Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy has been training people in Pittsburgh's east suburbs for 40 years! Coach Bob Barnum has trained people for over 20 years and in that time has worked with everyone from stay-at-home mom's to Champion boxers and kickboxers. We offer programs for everyone including Olympic-style boxing, a mixed muay thai / kickboxing program and a street-realistic self-defense program. You can train in our small group classes or one-on-one with a coach and you are welcome whether you want to compete or just train for fun and fitness with no contact.
If you're new to boxing and looking for a challenge, this is the program for you. Each Camp is a 10-week course designed to take you from absolute beginner to having a solid foundation of boxing skills. This is NOT a typical fitness bootcamp that just takes you through random workouts. It is a properly programmed, gradual course where you are actually learning as you go. Anyone can lead a class that makes you sore. In our camps, you'll see the difference having an actual boxing coach makes in helping you reach your goals.
All Camps Are Limited to 10 People. Reserve your spot ASAP!
Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy trains boxers and kickboxers for both competition and just for fun and fitness, the choice is yours. You can train with no sparring and just focus on skill development, hitting bags and mitts and you will still receive the same quality instruction from a coach as if you were one of our fighters. For those that choose the competition path, you will be invited to spar after you have reached a level of proficiency and have been approved by a coach. Safety is always a priority.
The boxing and kickboxing classes follow the same format but cover new lessons each class so you can train and progress without getting bored like a regular gym. In class, you will jump rope, shadowbox, do partner and solo drills, hit heavy bags, speed bags, double-end bags and work focus mitts. All at your own pace, learning new techniques as your skill and fitness level can handle it.
Learn the sweet science of Western / Olympic-style boxing's footwork, evasion, defense, offense, ring strategy and more as you have fun and get in shape.
Our blended kickboxing system builds on the foundation of western boxing and pulls techniques of karate, muay thai, san da and savate into a truly unbeatable blend of the best.
Group Class Schedule. You can train Boxing or Kickboxing, the schedule is the same. If you want to train American Freestyle Martial Arts (self-defense), you will still start in the boxing / kickboxing program to learn the footwork and basic punches and kicks before moving to the American Freestyle Martial Arts curriculum.