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Coach Shawn – Owner

    Coach Shawn – Owner

    Coach Shawn Desautels is a registered coach with Boxing BC; he was an amateur boxer in the 90’s and 20 years with the Canadian Armed Forces. Coach Shawn has taken his years of instructing, leading and operational experience in the military and applies it to the art of Boxing.

    Shawn is originally from St. Anne, Manitoba and has lived in Salmon Arm for 10 years. From a young age, he was always involved in martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu and Karate. He was introduced to boxing at a boxing gym that was underneath a night club in Kelowna. He was immediately drawn to the sport as it improved his fitness and confidence in ways he had never felt before. Once he was in peak condition, he had the opportunity to do 8 fights which led to joining the CAF.

    Shawn’s philosophy: “Everyone has something they are fighting for- I believe in helping people achieve their goals. I wanted to create a boxing gym that values inclusivity. We encourage anyone and everyone to come to our gym from beginner to competition level.”

    We offer youth and women’s classes, competitive sparring and provide open gym time for members to practice the skills they have learned.

    I would like to formally welcome you to Whizbang Boxing.