Head Coach of Left Hook
Matthew Joseph Burke
Matt is a REPs qualified Fitness Instructor, a REPs qualified Personal Trainer and an ABA qualified boxing coach. He has been involved in boxing for over 25 years! Matt boxed as an amateur and a professional before he turned to coaching. He first laced up the gloves at the age of 8, although too young to compete as an amateur he had around 10 exhibition bouts(no decisions) between the age of 8 and 11. Once old enough to compete as an amateur he went on to box in many competitions. Winning 4 regional titles and 2 national titles, he also represented England on 6 occasions gaining vital experience boxing in England, N. Ireland, Denmark and Russia. Whether you are new to boxing or an experienced boxer, Matt will be able to suit your needs. If it’s your first time don’t panic, you will be given a quick crash course on the basics of boxing to make you feel more comfortable in class. If you are an experienced boxer you will be given more advanced technical advice and assistance to suit. Matt is Left Hook Amateur Team’s head coach. Matt also teaches the regular boxing class from Monday to Thursday. His regular class starts with 30 mins of technical work, then you will cover all aspects of boxing training including bag work, skipping, shadow boxing and more. Class ends with a cardio/core circuit which will help improve core strength and fitness, followed by a stretch out.