We are now RAT CITY BOXING!
"Boxing is more than a sport. It redeems, forgives, and offers purpose."
UPDATED Dec 19, 2022
Rat City Boxing has not reopened since the fire in July 2021. While we continue to work with the Youth on our competition team, we do not have an anticipated reopening date for the general public at this time. We are going to take it easy through the rest of 2022 and we hope that you can, as well.
Feel free to check back here in late January, early February to see what we're up to.
WHO WE ARE
We are a diverse and supportive community located in the heart of Seattle's White Center neighborhood. Established in 2015, our community welcomes all students who are willing to work hard while having fun. Our fundamental Boxing instruction relies on a progressive curriculum to teach you the art of boxing.
We strive to instill dignity, values and belonging through community and the art of Boxing.
**The class offerings listed below are currently limited until we reopen in White Center in late May.**
We have designed our program to help guide students through a Beginner level of Boxing and beyond. Sparring is NOT required in any of our classes.
All new students must start here. This is an intro to the fundamentals. In this class you will learn Stance, 4 fundamental punches, basic combos and how to Parry, while simultaneously improving your fitness level. Each weeks instruction builds on the previous weeks information and will prepare you for the Box 1 classes. This class is open to all levels.
Beginner/Beginner Intermediate - Students will build on their foundation by learning more punches, more complex footwork and combos, head movement & counterpunching while further improving their fitness level. Students will need to complete the Essentials series in order to attend to these classes.
BOX 2 / SPAR
Beginner Advanced/Intermediate/Advanced - This class will teach you more Head Movement, more ways to block and counter, Feints and more. Must complete Box 1 in order to be invited to this level.
Sparring is optional only - Sparring is NOT required for participation. Must have a Headgear, Mouthguard and Sparring Gloves to participate, as well as approval from a coach.
BOX 1 & 2
This class is most appropriate for Intermediate, Advanced and Competitive boxing students.
In addition to our core training program, we offer the following classes:
All Levels - Womxn's boxing class for all bodies, and a safe space for queer, trans, and womxn of color.
All Levels - Get a full body workout using Kettlebells, Heavy Bag drills and body weight exercises. This is a high intensity, Strength and Conditioning class. Students who are enrolled in the boxing program as well as students who are just looking for a great workout will benefit.
**Returning this Spring!**
This class is for Youth ages 10 - 19. Students will learn according to our main curriculum, getting a great work out while also developing the technical skills necessary to become proficient boxers. Sparring is NOT required. Students on paying Youth tuitions may only attend our Youth classes.
CLINICS, WORKSHOPS & OTHER EVENTS
We regularly host a variety of different workshops. Past workshops have included "Rhythm n Boxing", Hand Speed, Mitt Work and Infighting to name a few. You can find them on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/theboxinggym) and on ZenPlanner.
"Doesn't matter what you're looking for - you'll find it at this gym. Looking for an awesome workout? You'll get it in spades. Want to take your boxing technique to the next level? The excellent coaching at the West Seattle Boxing Gym will transform you. Looking for a supportive, truly inclusive community of people who all happen to really like boxing? Welcome home."