Boxing – Great for Self-Defense and Health and Fitness

Boxing is a great sport for several reasons. First off, in boxing, you learn the proper ways to punch, how to have good body mechanics, how to have good rhythm (which builds coordination and agility), and how to have good timing. Secondly, it’s a good method of self-defense. One of the most well known street fighters of all time, Marc “The Animal” Macyoung mentions in his book, Taking it to the Street that “boxers are dangerous.” He was a street fighter, and bouncer for several years and has been in hundreds of real life brawls. He knows what he is talking about. Lastly, it’s a great way to get in better shape. It improves endurance and cardiovascular health, helps you lose weight and tone your body.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to box? Wouldn’t you like to reap all the benefits mentioned above? At Miller’s Kenpo Karate, we now offer a full comprehensive boxing program that is offered three times per week: Mondays and Thursdays from 5-5:30pm and Sundays from 1:30-2:15pm. This program is for anybody, male or female, ages 12 and up. You never have to jump into the ring to compete, unless you choose to. This program will teach you all you need to know to become a great boxer. You will reap many benefits and if you decide you want to jump into the ring, once you get to a certain level, you will be able to do so.

Our program is based on a level system. Each level (1-10) has specific requirements. Once you have learned the requirements for a particular level, and are sound in those requirements, you will have a step exam to be promoted to the next level. Once you become a level 10 boxer you will qualify as an assistant coach.

In this program you will learn, stances, guards, head movement, body movement, foot movement, punches, defenses, combinations, shadowboxing, different sparring methods, interaction drills, focus mitt training, heavy bag training, and more.

If you or someone you know is interested in this program, visit our Web site at or call Michael Miller at 814-368-3725, or e-mail him at