Learn The Art Of Boxing In Eldersburg, Maryland

If you are looking for a boxing fitness class nowadays you can find one in most gyms.  There have even been some boxing fitness gyms opening up.  All are good workouts in their own right, but do they actually teach the art of boxing? The truth of the matter is most of the gyms hire aerobic instructors to teach boxing like movements to do to aerobic dance music.  But they don’t actually teach boxing. Shaddock MMA Fitness is something different.

Coach Shaddock has been involved in boxing for over 30 years.  A USA Boxing Certified coach John’s  class teaches the basics of boxing from soup to nuts.  You will learn footwork, basic punches, defense and how to hit the various bags that hang at the gym.  So you will not only get a fantastic workout but you will also learn how to defend yourself through the art of boxing.

The best thing about any of the classes is they are for all ages, all fitness levels, and is good for beginners and advanced students alike.  There is something for everyone in the family.   Before you sign up at any of the other gyms, come try the best first, Shaddock MMA Fitness.   To make sure you feel comfortable taking the class I am offering a FREE one on one training session and orientation on the equipment.  Just go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form and I will contact you to set up your FREE training session.  I hope to see you in the gym.


Variety Is The Key To Success At Shaddock MMA Fitness

Probably the biggest reason for success at Shaddock MMA Fitness is variety.   One of the main reasons people quit a fitness program is boredom.   As of late a new crop of boxing fitness gyms are popping up.   So when you are comparing, you will notice a big difference between Shaddock MMA Fitness and the other guys.

When I talk about variety the first thing is the bags.  Coach Shaddock has taken his favorite bags and put all types of different heavy bags, speed bags and double end bags so that you won’t be bored with your workouts.  In his IronBox class John adds multiple pieces of fitness equipment to the circuit.  Much like changing the pins on a golf course, Shaddock changes the order of the exercises to make the circuit a different workout every single time.

Probably the most important variety is in the people that workout at the gym.  It’s not your average gym.  My customers come in all shapes and sizes, all ages.  The beauty of the classes is that a competitive boxer and a brand new student can take the same class and get the same great workout.

Remember when your workout gets boring you won’t see the results you want.  It also makes it easier to show up.  So if you want the best results come to Shaddock MMA Fitness.  We’ve been in business for 10 years for a reason.  Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  You will get a FREE 30 minute session with coach Shaddock to try the gym out.

Shaddock MMA Fitness Is A Gym For The Whole Family In Eldersburg MD

As if late there have been a crop of boxing fitness centers to come up in the area.  There are a couple of things that differentiate Shaddock MMA Fitness from the other guys.  One big thing is it’s not only owner operated but it has been in business for 10 years,   The other thing that separates us is we are family oriented, we have something for the whole family.

Shaddock MMA has multiple adult boxing fitness classes as well as Kids MMA and Fitness classes work with kids as young as 4 years old.  Our Kids MMA and Fitness program focuses on martial arts basics.  Kids will learn basics of kick boxing, school boy wrestling and submission grappling.  They learn in a fun safe environment through games and skill drills.

I also cater to families who want to train together.  With a flexible training schedule I have the ability to train a family by training at odd hours to fit the kids schedule and Mom and Dad’s schedule.

If you are interested in training with me contact me through my website at shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  Next time you are shopping for a boxing fitness gym, find one that caters to the whole family.  See you in the gym.

Teaching Boxing Since 1987, Shaddock Teaches Boxing Fitness In Sykesville, MD

There have been a lot of boxing gyms popping up in Maryland lately.   When choosing one you want to choose carefully.  First off, experience will help.  Now we know most people aren’t planning on stepping through the ropes anytime soon, but doesn’t it make sense to learn the correct form when learning to box. Not only do you want to learn from someone who has boxed but also someone who has coached fighters.  The last thing you want is someone who has some fitness experience.  You will get all of these at Shaddock MMA Fitness.

In 1987 John “Bones” Shaddock a Golden Gloves boxer was working at a health club in Vermont.  He had been asked by his older brother Chris to help out teaching his brothers Boxercise class.  Shaddock, a New England Diamond Belt Boxing Champion eventually left his brother’s gym in Vermont and taught at multiple gyms up and down the East coast.  John didn’t only have boxing experience but worked as a trainer being certified in fitness training and plyometrics through N.A.H.F.  Coach Shaddock has worked with amateur and professional boxers and MMA fighters helping them get ready for fights and even working their corners.

In 2008 John opened Shaddock MMA Fitness and began teaching Fitbox.  As the school grew he added Girlbox (womens only), IronBox (boxing and circuit training) , and GrappleBox (boxing and submission wrestling).  These are unique classes that you won’t find anywhere else.  They are always changing and evolving so the customer gets the best results.

If you are interested in getting fit and learning basic self defense come in to Shaddock MMA Fitness.  Go to Shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  You will be glad you did.

The Best Boxing Training Deal In Eldersburg/ Sykesville, MD

If you are looking for a deal on boxing training look no farther than Shaddock MMA Fitness.  Now others will give you 3 session for $10 (the cost of the gloves), Shaddock MMA Fitness will actually give you FREE gloves with their training packages without raising the price.

You also want to look at experience in training.  Coach Shaddock is the most experienced boxing training coach in the area.  As a New England Diamond Belt Champion and 2 time Vermont State Golden Gloves Finalist John has experience competing in boxing.  Coach Shaddock is a USA boxing certified coach and has cornered amateur boxers and professional MMA fighters.  John Shaddock has also been in the health and fitness business for over 30 years and is an NAHF certified fitness trainer.  He has also been teaching boxing fitness as long has he has been in the fitness business.

Shaddock MMA Fitness is offering $70 Hyabusa gloves for FREE with any of our personal training packages (and we are not changing our training prices). So if you are looking for quality gloves, mixed with quality training, go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  You will get a FREE 30 minute training session and if you join you will get a FREE pair of Hyabusa gloves.

Factors that could make even the strongest Mayweather fan worry

By now a lot of my social media friends who are Mayweather fans think I am nuts.  I have been analyzing this fight for quite some time.  Some may ask what my experience is. I had fought competitively for 8 years was a two time finalist in the Vermont Golden Gloves and was the 1989 New England Diamond Belt Boxing Champion.  As a mixed martial artist I competed in the Teams Fighting Championships in Latvia ( 5 on 5 fighting).

Many will argue with boxing only rules it does seem like a mismatch, and if Floyd does what Floyd usually does in calling all of the shots it may be.   But if Conor and his team can work the negotiations this could be an extremely competitive fight and here’s how.

  1. Glove Size– Welter weights (147 pounds) can fight with 8 ounce gloves. Anything above Welter weight is 10 ounce gloves.  If they fight at Welter advantage McGregor.
  2. Glove Type– The Reyes gloves are made with horse hair.  They are known as the “punchers glove”.  If McGregor is allowed this type of glove advantage McGregor.
  3. Size of ring– I do believe that the smaller the ring the bigger advantage for Conor, but he does fight in Octagon which is bigger than a ring. But a smaller ring will help McGregor be able to get to Mayweather more often.
  4. This is probably the biggest factor.  Who the referee is will make a huge difference.  Floyd picks the referee, Conor will not be able to get rough in close situations.  He needs a referee that will be let them fight on the inside.

Other factors are the size difference.  Conor is taller, has a reach advantage and by fight time will be the much heavier man.  If the negotiations are worked correctly this could be a very interesting fight.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

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Why I Think Conor McGregor Has A Shot Against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I can see all of my friends who are boxers, and boxing enthusiasts rolling their eyes already.  The truth is on paper is a boxing match between these two shouldn’t even be close.  Floyd is arguably one of the best defensive fighters of all time. Conor has never fought a professional boxing match.  But stranger things have happened haven’t they?  Does anyone remember a guy named Buster Douglas?  The night Buster fought Mike Tyson I didn’t even watch,  I went out that night and got a phone call from my brother telling me Tyson was KO’d.  Who Knew Buster had it in him, who knew Iron Mike was not taking the fight seriously?  The one thing the tale of the tape does not account for is intangibles, and that is how I believe Conor McGregor is going to win this fight.

First and foremost you have to take into account how awkward of a style that McGregor has. The one post fight comment by most of his opponents was he moved differently than anyone else I have fought.  For those who follow Conor do know of his unorthodox training methods .  His training with Mixed Movement Artist Ido Portal has made him a difficult target for his adversaries.  He will be coming in from different angles which could make it possible for him to solve the unsolvable puzzle that is Floyd Mayweather JR and might be able to catch him.  It only takes one good punch.

A bigger factor is how is this going to affect Floyd  mentally.  As John Scully writes in his book The Iceman Diaries “The wait in the dressing room before a professional fight -that last hour- could be enough to strip a man who never fought before of whatever heart, pride and courage he thought he had” -Iceman John Scully, April 2002.  Don’t get me wrong, Floyd has fought in every event possible on the boxing stage so this should be a cake walk right?  But the big difference here is if he wins, he is supposed to, if he loses to a non-pro boxer, mma fighter, it will ruin his legacy.  Also team McGregor is going to get under Floyd’s skin like no other opponent has ever done.  An old Floyd who has probably lost a step might be walking into the lions den when he meets the Irish man this fall.

All being said only former fighters like myself who have experienced the “Wait in the dressing room…” That John Scully talks about can appreciate how real the threat doubt is.  Your mind plays games with you before a fight, you ultimately are your own toughest opponent. All I am saying is if a 40 year old Floyd Mayweather JR is not on his game, and has a little doubt in him beforehand,  we could see an upset.

Keep Your Hands Up,

John “Bones” Shaddock