FOCUSES & SPECIALTIES
- Emphasis on Fundamentals and Technique
- Focus on proper development and progression of skills
- Stress a safe and positive practice of the sport
President & Lead Trainer of the University of Michigan Boxing Club
Boxer & Trainer at Santa Clara Boxing Club and Uncle Sam's Boxing Club
Founder & Lead trainer at Plymouth Boxing Club and Ninth State Boxing Club
BIO & Experience
I began boxing at age 18 and took to it like a fish to water. Within a few months I was training two hours a day at the U of M Gym and then driving the 50 minutes to Detroit for another two hours of training. A mecca for boxing at the time, the Detroit area provided a wealth of knowledge on the Sweet Science from some of the best trainers in the country, all of which I soaked up like a sponge. When home from school in the summer, I trained in New York and learned even more styles and techniques. I also competed at this time, winning a Golden Gloves and a Diamond Gloves title.
Another thing I did during this time and all the years since is coach. Even by just the end of my first year at the U of M Gym, our trainer recognized I had a talent and interest in coaching people, teaching them the sport, and working with them until they learned it. By my second year I was an officer in the club and soon the lead trainer altogether. Since then I have gone on to build other boxing clubs, resulting in many well trained boxers including Golden Gloves winners.
More importantly, I have trained countless people from ages 10 to 70, almost all of them never having boxed before. Contrary to many opinion, it is actually a very safe sport to practice and does little wear and tear to the body. Also contrary to opinion, it is an activity that anyone can learn. Boxing is a phenomenal way to stay in shape. A second to none stress reliever, Boxing is as exhilerating as it is engaging. Plus, it is one of the most effective forms of self-defense. Confidence, self-esteem, a sense of purpose, peace of mind – the benefits that becoming a boxer can provide often go far beyond our size and shape.
My goal here at GBox is to work with people who do not want boxing as just part of a workout but instead want to train and workout as a boxer… or essentially, become a boxer. The involvement level is up to each person. Some train just to learn the skills and how to workout like a boxer on the equipment (there’s no sparring – no contact), others go a step further and add sparring drills, and still others choose to go further with complete sparring and even competitive bouts. Whatever your interest, you’ll find great value and reward from boxing here. I guarantee you will learn excellent boxing technique and how to develop those skills and train to get your body in boxing shape… all this in a very safe, positive, and encouraging environment.
So if you’re ready to make a commitment to not only being in shape, but learning a valuable life long skill that may just change who you are… then join us and become a boxer.
"Remember, your only opponent is yourself."