My old man taught me how to box for self defense, he used to be an amateur fighter, so he genuinely knew what he was doing! Mom never wanted me to get into fights, and he absolutely didn’t want me to collect all the concussions he had endured in his time as a boxer.
He just wanted to teach me to defend myself with my hands, knowing it might help me build my confidence in the future, then now that I am a father myself, I decided to continue his legacy and open up a small gym for local teens here in Orland Park; I run a small Heating and A/C corporation to spend my money the bills, however the gym is where my passion lies, and the teens of Orland Park need something positive they can focus on, something that helps their physical fitness, mental acuity, and maturity.
I don’t train Orland park teenagers to be fighters, I train them in the art of boxing in the same way that martial arts experts run a dojo. It isn’t about competitions, or fighting, it’s about reading the craft, and the word is starting to spread around Orland Park. I have been asked to host fight cards, however sincerely my hands are full with my Heating and A/C business, and I just keep the gym open for the fantastic of the community. There are a few local Orland Park retirees with boxing backgrounds who act as coaches and trainers to the teenagers; All I do is keep the doors open and the lights on, so the teens of Orland Park suppose they typically have somewhere safe to go and train.