Boxing gyms in or around St. Louis, MO?

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  1. Final Level

    Final Level White Belt

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    I want to learn to box (19 y.o.) to improve my hands & footwork but I can't find a gym. The closest one to me is "The Boxing Gym" which is one of those cardio-fitness chains, but they do offer "lessons". Can the all-knowing Sherdoggers point me in a good direction?

    Also, a few questions about boxing at a serious gym...
    1) Because I'm not a boxer nor aspire to become one will I be sitting around on the edges pounding away a heavybag not learning much or become one for everyone else in sparring?
    2) What were your first days like?
    3) Will ANY of my muay thai translate into boxing?

    Silly questions I know, but thanks alot in advance.

    :redface:
     
  2. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    Vaghi's in Fenton, and South Broadway gym in St. Louis.
     
  3. Metsudragon**

    Metsudragon** Blue Belt

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    There's also the Boxing Classes at the Gamble Community Center, teacher's Buddy Shaw.
     
  4. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    Is this Gamble Community Center in St. Louis?
     
  5. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    You can drive down an hour and a half to train at my gym in Columbia.

    Or not.
     
  6. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    With gas at 3.35 per gallon, that could add up.
     
  7. Metsudragon**

    Metsudragon** Blue Belt

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    Well it's in Gamble,MO, but right by Saint Louis. It's a decent gym, though most of the people there are younger kids. You might not be able to be trained by Shaw directly very often, as several of the kids are amateurs/beginning amateurs.
     
  8. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Kevin Cunningham and Buddy Shaw are probably the best trainers in St. Louis. Wherever they are.
     
  9. mschatz

    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Berkeley City
    Of boxing Facility
    6124 Madison Ave.
    St Louis
    MO
    63134
    314-524-5359

    IBSS Panda
    Athletic Club
    1619 North Broadway
    St Louis
    MO
    63102
    314-621-6465

    Finney's Championship
    Kickboxing, Boxing,
    and Mixed Martial Arts
    626 Crestwood Plaza
    St Louis
    MO
    63126
    314-961-1177

    North County
    Boxing Club
    2798 Old Hanley Rd.
    St. Louis
    MO
    63114
    -

    SCR Boxing
    10204 Watson Rd.
    St. Louis
    MO
    63127
    314-604-5992

    St.Louis Metro
    Boxing
    3460 Hampton Ave.
    St Louis
    MO
    63139-1945
    314-351-8214

    St Louis Metropolitain
    Police Department
    1200 Clark
    St Louis
    MO
    63103
    314-444-5892

    Sweat
    8011 Maryland Ave.
    St.Louis
    MO
    63105
    314-725-2714

    Vaghi Martial Arts
    2275 Cassens Dr.
    Suite 109
    St.Louis
    MO
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    314-814-2727
     
  10. boxer steve

    boxer steve Brown Belt

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    We used to go there and get our butts kicked once or twice a year. Also they (ST. Louis) used to take a team to sedalia state fair and kick our butts.
     
  11. villasenor

    villasenor boom, *****!!

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    1)why wouldn't you want to become a pro boxer? boxers are some of the most skilled and tactical fighters in the world, not to mention boxing focuses on technique, rather than on strenght and power. just don't mention that you dont want to be a boxer because then most trainers will just ignore you for someone that really wants to learn the art.

    2)akward and lonely, since most people at the gym are very close and have a tight knit social circle

    3)the obvious-punches, but, maybe that would need a lot of work

    I have a question for you--what do you mean footwork?
     
  12. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    Good list bro.
     
  13. MIDMOBOX

    MIDMOBOX Telling People things they don't want to know

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    You all missed Jermain Andre's place in St Charles. I could be wrong but I think he offers boxing as well
     
  14. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    Finney is a coach on the St Louis WCL team, and also runs a lot of MMA/Kickboxing events in St. Louis. Just FYI
     
  15. Final Level

    Final Level White Belt

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    I really like kicking and I don't think my hands are good enough to be a boxer.
    Their ability to move out of the way and still be in a position to hit you is awe-inspiring. A good example that I can think of would be STL fighter Cory Spinks. It looks like he's rarely getting hit when he fights and I like how he works angles. That's what I mean by footwork, if that makes sense.
     
  16. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Cory's exceptional because of his instincts, reflexes, and timing. He's a defensive wizard when he's in-shape. Can anyone teach you that? They can show you aspects of it, your ability to adapt is completely up to you and your DNA. Some people have two left feet, and always will.
     
  17. boxer steve

    boxer steve Brown Belt

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    i think the kid was saying that boxers in general seem to have the ability to be defensive yet stay in postion to attack. You know slight head movements instead of jumping out of the way. He used corey as an example.

    This was not intended to slam other forms so I dont want to hear about it
     
  18. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I know what he was saying, I'm just saying Cory's a bad example on a General level because not many Boxers can do what Cory does.
     
  19. Metsudragon**

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  20. WildCard

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    21st century in Pacific MO about 25 minutes out of STL great stand up school 17 national champs last time I checked.

    Kickboxing primarily.
     

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