Dedication, consistency, perseverance


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History

Our story and purpose

The Blue Cat Boxing Club was founded in 1999 in Montreal. Starting with limited funds, and a small, confined space with no air flow and uneven cement floors, new members just kept showing up. It became evident the club served a community need, and demand progressed unabated.

In January 2003, we made our first move to a nice, dingy locale hidden behind the Dimitri Cuir building on Parc and Van Horne. We had changerooms for the first time. After 5 great years there, in January 2008 we expanded to our next location on Beaubien, where we remained for over 15 years, until August 2023.

The club endured, with thanks to the pivotal contributions from our members throughout, founded with the following guiding principles:

Accessibility

Boxing is an amazing and challenging sport. The primary goal of the club is to provide an environment that makes boxing accessible to you, no matter your background, gender, profession or other qualities.

Safety

Boxing can be a safe sport, when it is practised conscientiously and under strict attention. We provide a safe environment for you to learn the sport, allowing the positive qualities of boxing to emerge and flourish.

Perseverance

Boxing is hard. In the club, the workouts are designed to push you to your personal physical limits. It requires hard work and consistency to survive, and we reinforce those principles throughout.

Facilitation

In the ring, eventually you will confront your mental, emotional and physical boundaries. We facilitate the journey to your limits and subsequently to traverse your personal barriers.

 

 

Recent Updates

From Montreal to Magog

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, after over 15 years in our space on Beaubien in Montreal, we gave our last class there. Sadly, the owner repossessed the space to begin major renovations, with visions of lucrative new clientele. Although we may once again offer classes in Montreal in the future, as of January 2024, all boxing classes will be in our new building in Magog.

In our new space in Magog, we will offer small group classes (maximum 10 people), private and semi-private classes, along with boxing specific conditioning classes on Saturdays. Places are limited, however, so sign-up early. For more information on the classes and pricing see below.

With safety as our priority, we are maintaining a number of protocols in place. All members must have their own handwraps, bag gloves, (yoga) mats and towels. Everyone is expected to arrive in workout gear. We ask anyone experiencing flu or other cold symptoms to please refrain from entering the premises.

Classes in the Eastern Townships

In addition to the boxing classes, Saturday workouts and private lessons offered at the Centre Chat Bleu in MAGOG, there is also the newly established Pineapple Hockey Academy on the main floor.

The Pineapple Hockey Academy offers synthetic ice accessible throughout the year, where participants can hone their skating and shooting skills. They offer private, semi-private and team sessions on a multitude of training equipment, including the first of it's kind shooting simulators in North America. Powered by Hockey Gyms.

Along with the boxing and hockey, there are dance and yoga classes that are taking place in our upstairs 750 sq.ft. space. If creating your own fun and interesting classes is what motivates you, the upstairs space is available to rent for compatible endeavours. Please contact us for more details.

 

 


BOXING CLASSES

Winter classes

Workout-Technical Courses (All Levels)
The Winter Training Sessions run from January 22 to April 17, 2024 in Magog. During this class we focus on fundamental sport-specific conditioning and the technical attributes essential for you as a boxer. The 13-week course consists of a once a week 70 minute class. There is a maximum of 10 people per session group. It is possible to sign-up for more than one class per week. See also our PRICE LIST.

Course Dates and Times:
  Option 1 - Monday: 4:30pm - 5:40pm
  Option 2 - Wednesday: 6pm - 7:10pm

Saturday Workouts (All levels)
The Saturday class has been an essential component of training at the Blue Cat Boxing Club since 1999. It offers a great opportunity to work on your physical conditioning, with increasingly difficult levels that will push you to your limits. This is an intense workout, in a relaxed atmosphere, accessible to all fitness levels. It is a general, overall training, but specifically beneficial to amateur boxers. The ongoing drop-in class in Magog runs for one hour (maximum 10 particpants). The purchase of a 10-class card or a payment by class are both possible. See also our PRICE LIST.

Class Times:
  Option 3 - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:30pm            Starting January 20, 2024 ... ongoing


See our PRICE LIST.





 

 

 

ABOUT BOXING

Physical, mental, emotional boundaries

Boxing is an art and a science. The barriers a performance athlete confronts are both intrinsic and environmental. To challenge their limits, the athlete depends on practise, preparation, teamwork and coaching. The sport of boxing presents additional demands in the face of violence, physical harm and loss of agency. Our role is to facilitate and guide you as an athlete, to traverse your boundaries and master self.

Boundaries

Photo: JF Galipeau

OktoberFIST II - 2014

A key component of boxing is understanding space and distance, and creating boundaries through physical means.

Decisions

Photo: Maxime Normand

OktoberFIST - 2012

A boxer must decide whether to engage, move or defend. Effective choices are often counterintuitive. They result from years of practise, while learning to temper preconceptions and intrinsic reactions to fear and conflict.

Community

Photo: JF Galipeau

OktoberFIST II - 2014

Although the boxer's journey may focus on one individual, others implicate themselves for their betterment.

Agency

Photo: Maxime Normand

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

Asserting oneself in boxing involves the challenge of defending against attacks, and the genuine danger of physical injury.

Impact

Photo: Maxime Normand

OktoberFIST - 2012

There are two athletes in the ring, but their experience is lived by their coaches, team members and everyone else that is present.

Limits

Photo: Benoit Marineau

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

The coach facilitates the athlete in traversing the intractable barriers they confront on their journey.

Respite

Photo: Maxime Normand

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

Within the context of struggle there are moments, even with adversaries, to rest and breathe.

Journey

Photo: JF Galipeau

OktoberFIST II - 2014

Each journey brings a new depth of knowledge and experience to the athlete. Ultimately, the fighter learns there is never finality.

Sharing

Photo: Maxime Normand

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

Pushing their boundaries in the ring is a shared experience. No matter the outcome each person is touched; opening their raw selves to confront their vulnerabilities, strengths and limitations together as adversaries.

 

  Price List  


WINTER TRAINING SESSION

13-week course: $195 *


TRIAL CLASSES (space permitting)

Trial class: $20 *


SATURDAY WORKOUT CLASS

10-Class Card: $150 *
Drop-in: $20 *


PRIVATE LESSONS

1 or 2 people: $75/hr * (Minimum 1 hr)
3 or 4 people: $100/hr * (Minimum 1 hr)

 

* taxes are not included in the prices


For more information contact us.



Contact

Phil Dickinson founded the Blue Cat Boxing Club in 1999, and is the head coach and owner. He is a high-performance boxing coach (Level 4 NCCP) and competed as an amateur boxer in the 80s and 90s. He also has a PhD in Neuroscience and Masters degree in Psychiatry. These combined and diverse interests provide the basis for the defining principles of the club.

bluecatboxing@gmail.com (514) 223 2432             www.centrechatbleu.com

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279 rue Principale Est, 2e
Magog, QC
J1X 1Y7

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