This half term we are thrilled to invite all women and girls aged 7-25 as we host a special open day at our Academy in North Woolwich, with the aim to bring together inspiring young women and girls to have fun, make friends and find out more about what we are all about!
At Fight for Peace we believe that boxing and martial arts are for everybody, not only men and boys, which is why our team of dedicated staff are working hard to encourage more women and girls to explore the sports, while offering a safe and welcoming space to all young people.
At the end of 2022 we saw the successful launch of our all-female boxing sessions which take place every Thursday from 5.30-6.30pm. Led by boxing coach, Liona Bravo, they are a friendly, yet challenging introduction to boxing, fitness and technique with a nice touch of yoga to close the class and allow a moment to let go of the pressures of day-to-day life.
We also have an all-female personal development session called Lutadoras, which coincides with these boxing sessions, so we encourage participants to attend both over the course of the evening. Lutadoras sessions bring together female members to share views, experiences and opinions in an open and non-judgemental space, and take place from 5-7.30pm.
“We’re inviting all women and girls aged 7-25 to join us on Thursday 16th February for some boxing, muay thai and fitness taster sessions, delivered by myself and our talented muay thai Coach, Star! Informal introductions will be followed by a fun sports and fitness session, some delicious hot food and a Lutadoras session, where our young leaders will lead a workshop on healthy relationships,” said Liona – boxing coach and ACT-AS-1 Community Development Coordinator at Fight for Peace.
“All of our all female sessions are important in helping us engage young women in sports as we know that gyms can be intimidating at times. We’re keen to build on our ability to engage and retain female members at Fight for Peace, working together to overcome some of the barriers young women may face in their sporting lives,” explained Liona.
Boxing and martial arts is for everyone, and the benefits can have a significant impact on our mindset, ability to overcome adversity, and maintain and build fitness, confidence and strength. That’s why we do what we do.
Join us in solidarity and share the details below with your networks, and any young people who you think may want to join us! It’s all free, and during half term! We’ll also share a delicious hot lunch, and we’ll be giving out some sports kit to attendees to welcome them on this new journey with Fight for Peace!
Our all-female boxing sessions take place every Thursday from 5.30-6.30pm and are free to young women and girls aged 14-25.