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PUNCH for Your Health - Thai-Boxing Training and Service Programme


“This activity is sponsored by UGC Special Activity Grant for Student-Initiated Sports Events.”


Being mindful of and taking actions to improve one’s physical and mental health is crucial especially during the post-pandemic recovery.

In PUNCH For Your Health (「身心健康擂台」泰拳體驗計劃), students will learn the sports and strengthen oneself, then carry forward the positivity by providing training to some underprivileged teenagers in the community. After the training, with a bond built up between the students and the teenagers, the teenagers will be invited to visit HKBU campus for a personal development workshop, to be delivered by the students.


Service Targets: Underprivileged primary to secondary school students (communications with the service targets may mainly be in Cantonese)
Refundable Deposit:  HK$500 (Students must attend the full programme from Stage 1– 4 OR on Stage 1, 3 & 4  for those not being selected to Stage 2)
Recognition:  On successful completion, participants will receive 1) a full refund, 2) a certificate and 3) 2 CCL units Eligibility:  Open to all UGC-funded degree seeking Undergraduate students, with priority to 2023-24 UGH/NTT hall residents and first-time joiner
Venue:  Studio Battalion, Sheung Wan (Stage 13) and HKBU (Stage 4)
Application Deadline:  27 Aug 2023 (Selection interview may be included)
Selection Interview (ZOOM):  29 - 30 Aug 2023

(1 boxing session/ week)
Stage 1

Entry level Boxing

The studio will perform on-going assessment on students’ performance.

Thai-boxing (Entry Level) @ 4 sessions x 2 hours each 

Group 1: (Wednesday)
6 Sep – 27 Sep 2023
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  
Group 2: (Friday)
8 Sep – 29 Sep 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Stage 2

Intermediate level Boxing

Only for students with good performance from Stage 1

Thai-boxing (intermediate Level) @ 4 sessions x 2 hours each

6 Oct 2023 – 27 Oct 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm   
Stage 3

Service sessions

Students selected to Stage 2 will act as main coach, while students from Stage 1 will be assistant coach

Thai-boxing training for 10 underprivileged teenagers @ 2 sessions x 2 hours each

(Saturday/ Sunday)
4 Nov – 12 Nov 2023
Stage 4

Service session 

Students from Stage 1 will work in teams to deliver the workshop

Workshop on personal development prepared by volunteers

18 Nov 2023

1) Please note that you must attend the class according to the time assigned, and that you cannot change the class time as there is a quota for each class. 
2) Applicants will receive an email containing payment details to complete the application procedure. Only applicants made the payment on time and receive the confirmation from Leadership Qualities Centre would be considered a successful enrollment.
3) Students will be required to prepare a pair of boxing hand wrap, or you may purchase it from the Studio on the first class at $120/pair. Students could prepare a pair of boxing gloves or rent it from the Studio.
4) Students will be required to dress in sportswear and bring a bottle of water. 

Sharing by Past Participants

... provided me a unique opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and age groups. Furthermore, being an international student who doesn’t speak Cantonese or Mandarin, with the help of my fellow peers from the program I was able to improve my Cantonese skills and learn some new phrases and words. The program helped me to be engaged with the local community more... the third and fourth stages of the program were especially valuable and insightful for me. Although, I was familiar with boxing previously, I had never had an opportunity to teach and coach someone else. The underprivileged students who participated in the program were from primary and secondary schools, meaning that the age gap required different approach for both. While, fun is important for kids, a deeper engagement is valued by teenagers. During the Workshop on health management, I had an opportunity to get to know more about the secondary school students .. I was happy that each of them are dreaming high.. After the program completion, I can definitely say that my communication skills had improved and it became easier for me to communicate with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and age groups even if I don’t speak their language. Now, I am better equipped to listen actively and respond thoughtfully...

... Before joining this programme, I was a bit nervous as I did not have any friends joining this programme. I was thinking to myself whether I would be able to make any new friends in this programme. However, after I joined this programme I was able to make new friends and we were able to practice together. This improved my communication skills and made me more confident to be able to approach people. I could also share about my culture to different students and learn about their own the end of the programme, I was much more fit and confident in my physical ability... I hope to be able to continue this journey of my physical fitness in future.


Miss Cindy Chan
T: (852) 3411 2403

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