Us | FAQ's
Martial Arts & Boxing Academy is the area's best source for reality
based self-defense, boxing training and kickboxing classes. Here are
some of the more frequently asked questions. If your question still isn't
answered, email Bob@PittsburghBoxing.com
Do you train women? Yes,
we have women who train for fitness, for the knowledge and we even train
Do you train kids? No. At this time, we are only accepting teens and
Do I have to sign a contract? No.
When can I join? RIGHT NOW. We have a continuous, open enrollment, you
can join anytime.
What gear / uniforms / stuff will I have to buy? Everyone needs
handwraps ($10), mouth piece ($3 - $10) and guys need a cup ($17 and up,
depending on style). DO NOT BUY GEAR AT A SPORTING GOODS STORE. We use
specific gear, that we get good prices on. Get it from us or from an
approved supplier AFTER TALKING TO US. People taking American Freestyle
will need to purchase a uniform that is also pretty cheap depending on the
style you pick.
Can I fight? If you train hard and smart and listen to your Coach,
you'll be able to discuss fighting with us in 6 - 12 months. You will also
have to pass a test. IT IS NOT UP TO YOU WHEN YOU FIGHT.
Do you spar? Yes. Sparring is vital. You will not be allowed to spar
when you first join and you will never be forced to spar.
Can I just spar? No, go away. Fighters and Coaches from other LEGIT
GYMS (not a workout or garage group) can make arrangements to come in for
Are there belts / ranks? Can I get a Black Belt from your school? Boxing
and Kickboxing have no belt ranks but you will be able to test to wear the
gym trunks. American Freestyle Martial Arts has belt ranks similar to
karate or jiu jitsu and you can earn a black belt in that system.
How do I join? Read
the entire website, schedule your first lesson, show up
on time with cash, check or credit card for your first month's payment. Easy peazy.