GB National Boxing awards

The GB National boxing awards are an introduction to the sport of amateur boxing as a game of skill, discipline, respect and self control. It teaches the importance of a healthy lifestyle and has been designed as a fun recreational program for all participants at all levels, ages and abilities.

The first 3 Awards (Preliminary, Standard and Bronze) are all non-contact and cover the basics of boxing. The remaining 3 Awards (Silver, Gold and Platinum) Awards involve technique development in modified conditioned sparring and need to be coached in a boxing club with a boxing ring and qualified England boxing coach.

Preliminary award 

The Preliminary Award is your first step to learning the art of Amateur Boxing. You will be taught your stance, guard, footwork, straight punches to head and body and how to defend yourself. The lesson will be delivered in a fun, safe and educational environment.

Technique and Partner Work:
You will be expected to show six demonstrations from the following: stance, guard, balance, torso movement, and basic footwork around the ring moving in all directions. You will be expected to show defence actions against straight lead to head and body.

Shadow Boxing:
You will be assessed on basic footwork, jab, rear-hand and defence actions

Pad Work:
You will be required to do pad work for three 1 minute rounds with ½ minute rests working in pairs.

Standard Award


The award is for participants who have successfully completed the Preliminary Award. It teaches the basics of amateur boxing and also gives an insight into the physical training needed to become and amateur boxer. 
Introduction

You will learn to throw straight punches as a combination and also whilst on the move – forward, back, left and right. You will also learn warm-up routines (which you will have to do yourself) and skipping – which is a great way of keeping fit and losing weight. You will also be asked 5 questions on the rules and your general knowledge of Amateur Boxing.

Technique and Partner Work:

You will be expected to show six demonstrations from the following: stance, guard, balance, torso movement and basic footwork around the ring moving in all directions. You will be expected to show defence actions against straight lead to head and body and defence actions from rear hand to head and body.

Shadow Boxing:
You will be assessed on basic footwork, jab, rear hand, static and on the move in all directions.

Pad Work:
You will be required to do pad work for three 1 minute rounds with ½ minute rests working in pairs.

Bronze Award


This is for participants who have successfully completed the Standard Award. The course includes shadow boxing, non-contact sparring, basic knowledge of the rules of boxing and plenty of circuit training to get you fit. 

You will be taught bent arm punches (hooks) to head and body and the different range of hooks (short, medium and long). You will also be taught how to incorporate hooks into your combination punching (jab, rear hand, lead hand hook). You will be getting fit by now and taking part in a colour circuit that will enable you to progress to different levels as you get fitter. You will be asked questions on the rules and also your general knowledge of Amateur Boxing.

Technique and Partner Work:
You will be expected to show six demonstrations from the following: straight lead/rear hand to head and body and lead hand/rear hand hook to head and body. You will be expected to show defence actions against straight lead to head and body and defence against lead/rear hand hook to head/body.

Shadow Boxing:
You will assessed on basic footwork, jab, rear hand, lead/rear hand hook, combination punching, static and on the move in all directions.

Pad Work/Non Contact Sparring:
You will be given set conditions by the examiner, which must be used in pad work or non-contact sparring. Any aspect of the syllabus can be set as a condition. The spar will consist of three 1 minute rounds with one minute rests. Marks will be given for skill, self-control, appearance, behaviour and fitness.