My intention is for "you" to achieve your goals. All levels, all ages. Men, women and children. Boxing with Minju! is planed based on your individual goals such as weight loss, toning, focus improvement, core strengthening, rehabilitation, preparation for amateur/professional fights, for acting, etc. You will be happy with your result.
Boxing with Minju! is planned the way professional boxers train. We will mainly focus on boxing skills and core power exercise.
During the lesson(about 1hour, unless requested otherwise), we will work on jump ropes, shadow boxing, mitt drills, heavy bags, speed bags, etc. Beginners will learn basic boxing skills such as standing form, basic punching forms, basic combinations and basic defensive skills. The experienced will learn advanced combinations, advanced defensive skills, counter punching skills, etc.
Boxing with Minju! is intended not only to teach you boxing skills but to strengthen your core muscles. We are going to work on core strength exercise after boxing sessions, using medicine ball, physio ball and ab wheel, since core strength is vital for not only boxing but also your daily life and health.(*please refer to the next chapter)
The major muscles of the core reside in the area of the belly and the mid and lower back (not the shoulders), and peripherally include the hips, the shoulders and the neck. These core muscles initiate many of physical activities. Therefore, strengthening core muscles gives you lots of benefits in not only boxing but also most of daily activities.
Overlapping segments were connected via joints and this created a system whereby movement at one joint produced or affected movement at another joint in the kinetic link. This is called "Kinetic Chain".
As shown in the picture, punch force is generated by this kinetic chain in the form of rotation. This rotation is initiated by core strength.
As long as you learn correct forms of boxing, learning the sport is one of the best ways to build your core strength since this kinetic chain is the fundamental element of boxing.
Because many of your body’s movements including body stability originate from your core, working toward improving its strength will give you many benefits such as body balance improvement, injury prevention, back pain relief, posture improvement, performance improvement (not only boxing but all kind of sports and physical activities).
So, don't wait. BOX!
Core Strength Exercise with Johanna
Boxing with Minju! is planned and instructed by former professional boxer Minju "the Last Samurai" Shin.
Minju was born and raised in Japan. In 2008, after he graduated Kansai University(*関西大学）in Japan with a law degree, he made a big decision to move to the U.S.. He pursued boxing career for years under well known boxing coach Eric Brown's instruction. In 2014, he successfully made his victorious professional debut. After having several major injuries, he decided to take a break from competition.
That was when Minju started his career as a boxing trainer. Now he hosts private boxing lesson in Hollywood. He loves to see his clients improving their skills, physical strengths and confidence, and more than anything, he loves to see happy faces of clients.
Out of respect for boxing, in Boxing with Minju!, he only teaches "professional style boxing", which means real boxing, not the "boxercise" which is admittedly popular nowadays. To be specific, training proceeds during 3 minute rounds(about 10-15 rounds) separated by 30 second breaks. Minju will teach you how professional boxers stand, step, throw punches, throw combinations, defend them selves and throw counter punches.
Minju's teaching method also includes core strength exercise. Recent year, Minju learned that some people learn these skills and even utilize them very quickly but others take a long time to learn. He wondered. He even doubted his teaching skills. But he realized what the problem was. The key was core strength. He realized that core strength is the very fundamental of boxing.(*refer to chapter "core strength and boxing")
*Although Fortune gym(https://fortunegym.com/) is my base location, I'm also available at your favorite places upon request, such as parks, private gym, your living spaces, etc.
7574 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046, United States