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Sparring is the next stage in progression from the regular boxing classes at BLOK - taking the skills learnt on the bags and pads and putting them into practice in the ring, with an opponent! this is a controlled environment where participants are taught movement, footwork, defence, and ring craft. This a mixed level class where safety is paramount - so a gum shield is essential. These can be purchased in advance at reception and need to be moulded at home. Complete beginners should not attend this class - it is best to get a grounding in the regular boxing classes first - but equally, it is not necessary to be advanced as the instructor will match people evenly and make sure the sparring remains controlled at all times.