West London’s Leading Boxing Club

We are a local boxing club based in Shepherd’s Bush. We offer high-quality training for people with all levels of fitness or experience. Whether you are looking to improve your health and fitness, learn a new sport or develop your skills as an established boxer, Cuban Boxing Academy is here for you.

As a well-established part of the community, we aren’t just here to train boxers but to support all those that walk through our doors. We work with local schools and young people to provide a safe environment for those in our community.

Meet our team

Marcos

Head Coach

Marcos has been coaching boxing in Cuba and Venezuela for over 25 years and coached World Champions and Olympic Medallists and founded this Academy. Marcos is a passionate coach and cares about each and every person that walks through the door into his club.

Micah

Coach

Micah has been coaching with Cuban Boxing Academy for the past 7 years and helped several boxers win National Championships and tournaments. He heads up the infamous ‘Toughen Up Tuesday’ sessions and also offers private PT sessions.

Jason

Coach

Jason runs the ``Power Thursday`` class and his classes focus on perfecting your technique whilst improving your stamina and fitness. He has been coaching at Cuban Boxing Academy for the past 6 years, preparing many boxers for major tournaments. Jason also has his own Personal Training company called Empower PT.

Classes and Prices

The Cuban Boxing Academy’s teaching method is based on Cuba’s successful Olympic Boxing programme. Based in West London (by Shepherd’s Bush and Notting Hill) we develop our boxers using basic-to-advanced drills and exercises.

We aim to improve:

  • Physical capacity
  • Technical Ability
  • Mental Preparation
  • Tactical Awareness

Our boxers are carefully developed to compete in Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) sanctioned contests. Many of our boxers have been successfully nurtured by us from novice level. Others are already established, but come to us for improvement. We already boast some Championship level boxers in our stable and hope you can join our elite squad.

Classes for fitness:

Give us 6 weeks and you’ll notice the difference…

Toughen Up Tuesday – 7pm-8:30pm

Led by Micah Watkins, this is an intense class using a combination of boxing and HIIT workouts to push yourself to the max

Power Thursday – 7pm-8:30pm

Led by Jason Garner, this class focuses on improving fitness whilst perfecting your boxing technique for everyone from beginners to professionals 

Circuit Saturday – 10:30am – 12pm

These sessions use circuit training and boxing techniques to improve your stamina and general fitness

Classes for boxers (members only):

Primary: Tuesdays 4.30pm to 5.30pm, Fridays 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Juniors: Monday 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Adults: Monday 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 7.00pm to 8.30pm,  Saturday 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

Prices:

Price per session (Non-members):   Juniors: £4    Senior: £7

Price per session (Members):  Juniors: £2    Senior: £5

Annual Membership:  Juniors: £30     Senior: £35

Primary are aged 7-10 years
Juniors are aged 11-17 years

Concessions available for Students (Student ID required) and Low Income Families (ID required)

Our coaches are also available for individual personal training or privately arranged group  sessions.

Community Outreach

Cuban Boxing Academy focuses on social inclusion and healthy lifestyle choices for young people.

We use non-contact boxing to help young people stay in education and work towards fulfilling their ambitions.

Our programme has been used to help young people who are “Not in Education, Employment or Training” (NEET) and use boxing principles to give them discipline and structure in their lives.

Based on Cuba’s successful Olympic Boxing programme (achieved as part of the Cuban schooling system) we have been mentoring and coaching non-contact boxing in schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRU’s) and Youth Organisations for the past four years.

As well as delivering physical training, we have improved students’ self-confidence, encouraged interaction and inspired a positive outlook on their future.

We teach girls and boys of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in a fun, safe environment.

Our coaches are fully qualified, DBS checked and often work with “hard-to-reach” students, many of whom are involved in anti-social behaviour.

We believe that every child matters and our holistic approach include working with a student’s family and teachers where necessary.

Other benefits of our programme can include:

  • Improved attendance
  • Better performance in other subjects
  • Appreciating further education
  • Awareness of the human body and nutrition
  • Reduced risk of obesity and linked diseases
  • Recognising future career opportunities

Contact us to discuss how we help at your School, PRU or Youth Club

Non Contact Accreditaion

A cost effective education service provider…

Young people involved in our programme can work towards an Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) accredited Certificate in Non-Contact Boxing.

Each class is carefully planned based on the needs of the student, using one-to-one and/or group sessions.

We recommend 1-2 sessions per week, with the benefits starting to show in as little as 6 weeks.

We welcome the parents and teachers into many of our sessions, in many cases they also participate.

We stress the importance of training the mind as well as the body, and we also explain how what has been learned can be used in everyday life.

Any students who would like to further their abilities have the option of attending the Cuban Boxing Academy.

Contact us to discuss how we help at your School, PRU or Youth Club.

References and Testimonials

Great community and coaches.
I feel like I'm getting into it more and more each time I come in to the gym.

Maciej ZamojskiGraphic Designer

Cuban boxing club is fantastic. The coaches are excellent and put you through your paces. My favourite class is on Tuesday and it is the highlight of my day! Thank you cuban boxing team and a big thank you to Mike who has built my confidence in boxing technique as I knew nothing before I started going to these classes. See you tonight ��� best wishes the clumsy Essex girl!

Kate RobertsMember

Great club great guys/girls.Instructors are there to help and motivate you thru...If your up for training hard then the results will be yours..Lets face it...you wont hit what you dont aim for

Tim O'RiordanMember

Contact

Cuban Boxing Academy,

187 Freston Road, London,  W10 6TH
(entrance via Bard Road)

Nearest Tube: Latimer Road (2 mins walk), Shepherds Bush (10 mins walk)

Buses: 295 and 316

 

07881 424 068

marcos.cubanboxingacademy@gmail.com