Back Corner Man

Corner Man is a 12-week group for 11-20 year olds, combining boxing and chat, run by OTR and Empire Fighting Chance.


Please note that we are currently unable to take sign-ups for Corner Man due to the circumstances around the Coronavirus. Read more about OTR’s availability here, and here’s Tom to tell you more:

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 a 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.

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.

Corner Man runs on Thursdays from 6-8pm.

Get a taste of Empire Fighting Chance with their promo video:

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