Case Studies




Brixton Boxing, 2014

When Kasia first attended School of Hard Knocks, it was immediately
obvious that her confidence was at a low point. Although she was a
qualified architect with a Masters degree, she was also very quiet and
unassuming and had been unemployed for some time. We later found out
that she had left the industry because she could not find a firm who
reflected her philosophy of architecture and had subsequently been involved
in a nasty accident, which had left her at rock bottom.

Right from the beginning of the course, Kasia began to find her feet and
grow in stature. She showed a steely determination throughout the
programme and really came out of her shell. The improvement in her
self-perception and outlook was a game-changer for her.

“I realised I had everything I needed behind me already. I just needed to train
my mind in the right way.”

Once the programme finished, Kasia was in a better place but still without a
job. We were therefore absolutely delighted when she secured an interview
with a major architectural company, which is the only firm in the world with
decades of experience in Kasia’s own approach to architecture. Within two
months, Kasia had landed her dream job and is now a brilliantly happy,
smiling and content person.


I really see now how important it was for me to do SOHK at that exact time. It was part of a longer journey using music and dance therapy and I was able to push myself much further than ever before because of the boxing.