Questions & Answers
What makes Austin Boxing Babes unique?
Austin Boxing Babes is a women-only environment and classes are taught by female instructors.
We train in a traditional martial arts studio that emphasizes the values of respect, discipline and friendship. It’s a very clean, well-equipped dojo where everybody can feel safe and comfortable.
This is not your regular fitness class where nobody knows your name or cares whether you come to class or not. You will get to know your instructor and your instructor will get to know you. Because of the small class size and the way we teach,
we make sure you learn proper techniques and get results.
Are beginners welcome?
Yes. Our classes are designed for beginners. We work with you to slowly
build up your strength and stamina. While we will push you to do your best,
the class is designed to accommodate students with different levels of
fitness and allow them to go at their own pace.
How often should I work out?
That really depends on your level of fitness and your goals. Usually, working out 2 – 3 times per week is a good start but we’ll work with you to determine what’s right for you.
What are the chances of getting injured?
The chances of getting injured are very small since the training is
constantly supervised with safety in mind. Classes are taught by Certified
Do I have to spar?
No! You don’t ever have to spar but we prepare you for it in a step-by-step approach. Partner drills for beginners are designed to involve little to no contact.
More advanced students can participate in contact partner drills and attend
a separate sparring class. They are required to wear head, chest, groin and
mouth protection. These contact partner exercises allow students to learn
about range, timing and speed.
What’s the best way to wrap my hands?
There are many correct ways to wrap your hands but here’s a link to a short
video on how we wraps hand at Austin Boxing Babes:
What should I wear and bring to class?
Because we train in a martial arts dojo, we ask that you do not wear shorts
but any workout pants that go over the knees. Please bring a towel and water
to your workout. When you first start you won’t need
boxing shoes since we work out barefoot. However, once you attend more regularly, we recommend that you get boxing shoes to wear in our boxing
What equipment will I need?
You will need hand wraps and boxing gloves. Both can be purchased at the school. Boxing shoes and a good jump rope are also recommended but are not required.
More advanced students who want to spar will need 14 – 16 oz sparring gloves as well as head, mouth, groin and chest protection.
Should I take group or private lessons?
Private lessons will increase your progression two to three times faster than by taking group lessons alone. The personalized attention and energy of an instructor is a tremendous advantage.
Group lessons are good because it allows you to see how different people react to situations and techniques. You also get to meet new people and friends.