Saturday, April 29, 2017

Persistence and Consistency

Choose your stance, stand on guard, 
jab, slip, move - get into the groove,
roll with the punches, give them back in bunches…. 


1998 was the first time Yvette Raposo stepped into the boxing club. Despite achieving high marks in school, she had just recently dropped out of University, twice. 
What she was truly seeking could only be found in one unique place outside of herself, the gym, where she had already established much needed comfort and new confidence as a teenager struggling with body image issues.  
So at 20 years old she landed a desk job at a small privately owned gym which also happened to boast a sophisticated boxing program in the basement. Little did Yvette know how that place would continually and persistently lure her into the world of the fight-game with all it's blood, sweat and tears that followed. 
Everything about boxing made sense to Yvette because it was so much more than a sport: it was a way of life, an understanding of oneself and others, a practise to be respected and highly regarded for it’s essence, beauty and possibility - it was her future.
Day to day lessons was now hands on with fists up where the school of hard knocks would replace the more traditional form of education. However making her mark in the ring meant letting go of family expectations and societal pressures to get a ‘real’ job. Her hardest fight for many years came from paving new paths which never existed before,   creating her own way, and finally carving out the career she dreamed of. 
Being female in a highly male-dominated sport added a more complicated angle to the equation which made up her identity as a woman fighter turned teacher, promoter and now respected Ring Announcer.
As a successful entrepreneur and spokesperson for the sport, Yvette uses her experience and influence to inspire and encourage others to pursue their own paths, no matter how outrageous it may seem to others. Her keys to success have been persistence and consistency over her 19 year career.  Just like any good fight, she knows the outcome is always worth the work you put into your game. You are your own toughest opponent sometimes and although we may seem to stand alone in the ring, or on the stage of life, there always exists the right team of people at the right time who will stand in your corner: who believe in you when you need it most.



Sunday, November 6, 2016

about to get real...





Welcome to fight night

Where rowdy is allowed

heck why not be the loudest in the crowd! 

Pound 4 pound, round after round 

Show your support with so much sound! 

Here is the home of high hopes when it all unfolds 

right through these ropes..

Watch, Cheer and Feel,


this show is about to get real! 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

beat so neat

NEEDLE PULLING LYRICS OFF FROM THE VINYL
MEANING SEEMINGLY SOMETIMES FINAL
SOUNDS ARE FORMING
WORDS ARE POURING 
INTERPRETATION OF WHAT IS REALLY PRIMAL
BEATS ARE PACING 
RHYMES ARE TRACING 
THROW IN THAT HOOK AND START LACING
TOGETHER A COMPILATION – WHATEVER YOUR CREATION
COMES OFF PHONETICALLY , POETICALLY WORTH GRACING
SCRATCH AND MIX, THUMB THROUGH YOUR PICKS
MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN TRICKS
FROM DEEP WITHIN LET THE MUSIC BEGIN               
TO TAKE OVER, TURN A DRUNK JOINT SOBER
RED ROVER, RED ROVER, THIS SHIT AIN’T YET OVER

FOLLOW THAT VIBE, IT’S YOURS TO CONTRIVE
HEADPHONES ALIVE HANDS ANXIOUS TO DIVE
TURNTABLES SPINNING – MASTERFULLY PINNING OFF A BEAT CONSIDERED SO NEAT
SUSPICIOUS FEELING, MY HEART BEING STEALING
AWAY WITH YOUR FLAIR SO SOOTHING AND HEALING

OTHERS MAY CRITISIZE 
  ALL THAT YOU MATERIALIZE
BUT REALIZE,  IT’S IN WHAT YOU SPECIALIZE
SURETY OF THE PURITY WHAT MAKES UP YOUR SIZE

PRONOUNCE WHAT YOU ARE ,          ANNOUNCE IT NEAR AND FAR

LIMITLESS FOR HAPPINESS WHAT MAKES UP THE PAR….

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Trust it






Learn through Action

Grow by Doing 

Master Movements

Prosper with those who Believe

Love Yourself 

Be Quiet then Enjoy

Trust Life

Saturday, April 11, 2015

WANNA MEET?




SO WE GONNA MEET? 

WELL WITH MY RIGHT HAND I WILL GREET
ANYTHING
YOU HAVE TO OFFER
CALL ME CRAZY
OR JUST CALL ME A BOXER

BUT I SURE AIN'T NO BLUFFER,
ACCEPT MY CHALLENGE AND FIND NO ONE TOUGHER 

SO YOU STILL WANNA MEET? 
CONSIDER IT COMPLETE 

BUT BE SURE TO BRING YOUR PUFFER
'CAUSE I PLAN TO POLISH YOU WITH MY BUFFER! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

WHAT: Boxing Classes for all fitness levels

WHERE: Kingsway Boxing Club, 3005 Bloor St W



WHEN: Wed's at 6:30pm and 7:45
               Sat's 11am and 12:30pm


WHY: Try something new or add to your existing fitness routine. Increase your confidence and release some tension!

Take charge of your fitness and notice how closely the moves in boxing relate to the rest of your life. Classes are designed to inspire and provide a safe place to let go. You will learn all the fundamentals of the sport including footwork, coordination, combinations, + the elements of self defense. No previous experience is necessary.

The benefits of this boxing class includes:

  • Increased confidence and sense of self in class and out in your everyday life
  • Improve your coordination, agility and balance 
  • Overall fat loss and especially and immediately in the core
  • Improve your muscle tone overall but especially in your arms and back
  • Amazing cardio workout every time and go at your own pace every time
  • Meet new people and connect in this shared experience
  • Stress release, outlet your emotions!!!
  • pure FUN



HOW: email or text me at 416 877 0849 to confirm your spot!!

***spots are limited to 8 people/class to ensure comfort in the space and more individual attention
**commitment of all 4 classes is required, fee is non refundable, COST is $75 + hst, payable in advance
*equipment is provided or sold at cost if interested.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Boxing Clinic with the Pros!


A BOXING CLINIC WITH THE PROS 

Sunday November 30, 12-4

* Observe * Learn * Interact *




Everton McEwan of Pro Street Gym - 

World Renowned Boxing  Trainer and   Promoter

Shavar Henry - Professional Fighter

Yvette Raposo -16 years Boxing Coach & Ring Announcer 


This session will include:
Only $50!
  • -  Observe a sparring session up close
  • -  Focused group time with each Coach & 
    Fighter
  • -  Professional feedback on your boxing form
  • -  Photo Op with our in-house Photographer
  • -  Learn the official rules of the ring
  • -  Inside information on what wins fights
  • -  Q &A
-and so much more... 


OUR RING IS YOUR
PLATFORM FOR
LEARNING. 



LOCATION: UNITED ATHLETICS 
1034 Bloor St West
just 2 short blocks east of Dufferin Station


Order your tickets here https://boxingclinic.eventbrite.ca