Schedule and Class Descriptions
B-Bold’s adaptive boxing program provides an athletic opportunity for veterans who may have specialized needs, such as utilizing a wheelchair. Participants who use prosthetic limbs can participate with or without their prosthesis to develop balance and stability. For all participants, adaptive boxing improves upper body strength and physical endurance. B-Bold takes the unique abilities of each participant into consideration to develop a customized training program suited to build strength and stamina. This is a limited-contact activity and focuses more on exercise.
Para Brazillian Jiu Jitsu (PBJJ)
PBJJ consists of grappling, forward and backward rolls, and escapes. Grappling involves gripping and seizing an opponent which helps to develop fine motor skills in addition to grip, core, and upper body strength. Rolls and escapes allow participants to maneuver out of grappling holds which improves flexibility, range of motion, and balance. This activity has shown to have the same aerobic benefits among novice and elite athletes and is accessible to participants with a wide range of disabilities. Amputees typically participate without the use of prosthesis.
Adaptive kickboxing allows veterans who use prosthetic limbs to participate in a striking sport. As an adaptive sport, participants do not strike one another; rather, participants strike mitts and bags using kickboxing training techniques. Participants develop a wide range of motion with prosthesis and build extreme confidence in their capacity to perform nearly any movement or task with their prosthetic limbs.
Grappling is a style of wrestling that combines techniques originated in different sports such as Freestyle Wrestling, Sambo, Judo,Ju Jitsu, BJJ, Luta Livre. The aim of the sport is to take down and control the opponent on the ground and submit them using several kind of holds. Para grappling helps to develop fine motor skills in addition to grip, core, and upper body strength. Similar to Para Jiu Jitsu, amputees typically participate without the use of prosthesis.