We offer a wide array of martial arts and fitness classes at Art of Eight. Our classes include the top striking arts as well as ground and mixed martial arts. Classes range from Boxing & Kickboxing to Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Some of these arts have ancient roots such as Boxing, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu while others are modern incarnations that pull from all other arts like Mixed Martial Arts (or MMA). Our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff help make Art of Eight the top gym in San Diego.
Boxing Classes in San Diego
When it comes to searching for the best boxing classes in San Diego, many come to train with our expert level instructors and world champions, such as Danny Perez, a former World Boxing Organization, United States Boxing Association and North American Boxing Federation Champion. His classes feature a challenging and fun learning environment where both beginners and professionals can prosper.
Beginners can start out in the 101 classes where technique and form are emphasized with a focus on balance and how to maximize effectiveness of strikes. This class develops the foundation that will start their growth to more advanced classes such as Novice and Pro. The focus is on heavy bag, shield work, light partners drills and conditioning. While more advanced classes, such as the Novice class, dig deeper into techniques, tactics and sparring with soft to medium contact. The classes focus on defensive and combination striking with a partner. The Pro class is invitation only and involves much more intense training, “impact drills” which focuses on making the body resistant to strikes and pain, as well as light to heavy sparring. These classes incorporate all of the essential and important elements to take your boxing to the next level, whether your goal is to lose weight, learn the basics or be a professional boxer, we’ve got you covered. This combination of elements make us a destination for boxing classes in San Diego.
When designing a gym that offers top notch boxing classes in San Diego we made sure to incorporate world class instruction, a comfortable supportive environment, and a full size training and sparring area. Maximize your training and effectiveness. Try a free boxing class today!
Muay Thai & Kickboxing
We offer some of the best kickboxing classes in San Diego! You can start our training program from the ground up with our 101 muay thai kickboxing course. In the 101 class, we focus on correct form and execution with no contact. This is where we also work on conditioning and fitness to get you ready for the next level; the Novice course. We will work on basic techniques, strength and conditioning first, then dive into more advanced techniques where you may be working on light contact with a sparing partner. The Pro course is by invitation only. Stick with the program, work hard, and we will teach you the techniques to take your training and fitness to the next level. You may not be a Muay Thai champion yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t train like one. Come and see why we’re the place to go for Muay Thai classes in San Diego!
Coach Mel, a former WKA Super Elite Class World Champion and WMTF Muay Thai Champion is here to help you accomplish your goals. He helped design the program for all ages and fitness levels so you can be sure to get the maximum benefit from a class at AO8. He has centered the program around the Thai style of kickboxing: Muay Thai. Come learn from the best with Muay Thai classes in San Diego. What do you have to lose when you can try Muay Thai and Kickboxing for free!
Quality MMA training is becoming more available to the everyday Joe. You don’t have to become a fighter to get the full benefits of MMA training. Our MMA classes in San Diego are designed for all levels and give you a well rounded approach to fitness and self defense. All you need to do is bring a can-do attitude, we will do the rest.
If you are interested in starting MMA training, speak to one of our trainers as the program is done on an individual basis. We will go over the basics for striking, kicking, basic wrestling and grappling techniques. Once we have laid the foundation, you can move on to the more advanced lessons. Every session is different, dynamic and somewhat unpredictable, because that is the true nature of MMA. Our trainers have experience training professional MMA fighters in UFC and Strikeforce. We have learned a lot from our experiences; now, we want to pass on our knowledge to you. Build your self up with our MMA classes in San Diego. Sign up for a private training today!
Why Art of Eight Classes
The combination of martial arts and fitness make Art of Eight classes unique and unpredictable. You never really know what each class will focus on or what areas of your body will be exercised. The search for Muay Thai and kickboxing classes in San Diego has never been easier. Take your training and fitness to the next level. Try a free class today!