Monday 20 February 2023

Hardknocks Boxing Club, Toronto, ON

Almost 20 years ago, I was introduced to boxing by Yvette, who was my trainer and became my friend.  She started boxing classes and I checked them out and loved them. I did them for a few years until she paused them to directed her career and attention elsewhere.

She organized a class for today and put the word out inviting "alumni" from her classes over the years. Of course, I signed up! She held it at Hardknock Boxing Club on Bathurst Street, just south of Queen Street W.

It was fun to run into Billy there. He is the head coach there and was Yvette's trainer many years ago when she a professional boxer. Billy taught our classes years ago too and I hadn't seen him in a long time.

Here's Yvette and Yvette and I before the class started.

The class was a lot of fun ... it felt great to pound the bag again! She's thinking about doing a class once a month and I hope she does!

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