Westchase Kickboxing is for everyone!
My name is Gary Hellman and I would like to be your coach. I have been training men, women and children of all ages for over 35 years. I started training when I was 12 years old in Kyokushinkai Karate a traditional martial art in Nanuet, NY and haven’t stopped since. Over 30 years ago I helped to develop and pioneer one of the largest martial art organizations in the country. On January 1st 2019 I decided to leave the organization I helped to create to start my own gym called Hellman’s Mixed Martial Arts. We have programs that include kickboxing, jujitsu and mma for students from the age of 5 and up. Located in the Tampa Westchase area we are conveniently located.
Kickboxing is a great way to get in shape, have fun and can burn up to 800 calories an hour. It’s a very exciting workout that encompasses every part of your body. We feature a very effective style called Muy Thai kickboxing. Men and women with no previous experience can learn at a very fast rate with my proven teaching methods. The workout is not easy but easy to learn. I know from all the success I have had as a coach and trainer anyone willing to be consistent with their training can get in fantastic shape and learn one of the most effective self defense systems there is bar none. Muy Thai kickboxing is the chosen stand up skill for anyone wishing to compete in mixed martial art competition. I know this first hand from training amateur and professional fighters with over 200 wins and 20 titles.
Kickboxing is an awesome way for women to learn how defend themselves being that it emphasizes kicking. Your legs are 7 times stronger than your arms therefore a great self defense tool. As far as conditioning any workout that incorporates kicking and using your legs is going to raise your heart rate and burn fat. Between kicking, punching and footwork there is always something new to learn therefore the workout will always be different, exciting and fun.
You will never get stuck in a boring workout rut!
Kids from 5 and up can learn kickboxing in a safe and fun environment. Our classes are taught in a disciplined manor so in return they learn self discipline. Self discipline will lead to a faster learning curve, that will help build the child’s confidence. Confidence is going to help kids in any situation from being bully proofed to good grades. A confident child is going to be a happy child. We have a belt system incorporated in our children’s program that teaches them that with hard work they can accomplish any goal they set for themselves.
For competitive children we have many outlets and have put out many champions in kickboxing and jujitsu tournaments. Your child my never compete, but my goal is to train them so that they could if they choose to go that route.
So, in conclusion Hellman’s Mixed Martial is really for everyone!
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