Coach of the Month: Brient

Meet Brient!

He’s been a coach for the Youth Program at Champion Boxing & Fitness for six months. Brient is from the Philippines and first became interested in boxing after watching it on television. Our Youth Program is designed for kids, ages 8-12, and teaches boys and girls confidence as they learn self-defense techniques and discipline during fun and challenging classes. Embodying this system, Brient loves the sport of boxing and coaching the Youth Program because it is an example of human resilience.

“Boxing gives me the experience with how much a person can take,” says Brient. That attitude of fortitude is what inspires Brient’s own training style: “Powerful.”

Fun Facts:

  • If he could vacation anywhere in the world, Brient would go to Rome.
  • Brient’s favorite local spot is the Rockville Town Center.
  • The most common piece of advice he gives to members of Champion: “Don’t quit – no matter how hard it gets.”



Coach of the Month: Bruce Babashan

Meet Bruce!

He’s been a coach for the Amateur Boxing Team at Champion Boxing & Fitness since we opened back in November 2011 – that’s six years of amazing training! Bruce is from Washington, D.C. and began boxing at a boys club when he was young and then continued with it through college.

Coach Bruce is a certified level II USA Boxing coach. He is on the Board of Directors for the USIBA (The United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association) and former head coach of the Georgetown University Boxing team. Being a coach, he said, means “living with a higher purpose. I get to invest in others’ success.” He helps people succeed through “old school” training and hard work.

Fun Facts:

  • If Bruce could vacation anywhere in the world, he would go to either Japan or Las Vegas.
  • His favorite local spot in Rockville, MD is Woodbine Grille.
  • The most common advice he gives to members of Champion: “Be patient.”