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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 female fighters.
Do you train kids?
No. At this time, we are only accepting teens and
adults (13+). UPDATED: Beginning June 2, 2014, we will offer a
Youth Boxing Program for ages 8 to 12. Registration opens MAY 1st!
Do I have to sign a contract? No. We do use a billing company that requires 30 days notice to stop. After that 30 days, you won't be charged again.
If I only want to / am able to come to one class per week, can I pay less?
No. But... No. What if... Still 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 sparring.
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, then show up a little before 7pm on a Monday, Wednesday or
Friday with cash or a check for your first month ($90).