Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy is located 15 minutes east of downtown Pittsburgh and offers boxing classes, kickboxing training, muay Thai and self-defense classes near Monroeville, PA

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Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy offers several class options to fit your wants and needs. The best part is you can take any / all classes for no extra fees. When you become a gym member, you can come to everything on the schedule. You can literally be here six days a week!

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FOUNDATION 

BOXING CLASSES

KICKBOXING CLASSES

AMERICAN FREESTYLE MARTIAL ARTS

OPEN FIGHT CONDITIONING

 

   

Fighter training for men and women in Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy, train for fitness, competition, self-defense or just for the fun of it.

Hannah during a kickboxing class

FOUNDATION - When you first join, you will focus on building a strong foundation consisting of basic stance and footwork and 15 basic techniques. Once you have this foundation, you will be allowed to spar (if you want).

BOXING - Olympic-style / Western Boxing is offered for all skill levels. Participants will learn stance, footwork, punches, blocks, evasions, head movement, combinations, strategies, rules and the safe use of all equipment. Classes all start with a warm-up of jumping rope (it's ok if you can't jump rope right away, we'll teach you) and shadowboxing. Classes then progress to drills and/or equipment training, depending on the days lesson plan. For drills, participants are grouped according to skill level to ensure that you are working on what YOU need to work on. Every class ends with a conditioning set that varies per class.

Sam on double-end bag at Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy doing a boxing drill, boxing training, boxing class in East Pittsburgh, PA

Sam getting some work on the double-end bag in our boxing class.

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KICKBOXING - Our blended kickboxing program builds on the foundation of Western Boxing and draws from muay Thai, American Kickboxing / Karate and San Da / Sanshou. Similar in format to our boxing classes, participants will learn stance, footwork, punches, kicks, knees, blocks, evasions, head movement, Thai and Western clinching, combinations, strategies, rules and the safe use of all equipment. Classes will also start with a warm-up of jumping rope (it's ok if you can't jump rope right away, we'll teach you) and shadowboxing. Kickboxing classes will then progress to drills and/or equipment training, depending on the days lesson plan. For drills, participants are grouped according to skill level to ensure that you are working on what YOU need to work on. Every class ends with a conditioning set that varies per class.

Steve Stone from Pittsburgh Martial Arts & Boxing Academy during his first fight kickboxing, he won by TKO.

Steve Stone (Black and Gold) During his 1st fight, Win by TKO.

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AMERICAN FREESTYLE MARTIAL ARTS - This is our mixed martial arts approach to realistic self-defense that we have offered for over 30 years. Designed to evolve and be updated with the times, this system has been tested and proven to work in the streets of our society TODAY. While it builds on a boxing / kickboxing foundation for the footwork and basic strikes, it is not a sport. If there are any rules, it can not truly be called a street-oriented / reality-based martial art. In this class you will learn hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-weapon combat and weapon-to-weapon combat in all ranges, including ground fighting and use of / defense against weapons. The weapons taught are impact, edged, and projectile (firearms). We do not teach traditional martial arts weapons. This class starts with the boxing / kickboxing foundation and draws from kali, police defensive tactics, wrestling, jiu jitsu and jeet kune do.

We use the term American Freestyle Martial Arts to describe our blended system and "free-of-style" approach. There are many schools that use the term American Freestyle or some variation of it, we are not affiliated with them.

Rank is available in this program for those willing to make a commitment to training. On average, a Black Belt can be earned in 5 years of continuous training. Sparring with all types of combat in all ranges is required for rank. 

Steve and Jason, knife defense drill

OPEN FIGHT CONDITIONING - The same type of conditioning our fighters are put through but this class is open to everyone. 

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503 Main Street East Pittsburgh, PA 15112 // 412-823-7538