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History

Our story and objectives

The Centre Chat Bleu was founded in 2008, evolving from and in conjunction with the Blue Cat Boxing Club which first opened its doors in 1999. From the outset, the Centre Chat Bleu has provided a space for coaches, artists and teachers to share, grow and display their craft, while transferring their knowledge and experience.

As of 2023, we are starting a new chapter in Magog, after 14 exciting years in Montreal. Our objective is to provide a welcoming space that is accessible, safe and inclusive to all ages and walks of life. Pushing athletic and artistic limits, and simply offering new and exciting experiences we look forward to welcoming you as part of our Centre. Our main focus is on:

Boxing

Boxing is an amazing and challenging sport. With a focus on safety and accessibility, the workouts are designed to push you to your personal limits. No matter your age, background, gender, or profession, with hard work and consistency, we facilitate the journey. Private lessons and small classes are offered.

Homeschool Activities

Being a homeschooling family, we recognize the need for an activity space that homeschool children can access. In response we are providing opportunities for get-togethers, games, and fun with the local homeschooling community at times that are better suited to their needs.

Pineapple Hockey Academy

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.

Classes (e.g. Dance, Yoga, Art, ...)

We have a beautiful upstairs studio available to rent by the hour (750 sq.ft.). We are making the space available to teachers, coaches and artists that need a warm and welcoming space to transfer their knowledge and experience. One day workshops and long-term weekly rentals are possible. See our prices.

 

 

Recent Updates

Protocols for ALL Classes

With safety as our priority, we ask that hands be washed on arrival and departure. We ask anyone experiencing flu or other cold symptoms to please refrain from entering the premises.

Beginner Boxing Classes (January 22, 2024)

Starting the week of January 22, 2024 we are offering three possible times for a 13-week beginner boxing course in Magog. Each class, lasting just over one-hour, combines a great workout with boxing technical instruction. Maximum class size is 10 people. For more information see below.
      Note: Everyone should bring their own handwraps, gloves and towels; and indoor shoes that have not been worn outside before arriving.

Saturday Workouts (January 20, 2024)

Starting on January 20, 2024, we will begin offering our Saturday conditioning workouts in Magog. The class provides essential physical conditioning for the demands of amateur boxing and sport in general. Bagwork is an optional component of this class. For more information see below.
      Note: Everyone should bring their own handwraps, gloves and towels; and indoor shoes that have not been worn outside before arriving

Pineapple Hockey Academy

As of October 2023, the Pineapple Hockey Academy has joined with the Centre Chat Bleu to offer private, semi-private and team sessions on a multitude of training equipment to allow participants to hone their skating and shooting skills. The synthetic ice is accessible throughout the year, and access includes use of the first of it's kind shooting simulators in North America. Powered by Hockey Gyms.

Classes in Montreal on pause

As of August 3, 2023, the Blue Cat Boxing Club in Montreal gave its last class in their longstanding space on Beaubien. For the time-being there are no classes planned in Montreal, and all upcoming boxing activities will be at our Magog location. For more information follow this link.

 

 


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  


GROUP BOXING Classes

Winter Boxing: 13-week session: $195 *
SATURDAY WORKOUTS: 10-class card: $150 * (valid for one year)


TRIAL / DROP-IN Boxing Classes

Trial class (Boxing): $20 *
Drop-in class (Saturdays only): $20 *


PRIVATE BOXING LESSONS

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


RENTALS

UPSTAIRS Space (750sq.ft.): $25/hr *(long duration), $40/hr * (workshops)
RENTALS for HOMESCHOOL ACTIVITIES:   Contact us for pricing


HOCKEY

Contact the Pineapple Hockey Academy directly for more information about pricing and actitivies

 

 

* 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. He launched the Centre Chat Bleu in 2008 to accommodate a community interest in having greater access to diverse activities and artistic pursuits. Please contact Phil for interest in boxing activities and space rentals for other classes.

Therese Lennert is a linocut printmaking artist. She uses gouge, ink and roller to create original handmade relief prints. She also obtained her doctoral degree in neurophysiology and a Master’s in Neural and Behavioural Sciences. She competed as an amateur boxer until having children. Please contact Therese for questions about homeschooling activities and artist workshops.

centrechatbleu@gmail.com (819) 640 8306             www.centrechatbleu.com

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279 rue Principale E.
Magog, QC
J1X 1Y7, Canada

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Dedication, consistency, perseverance.


Accessible to all ages, the Centre Chat Bleu offers a space to learn, grow and share. Pushing athletic and artistic limits, and just having fun through new and exciting experiences.