Taunton Boxing Club

Attleboro, MA

#1 Feb 8, 2009
If anyone is planning on learning the sport of boxing, DO NOT even consider training at the Taunton Boxing Club. The trainers there are no more qualified to teach boxing than a pet monkey. They are just fronting that they are all about the kids. They put the kids down and make them feel bad about themselves. They shouldn't even be able to train any child in the sport of boxing. A sport that can potentially be dangerous should be taught by people who know a little about the sport. Someone who has experienced the ring themselves. U.S.A Boxing only requires you to take a test with basic questions,anyone could answer, to become a boxing coach. As long as you pass a Cory check and pay the $50 coaches license fee your in. Charles "Chick" Rose is the Head Clinition for U.S.A Boxing, he is the person in charge of giving the test. He actually gives the answers to the "test takers" that apply for a coaching license through his gym. this may be hard for some to believe, but it is the truth. Investigate, and you will too yourself believe. Nobody has to answer any questions about prior boxing experience, you'd never know weather or not that person applying to coach your child, in a potentially dangerous sport, had himself had ANY boxing experience!!! The main trainer at the Taunton Boxing Club is Jimmy Carey. His only experience is the fact that his grandfather was a boxer. If you ask him, he'll tell you that is his ONLY experience. And the fact that he himself purchased a few learning DVD's. He should not be training kids something he has no idea about. So, DO NOT send your child to the Taunton Boxing Club!! They will get hurt. They have had kids spa ( a "practice" boxing match) that do not even have a license. I just wanted people to know, If you are interested in boxing training for you kids, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!
Proud Auntie

Taunton, MA

#2 Feb 12, 2009
I know very little about boxing, but I do know that the children involved in boxing with Chick are taken very good care of. These kids have strict guidelines they have to follow in order to continue boxing. They have to have good grades ( I believe they have to show their report cards) they can not get into trouble at school or out of school. I have never heard of Chick or any other people in there talking trash to the kids. Chick has helped coached one young man that I know of to win the junior olympics and a belt. My guess is, your kid couldn't hack it and got beat up. That's not the fault of the coaches or trainers.
Appalled

Tulsa, OK

#3 Jul 5, 2009
I am afraid you have been terribly misinformed. Chick Rose is a man of the highest caliber. When I stepped into the Taunton Boxing Club I didnít know a speed bag from my elbow. A few years later I made the decision to move out of state for school. My coach there thought it would be a good idea for us to spar, just to see where my skills were, not 2 minutes into the first round I gave him a bloody nose. He later told me that there was no one in the surrounding area that could beat me in my weight class. From that point on, I would only spar with the best in the gym, including professional boxers.

A few months later I had my first fight under my new coach. The guy was boxing in the Navy and was about 4 years older than me with a lot more fights. I took him out easy with only a minor scratch over my eye to show for it. Eventually, boxing, school, and work got to be too much so I had to quit boxing to focus more on my studies.

I took the level 1 coaching exam during my time at the TBC and got the highest grade on the test, not because I was given any answers but because I was taught by one of the best. Furthermore, no kid was ever put down inside that gym! During my time there we all supported each other and Chick would take every opportunity he had to talk to us about leadership and success.

I learned everything I know about boxing at the Taunton Boxing Club, but more importantly, I learned a whole lot about life. I would recommend the TBC to anyone who is thinking about boxing for themselves or their kids, unless of course they are afraid of getting hurt, in which case might I suggest water polo or badminton?
Brad Bailey

Greenville, SC

#4 Oct 4, 2010
I can say that I trained under Chick Rose for around 5 years from the age of 11 and will proudly state that the caliber and quality of training and received there is of the highest degree with the thought and concern of the children placed first.

I doubt that a single individual who has trained or brought their children to train at that gym would ever be able to find anything negative to say about the gym or the trainers, and during my time there I've never seen anyone put down in any fashion.
Ashley

Taunton, MA

#5 Apr 13, 2011
In my opinion chick rose is a very old school trainer and teaches by the book to a point that doesn't really single him out as a coach. I have been boxing for years and kno chick personally.All boxers should be able to have their own style and individuality in the ring instead of being another dime a dozen
trained under chick

United States

#6 Jun 30, 2011
I can honestly say that your statements are completely untrue and quite offensive. Chick rose is one of the best human beings I have had the honer of being taught by. He was my trainer for over three years and not only did he teach me about boxing, but he taught me how, to be a contributer to society, possitively influence others, how to be a leader, self respect, and most importantly how to be a man. I am very blessed to have learned from chick and would highly encourage any parents to entrust their kids with this great mentor.
alex paakkinen

United States

#7 Sep 7, 2011
When I first went into boxing at 10 yrs old was tought by victor Davis in Randolph ma .learned the basics over 1 summer then went to Scotland for school and found a gym in port Glasgow were I worked with pro and former champ Barry migwigen .then back to the states had a chance to meet and train under goody and pat petrneli in brockton ma.moved to tounton in 1990 met chick rose first time and he was very respectful told me are u here to box or fight because if i was there to fight there's the door he teach boxing and safety always came first .I never forgot that good man and great teacher.live in Arkansas now but would love to come back to see chick .
Derrick costa

Springfield, NJ

#8 Jun 17, 2012
Taunton Boxing Club wrote:
If anyone is planning on learning the sport of boxing, DO NOT even consider training at the Taunton Boxing Club. The trainers there are no more qualified to teach boxing than a pet monkey. They are just fronting that they are all about the kids. They put the kids down and make them feel bad about themselves. They shouldn't even be able to train any child in the sport of boxing. A sport that can potentially be dangerous should be taught by people who know a little about the sport. Someone who has experienced the ring themselves. U.S.A Boxing only requires you to take a test with basic questions,anyone could answer, to become a boxing coach. As long as you pass a Cory check and pay the $50 coaches license fee your in. Charles "Chick" Rose is the Head Clinition for U.S.A Boxing, he is the person in charge of giving the test. He actually gives the answers to the "test takers" that apply for a coaching license through his gym. this may be hard for some to believe, but it is the truth. Investigate, and you will too yourself believe. Nobody has to answer any questions about prior boxing experience, you'd never know weather or not that person applying to coach your child, in a potentially dangerous sport, had himself had ANY boxing experience!!! The main trainer at the Taunton Boxing Club is Jimmy Carey. His only experience is the fact that his grandfather was a boxer. If you ask him, he'll tell you that is his ONLY experience. And the fact that he himself purchased a few learning DVD's. He should not be training kids something he has no idea about. So, DO NOT send your child to the Taunton Boxing Club!! They will get hurt. They have had kids spa ( a "practice" boxing match) that do not even have a license. I just wanted people to know, If you are interested in boxing training for you kids, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!
First off, Chick does more for his community and for the kids training there than you'll ever do for anyone in your lifetime. Second, why is it that so many golden gloves and silver mittens champs come from my old gym? Sounds like you and I should get together and I'll show you just how sharp my skills are you clown! Heart, self esteem, and stamina are the core of a great boxer all of which he provides, an Chick cares about NOTHING more than the safety and well being of his pupils! Unless your willin to come put your money where your mouth is...I suggest you find someone who deserves to be looked down at to hate on!
You my friend are a Joke.
Derrick costa

Springfield, NJ

#9 Jun 17, 2012
I can't even tell you how bothered I am by the level of disrespect included in this slanderous, slaying of a local hero! I shouldn't be really because just by readin your idiocy I can see u don't know too much anyways and it's clear EVERYONE else feels the same way.
;)
marvin

United States

#10 Jun 28, 2012
Chic was good trainer no need for slander.he was chosen as olympic alternat trainer can't be to bad.
Brian

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Aug 24, 2012
iv gone to chick for years and its a great place for kids and young adults not just to learn how to box but also to learn respect and good morals i don't know what type of investigation you've done but chick is a great person who would never put a child in danger yes Jim never has boxed himself but he knows what he's talking about have you even traind there or did they not even want you probably couldn't handle a real gym and by the way he don't give you answers he has you sit down and read the paper work and that's your own choice to sign you don't need a test your learning not going to college the test is your indooronce the push and give it your all and they help you give it 100% and they don't put you down or make you do anything you can't handle all they do is motivate you and if they push you to keep going its not to be mean its to get you ready for a match they just want you to give it your best and not to sell your self short great place to box ask anyone from taunton that traind there all their is respect you'll hair from ppl get your facts straight before you put down good ppl
Vin Saquet

Plainville, MA

#12 Oct 23, 2012
http://www.wickedlocal.com/raynham/news/x1110... I think if you go to this link it will pretty much say it all. Active duty Marine for 14 years, Officer for 28.Thats for 42 years serving our country. Had a combat mission dedicated to him. I mean what more do you want? Also when I was training with him back in 2000-2001, he only charged my mother $5 a week. Where is the scam? previously we were going to a guy over in stoughton who charged $200 a month and showed up half the time and taught me nothing. Everything that everyone supporting him in this thread is accurate. If you had bad grades or got in trouble in or out of school, you were out of his club. This is one of the only people on the face of this planet that I would trust my money to the bank with.
Taryn MacElhiney

Franklin, MA

#13 Nov 10, 2017
Chick and Jimmy are AMAZING boxing coaches! Whoever wrote those negative things about them doesn't have a clue. Ive boxed with them for years since I was 18 in 2008. I was nearly the only female there but that didn't stop them from giving Me the guidance, comfortability, push, motivation, and best training on how to be great. Also, if Jimmy told you the only experience he has is his grandfather being a boxer hmmmmm I wonder what is better than his own grandfather who was a great boxer training him. Are you forgetting that that is how we as humans learn? from someone else who has done it and has experience? You don't need to be on TV to be a professional. Some of the best boxers in the world were trained by their dad for example. Why didn't their father go off to be a famous boxer himself instead of training their kid? Exactly what Jimmy is doing, he would rather teach because that's what he loves to do. If he didn't know what he was doing people would be seriously injuring themselves and not go back and no one would come out of their as so many amazing people have to be some of the best in the COUNTY! They are professional, educated, experienced, caring coaches who want nothing but the best for both the kids and adults they train! We are so blessed to have them be Taunton's coaches! Love them like family.

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