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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

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
    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.
      Matt began boxing at the age of 21. Over the years he has trained with numerous amateur boxers and professionals (such as Shawn Porter and William Joppy). In addition, Matt has worked along side several coaches such as Bruce Babashan and Robert Crawford, who are considered to be two of the premier boxing trainers in the Washington, DC area.