Why choose BBKA
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Into our third year of operation, BBKA has made a name for itself in the Bethesda community. We pride ourselves in our ability to take beginners, either kids, teens or mature adults and provide a path for both fitness and boxing and kickboxing skills. Many of the first time students who come in to take their a free introduction class, have mention that they were intimidated when they first walk in for their class. But once they meet our friendly instructor and other members, they quickly feel encouraged about what they can accomplish. They quickly become at part of our extended community.
At just 4,000 square feet in size, our gym is divided into three studios. Our back studio comes equipped with 24 150lb heavy punching bags, and one 300lb punching bags. We also offer a speed bag and a dedicated uppercut and hook bag. The gym floors are covered with a high impact rubber matting that absorbs the shock from running and jumping. During the warm months, we make use of our outdoor space -- 'The Yard'. We offer strength training and agility drills, while communing with nature. Storage cubicles and lockers are available for students to store their gym bags & street clothing while attending classes. We also offer two dressing rooms and a shower for member convenience.
There is no average profile for members of the BBKA community. They range in age from 5 to 65 and the population leans toward a higher percentage of women than men. The common thread that binds our community is the desire to be better tomorrow than we are today - the drive for improvement. New people quickly find out that instruction does not only come from instructors, from their fellow class mates swell. Its an amazing process to see a new prospects start off knowing very little to nothing about boxing and kickboxing and in a matter of months show measurable improvement in the execution of basic skills. It is through the process of instructors teaching students and experienced students demonstrating their skills to new students, that BBKA becomes a tightly knit gym community.
"It's not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters."
~Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant