The saying goes "Beware of old men in professions when men usually die early." Entirely true in this case, a group of fine gentlemen that would lay you out if necessary. They give of their time to teach boxing and other assorted combat arts at Warrior's Boxing and Fitness. I finally pinned them down for a coaches portrait session and I am very happy with the results. The amount of knowledge, wisdom and lore that is in this group is really incredible.
- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography
- Warrior’s Boxing is London’s Largest Boxing Club with 4500 square feet of training space. Amateur & Professional Boxing for ages 7+, Males and Females. We provide competitive boxing, boxing for fitness, fitness classes, personal training. (strength, conditioning, weight loss, boxing 1 on 1, team and group sport specific training)
Earlier this month amateur boxing returned to London with the first show of 2016. I had to be there and a lot of other people turned out as well. It was the pre-Christmas boxing event in London. Warriors Boxing hosted the Boxing Ontario event. 11 competitive fights that night on the card. One extra cool thing was Donovan "Razor" Ruddock was cornering his son in the second fight of the evening. It was a lot of fun getting back to a local club for a show. Rob Caron is a great guy if you're looking to train in boxing in London, Ontario. Politics aside in Ontario's amateur boxing world, both organizations do a fantastic job of matchmaking. The fights are competitive and safe. A couple of shout outs, one to Julia for arranging the round card girls who looked great wearing Elizabeth Noel and to Miguel Estrada on his win. I'm looking forward to more boxing events in London in 2017.
Boxer / Kick boxer MacKenna came into studio a couple of weeks ago to shoot some general purpose images and for my implied nude athlete series. MacKenna's a natural athlete with good body awareness in space. We hit the standard poses and then tried for a couple fun ones.
I dropped in at Boomerz Boxing Club in London, ON tonight to check out sparring. It was a quiet night so I got lots of opportunity to talk with Lawrence Boom about all things boxing. He's a man that has seen it all in the sport. He was the first gym owner to welcome me in to shoot pictures of his boxers and facility and I've come in many times over the past couple of years. Everyone at Boomerz is extremely welcoming. My friend and insanely talented photographer April Hutchinson came with me. It is always a pleasure watching her work.