Boxing, sport, both amateur and professional, involving attack and defense with the fists. Boxers usually wear padded gloves and generally observe the code set forth in the marquess of Queensberry rules. Matched in weight and ability, boxing contestants try to land blows hard and often with their fists, each attempting to avoid the blows of the opponent. The boxing classes allow individuals to learn proper techniques and fight strategy while increasing endurance and strength. The classes focus on building personal goals, using individual strengths and abilities, while increasing self-esteem and capacities.
Meet the coach
Gail was born in Northumberland, England, where she started her martial arts journey. She didn’t take up Taekwondo until she was 21 but fell in love with the discipline immediately. She trained in England & competed for 11 years in the sport, reaching 3rd Dan Black Belt during that time.
After moving to Canada in 2008, Gail made the switch to kickboxing. Initially, the draw to kickboxing was purely for fitness, but after much deliberation, she decided to start competing in the sport. After her first fight she was hooked. She started attaining success through her passion! Over the years, Gail fought on a provincial, national & international level where she won many awards including Gold at the Arnold Classic. At the height of her fighting career, Gail represented Canada at the World Championship in Italy where she won.
Now happily retired from fighting, Gail’s focus has moved solely to coaching. From helping clients who want to get fit, to fighters aiming for competitive success of their own, her vast amount of experience always brings the best results regardless of the overall goal. To ensure every person receives the best training Gail is always improving her skill set and is currently studying for a diploma in sports & fitness nutrition. Gail is looking forward to passing on her passion for the sport as a coach along with building an amazing team at Valhalla MMA.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see” -Muhammad Ali
Bradley AKA ‘B Smooth’ grew up admiring the great Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Lennox Lewis igniting his interest in the sport of boxing. As a teenager Bradley was drawn to many sports such as basketball, football, and track and field. One evening surrounded by a group of friends watching a high-profile boxing match, a young ‘B Smooth’ announced he was going to be Professional Boxer. The next day he joined the local boxing gym and within a few weeks won his first amateur fight. Through hard work and dedication, he went on to have an impressive amateur career which led to becoming a Professional Heavyweight Boxer. Bradley is hoping to pass on his knowledge and experience in the sport of boxing that he has received from his elite coaches throughout the years. Coaching has a way of drawing from our strengths and our ability to acknowledge our flaws. Bradley has always been passionate about helping people of all ages and fitness levels to achieve their health and fitness goals. ‘B Smooth’ hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.