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More Than A Boxing Gym

Republished with permission from Pressed News an Evio Community Partner



Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club is a boxing gym in Toronto that helps women unmask the fighter in them. Founder Savoy “Kapow” Howe used to box at predominately male gyms. When she got tired of the boys’ club, she decided to create a space of her own that felt safe and positive for women. The club just launched a program called Outside the Ring, made for survivors of domestic abuse. While the program doesn’t condone fighting, it does teach women self-defence. The gym also has specific outreach programs for people with disabilities, Indigenous groups, new Canadians, and LGBTQ groups.