STOIC Boxing & Combat Sports

STOIC Boxing & Combat Sports

5.0 (14)
Best of 2022
5 hires on
3 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

Thank you for taking the time to visit us on! What makes us stand out above all our local competition is not only our approach but by the very motto we live by, "No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care". At our core we're authentic in our training and we truly care about you and your journey in health and fitness, martial arts, or both. Motivation is fickle and it's never there for you when you need it most so don't rely on it. Our purpose and job is to try and not only inspire you, but help create the discipline necessary to stay on track to achieve your goals. We offer Sanda, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, No-GI submission wrestling, Fitness Kickboxing, and more! Visit us on Facebook or Instagram @stoicboxing and feel free to message us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you on the mats!

I enjoy everything about what I do. I truly do. I am honored and privileged to be a part of each individuals journey in reaching their goals and dreams they thought were just that, goals and dreams that would never come true. Until they do! That part is specifically what I enjoy most about the work I am able to do! It's being a part of something so powerful and motivating you can't put it into words you just have to be on the mats to experience it for yourself.

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Littleton, CO 80129
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14 Reviews


  • John Hickman

    Mateo is the MAN! If youre thinking about doing this, just do it. You wont regret it!

  • Brian Mason

    Great workouts with excellent instruction. I enjoy every session and always look forward to the next one.

  • Jenny Nguyen

    I'm a personal trainer myself, so I'm very picky when it comes to letting others train me. When I first started with Mateo, I planned on only training for 3-6 months, its been about 9 months now and I don't plan on stopping any time soon! Mateo is extremely passionate and knowledgeable. He is hard on me when he needs to be and is encouraging when I need it.

  • Billy Herider

    Mateo is very passionate in what he does. He has an encyclopedia worth of knowledge in martial arts and over all wellness. Highly recommended.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will typically meet with a student/client briefly prior to our first session right on the mats, then we'll jump right into training. I use the brief meeting specifically to get to know what it is that you as a student/client would like to get out of your training moving forward. What kind of plan you may already be on? We'll discuss diet, even passions or hobbies, in addition to what kind of coaching style or approach will suit you and help to keep you inspired during all of our training sessions.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Starting with over 30+ years combined of both training Competitors, in addition to my own Professional Competition in Combat Sports as well. A Sr. Instructor with over 18 years as a fitness professional and lead trainer for myself and multiple other gyms and facilities across the US. Conering and coaching pro Combat Sports competitors for over 15 years with a considerable focus on fighter mental health. My amateur experience spans Boxing, Kickboxing, & MMA, in addition to a Professional career as a Mixed Martial Artist, No-Gi Submission Grappling Competitor, and Muay Thai Fighter. All of this in addition to a proud husband and father of 5.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Only $120 per month, month to month, with no contracts and no sign up fees! From 3, 4, or 5 days a week (clients choice), for the entire month paid! All wrapped up for our best offering! If you're needing something more on a per class basis then we offer a low $30 per session drop in fee option as well. With multiple options not listed for you to choose from, contact us today to find the plan that's right for you!

How did you get started teaching?

It started with the love of the martial arts but definitely became clear after my first opportunity to instruct presented itself. I found I had the ability to make the movements make sense and things just "click" for anyone and everyone especially individuals who had otherwise written off martial arts training because it seemed too hard or they had tried but the instruction was the issue (to aggressive or not feeling like they were learning anything).

What types of students have you worked with?

My students and clientele have been children, teens, adults, juveniles inside detention centers through a state grant to show them a healthier outlet for their emotions, ex cons looking to make a change for the better, preachers, priests, choir members, atheists, straight A students, not so straight A students, civilians preparing for boot camp, military personnel looking to add to their already long list of extensive training, fibro myalgia patients, autistic and adaptive athletes, aspiring competitors, pro athletes, soccer mom's and dad's, teachers, nurses, and almost everything in between.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

All through life you will try things. Some you will like, some love, some dislike. I encourage you to find a style and training method that feels as natural as can be, makes you feel good (yes tired, sweaty, or out of breath is considered good like it or not), promotes confidence and self esteem, and no matter what- you WANT to be there! Don't just go through the motions feeling like "ok I'm here why isn't this working". Once you find this perfect storm YOU have to put in the effort point blank, but a good trainer will help you to stay inspired on your journey!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

"What do I want, what is reality vs fiction in my goals, and how often do I need to train/eat healthy each week for each step of the way to that goal - including quitting previous bad habits (smoking, drinking in excess, drugs- not marijuana, etc.)." Remember, it's not about money or time, forget those nagging questions. Because if you really wanted it or desired it you would make the time for it and move heaven or earth to be there putting in the work for yourself. Just like relationships, friendships, family, or your very own passions you are there and show up each time for. Put that same effort into loving yourself and being passionate about YOU, then make your game plan with your trainer based on honesty to yourself and what you really truly want to accomplish.