds to teens.


Although we are scouting for youngsters who want to box as amateurs through Spring Boxing Academy and the ABA system, we also run a non-contact after school junior youth club at Ultimate Boxing Lowestoft and Beccles.

We say six to teens as we operate a progressive ‘pass over’ system, promoting youngsters from junior youth club to the boxing academy. This is based on potential and aptitude rather than age – some will start sparring as young as 10, some will compete from age 11, but some will not want to box and can remain in the after school sessions until thirteen plus. Meanwhile, more mature teenagers may be offered the chance to attend the adult fitness sessions in the evening.

The idea across the board at Ultimate Boxing is to have the right people in the right classes, and our experienced trainers have a good knack of assessing this correctly through observation and communication with participants and parents.

During after school junior youth club sessions the basic boxing skills will be taught, but we also play sports based agility games in a safe, fun environment. This means any and all children can enjoy the boxing gym experience, even if they don’t have the required focus and drive to become amateur boxers.

In an age where many youth clubs have closed due to cutbacks and rising costs, the Ultimate Boxing Junior Youth Club keeps kids off the video games for a while, and off the streets too, guiding them into something constructive, healthy, safe and positive. If nothing else it provides very affordable childcare to free up some time for busy parents! (And there’s nothing wrong with that.)

Some kids are lacking in focus and some parents come to us explaining that their child has anger/anxiety issues. We help these individuals, giving them goals and ways to work through their challenges.

As mentioned already we constantly make observations, and communication is key to progressing juniors and youths into boxing as a sport if that is their desire. Those who show the necessary commitment to improving skills, focus and taking it seriously will be worked with and eventually invited to our dedicated Spring Boxing Academy trial sparring sessions. Sparring is controlled and not rushed. Nobody gets hurt but it’s the only way for a young person to truly figure out if they really want to box once the sparring is stepped up. If sparring goes well, (and of course if the parents give their blessing), this process eventually leads to joining the full boxing academy in the evenings, training with existing boxers and becoming a boxer for real.

Of course there’s no shame in stepping back down if it doesn’t work out, and we will advise a step back to the junior youth club format for those who struggle with the discipline of the boxing academy. It’s a long road and guidance is needed to nurture talent at the right time and in the right place. Ultimate Boxing Junior Youth Club – what a great place to make a start, with our healthy policy of inclusion regardless of ability.

Class Trainer

Matt Smith

Ultimate Boxing founder and head coach Matt is a BBBofC licensed professional boxing trainer, Level...