American Boxing Muay Thai and Fitness Est 2003
As San Diego’s Oldest Muay Thai school, American Boxing is just 3 blocks to the beach, boardwalk and famous Crystal Pier 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 even Beginner Surf Lessons with FREE board rentals!
American Boxing was founded and is operated by Coach/ Kru Dave Nielsen, a lifelong Holistic Health Practitioner, Fitness Professional, Self Defense Instructor, Combat Sports Expert and Avid Surfer. Read his bio!
With it’s unique non corporate “Real” vibe, a heavy focus on technique, philosophy, intense cardiovascular conditioning and functional strength training American Boxing is guaranteed, like no other “gym”.
People often ask, “What is class like?”, honestly, there is no answer to that. “First time” beginners are common in our 101 classes along with more advanced students. The important thing to understand here is the training environment! Everyone in class is extremely nice and helpful! This i a family of people that just want to learn, get technically better and get fit.
Classes are held 7 days per week and have a guarantee of 10 or fewer students to ensure the best possible learning environment! Expect to be challenged both mentally and physically most days with a great sense of camaraderie, fun and accomplishment. Check out our 101 Beginner class schedule here and sign up now.
This is a “real talk” environment. We reach goals and have fun getting there! However, if your mindset, your habits or anything else, are getting in the way of your goals, the goals of others or our team vibe, expect a frank conversatio.. If you are overly sensitive to constructive criticism, sarcasm or adult humor (in adult classes), this may not be the gym for you. Technique, sweat, sarcasm and a family vibe are daily constants at American Boxing.
World class technique is taught progressively by Coach Dave using his unique approach of analogies and micro-biomechanics (the smallest often untaught, critical movements). 1st Time Beginners and Seasoned Pros are both blown away with how fast they pick up the 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, if you are feeling a bit off. If you are sick or have recently been sick, DO NOT come to class, we are happy to reschedule you.
Kids Classes are Coach Dave’s favorite to teach. Kids are held accountable, act respectful and are very kind. We address bullying and kids are taught the mental tools needed to handle any situation. Our kids are kind and sweet, but as a last resort, our kids can physically defend themselves, better than any kids around, we guarantee! Kids learn, play and have their fun with Coach, who acts more like their fun uncle but keeps them inline like a Coach. THERE IS NO DIRECT PUNCHING TO THE HEAD IN KIDS CLASSES!
American Boxing Muay Thai and Fitness directly serves the La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Clairemont and surrounding areas but is often home to 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.
Classes in Action & Video Reviews
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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