Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Self Defence Workshop for Girls - Bookings now open

This hands-on workshop focuses on day to day personal safety issues girls may experience at school, on public transport and on the streets.

We explore common scenarios and how to get out of them without physical contact but also deal with what to do if a situation escalates.

Working in pairs, practising 'escape' techniques and striking with hands, feet, elbows and knees, we use focus pads, punch bags and strike shields.

Workshop programme: 

12.00pm - Arrival, registration (hand in consent forms) and welcome.

Stop it before it starts: how to reduce your chances of being a target. Dealing with bullies.
Escalation of attack and appropriate responses: How to escape a hand grab, choke hold, bear hug or hair grab

1.45pm - Lunch together (group discussion)

2.15pm - Defensive striking with hands, knees, elbows and feet.
Putting it all together and making it work for you.
How to remember the techniques.

4.00pm - Close and pick-up  

Please note: We will not allow anyone to leave the gym before 4.00pm unless by prior arrangement with a parent or guardian.  
How to book      
The cost of the workshop is £15 and can be booked by emailing
We request either online payment or cash/cheque (prior to course) at the gym in order to confirm your place.  

What to wear / bring      
Tracksuit bottoms, shorts or leggings, a vest or t-shirt and something warm to wear between physical activities. Clean, indoor trainers or plimsoles - please ensure they are clean. There will be some topics that require bare feet or socks.
No jewellery that can catch on clothing or be ripped out (eg, necklaces, rings, bracelets or dangly earrings) and no heavy make up. Long hair must be tied up or plaited.      
Packed lunch required      
Bring a bottle of water to drink throughout the day and a packed lunch. We discourage sweets, energy drinks or fizzy pop in the gym. Drinking water is available.      
Signed consent form      
Each participant requires a signed consent form in order to do the workshop. This can be emailed to you once your payment has been made.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Date for your diary - Girls Self Defence

Our next Self Defence for Girls workshop is during the summer holidays on Wednesday 03 August.

More details to follow, if you'd like to reserve a place in the meantime, contact

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Beginner's Course starts next week

This course is open to all females 11+ years. You do not have to be fit or have done any boxing before, it's for absolute beginners of all ages and fitness levels.

It runs over 8 weeks at 7.30pm every Tuesday and there's an option to progress to the next level once you've completed an assessment. If you just want to learn how to throw a punch and move around so you can come to our fitness sessions, you can do that too.

Any questions or to book, get in touch with Kate 077 3243 3243 or email

Total Warrior, checklist (re-post)

Here's a post I did back in 2013, the first year the Valley Warriors did Total Warrior. There's a handy list of stuff to take, what to wear and what to eat etc

You may want to take a look if you're doing it this year read this

Details regarding final travel arrangements etc will be posted after tonight's training.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Beginner's Course for women starts at the end of June

Our next beginner's boxing course for women starts
on Tuesday 28 June at 7.30pm.

This course is suitable for anyone who's interested in learning to box, or those who want to learn the basics for fitness classes.
Read more here

Booking only, please email or call or text Kate if you have any questions 077 3243 3243

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Warrior Training - 18 May

Tonight's training will take place outdoors. We're meeting at 6.30pm on Heights Rd and heading up to the Moor for a run.
Wear your trail shoes or outdoor trainers and bring a light jacket in case we get rain.

Directions from the gym as follows: head up Midgley Rd and take a sharp left onto Heights Rd, go past the Mount Skip b&b on right +/-100 yards further there is a layby on the left where you can park. MEET HERE. Call if you get lost 077 3243 3243

Monday, April 25, 2016

Timetable changes - April Bank Holiday weekend

We are in the final stages of preparation for the Elite Championships in Liverpool this weekend and hope to be bringing the belt home for the 54kg senior female title.

This means there are a few changes to the timetable as follows:

No Boxercise Fri 29 April, no Women and girls Boxing Training Sat 30 April and no Bootcamp Mon 2nd May.

There will be a Kids session as usual at 9am on Saturday and a KO Circuits session at 10am.

We're back to normal on Tuesday 3rd May with circuits at 6.15pm and Level 2 Boxing Award at 7.30pm.

Have a great weekend everyone, stay safe and we hope to see some of you in Liverpool!