Total Boxer® Boxing Basics

The boxing essentials for beginners, personal trainers and fitness coaches.

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Total Boxer® Boxing Basics

The Total Boxer® Boxing Basics course is for beginners who want to learn the essential boxing basics, or class instructors or personal trainers who want real boxing knowledge.

Created by Total Boxer® founder and England Boxing 'Champion's Coach', Matt Garcia, this course uses techniques he has used to guide 1000s of boxing beginners and fitness enthusiasts for more than 20 years.

Whether you want to learn real boxing skills or improve your boxing knowledge as a fitness coach this course will give you the perfect start.

  • Learn the boxing basics, including stance, punches, defence and movement
  • Understanding boxing training theory and best practices
  • Build your boxing training confidence
  • Continue your boxing training safely
  • Progress to a coaching qualification

Benefits of this Course

This officially endorsed course, developed with years of collective coaching knowledge and experience, means you will be able to train, and potentially teach, safely and effectively in one of the most fun, challenging and increasingly popular training systems available today.

Benefits include:

  • Study and practice at your own pace anywhere in the world
  • Access the course on any device or platform
  • Unlimited lifetime access to all training material
  • Strong boxing training foundation and career prospects
  • Acceptable as proof of boxing basics knowledge for the HIIB® Coaching course

Course Content

With guidance from Matt over a series of videos you will learn essential basic boxing skills - something we call the TechCheck™. You will discover and practise how to stand, move, defend with head movement, hands and footwork and, of course, throw punches from singles to combinations.

Using clear, easy to follow instructions, you can follow Matt in the comfort of your own home or at the gym, by yourself or with a partner. No equipment is required and there is no contact or physical impact.

The supporting comprehensive PDF course manuals contains detailed text, photos and diagrams to help build your understanding and be used as a reference throughout your boxing journey.

You will also learn about boxing history, boxing rules, common boxing errors and how to correct them, combination punching drills, shadow boxing drills, the importance of nutrition, breathing technique and more.

Sections include:

  • Boxing Knowledge: History, Rules and more
  • Boxing Skills: Stance
  • Boxing Skills: Punches
  • Boxing Skills: Defence
  • Boxing Skills: Footwork
  • The TechCheck™
  • Boxing Training Essentials: Workout, Equipment and more
  • Boxer Essentials: Nutrition, Breathing and more
  • Test Your Knowledge quiz after each section

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course you you have the perfect foundation to continue on to the training phase of your boxing journey. You will be able to explain and demonstrate the TechCheck™ - fundamental boxing techniques including the ability to stand, move, punch and defend as a boxer with head movement, hands and footwork.

This course is also the required first stage to becoming a fully qualified Total Boxer®, HIIB® or BoxingYoga™ Coach.

Study & Practice

This course can be studied entirely online. We recommend taking your time to study the manual, practice each discipline and being patient in your development to allow for self-reflection and improvement.

Recommended study and practice time - 20 hours.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning the essential skills required to train and potentially teach boxing. Great for beginners to boxing or fitness coaches and personal trainers who would benefit from learning the foundations of boxing.

Study Anywhere. Anytime. At your own pace - forever.

Whatever device you use, wherever you are in the world and however long it takes, you get lifetime access to all materials. This means you can study and practice at your own pace and reference the content at any time throughout your boxing journey.

Course Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites to enrolling in this course. No prior boxing experience or qualifications are required.


This course is endorsed by EMD UK - The National Governing Body for Group Exercise.

Assessment Requirements

To pass this course and receive the Boxing Basics Course certificate you need to complete two assessment tasks;

  • Perform a Self TechCheck
  • Coach a TechCheck

All the instruction and guidance for passing the assessment is contained in the training manual.

After Certification

On successful completion of this course you can;

  • Continue your boxing training journey, safe in the knowledge you have received an outstanding education by one of the most experienced and renowned boxing clubs in the world, giving you a well-earned and solid understanding of essential boxing fundamentals.
  • Continue your education and pursue a career in boxing instruction by enroling in endorsed Total Boxer® Academy coaching programmes including HIIB® and BoxingYoga™.

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Your Instructor

Matt Garcia
Matt Garcia
In 2011, England Boxing coach Matt Garcia followed his dream; to create a boxing club 'for everyone', where anyone could come and experience the mental and physical benefits of real boxing training in a supportive, non-contact, non-threatening environment.

Matt conceived and developed now world-famous training systems, including BoxingYoga™ and HIIB®, which saw him receive the prestigious MINDBODY Visionary Award and Vogue announcing Total Boxer® as ‘one of London’s elite clubs’.

In 2017, the Total Boxer® Amateur Boxing Club competitive division was established and, in less than 2 years, Matt was recognised as an ‘England Boxing Champion’s Coach’ following the club’s win at the National Development Championship Finals.

A proud supporter of local business and charity, Total Boxer were voted Best Boxing Club in North London and in 2019 received the People's Choice Award from children’s charity, My AFK.

With demand from instructors and fitness enthusiasts around the world for coaching certifications in his training systems, in 2019 Matt created the Total Boxer® Academy; an online educational hub with endorsed programs, including Total Boxer® Boxing Basics, BoxingYoga™ and HIIB®.

By 2022 the Academy has proudly certified coaches in more than 25 countries world-wide.

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Course Curriculum

  Welcome to the Course
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  Boxing Knowledge
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  Boxing Skills: Stance
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  Boxing Skills: Footwork
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  The TechCheck™
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  Boxing Training: An Introduction
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts whenever you're ready and ends in your own time! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have unlimited access to this course and its' content for as long as you like, which makes the detailed files and videos a handy reference and reminder throughout your boxing training.
How can I learn more about Total Boxer®?
For more information about Total Boxer® visit or email [email protected]

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