The Art And Science Of Boxing

The Art And Science Of Boxing

5.0 (7)
20 employees
3 years in business

About this pro

I grew up surrounded by athletes (for example, My father was a minor league pitcher in the Caribbean League and many of his closest friends were ex-ball-players and former prizefighters) and I guess it was only a matter of time as to when I would find my own niche in the world of organized athletics.

My amateur boxing background encompasses twelve years of competitive experience (predominately within the middleweight division). The majority of my amateur bouts were held in the New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut fight clubs. During my competitive years, I have also served as a sparring partner for many top amateur and various professional boxers ranging from featherweight to heavyweight division.

My competitive and training experience, has provided me wtih valuable technical knowledge and insight into the mechanics of the "Art of Boxing". Correct physical conditioning, balance, footwork, offense, defense, strategy, mental preparation, proper diet, personal hygiene, first-aid, and ethics are all integrated into my training curriculum.

I have been actively engaged in the formal coaching/training of boxers (both amateur and professional levels) at a number of professional boxing gymnasiums within the Metro New York City area. My coaching credentials include certification by the United States Amateur Boxing Association, Inc. During my amateur boxing career, I have had the benefit of working with some of the most knowledgeable and talented trainers in the New York City area.

Lastly, I have been actively involved in coaching amateur boxers since 1995.

Experience

Jerome Boxing Gym, John's Boxing Gym, Willis Avenue Boxing Gym, & SouthBox Gym
New York
Boxing Coach/Fitness Instructor
Jan 1995 - to Present
Certifications
Certified Amateur Boxing Coach (Green Level) – United States Amateur Boxing Association, Inc.
2020-01-14
Safe Sport Training Certificate – United States Amateur Boxing Association, Inc.
2019-12-03
Appearance And Performance Enhancing Drugs And Substances - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-11
Professional Boxing Second/Trainer - New York State Department of Athletic Commission
2019-09-06
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED – Red Cross in Greater New York
2019-09-27
Certified Interscholastic Coach (Level 2) - National Federation of State High School Associations
2019-01-12
Heat Illness Prevention - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-10-23
ACL Injury Prevention - National Federation of State High School Associations
2019-01-20
Accredited Interscholastic Coach (Level 1) - National Federation of State High School Associations
2019-01-12
First Aid, Health And Safety - National Federation of State High School Associations
2019-01-12
Concussion In Sports - National Federation of State High School Associations
2019-01-12
Sports Nutrition - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-10-17
Strength And Conditioning - National Federation of State High School Associations
2019-01-03
Sudden Cardiac Arrest - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-10-23
Sportsmanship - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-10
Teaching And Modeling Behavior - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-30
High School Heads Up Football Coach Certification - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-27
Coaching Diving - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-11
Blocking And Defeating Blocks, Shoulder Tackling & Equipment Fitting - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-20
Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors - National Federation of State High School Associations
2018-11-20
Mental Health First Aid USA - National Council of Behavioral Health
2020-3-6

My amateur boxing background encompasses twelve years of competitive experience (predominately within the middleweight division). During my competitive years, I have also served as a sparring partner for many professional boxers and top contenders from featherweight to heavyweight division. Consequently, I have had the benefit of working with some of the most knowledgeable and talented trainers in the New York City area.

These prior associations, coupled with my competitive experience, have provided me wtih valuable practical technical knowledge and insight into the mechanics of the "Art of Boxing". Correct physical conditioning, balance, footwork, offense, defense, strategy, mental preparation, proper diet, personal hygiene, first-aid, and ethics were all ably integrated into my education as a pugilist. Consequently, I provide the type of thorough training curriculum that engages the mind as well as develops the body.

Lastly, boxing is also fun and very much a part of the history of international sports culture (dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome).

In the spirit of that tradition, I invite you to contact me, step forward and participate in this great physical culture art form!

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Credentials

The Bronx, NY 10454
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Mike

    As a New York City police officer, I need to be in excellent physical condition in order to vigilantly discharge my duties. The boxing training that I had undertaken with this coach provided me with the conditioning, realistic skills in close-quarter combat, and the confidence necessary to be a credit to my partner, myself, and the police department. I had boxed in the amateurs, as a teenager, but this particular training format definitely elevated my conditioning and combat capabilities to a new level. There was much wisdom imparted to me via this gentleman and I am grateful for his assistance and level-headed instruction. Lastly, I would recommend this professional to anyone who would want to either get in superb physical condition as well as learn how to defend himself/herself in a hand-to-hand combat situation.

  • George

    I have been training amateur boxers in the New York City area for over 40 years. Frank has assisted some of my boxers in the area of conditioning. He has never interfered with my boxing instruction methods or the styles that I have imparted to my boxers. To me, that is a demonstration of respect and also a testament to his professionalism. In actuality, his assistance improved the fitness level of one of my boxers to such an extent that he progressed to the finals of the New York City Golden Gloves tournament in 2012. Yes, my boxer was successful in acquiring the heavyweight novice title. Lastly, my boxer also recognized and thoroughly appreciated Frank's contribution to his success.

  • Saul

    I am a much more confident person because of what you have taught me in the gym. It goes beyond simply losing weight and learning to handle myself (in a fight). But, I see myself in a different manner. Yes, I have developed faith in myself.

  • Bob Newhouse

    I never realized that there was so much to boxing. Initially, I thought it was about two guys throwing punches at each other and trying to land the big one. But, there is so much more to boxing than I ever realized. It is definitely a science and a great physical culture system for enhancing complete personal development (body, mind and even the soul!). I have even developed a greater sense of personal discipline because of this particular type of training. One of my great-grandfathers learned boxing, as a dough-boy, in World War I. He talked to me, and my brothers, about how learning to properly fight with his fists gave him so much more confidence than simply handling a rifle. In those days, there were famous boxers (such as the great lightweight champion Benny Leonard) who acted as physical fitness instructors as well as hand-to-hand combat instructors. Anyway, I think that anyone who finds the right boxing instructor will gain quite a bit of knowledge, skill, physical fitness and confidence. Knowledge lasts a lifetime. I believe that it is worth the effort.


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FAQs


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

I always begin with the instruction of the mechanics of the art and science of boxing. It takes quite a while, but it is worth the the time and effort. Some of the areas that will be covered include:

Boxing education basics include stance, proper balance, correct fist-making, hand position, defense (blocking, parrying, chopping, stopping, leverage guard, bumping, catching, cuffing, slipping, ducking, back-stepping, side stepping and clinching techniques), offense (the proper use of the jab, the hook, uppercuts, combinations punching), foot-work, proper punching technique, bag punching (heavy bag and speed bag), proper rope skipping technique, the correct use of the medicine ball, boxing-oriented calisthenics exercises, weight control, as well as consultation on the development of a healthy life-style and self-confidence.


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

Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
M.S. Ed. - Adult Education and Human Resources Development

City College of New York, New York, N.Y.
B.A. - Major: Sociology, Minor: Business

Professional Boxing Second/Trainer License - New York State Department of Athletic Commission

Certified Amateur Boxing Coach Certificate - United States Amateur Boxing Association, Inc.

Safe Sport Training Certificate - United States Amateur Boxing Association, Inc.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate - Red Cross in Greater New York

Sports Coaching Certificate - How Effective Are You? - International Olympic Committee

Sports Psychology Certificate - Getting in the Zone - International Olympic Committee

The Art and Science of Coaching Certificate - International Olympic Committee

Sports Nutrition Certificate - Eat To Compete - International Olympic Committee

Exercise Physiology Certificate - The Body in Motion - International Olympic Committee

Sports Medicine Certificate - Understanding Sports Injuries - International Olympic Committee

Recover Quicker, Perform Better Certificate - International Olympic Committee

Preventing Competition Manipulation Certificate - International Olympic Committee

Preventing Competition Manipulation in Boxing Certificate - International Olympic Committee

Crossing the Line - Tackling the Manipulation of Competitions - International Olympic Committee

The Measure of Success - International Olympic Committee

Faster, Higher, Stronger - International, Olympic Committee

Accredited Interscholastic Coach (Level 1) Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Certified Interscholastic Coach (Level 2) Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

First Aid, Health and Safety Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Concussion in Sports Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Sports Nutrition Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Heat Illness Prevention Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

ACL Injury Prevention Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Sportsmanship Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Engaging Effectively with Parents Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Teaching and Modeling Behavior Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors Certificate - National Federation of State High School Associations

Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances Certificate National Federation of State High School Associations

Strength and Conditioning Certificate - National Federation of State High School Association 

Mental Health First Aid USA Certificate - National Council for Behavioral Health

              


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

Coach Frank

Training Location:
SouthBox Gym
171 Lincoln Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10454

Rates:
Daily Gym Fee - 25.00
Monthly Gym Fee - 100.00
Adult Hourly Training Rate - 30.00
Children Hourly Training Rate (Up to 13 yrs. of age) - 20.00


How did you get started teaching?

I started as a volunteer coach many years ago and simply fell in love with what I was doing. One of the perks of all of the work was that I made quite a few friends along the way.

I am also very proud of the way that many of my students developed along the way.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have been actively engaged in the formal coaching/training of boxers (both amateur and professional levels) at a number of professional boxing gymnasiums within the Metro New York City area. My coaching credentials include certification by the United States Amateur Boxing Association, Inc. During my amateur boxing career, I have had the benefit of working with some of the most knowledgeable and talented trainers in the New York City area.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I met a former boxing stident, on the street by chance. I did not recognize him because of the years that had passed since I had last seen him.. Also, he was wearing a beard, therefore, recognition became even more challenging. But, he called out to me by name and he wanted too thank me for the training that I had provided to him years ago. In 2012, he had won the New York City Golden Gloves Championship in the Heavyweight Division.


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

Always ask questions regarding the trainer's experience relative to training athletes in his/her discipline (# of years training experience, competitive background in a particular sports discipline, specific education/formal training in a particular sports discipline. Prepare a list of questions prior to the questioning process. Always be polite and request contact information.


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

Never be afraid to ask questions. Always, communicate your expectations regarding any formal athletic training system, be willing to share information relative to any previous personal training experience(s), prior participation in organized sports (be it scholastic athletics or "weekend warrior" activities).

Ideally, be realistic about your native talent-level. In reality, a student ideally competes with himself/herself during the quest for self-improvement.

Finally, a fine trainer is also a confidante as well as a teacher.


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