Learn the Science of 8 Limbs at San Diego’s Best Muay Thai Gym! We offer classes & private training. A group warmup is always standard in American Boxing Muay Thai Classes. Partners are matched based on experience and drills customized to participant levels. American Boxing’s small personal classes of less than 12 students allow for the highest quality instruction possible! Thai pads, shields, drills and light play sparring with full gear (no free sparring, no contact to face) are common in this class. Classes have conditioning throughout and/or at the end and include core exercises that will ROCK your Abs!
San Diego Fitness Boxing Muay Thai Kickboxing MMA Gym and Surf Club| Est 2003
A Muay Thai Boxing and Fitness gym, 1 mile to the sand in Pacific Beach San Diego, American Boxing offers Classes and Personal Training in Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Jiu Jitsu / Wrestling / Grappling, H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training) and Surfing!
Owned and Operated by Coach/ Kru Dave Nielsen, a lifelong Holistic Health and Fitness Guru, Self Defense and Combat Sports Expert. Coach often finds himself in the role of Life Coach/Mentor and Friend to dozens of young, and seasoned entrepreneurs that find their way through his doors. Coach Dave is a rare source of perspective and diverse knowledge, providing a very unique, “like no other” environment for people of all walks of life to grow. Read his bio!
With a heavy focus on technique and philosophy plus intense cardiovascular conditioning and functional strength, training at American Boxing is guaranteed, like no other gym.
That being said, AB is not for everyone. Direct communication is how Coach manages situations and lessons that everyone can learn are often shared with the group. You w like some days, but you will love most, and you will always improve physically and mentally each time you train.
You can hear Coach asking people if they have ever played Varsity Sports, if they are from the North East or were in the military…once you see and hear his intensity, sarcasm and humor, you understand why, given you have experience in one of those areas.
This is a “real talk” environment. Technique, sweat, sarcasm and fun with a definite family vibe are daily constants at American Boxing.
Classes are held 7 days/week and contain 12 or fewer students!
Kids Classes are Coach Dave’s favorite to teach. Kids are held accountable, act respectful and are very kind. They play and have their fun with Coach, who acts more like their fun uncle but keeps them inline like a Coach.
World class technique is taught progressively by Coach Dave using his unique approach of analogies and micro-biomechanics. 1st Time Beginners and Seasoned Pros are both blown away with how fast they pick up teh most challenging of techniques.
Respect and a 100% effort is expected of each person daily, although Coach Dave understands we are not 100% every day, therefore he insists on prompt and direct communication from participants upon arriving daily.
American Boxing directly serves the La Jolla, Pacific Beach and Clairemont areas but houses students and fighters from all over San Diego county, Europe, Australia and Asia.
– Coach Dave
Our Semi-Private Muay Thai Boxing, Personal Training and MMA (mixed martial arts) Club is located in Pacific Beach San Diego California in the USA, a perfect 1.5 mile jog to the sand.
American Boxing Classes and Training
Our Muay Thai, Boxing and Cross Training classes of less than 12 people allow you get the attention you need, want and deserve! American Boxing specializes in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, MMA and Fitness, Real World Self Defense, Kids Boxing and Youth Martial Arts, USA Amateur Boxing, MMA Training, nutritional assistance, lifestyle coaching, weight loss and toning programs.
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Women’s Muay Thai Classes Ladies training Muay Thai for fitness, self defense and even competition is becoming more common in San Diego, and all over the world. A fat melting, non bulking, strength building, cardio smashing fitness tool and hard-core self-defense, utilizing knee and elbow strikes to knockout and incapacitate even the largest of assailants, […]
Want to tone up? Try some Thai Kickboxing. Kickboxing is often practiced for general fitness workout, self-defense, or as a sport. American Boxing San Diego Kickboxing Classes produce superior cardio conditioning, strength, coordination, flexibility and more. Our kickboxing training is based in Muay Thai style kickboxing and is designed to develop the conditioning of the fitness minded as well as the technique of the up-incoming fighter. Our Classes are for men and women, they last 1 hour, they are fun and they are by far the best workout around!
Just moved to San Diego? Meet new people, take a fun boxing class! Voted San Diego’s #1 Boxing Gym by 10 NEWS A-List, we offer THE BEST Boxing Classes to Men and Women in Pacific Beach San Diego. For fight or fitness! Our Boxing classes require NO EXPERIENCE! If this is your first boxing class EVER, be excited because it’s FUN to hit things that don’t hit back!
There is NO free sparring in our Boxing Classes and NO HITTING the face! We teach you technique and defense at a slow pace so safety is #1. If you are interested in sparring check out our class schedule for Sparring and Grappling time slots. You can also give us a call at (858) 581-2694 to make arrangements to test your skills!
Strong Muay Thai and Solid Jiu Jitsu Wrestling make American Boxing MMA a DOMINANT Mixed Martial Arts Gym in San Diego. Small MMA Classes for Technique and Conditioning!
Every American Boxing classes & training including Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai and more is offered for women! As a matter of fact, we believe our women’s program to THE BEST in San Diego due to our Head Instructor, Gina Reyes.
Our San Diego Kids Boxing and MMA classes are designed for today’s youth. “We build Future Champions™ in life and sport!” Fun, Exciting and Challenging, our program incorporates a diversity of physical, social and mental skills that reach far beyond their training at American Boxing.
Our San Diego classes teach techniques from: No-Gi Ju Jitsu, Grappling, Submission & Catch Wrestling, Judo, Greco Roman, Sambo & Freestyle Wrestling. Our grappling class puts a large focus on transitioning and balance. Our Jiu Jitsu, philosophy makes it critical that you first establish good positions through transitions with good technique and POSTURE before any submissions are worth the risk of position loss.
Don’t miss out on the active San Diego lifestyle. Our experienced Certified Personal Trainers are here to motivate you, get your energy, strength and flexibility where it needs to be!
American Boxing’s Bootcamp Style Training for Men and Women. Weight Loss and Fitness Seekers of All Ages. We are located in Pacific Beach, San Diego. You will be challenged in both mind and body with each Bootcamp workout and will feel the immense satisfaction that comes with participating in an activity that is not only fun, but that fulfills a basic need of every person; to achieve what at first you thought was impossible!
American Boxing Will Help You Meet Your Fitness Goals!
Whether you’re looking for fitness, competition, self-defense, stress release, self confidence or just plain Fun. Let us turn you into a Champion!View Our Class Schedule / Signup for Classes