warriors boxing

Amateur Boxing at Warriors

The home gym (Warriors Boxing and Fitness) had an amateur boxing show last night sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. It was a good competitive show.

The Winners

The Action

The Corners

Lawrence Boom Memorial Boxing Show

On November 3rd we honoured Lawrence Boom with a boxing show at Boomerz x Warriors Boxing in London, ON. In addition to the boxing we raised over $2,000 for ChildCan. It was a great night of fights and the place was completely packed.

Fight #1

Fight #2

Fight #3

Fight #4

Fight #5

Fight #6

Fight #7

Fight #8

Fight #9

Fight #10

Fight #11

Fight #12

Fight #13 - easily fight of the night

Fight #14

New Photography Studio - 3 Month Retrospective

I've been in my new photography studio in London, Ontario for about 3 months now. A good amount of time to reflect on it. Initially it was not a move I was planning on making, but circumstances forced the move at the beginning of May. I've previously thanked the people who really helped me out building the walls, etc. of the studio. Special thanks again to Hollis Huggins and Stephen Yule for building the framework of the studio.

I've done a wide variety of photo shoots over the last 3 months. Fitness photo shoots, fight promotions, personal projects, product photography, business head shots, families, and even a cute puppy. As of August 1st I've photographed 35 times in the studio.

The studio is located at 30 Adelaide North St., London, ON N6B 3N5. The studio is physically inside Warriors Boxing and Fitness, an 8000 sq. ft. boxing gym. My studio is in a private 20' x 40' room at the front of the gym. In addition to the boxing, there is also a gym space, my guys at London Muay Thai and Bad Boys Wrestling.

The clear focus on the studio is fitness photography. I have olympic bars, plates, dumbbells, bench and other fitness equipment. For fitness and bodybuilding photography I also have use of the boxing gym and their equipment. However I can accommodate most any other type of photo shoot.

In addition to the studio and gym space my studio is located in an industrial building with lots of interesting backdrops to shoot on. The building itself is located on the Thames River providing, field, river and forest settings a couple minutes walk away.

There are still some items I would like to acquire for the studio and I'll do so over time, but I did pick up a fog machine on Amazon Prime Day. The fog machine works great and I've used it to good effect.

I am starting to get a good feel for the studio. How far back I should stand if the model is in a specific location or how the light plays off the walls is now becoming intuitive. The lounge and makeup area are coming along nicely with the fridge providing cold water. The nice thing about the new studio is it is mine. I have 24/7 access and I can leave my set ready to go.

I have some really cool shoots planned over the next couple of months. Stay tuned to my blog for more details.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Boxing at Warriors

Amateur boxing at Warriors Boxing and Fitness on Saturday night, sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. There were 12 exciting fights and some really good match making. I was ring side for the hostilities. Here are a couple of the select images.

Dan getting hit with a clean punch

Even the bucket has an opinion.

Straight left between the gloves.

Behind the Scenes with Nick Robinson

Boxer Nick Robinson is making his pro debut on Lee Baxter's show on November 11th in Brampton, Ontario. Nick trains out of Warriors Boxing and Fitness in London, Ontario. Mark Ruddick Photography was there to capture his training for an upcoming magazine article.

Video was done by Dawson Bell 

Nick Robinson training for his pro debut with coaches Rob Caron and Bob Wilcox

Hitting the heavy bag

Working with trainer Rob Caron of Warrior's Boxing and Fitness

Knock out Kidney Disease Posters

A couple of weeks ago Jamie Champion of Prospect Fighting Championship came to me about shooting the promo pictures for his upcoming event "Knock out Kidney Disease" in conjunction with Showdown in the Downtown. Mattia Del Cul-Hovorka was selected as the model and we decided to take the pictures at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness in London, ON. It is going to be a dinner / kickboxing event.

We got a bunch of really good pictures, then selected a few really good ones and got to work on creating the posters. We came up with 2 similar posters featuring the photography. I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Version 1 of the Poster featuring a flying knee.

Version 2, the High Kick.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Beware of old men...

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.

Rob Caron, Owner, Head Coach / Warrior's Boxing and Fitness

Hollis, Wrestling Coach / Warriors Boxing and Fitness

Bob, Coach / Warriors Boxing and Fitness

Al, Coach / Warriors Boxing and Fitness

- 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)

Sunday Sparring at Warrior's Boxing and Fitness

Some people go to church, some people box on Sundays. It's always busy at Warrior's on Sunday mornings as female boxers from all over the region come for sparring. Always fun to get out for this morning and have some fun. 

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Sparring at Warriors

I went down to Warriors' Boxing and Fitness today to shoot some promo pictures for their upcoming show. While there, some good and lively sparring was taking place...so I had to take pictures. It was a great morning of boxing, like my assistant said, it was a little like church in there today.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Warriors Boxing Show with Boxing Ontario

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.

Warriors' Boxing

I went down to Warriors Boxing last week to shoot some sparring and workouts. Warriors is always a great place to photograph in. Rob Caron is very welcoming. It is a lot of fun to go to the local boxing clubs and shoot, you get to meet a lot different people.

Jessica "Cobra" Camara

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot with decorated amateur boxing and soon to be pro Jessica "Cobra" Camara. We got together at Warriors Boxing in London, ON. Jessica is a veteran of more than a couple of shoots and hit her poses and workouts well. Jessica trains out of Xtreme Couture and Atlas Boxing & Fitness in the GTA. I look forward to her pro debut.