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Posted: March 3, 2020

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE & GET STARTED! Use the fundamentals of boxing to get into the best shape of your life from the comfort of your own home! Jennifer Huggins and Virgil Barrow will be coming to you live from Kingsway Boxing Club with fun boxing drills packed into an effective 45 min workout for any age or fitness level! We're also offering a range of other classes run bout our High-Performance Fitness Professionals... All you need is enough space to drop into burpees and pushups! Maybe bring a water bottle if you decide you need a quick break. CLASS PRICING (Active...


[UPDATE PAGE] KBC Response to COVID-19

Posted: March 12, 2020

Welcome To Kingsway Boxing Club ONLINE Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Kingsway, along with the rest of the world, is working hard to adapt to the situation. We are now offering Virtual Classes and Personal Training! Use the link below to join into our online group classes or Contact Us to book in for specialty training. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the online world! Virtual Options Existing Members Have Free Access To Online Classes Please register for your Mindbody accounts using the link below. Note that Mindbody is very easy to navigate via the Mindbody App Account...


KINGSWAY BOXING HOME TRAINING OPTIONS

Posted: March 22, 2020

KINGSWAY BOXING HOME TRAINING OPTIONS Dear Kingsway Boxing Family, Like other businesses across the country, we are closed our doors until further limit the spread of this virus and to protect the most vulnerable in our community. We know it is the right thing to do. Our purpose has always been to invest in the community and provide the opportunity to live a healthy life. There is no moment in our history where that purpose is more important than today. Now What? This is an opportunity for you to go 'Beast-Mode' so you're prepared to return in the best shape of your lives! See...


[ANNOUNCEMENT] Kingsway Boxing Club + Trilogy Physiotherapy = We've Got You Covered!

Posted: September 19, 2019

Kingsway Boxing Club + Trilogy Physiotherapy = We've Got You Covered! Kingsway Boxing is proud to officially partner with Trilogy Physiotherapy, Welcome Team Trilogy! The team at Trilogy Physiotherapy are top-notch and experts in their field. Already established in Downtown Toronto, with a second location right here in The Kingsway, Trilogy brings many years of experience and advanced techniques for treating athletes and sports enthusiasts of all kinds. In September, Trilogy Physiotherapy was nominated as one of the Top 10 physiotherapy clinics in Toronto, and Jason Gallant...


Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels

Posted: March 28, 2020

Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels  Place an object in front of you – a weight, a soup can, a hat, anything. This drill can be done in any sized space. It can be modified and expanded to emphasize cardio work or your punches or both, and can be “leveled up.” Assume your boxing stance. Moving around the object in front of you to your right, take one step. immediately thereafter throw one punch. Take another step and throw two punches. Another step, 3 punches, another step, 4 punches, another step throw a 5 punch combo. Then: ...


Spring is almost here & so are our Spring 2020 Programs

Posted: March 11, 2020

Dear KBC Family/Friends, Spring is just around the corner! Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited as we gear up to launch our new Spring 2020 Programs. Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are filling up quickly! Kingsway Boxing operates out of two separate locations, empowering you to pursue a variety of interests and accomplish any goal. We run competitive and recreational boxing programs and host top rank fitness and high-performance athletic programs. We...


FEATURE ARTICLE: Why Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For You?

Posted: March 11, 2020

FEATURE ARTICLE: Why Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For You? By Jo-Anne Sheffield | HIIT Conditioning Program Partner Using your own bodyweight to build muscle and cardiovascular strength is an easy and effective workout. Because you don’t need any equipment, bodyweight exercise can be done anywhere, anytime. They are easily modified to challenge all fitness levels. Add extra reps or slow the tempo to progress the exercise. Bodyweight exercises also ensure that joints are moving freely which can reduce exercise-related injuries. As compound exercises (numerous muscles and joints...


How to ‘Save your Neck’, after all, it holds your head up!

Posted: November 6, 2019

How to ‘Save your Neck’, after all, it holds your head up! Written by Jim Marinow a Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist and Tui Na Practitioner at Trilogy Physiotherapy. We all tend to slump a bit at our desk, we look down into our lap to view the screen on our handheld device, and our chin pitches forward a little when we drive….Yikes! When your chin moves forward and your shoulders ‘round’ inward, a number of unpleasant things happen at your neck and shoulders. For every 15 degrees that our head comes forward (from upright), there is roughly 15lbs...


THE BASICS 12 ROUND WORKOUT

Posted: March 22, 2020

THE BASICS 12 ROUND WORKOUT To become a better boxer, its necessary to practice the basics throughout your boxing career. Skills tend to diminish as time goes on and as you learn more advanced aspects of the sport. Always remember, the basics are the foundation of the sport. Be sure to practice: Centre-line and Boxing Stance (balance and body awareness) The Basic Punches (Jabs, Crosses, 1-2’s) The Footwork (Forward, back, side-to-side) Pivoting (Offensive and Defensive) Once you have mastered all of the basics, it is also important to put it all together...


Self Testing for Restrictions, “ Try this at Home”

Posted: January 28, 2020

Self Testing for Restrictions, “ Try this at Home” Written by Jim Marinow a Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist and Tui Na Practitioner at Trilogy Physiotherapy. First off, you will need a 12 foot ladder, a blindfold, a pair of flip flops and some bacon grease…… oops sorry, that’s the Intro to Parkour article. As a therapist, whenever I treat an injury I always want to know “the why’.  When a patient tells me that something hurts, I want to know why that muscle, ligament, tendon or joint failed to perform. Understanding the cause makes it...


[FINAL CASTING CALL] SEEKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE BOXERS (16 – 20 years old) FOR FLINT STRONG

Posted: February 24, 2020

In this Sept. 18, 2012, photo, Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields skips rope at the Berston Field House in Flint, Mich. Shields is a fearsome presence in the ring.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) SEEKING MALE BOXERS (16 – 20 years old) FOR FLINT STRONG Looking for African-American males with recreational or amateur boxing experience to be background performers in a feature film. The feature film, FLINT STRONG is looking for male boxers, 16 – 20 years old, to be ‘special skill’ background performers.   (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles as part of the journey...


SEEKING BOXING REFEREES FOR FLINT STRONG

Posted: February 19, 2020

Claressa Shields is declared the winner in the gold-medal match at the London Olympics.Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images. SEEKING BOXING REFEREES FOR FLINT STRONG Looking for real boxing referees who have Recreational/Amateur/Professional Boxing experience to be featured in feature film. The feature film, FLINT STRONG is casting real boxing referees (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles of referees who worked bouts for the indomitable boxer, Claressa Shields during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.   (Must be willing to travel to TORONTO at...


SEEKING FEMALE BOXERS FOR FEATURE FILM FLINT STRONG

Posted: February 14, 2020

SEEKING FEMALE BOXERS FOR FLINT STRONG Looking for talented women who have Recreational/Amateur/Professional Boxing experience to be featured in feature film. The feature film, FLINT STRONG is casting real female boxers (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles of opponents that faced the indomitable boxer, Claressa Shields during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.   (Must be willing to travel to TORONTO at your own expense.) View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong Audition date: All candidates must be available...


SEEKING BACKGROUND PERFORMERS FOR FLINT STRONG

Posted: February 25, 2020

SEEKING BACKGROUND PERFORMERS FOR FLINT STRONG  The feature film, FLINT STRONG is seeking background performers (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles. Filming will take place in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Shoot date: Various dates through April and May Rate: $14.00/hour with an 8 hour minimum. We are looking for men and women to fill the following background roles: Boxing Judges Boxing officials Boxing fans/spectators Timekeepers Reporters Photographers If you are interested in being considered, please email All of the details listed below to...


[2020 Registration] End Of Year Specials

Posted: December 16, 2019

Dear Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Family! I hope you're enjoying the few weeks before the holiday rush! Our programs are filling up quickly... Don't miss out on being a part of our 2020 specialty programs including all new classes  and our new partnership with Trilogy Physiotherapy at our High Performance Studio. See below for program dates and registration! PROGRAM REGISTRATION & PRICING I have personally been missing my time with everyone this season however I wanted to update you on what's going on! I was honoured to be elected as the President of Boxing Ontario...


To Stretch or Not to Stretch! And how much?

Posted: November 20, 2019

To Stretch or Not to Stretch! And how much? Written by Jim Marinow a Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist and Tui Na Practitioner at Trilogy Physiotherapy. Well….. that all depends. Flexibility is important when it comes to healthy joint function as we take our body through various planes of movement (after long periods of sitting) Taking the time to stretch is great, but making the most of how you stretch is even better. The stretch before an activity is best done as a dynamic (or moving) stretch. This means, taking whatever muscle groups you will be using...


The Ultimate Ab Workout for Men

Posted: October 2, 2019

The Ultimate Ab Workout for Men If you look at a list of body parts men want to tone, somewhere up near the top, you’ll see abs. Sure, bulging biceps would be great, and you probably wouldn’t mind pecs that pop either. But abs — those elusive, sculpted, six-pack symbol of hyper-fitness — are universally sought on any fitness list. And yet, there is a cottage industry selling misguided, haphazard ab advice. The best abs workouts for men are pretty hard to come by. We recommend the following top 5: Flutter Kick Lie on your back, legs extended, heels about 6 inches off...


Are You Up To The Challenge? October PLANKS!!!

Posted: September 30, 2019

Are You Up To The Challenge? Kingsway Boxing Club Is Featuring A Monthly Challenge... For A Great Cause! #KBCchallenge October 2019 – PLANKS As our fall season is in full swing we thought we’d set up a series of monthly challenges to motivate you on a daily basis. Because moving EVERY DAY is important to building and maintaining optimal health and fitness. Our first challenge for the month of October is a PLANK challenge. You can get your plank done in a class at home, at the office or in the gym, we just want you to get it done! Click here for a printable version. Here’s...


True Champions In and Out of The Ring, Kingsway Boxing Club Welcomes JOSHUA BUATSI & DEEDRA CHESTNUT

Posted: September 16, 2019

The entire KBC crew came out to welcome these incredible athletes as they shared their journeys and some excellent advice amongst our boxers. TEAM KBC WELCOMES JOSHUA BUATSI & DEEDRA CHESTNUT Deedra Chestnut and Joshua Buatsi stopped by the gym to speak to the Kingsway Boxing Club youth and elite boxing teams. Last Tuesday, British Olympic Medalist, Joshua Buatsi and past Canadian National Boxer Deedra Chestnut, spent the afternoon talking with our youth, and later our elite boxers. Both athletes are incredibly humble, wise and inspiring. As they spoke with the teams, you...


[FALL 2019] LAST CALL FOR PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Posted: September 4, 2019

Dear KBC Friends and Family, Summer has flown by! As we enter into September, Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited to share our Fall 2019 programming! Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Fall Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full! See below for all the new programs available at both locations! Also be sure to Join the Kingsway Boxing and  Fight To End Cancer Families outside of our studio location at Royal York and Bloor (3046 Bloor St. W) this Friday through Sunday! This...


TORONTO.COM EXCLUSIVE: Enter The Ring In South Etobicoke

Posted: July 22, 2019

Gabriel Pietrangelo keeps his hands up during a training session in the ring at the Kingsway Boxing Club. TORONTO.COM EXCLUSIVE: Enter The Ring In South Etobicoke toronto.com slips on the gloves and goes a few rounds Geoff Britnell works with a double-ended bag during a training session at the Kingsway Boxing Club. Coach Jennifer Huggins (left) uses focus mitts to train with Vinni Kana at the Kingsway Boxing Club. The "sweet science" is practiced in the "squared circle," also known as "the ring." In south Etobicoke, budding pugilists hone their skills at Kingsway Boxing Club...


BBC EXCLUSIVE: Excluded From School: How Boxing Helps Teenagers With ADHD

Posted: July 23, 2019

BBC EXCLUSIVE: EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL: HOW BOXING HELPS TEENS WITH ADHD These teenagers all have ADHD and have been excluded from mainstream school. Here they tell how the sport of boxing is helping them channel their excess energy and improve their life skills. In an amateur boxing gym in Barry, 14-year-old Levi is tugging on his boxing gloves, ready to join his friends in training. Some are already practicing in the ring, aiming jabs and uppercuts. Others are punching the bags or skipping as music plays in the background and the smell of sweat and chalk permeates the air. Levi...


Why Running Should Be Part of Your Boxing Regime | By: Jo-Anne Sheffield

Posted: July 18, 2019

Jo-Anne Sheffield: Running for my physical and mental health Why Running Should Be Part of Your Boxing Regime | By: Jo-Anne Sheffield Humans are built to run. As hunters we survived by running to catch our prey and biomechanically, we are built to run. Just look at the shape of our feet, bodies, spine and our ability to sweat making us able to run long distances. There are many physical benefits to running like improved cardiovascular output, building muscular strength, burning calories and with-it fat, but for me, the benefits are more mental. You see, when we run our brain releases...

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[Program Update] Personal Note From Jen

Posted: November 21, 2019

Dear Parents, Kids and Teens, Our Fall Kids and Teen Program are nearing completion or have completed (see below for end dates). Thank you to those who have already enrolled for the Winter 2020 Programs! I have personally been missing my time with the kids this season however I wanted to update you on what’s going on! I was honoured to be elected as Boxing Ontario’s President last month and am just settling into the position. Due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I have also been selected to officiate (referee and judge) around the world for the Olympic Boxing Qualifiers. You can...


[POST-EVENT RELEASE] POUND-FOR-POUND: Heavyweight Works by Fight To End Cancer Artists: A Knockout Success

Posted: May 11, 2019

POUND-FOR-POUND: Heavyweight Works by Fight To End Cancer Artists: A Knockout Success On May 7th, in partnership with Steam Whistle and FUJIFILM Canada, The Fight To End Cancer held their inaugural Pound-For-Pound: Heavyweight Works by Fight To End Cancer Artists gallery launch event.  The event was hosted at the fantastic Steam Whistle Gallery in the heart of Toronto.  The show features approximately 30 photos donated by talented members of the Fight To End Cancer family, printed on metal, by our newest photo  partners at Fujifilm Print Life. Our exhibit photographers...


Great Opportunity For RMT’s and Physiotherapists In the Heart Of The Kingsway

Posted: July 10, 2019

Great Opportunity For RMT’s and Physiotherapists In the Heart Of The Kingsway Great Opportunity For RMT’s and Physiotherapists In the Heart Of The Kingsway! Yes, you read that correctly, & Yes we are looking for you! Location:  THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE STUDIOS | 3046 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON. Our High-Performance Studio is modern, professional, welcoming, and inclusive. Our team focus on booking and maintaining a busy schedule along with providing the clinical support you need. You will focus 100% on providing the very best treatment for your patients while earning an attractive...


Shireen Fabing To Compete in ALL WOMEN Boxing Tournament | West Coast Wonder Women

Posted: April 10, 2019

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow Shireen Fabing To Compete in ALL WOMEN Boxing Tournament | West Coast Wonder Women Kingsway Boxing Club is cheering on one of our own, Shireen Fabing. Help us cheer her on as she embarks on an amazing journey. "After participating in the second annual Fight to End Cancer back in 2013 I thought, 'just one more, one club fight' and then I would have the experience of a big fancy gala and a regular club show.  Who would have thought, here I am training for my 10th sanctioned bout and it’s my first out of province match – actually first time travelling anywhere...


[PRESS RELEASE] Defeat Is NOT An Option | Introducing The 2019 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team

Posted: March 12, 2019

2019 Campaign Photo Description: The individuals in the campaign photo represent the 2019 Fight Team and Coaches. Top Row Standing (from left to right): Renata Reynolds, Paul Agapito, Lisa Ventura, George Boutsalis, Virgil Barrow, Jennifer Huggins Middle Row Sitting (from left to right):Fedele Rosins, Josh Hillinger, Deren Hasip, Ceilagh MacDonald, Rick Denley Bottom Row:Talia Joundi THE FIGHT TO END CANCER IS WORKING TO RAISE $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN SUPPORT OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER FOUNDATION The 2019 Fight Team Showcases The Unyielding Commitment Of Diverse...


LAST CALL | Spring 2019 Program Registration

Posted: February 28, 2019

LAST CALL | Spring 2019 Program Registration Happy March KBC Family! Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited as we gear up for Spring 2019! Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Winter Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full! Kingsway Boxing now operates out of two separate locations, which allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests, to accomplish any goal. We successfully run competitive and recreational boxing programs, while hosting a variety of fitness...


5 Strategies To Use With Your Tween/Teen by Power4Teens

Posted: February 21, 2019

5 Strategies To Use With Your Tween/Teen by Power4Teens Article By: Charlie Page | Power4Teen Charlie Page, Power4Teen Founder and Kingsway Boxing Club Program Partner Working as a psychotherapist for youth and being a mother of two teenage girls has shown me some startling differences in how I approach and communicate with my own children compared to other peoples children (my clients). The results from my clients and the ease and connection they feel in sharing their stories with me has led me to strengthen and use the same skills on my own kids. These strategies have...


3 Great Reasons Women Over 40 Should Take Up Boxing ASAP

Posted: January 14, 2019

Shireen Fabing is one of Kingsway Boxing Club's master class boxers and an incredible ambassador for boxing. After picking up the sport she decided to take it to the next level, competing in the Fight To End Cancer (www.fighttoendcancer.com) charity boxing show in 2013. She never looked back and continues to train, fight and live boxing.Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow 3 Great Reasons Women Over 40 Should Take Up Boxing ASAP Article By: Punch Love Womens Fitness View Original Article Are you over 40 and considering what exercise will get you through this next stage of your life? 40...


Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest | Featuring Gabriel Pietrangelo

Posted: March 16, 2019

Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest | Featuring Gabriel Pietrangelo Kingsway Boxing Club has a long history of giving back to the community that builds our team. From supporting through our corporate program, Fight To End Cancer, to always donating local schools and charities. It has become very apparent that the next generation values investment in the future, with many of our kids and youth taking the initiative to fundraise in various ways. Gabriel Pietrangelo is a 17 year old student attending Richview Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke. In...


[Summer Enrolment Closing] Last Class and Next Steps

Posted: June 19, 2019

Last Class and Next Steps Dear Kids, Parents and Teens, This will be the last week of classes for our Spring Kids, Girls and Co-Ed Teen Programs. Thank you to those who have already enrolled for the Summer 2019 Program. I wanted to remind you that this will be the last opportunity to register your teens at the discounted rate.  Our Summer programs are nearly full, so please register this week. REGISTRATION: 2019 Summer Programs Restart First Week Of July! Kids Boxing Girls Teen Boxing Co-Ed Teen Boxing IMPORTANT UPDATES Youth Amateur Boxing...


Important Updates and Family Day Holiday Schedule

Posted: February 13, 2019

Happy Family Day KBC Parents and Members! Hope you are ready for a wonderful long weekend with the family! We have a busy few months on the horizon as we head toward an exciting Spring 2019. Please take note of the following updates: THIS WEEKEND! FEB. 16-18 | FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Please see below for the special Family Day Holiday Scheduling and Cancellations. Note that all cancellations appear on the website home page. Special Class: HIIT Family Day Class (open to public) Monday Feb. 18 at 9:30am-10:30am with @Jo-Anne Sheffield Registration Fee: $20 More Info...


Happy Holidays From Team Kingsway Boxing | 2019 Program Registration Is Now Open!

Posted: December 30, 2018

Dear Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Family! We hope you're enjoying the last couple weeks before the holiday rush! Our programs are filling up quickly... Don't miss out on being a part of our 2019 specialty programs including all new classes at our High Performance Studio. See below for program dates and registration! PROGRAM REGISTRATION & PRICING 2018 has been an incredible year for both the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer families! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us hit the Million Dollar milestone in direct donations to The Princess...


Video: HBO Boxing’s Jim Lampley signs off with teary farewell after 45 years

Posted: December 13, 2018

 Video: HBO Boxing’s Jim Lampley signs off with teary farewell after 45 years View Original Article via MMA Mania The internet has turned the media landscape upside down, with countless people cutting the cord on traditional TV and moving over to online subscription services and / or pirating. That’s caused a ripple effect that’s changed the way we watch combat sports as well. “Canelo” Alvarez recently signed a blockbuster $365 million deal with sports streaming outlet DAZN, and then there’s the UFC, which is being paid $750 million to deliver 15 events a year...


[Last Call] 2019 Program Registration

Posted: January 1, 2019

Happy New Year KBC Clients, Members and Parents! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday and are ready to hit the ground running! We have a busy few months on the horizon as we head into 2019. Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Winter Programs - Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full! Please take note of the following updates: FIGHTER MEDICALS | SATURDAY JAN. 12 - 4PM Dr. Venturi will be onsite at the Kingsway Boxing Club for a special boxer medical session. Must arrive no later than 4:oopm on Saturday...


A 'Wicked' Halloween With The Kingsway Boxing Kids

Posted: October 31, 2018

A 'Wicked' Halloween With The Kingsway Boxing Kids View Full Album The boxing kids came prepared with costumes to match their skills for their Halloween class! Boxing is one of the most enjoyable sports for people of all ages. Introducing the sport at a young age helps kids develop the skills and confidence they may need moving forward in other sports, and even in everyday life. With registration at capacity each season, the Kids Boxing Classes have proven to be one of our most popular programs. We look forward to welcoming the kids back and opening the doors to other children...


2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR THE CANADIAN BOXING TEAM

Posted: October 19, 2018

Tethluach Chuol, of Edmonton, AB. shows incredible sportsmanship after winning his Quarterfinal bout at the Youth Olympic Games. 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR THE CANADIAN BOXING TEAM Regrouping the best 82 Youth boxers in the world, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games have come to an end for the two Canadian boxers, Spencer Wilcox and Tethluach Chuol, after four days of intense competition. Here is an overview of the performances of our boxers on the world’s biggest stage: 91 + kg Tethluach Chuol (Edmonton, AB) After a unanimous win over Vaisilika Toalua Tuigamala...


HIGHLIGHTING SHAWN O'SULLIVAN | Canadian Light Weight Champion

Posted: September 17, 2018

HIGHLIGHTING SHAWN O'SULLIVAN | Canadian Lightweight Champion Resources: Wikipedia| 16:9 Global News - Against The Ropes | Leaside Life About Shawn O'Sullivan: Do you remember when Leasider Shawn O’Sullivan won the gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 1981 and again in 1983? At the time he was the toast of the town and the Borough of East York. Shawn grew up on Donlea Drive along with his twin sister Maureen and his younger brother Kevin. Shawn jokes that he is the eldest because he was born a few minutes before Maureen. He first learned to box under...


SIX BOXERS TO REPRESENT TEAM CANADA AT THE 2018 AIBA ELITE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted: November 8, 2018

With less than a week to go, Boxing Canada unveils the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 Elite Women’s World Championships. Jennifer Huggins leads the Girls Teens class at Kingsway Boxing, sharing her passion for the sport that changed her life.Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow The Girls Teen Boxing Program at Kingsway Boxing Club, is run by  coaches Virgil Barrow and AIBA International Referee, Jennifer Huggins. After recognizing the incredible impact the sport has had on her life, she felt it was necessary to share her passion with the youth of the community. The girls...


Rewriting History with Boxing Legends & The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization

Posted: August 16, 2018

The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization will bring together some of Toronto’s Greatest past and present boxing legends in support of at-risk youth. Article By Jennifer Huggins | View Original Article via Toronto Guardian  Boxing has an incredible way of connecting people in a deep and profound manner. Maybe it’s the intensity of the training, the dedication required or simply the type of people that the sport attracts. Whatever the cause, the strength and respect within the boxing community is undeniable. It is a community that understands, respects and reveres its history and...


[REGISTRATION LAST CALL] Kingsway Boxing Club Fall Program Registration

Posted: August 30, 2018

Dear Team KBC! Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are so excited to welcome you all back this Fall! Kingsway Boxing now operates out of two separate locations, which allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests, to accomplish any goal. We successfully run competitive and recreational boxing programs, while hosting a variety of fitness and high performance athletic programs out of both locations. We even offer Sport Specific Registered Massage Therapy and High Performance Yoga! See below for all the new programs available at both locations! In The Meantime...


PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Now Welcoming Boxers Into Our Youth Amateur Boxing Program

Posted: August 8, 2018

After Much Anticipation, We Are Now Welcoming Boxers Into Our Youth Amateur Boxing Program Our Youth Boxing Programs are run by Canadian National Coaches Jennifer Huggins, Virgil Barrow, Phil Daniels alongside our Boxing Ontario Assistant coaches. After recognizing the incredible impact the sport has had on their lives, the team felt it was necessary to share their passion for boxing with the youth of the community. Those who participate in these classes learn the technical components of the sport, and are given an opportunity to explore their confidence in ways that will help...


EVENT ADVISORY: Taking Over The Streets Of The Kingsway

Posted: July 17, 2018

TAKING OVER THE STREETS AT THE TASTE OF THE KINGSWAY 2018 Friday Sept. 7 through Sunday Sept. 9 5pm - 10 pm (Friday) and 11 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday Taste Of The Kingsway was the ‘birth place’ of Kingsway Boxing Club in 2006,  and we continue spending time investing back into our community. Join the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Families outside of our new high performance studio location at Royal York and Bloor (3046 Bloor St. W) on Friday Sept. 7 from 5pm until 10pm and Saturday Sept. 8 and Sunday Sunday Sept. 9 all day! This will be our 12th Annual attendance...


PRESS RELEASE: Eddie Melo Legacy Organization Proudly Presents a “Media Orientation with The Champs”

Posted: July 12, 2018

Press Release: EMLO July 11, 2018 Media Inquiries | Media Accreditation Jessica Melo, Founder-Chairwoman Eddie Melo Legacy Organization jessie@eddiemelolegacy.org The Inaugural Invitational Amateur Boxing Show Friday August 10, 2018 The Inaugural Eddie Melo Legacy Organization’s Invitational Amateur Boxing Show will be the commencement of a long-term boxing-mentorship program where we utilize our resources to enhance amateur boxers’ aspirations in the sport with an acute attention to their social development, education, and future. Every...


Do You Have What It Takes To Fight To End Cancer?

Posted: June 22, 2018

Our Fight To End Cancer annual gala is just one part of the yearlong fundraising initiatives executed by Fight To End Cancer. Our Annual Boxing Gala continues to be the “Main Event” celebration of our fundraising efforts, however we are expanding our Corporate Fundraising Teams and our Community Ambassador Programs. This will open the doors to allow anyone to join us in the Fight To End Cancer. If you're not interested in jumping into the ring for a sanctioned boxing match, the Fight To End Cancer can still be your fight... Join The Fight Do you have what it takes...


I'm Every Woman... | Blog Post By Shireen Fabing; Fighter, Mother and Inspiration

Posted: May 13, 2018

"I’ve had 5 bouts since fighting in Fight To End Cancer.  I fell in love with boxing – I think that sums it up.  Everything else stems from that –  challenging myself, pushing myself and my body and seeing/feeling myself improve daily.  Having awesome people in my corner (pun intended) in and outside of the ring and a connection with my awesome coach leading up to fights is key. Then there’s this – when my little girls says things like 'mummy, I want to be like you when I grow up” or “mummy, you the champ' – who can’t be motivated after that right? I'm...


Last Call For Summer Program Registration

Posted: May 3, 2018

Thank you to those of you who have already registered for our Summer Programs. The addition of our High Performance Studios, allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests to accomplish any goal. Kingsway successfully runs competitive boxing programs out of the Boxing Gym, while hosting a variety of fitness, recreational and high performance athletic programs out of both locations. We also have launched our newest athletic services at our High Performance Location which include Registered Massage Therapy. View All Programs


"If I Wanted, I Could Destroy EVERYTHING... But I'm A Good Girl!"

Posted: April 25, 2018

Robin Tyndall has been boxing with the Kingsway Boxing Club since 2017. Her and a group of nearly 40 girls continue to forge forward in the sport of boxing! "If I Wanted, I Could Destroy EVERYTHING... But I'm A Good Girl" Featuring The Girls Teens Boxing Program At Kingsway Boxing Club Space is limited, sign up today! Registration and Info After spending the Spring with these incredible ladies, we held a mini photoshoot on our last day of class so the girls could show off their some of their bad ass moves! We can't wait to see these awesome girls, along with many newcomers...