Joe's Boxing Club Sydney
The following and sub-pages try to give a more accurate picture of what our vision and culture are about
Those who wish to become competition Boxers
We are interested in those that would dream of representing Australia at Olympic level as it is our dream is to coach Australia's first Olympic gold medal. I would not consider supporting anyone as a professional unless they have had a stellar amateur career and have performed at least at State level but probably national level or above.
Joe's Boxing is a privately owned boxing school with Joe as its principle. We are not government funded so student fees and merchandise sales are the primary way the school is supported and although we are open to community support and sponsorship we aim to be self sufficient and therefore we are charging a reasonable fees to produce fantastic results. We now have a competitive team of over 6-10 people and growing. We operate as a team, help & one another and no member competitive or not is more important than anyone else no matter what level of success they achieve. We are not interested in ego's or selfish behaviour and will not tolerate disrespect.
I answer the phone personally or if it does go through to my message service I will personally call you back to discuss your inquiry and rightly or wrongly am quick to judge people on that phone call so please be polite and although you may have made the decision to fight there is a substantial process to go through before getting to the ring so place your trust in me to guide you through that process and you must give up control to me and do what I say totally in other words head down bum up and shut up and don't ask endless questions.
Do not assume that you are automatically accepted as a competition student your relationship with your coach is paramount to your success treat him with the utmost respect
We aim to package competition to make it a simple process for someone to start as a beginner and achieve competition standard and compete as quickly as possible, depending on a persons dedication, ability and when competition arises this could be as soon as two months but is more likely to be six months, a year or even longer and rushing to get there is not necessarily a good thing.
If you are serious about your success you should put your trust in our process and invest in your sport. Those who succeed in climbing Mt Everest do not set off in running shoes and a parka! We recommend the contenders packages which gives a balance of classes and private lessons. We package the registrations, equipment and organize the competition and match-ups for you so all you have to do beside pay is train like hell.
Here are few tips for success in your bid to become a competition fighter.
We have the skill , experience, resources and facilities to take someone all the way but only the ones that have the determination, intelligence & humility will succeed.
Always Do Private lessons
A student who had not been practicing very long was warming up before class. A high-ranking black belt student approached the beginner and introduced himself, asking how his practice was going. This senior student possessed great skill and was known by all to be one of the best martial artists in the school. The beginner was excited to be speaking with him and took the opportunity to ask for advice. “How did you get so good?” he asked. The black belt student answered very seriously, “ I’ve practiced a long time, and I only take private classes-never group.” The beginner thought, “Only private classes! That would be very expensive, but the price must be worth it. He is probably the best martial artist in the entire school.” Before the beginner expressed his thought, the advanced student added, “No matter how many people are in the class, pretend that you and the instructor are alone in the room. Everything that he says, ‘Keep your hands up! Curl your toes back! Bend your knees!’ is intended for you. He is talking directly and specifically to you in each and every moment. Check and recheck yourself. From now on, only take private classes.” He bowed and walked away. The best advice to a new beginner, “Cultivate and develop a great relationship with your instructor, and only take private classes.”
- extract from Sifu Robert Brown "Lessons in mindfullness"