If You’ve Never Done A Boxing Fitness Class Before But Always Wanted To Try!

I have owned Shaddock MMA and Fitness for close to ten years.  The gym was founded on my boxing fitness class.  What I have found over the years is a lot of people were not coming in because they were afraid to try the class.  The were scared they would look stupid because they don’t know how to how to use the equipment.  I understand that people don’t  want to look like a klutz and because of that I have designed the Beginner Boxing Clinic.

This Saturday at 11:15 AM I will be teaching a Beginner Boxing Clinic at Shaddock MMA Fitness.  The course will go over basic footwork, how to properly throw a punch, how to hit the bags correctly, and all at an easy going pace so everyone can keep up no matter what your fitness level.  The beauty of this is that it will prepare all participants to be able to come into any of my boxing fitness classes (Fitbox, Girlbox, IronBox and GrappleBox), and feel comfortable doing the class.

Just go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  Then come in this Saturday at 11:15 and come and take the class.  Wear comfortable clothing and since we don’t have a water fountain you will want to bring a water or a Gatorade.  You do not wear shoes on our boxing mat so be prepared to workout barefoot or in socks.  I look forward to seeing you Saturday.

Keep your hands up,

Coach John “Bones” Shaddock

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A Workout That Burns A Lot Of Calories In Sykesville, Maryland

If you are looking for a workout to burn off lots of calories then you need to look for a boxing fitness class.  At Shaddock MMA Fitness are fitness classes all include some form of boxing fitness.  We don’t just do shadow boxing like the “Tae Bo” style of class but actually punch bags like at a traditional boxing gym. As most boxing fitness classes are taught by aerobics instructors, the classes at Shaddock MMA Fitness are taught by former Golden gloves boxer and New England Diamond Belt champion John Shaddock.

The Live Strong Blog says that a boxing class can burn up to “800 calories”.  I invite you to come try any of my classes for a great workout.  We have FitBoxing, IronBoxing, and GrappleBoxing.  Come in and try one of our classes and find out what it’s all about.  Just go to our website shaddockmma.com for our schedule of classes.

Whether you want to fight in the ring or just look like you can Shaddock MMA Fitness is the gym for you.  I hope to see you in the gym.  You can email me with any questions at Shaddockmma@comcast.net.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

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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