Focus Center Fitness
Our philosophy on training is based on one simple fact: there are many paths that can lead to the same destination. Helping our clients discover which one works best for them is what FCF ia all about.
Yoga, boxing/kickboxing, balance and agility work, and strength training are available in private and semi-private sessions. We also offer Fusion Training, a cutting-edge training system that will inspire and motivate while transforming your mind and physique.
Born and raised in the Housing Projects of East Harlem, Joe’s study and practice of the Combative arts began over 38 years ago out of necessity. He first began studying under martial arts hall of famer and Tae-Kwon-Do Grand Master, Richard Chun, in NYC. While in college, Joe fought on the St. John’s Karate team as a competitor under the supervision of Grand Master and multiple black belt hall of fame recipient, S. Henry Cho.
After working security at some of NYC’s hottest night spots, Joe decided to move away from traditional forms of Martial Arts and begin training with Master, Tokey Hill (the first american to win the WKF World Championship and has won more international metals than any martial arts competitor in the United States) on practical street fighting techniques. He was also training in American Combat (a form of combat developed as a practical fighting system used by the military).
At age 25, he began Boxing with Michael Olajide Sr. at Kingsway Boxing gym, in Hell’s Kitchen. For the last 13 years, he’s continued his Boxing training at the world famous Wild Card Boxing gym in Hollywood, CA. Wild Card is owned by Hall of Fame Boxing trainer, Freddie Roach. It is also the training home to World Champion, Manny Pacquiao. Joe is the creator of KickBox Burn, a class he’s taught in the US and throughout Europe. He’s also traveled to Europe to teach several Boxing seminars and to certify more than two dozen trainers to teach his system.
What is taught by Joe is only the best of what he has learned from his teachers. Since most of them are literally Hall of Fame inducted....what you learn with Joe is the best of the best!!!