Harbor Kickboxing

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  • 1505 S Pacific Ave # A

    San Pedro, CA 90731

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  • 310-514-9500

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I have been here for a month now and have seen a significant improvment within my self physically and mentally. Brad, Sam and Mychal. bring the best out of you. there knowledge is passed on easily. i highly recommned training here!

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I have been here for a month now and have seen a significant improvment within my self physically and mentally. Brad, Sam and Mychal. bring the best out of you. there knowledge is passed on easily. i highly recommned training here!

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I am a current student at Harbor Kickboxing. They mainly focus on Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)style training, which is exactly what I was looking for. I first started with no Muay Thai experience, but I got much better very quickly because Brad and the other instructors are so great! They all have extensive experience and are highly qualified.

Harbor Kickboxing is not the biggest and best equipped school, but what makes it so great are the people who teach and train there. There are many dedicated martial artists who push me to improve each time I attend class. Many of them currently fight at an amateur level, and the instructors also have fight experience under their belts (MMA, Muay Thai). This may sound intimidating at first, but they are all very good people who want to help you improve. Once again, keep in mind that this is no "Cardio Kickboxing/aerobic workout" style school. What we learn is REAL kickboxing for street and/or competition use. It's effective for fighting, and not primarily designed to help you lose weight and feel great etc. If that's what you're looking for, I suggest you go somewhere else.

A typical session will begin with jumping rope followed by shadowboxing. Next comes technique, such as: footwork, kicking and punching drills (including elbows and knees! True Muay Thai style!). The last part of the session consists of sparring, which is also intimidating at first, but very important for helping you improve!
The only thing I feel that is lacking is that we don't stretch and do conditioning on a consistent basis. But those things don't require instruction, so you should work on them on your own time.

If you are looking to fight competitively, Harbor is a good place for that. Brad is a fighter promoter and a cutman. Harbor is usually involved with various venues and can prepare you to fight in them.

My martial arts background was in Tae Kwon Do, but Harbor quickly showed my how ineffective it is for practical use. At Harbor, we do not focus on flashy, spinning, artsy stuff. We focus on the most brutally effective techniques for quickly neutralizing an opponent. For example, we practice a lot of boxing, roundhouse kicks, front kicks, elbows, knees, and clinching. It's not that pretty, but most importantly, IT WORKS.

Last but not least is the pricing. Prices are set at a VERY reasonable $85 per month. I attend on average three times a week for two hours each session. This figures out to be about $8 per session, or four dollars an hour.

Harbor is a great establishment, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Only join if you feel you are dedicated and interested in Muay Thai. This is no "McDojo" which hands out promotions left and right to unqualified students. In fact, there is no promotion system at Harbor. We have respect for those who have a good work ethic and prove themselves as worthy martial artists.

If you feel you are willing to commit to learning how to strike effectively, Harbor is the place to do it. I couldn't ask for a better place to learn striking. Good people will teach you a good style in order to kick some ass.

Once again, check this place out if:
You want to learn a highly effective martial art for defense and competition.
You want to fight competitively
You want to improve your standup game

DO NOT come here if:
You are looking for a happy-go-lucky aerobic fitness gym.
You want to learn flashy but ineffective martial arts. (aka TaeKwonDo, Wushu, etc)
You are not going to take your training seriously.

Update: Brad has recently opened a grappling room adjacent to Harbor Kickboxing. You can now cross-train in striking AND grappling! How great is that? Awesome for becoming a well-rounded MMA fighter.

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★★★★★

I am a current student at Harbor Kickboxing. They mainly focus on Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)style training, which is exactly what I was looking for. I first started with no Muay Thai experience, but I got much better very quickly because Brad and the other instructors are so great! They all have extensive experience and are highly qualified.

Harbor Kickboxing is not the biggest and best equipped school, but what makes it so great are the people who teach and train there. There are many dedicated martial artists who push me to improve each time I attend class. Many of them currently fight at an amateur level, and the instructors also have fight experience under their belts (MMA, Muay Thai). This may sound intimidating at first, but they are all very good people who want to help you improve. Once again, keep in mind that this is no "Cardio Kickboxing/aerobic workout" style school. What we learn is REAL kickboxing for street and/or competition use. It's effective for fighting, and not primarily designed to help you lose weight and feel great etc. If that's what you're looking for, I suggest you go somewhere else.

A typical session will begin with jumping rope followed by shadowboxing. Next comes technique, such as: footwork, kicking and punching drills (including elbows and knees! True Muay Thai style!). The last part of the session consists of sparring, which is also intimidating at first, but very important for helping you improve!
The only thing I feel that is lacking is that we don't stretch and do conditioning on a consistent basis. But those things don't require instruction, so you should work on them on your own time.

If you are looking to fight competitively, Harbor is a good place for that. Brad is a fighter promoter and a cutman. Harbor is usually involved with various venues and can prepare you to fight in them.

My martial arts background was in Tae Kwon Do, but Harbor quickly showed my how ineffective it is for practical use. At Harbor, we do not focus on flashy, spinning, artsy stuff. We focus on the most brutally effective techniques for quickly neutralizing an opponent. For example, we practice a lot of boxing, roundhouse kicks, front kicks, elbows, knees, and clinching. It's not that pretty, but most importantly, IT WORKS.

Last but not least is the pricing. Prices are set at a VERY reasonable $85 per month. I attend on average three times a week for two hours each session. This figures out to be about $8 per session, or four dollars an hour.

Harbor is a great establishment, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Only join if you feel you are dedicated and interested in Muay Thai. This is no "McDojo" which hands out promotions left and right to unqualified students. In fact, there is no promotion system at Harbor. We have respect for those who have a good work ethic and prove themselves as worthy martial artists.

If you feel you are willing to commit to learning how to strike effectively, Harbor is the place to do it. I couldn't ask for a better place to learn striking. Good people will teach you a good style in order to kick some ass.

Once again, check this place out if:
You want to learn a highly effective martial art for defense and competition.
You want to fight competitively
You want to improve your standup game

DO NOT come here if:
You are looking for a happy-go-lucky aerobic fitness gym.
You want to learn flashy but ineffective martial arts. (aka TaeKwonDo, Wushu, etc)
You are not going to take your training seriously.

Update: Brad has recently opened a grappling room adjacent to Harbor Kickboxing. You can now cross-train in striking AND grappling! How great is that? Awesome for becoming a well-rounded MMA fighter.

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Brad is a superb instructor! I was one of his first students at this location, but he had taught for a long long time before that at a different location. He pulled his achillies tendon a while back but I've heard that he's since be teaching again. I moved away so can't go there any longer, but I highly (very highly) suggest that you check this place out. It's totally worth it.

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Brad is a superb instructor! I was one of his first students at this location, but he had taught for a long long time before that at a different location. He pulled his achillies tendon a while back but I've heard that he's since be teaching again. I moved away so can't go there any longer, but I highly (very highly) suggest that you check this place out. It's totally worth it.

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