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Boxing for Kids at Nonantum Boxing Club

Boxing Classes for Kids in Newton

My mom friend Lynn has both her 3rd grade son and her 7th grade son boxing at Nonatum Boxing Club. They love it. It’s their favorite activity, nudging out baseball, soccer and even video games!

Her 7th grade son, Max, takes a semi-private lesson with two other classmates — they are in the photos and video below. They have been taking for less than one year.

Sam, her 3rd grade son, takes the Saturday morning class.

I thought I’d find out more from co-founders Marc Gargaro and Nathan (Nate) Buso.

Nonantum Boxing Club founders, Nate and Marc, Marc Gargaro, Nathan Busa, Nate Busa, Nonantum Boxing Club Newton, Newton Boxing,

1) What are the benefits of boxing for kids? 
It not only teaches kids hand eye coordination and physical fitness, it develops self-confidence and character.

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2) What is your philosophy in teaching kids to box? 

Show them fundamentals and try to make it interesting for them as they learn the ins and outs of the sport.

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3) Is boxing a good sport for special needs kids? If so, what experience have you had training them? 

We train many kids with special needs.  It gives them a great outlet where they can work on their focus and coordination and build confidence as well.
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4) Your classes for children start at age 5. What will they learn? 

At 5 they will learn that being active and conditioned is fun.  As they grow older they will learn more about the sport.

5) How old were you both when you learned to box? What did it teach you?

We grew up with the sport both at the Boys Club and through older siblings.  I think the best thing it taught me when I was younger was that it’s ok to be afraid and nervous, as long as you can deal with it positively.  Also to make sure you are always staying in top condition.

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Youth Boxing Classes

Classes currently are on Saturday mornings. Nonantum Boxing Club is expanding to the downstairs space as well, so stay tuned for more kids’ classes!

5 to 9 Years Old
Sat: 9 am to 10 am

10 to 14 Years Old
Sat: 10 am to 11 am

 

Non-Stop Action for Non-Stop Boys

Music makes practicing the footwork fun!

Heavy bag work strengthens muscles and reinforces technique.

p.s. Did you ever wonder why Nonantum Boxing Club is so clean? The bathroom is spotless and the floors never seem to have a speck of dirt on them. And, thankfully, it never smells like a locker room. It turns out that Nate is a neat freak. Thank you Nate!

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