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Gary Gioni is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, promoted under professor’s Pedro Sauer (One Spirit Martial Arts, Herndon VA) and Nakapan Phungephorn (BETA Academy, Washington DC)

Gary started training at 18 years old and has been studying, training and competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for nearly a decade.
In addition to his martial arts endeavors, Gary has also been balancing schooling, with goals of pursuing a career in the physical therapy field.

Along with Gary’s extensive martial arts competition resume and training experience, Gary has also built an expansive track record of teaching martial arts. Gary has worked with and taught martial arts to people of all ages, from a variety of different demographics and skill levels since 2012.

Come check out Gary’s NoGi Jiujitsu class at www.championboxingfitness.com every Mondays @ 8pm & Fridays @ 6pm

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

Cheryl Watkins is an Occupational Therapist with 14 years of experience. When Cheryl discovered she could help those with Parkinson’s Disease by slowing their progression using the Rock Steady Method, her  hobby of boxing (for fitness ) became her passion. Cheryl is Rock Steady Boxing Coach and program director of our Rock Steady Boxing Rockville program. She also brings to our program her experience as an LSVT BIG certified therapist and a closed brain injury specialist. When she is not working at our gym, she can been seen working at Suburban Hospital and working with clients/patients privately.
    Master trainer with over 13 years of training experience. Check it out below. His hobbies includes: racing motcross, mma, body building, mechanics, studying psychology, ecology, sociology
      Alexandru (Alex) Marin is 25 years old. Alex came to the USA five years ago with the dream of becoming the world champion. Since then Alex has worked, sacrificed and struggle to make his dream a reality. Today Alex is ranked among the best fighters in the world a will get his world title shot sometime in mid 2019.  Alex grew up from humble beginning in the town of IAIS Romania where he lived with his parents and 3 siblings. Alex was sent to the local boxing gym by his parents with the hope he could find some discipline and motivation.  Alex was a natural at boxing and soon started competing and dominating the local competing. Over time Alex continued to progress and eventually became the Romanian National Champions two times. It was Alex’s dream to come to the USA a become a professional and compete for a world title.