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“Fancy being thrown in the deep end and doing a 2 hour boxercise session with the whole class?”

Posted in Boxing, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2015 by Matt 'Man' Windle

A spontaneous ‘Poetry with Punch’ workshop occurred recently when I arrived at Montgomery primary school for my usual poetry session only to be told that their schedule had changed and that they now had PE all morning.

The teacher asked if I fancied ‘rolling with the punches’ to do a heavyweight version of our boxercise class.
Never one to back down from a fight…I mean challenge, I agreed to dust the gloves off and get to it.

We started warming the body up with some fun games that they wouldn’t necessarily notice was boxing related. (A little bit like Mr Miyagi’s ‘wax on, wax off’ routine.)
We worked on the basics of boxing;
Stance,hand positioning, footwork, rhythm and straight punches.
Once I felt that they had that down to a satisfactory level we rotated 30 children, each in 3 groups of 10, between boxers skipping, partner pad work and tag boxing.

Upon the conclusion of our martial art form, we all trotted off back upstairs to study a different type of art… poetry!

‪#‎PoetWithPunch‬ ‪#‎BrainAndBrawn‬ ‪#‎PhysicalAndMental

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I AM…Matt Windle

Posted in Boxing, Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , on May 4, 2011 by Matt 'Man' Windle

A friend of mine and an up and coming video artist named Courtney Salmon has started a company named ‘CS visuals’ and he is creating an ‘I AM’ series featuring local artists. Thankfully I have been included as one of these artists and here is a quick little interview with me about what I want to do with my future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vbcF8AH4Q&feature=channel_video_title

Public Address Tour: The final chapter :(

Posted in Gigs, Inspiration, Library, Poetry, Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by Matt 'Man' Windle

          

So here it is. The final date of my first tour is now here. It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since we were kicking off in Newcastle. But it’s actually been 2 months and now the last gig is upon us. In Birmingham! My home city. Lets hope the place is buzzing to get our spoken word artists really in the mood.

There’s 4 amazing poets (and myself) performing at the MAC (Midlands Art Centre) in Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH on Thursday the 9th of December and you’re all invited! Please come and check it out and enjoy some spoken word greatness.

Tickets are £5 if you are 16 or below. 60 or above or a university student. If you are non of those and you can’t blag it then tickets are £7.

The performances start at 7.30pm so please if you could be there for 7pm that would be ace!

I hope to see you tomorrow and lets hope there are many more tours to come in the future!