​​​​​​​​​​​​hi, boxers!  Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2018  (update 12.11 @ 1pm)

BASICS AND SKILLS  Wednesday 12.12 Basics- 3 slots left. Skills has plenty of space Saturday 12.15 Space in Both Classes 

  • BOOK HERE Some BASICS & SKILLS classes fill quickly and will be marked FULL when that occurs - deadline is 3pm Wed and 10am Sat, with 24 hours + notice appreciated
  • GUIDELINES: Boxing Basics + Skills: 1 class > Boxing Skills: 2-5 classes  > Boxing Workout: this is your goal
    • with paid dues, no registration required for Boxing Workout, Strength & Stretch, Conditioning, Super Boxing and Open Gym/Sparring on Friday
    • ​I've just added a new option to the Class Reg Form for anyone ready to graduate from Skills to Workout (optional, but helpful) 
  • BASICS (1st time) - fill out new boxer registration and you will be redirected to the class reg form to choose your first class 
    • ​​Basics changes - Wed 5:15 will be limited to 4.  Sat 12:00 will be capped at 8.

T-SHIRT LOGO CONTEST RULES - deadline is now 12.29!!  Create a graphic to commemorate SNOWBRAWL 2019 for the T-shirts and poster

  1. Think snow-person, abomindable, sasquatch or any other boxing-related winter theme around the snowbrawl tag line.
  2. Submit a jpeg with 300dpi or higher res of a simple black and white graphic (line drawing, no photos) that can be easily screen printed one-color
  3. Add Sweet Science Boxing and the date of the event 1.26.19  
  4. Students will vote and winner of design will get one month free dues and a t-shirt 
  5. Everyone that submits a design will get a T-shirt and hand wraps (at the end of the contest)

Good luck. Update: I've received two designs so far.  Please submit those images!  

T-SHIRT SALE 10th anniversary Ts on sale for $12. While supplies last.  

PAYMENT OPTIONS  New payment page is up and super easy to use. Make your choice by clicking Buy Now under the class or monthly dues option. This takes you to the order page then to the billing info page.  The one drawback is that by virtue of the name "Simple Checkout", you are only able to buy one item per transaction, so I have created "packages" for everything with the two hand wrap choices.  Mobile-friendly, so you can complete your transaction at the gym.  ​Popular choices are indicated with * so you can easily pick out what you need from the menu. We can take credit card info at the gym, but for your security it is best for you to process the payment yourself.  Cash payments at the gym are happily accepted.  Thanks!

DUES REMINDERS I keep track of this and send out an email with the subject "friendly reminder, renewal due xx.xx" about a week in advance. It has come to my attention that some recent emails are going right to spam. The new program may have a more streamlined option, so I will look into it for 2019.

TRAINER UPDATES Friday nights are a-changin'.....I will cover December 14 and 28 and we will be closed on December 21. Starting Jan 4, the team will rotate, with a different person every 4-6 weeks.   Scott M will be joining the team and helping out on Friday nights.  Welcome, Scott! Scott has been a gym member for about 5 years, and brings the lefty perspective to the sessions.  

SPARRING EVENT  It's not that far away! Look for "Snow Brawl" on the schedule for 1.26.19.  There are currently 20 people on the list for the event.  Get your name on soonest if you wish to be including in the training to get ready for the big night.  Practices through this month will pin-point best matches and alternate matches.  Practices next month will focus on getting you familiar with your match up (and alternate).  Start practicing now - the team is looking forward to teaching you some new skills on Friday night (and before and after any class with interest and availability). The sign-up sheet is on the desk top computer.  There are only 2 more FRIDAY practice sessions in December and 3 more FRIDAY practice sessions in January.  We do not practice the night before and scale down the week before.  Why?  To be safe and healthy (see: alternate reference above - people get sick, or hurt or whatever and we always need a back up plan for that). More details as to coaching, volunteers, etc as we get closer. 

NEW TO SPARRING? Friday night 5-7pm is when we practice defense and sparring (in addition to having open gym).  First timers should fill out a sparring waiver and get a mouth guard.  See me or one of the staff if you need either of these items.  OPEN GYM Any time before or after class can be open gym - we are usually there 15-30 min prior/post class times and can stay later if any one needs some open gym time to focus on their own thing. 

GIFT CERTIFICATES Available in $25 (ideal for beginners), $50 (can be applied to anything) or $100 (ideal for one month + wraps). Ask at the front desk.  You can pay online and a pdf will be emailed to you.  If you prefer, a physical gift certificate is available at the gym - samples on display.  Any gear makes a great gift!

HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas weekend - Friday, 12.21-Tuesday 12.25. Friday: 6:30am and 12:30pm Boxing Workout. No 5pm Open Gym. Saturday: 10am Super Boxing and 12pm Boxing Skills (no Basics). Sunday: 11am Boxing Workout.  Monday and Tuesday: No classes.  Sign will be at front desk next week. Calendar is updated.

WET AND DIRTY SHOES  Rain and mud and leaves, oh, my!  It's ideal to change into clean and dry shoes for your workout. If you do wear your street shoes for class, please make sure you are not tracking in dirt/mud/debris (especially in the ring and on mats) and do your best to clean them on the many mats and rugs. If you do have gym only shoes, please remove street shoes and leave in the office before entering the workout and locker spaces. We really appreciate it when you help us keep the gym clean. 

WATER BOTTLE GRAVEYARD  Please check the shelves below the front desk to see if yours is there.  Water bottles left longer than 6 months will either be tossed out or washed and donated to another boxer.  


Need one !!! But no million $ reward, sorry...


  • Take a picture at the gym 
  • Tag on Instagram - @sweetscienceboxingpdx
  • Text me the pic (503.380.2192)
  • Add your credit, the date, person featured (if applicable)
  • Add Caption (or I can do so)
  • Deadline - every Saturday by 5pm
  • Best pic will be posted here and added to the "photo of the week" gallery ​
  • ​Photo of the Week will be featured on the cover of the Facebook page


Darrell's photography website here.  Enjoy.  PHOTOSBYPOPE

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