|The Australian Academy of Boxing became a reality on
the 24th January 1990 from my idea in 1987 that the
structural conditioning aspects of Boxing as well as Boxing
self-defence should be made available to everyone. What was
needed was a vehicle to achieve that objective.
By 1987 twenty four years of boxing experience had taught
me that just like gladiator/commando training only a very
small percentage of the populace were willing to accept the
hard knocks that are part and parcel of the demanding sport
of competitive boxing training. Even though the prowess of
boxers was widely admired the lack of participation by the
general public led consequentially to a lack of knowledge
Having taught Boxing self defence skills and competitive
Boxing for eleven years with a stint as coach/manager of the
Victorian State Team I came to the conclusion that to reach
everyone required a directional change. A change of
direction in regard to the Boxing Rules, plus a change of
focus to the far wider area of exercise that could be
achieved by utilising Boxing type equipment to build
structural reflex co-ordination power beneficial to
To live healthy lives 'Guardianship Philosophy©'
requires that we all attain suitable bodily exercise, and a
personal defence capability. The job was to
design/define/develop/provide 'The Art', 'The Rules', and
'The Principles', of original boxing orientated sports and
|To market the new fitness concept of boxing and
exercise structural reflex co-ordination utilising
specialised exercises and boxing type equipment required a
new name and that's how Boxacise® was born.
The Australian Academy of Boxing also endeavoured to make
Boxacise® an enjoyable challenging sport by providing
Speedball, Floor to Ceiling Ball, Medicine Ball, Skipping
Rope and Focus Pad contests and Championships.
With separate sessions for boxing and exercise structural
co-ordination, and boxing self-defence skill training in
place, coaching accreditation courses, plus licensed
facilities were provided throughout Australia.
Rules to make Boxing a safer participation sport have also
been developed with the Boxing focus placed on self-defence
and the artistry of point scoring skill.
Modern A.A.B. Rules© have eliminated 'Knock-Outs' from
contests by utilising the 'Excessive Punching Rule©'
that penalize boxers for throwing power punches that in the
estimation of the referee would either knock opponents down
or make them lose their defence capability. Special 16oz
Boxing gloves, and chin protection headguards are also