American Boxing

The American Boxing program consists of practical and real-life applications as well self-defense. At West Coast we teach a hybrid of Ring and Street Boxing. The Ring aspect includes correct form, movement, cardio, and technique. The Street Boxing influence derives from New York and Philadelphia styles of dirty boxing and Bronx Boxing, which use head-butts, elbows, groin strikes, knees, and certain types of "illegal for the Ring" punches. Coupled together, they make for a devastating form of Boxing and fitness.

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  • Saturday 11:00 – 12:00

American Boxing is open to all levels of experience and ability, with classes available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Saturday program is based on 10-week sections, with each section focusing on a particular portion of our curriculum.

This program caters to students of all walks of life and is taught at a pace that will ensure you won’t feel lost or overwhelmed. This is a wonderful way to get the day started and relieve the stress of the day, or the week for that matter.

Included in this program

  1. Stance and Rhythm
  2. Footwork Drills
  3. Learning the Ranges
  4. Physics of Punching
  5. Developing the Jab
  6. Proper Punch Mechanics
  7. Defense and Counters
  8. Angles, Acceleration, and Timing
  9. Combining 1-8 together
  10. Endurance of Flow

This program offers an endless amount of combinations and will benefit both genders. You will be challenged, enhanced, and never bored!

HEAD INSTRUCTOR Shihan Steve Schwartz

Shihan Steven SchwartzShihan Schwartz was born and raised in New York. At a very young age his parents recognized his high energy and decided to channel and focus it through the Martial Arts. He was 8 years old when first enrolled in Karate and then later joined Kung Fu, Boxing, and Kick Boxing. At the age of 15 his family relocated from New York to Sarasota, Florida where he started as a white belt again and enrolled at West Coast Martial Arts Academy and trained with the former Head Instructor Hanshi Steven Roensch for the next 20 years.

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