We live in the city of some of boxing’s greatest fighters. Champions such as Joe Frazier, ‘the phantom of philly’ Tommy Loughran, Jack O’Brien and many others grew up, and learned how to box right here in Philadelphia. It is a common bond that all who come from Philly take part in. Boxing is in our blood. This is what we are all about here at Rock Ministries. Founded by a boxer, the Rock takes part in this rich boxing legacy as, through out the years, many have come through our doors to learn how to box.
Walking in on a training day, the atmosphere is electric, as the different teams of boxers practice and spar. The coaches move in and among the boxers, training them in groups or individually according to their skill level. Two of the more skilled boxers will jump up in the ring to spar as the less experienced look on to learn. Then suddenly one of the coaches will yell out, and all the boxers come together for something else that is important to us, reading the Bible and learning about Jesus.
The Rock offers boxing lessons for boys ages 10-22 and girls ages 12-22. Come dressed ready to workout and our coaches will get you started right away. As students progress, there are plenty of opportunities for competition in regional and even national amateur tournaments. The Rock boxing program is registered with USA Boxing, the organization that regulates amateur and Olympic boxing.
Girls’ boxing: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Boys’ boxing: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Additional training is offered as students advance.
All training is free and includes a weekly Bible study.