Back Corner Man

Corner Man is a new 12-week group combining boxing and chat, run by OTR and Empire Fighting Chance.


Do you want to feel stronger? Learn to channel your energy positively? Corner Man provides a space to explore and express your identity, masculinity, strengths, fears and anger.

The groups combine a mixture of boxing training at Empire (where two world class champions reside) with group sessions that offer a chance to spend time in a safe space with a community of other young men with similar experiences.

The group provides safe space to explore identity, strengths, community, race and power, discipline, anger, masculinity, maturity and more. There is no expectation to share unless you want to. Just come along and enjoy the discussions.

Corner Man is split into two different age groups:

Aged 11-15 meet on Wednesdays 5-7pm

Aged 16-20 meet on Thursdays 5-7pm

The first half of the session focuses on boxing techniques with coaches from Empire Boxing Gym, which is followed by a group session with an OTR Youth Worker.

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