Awesome place, junk happens....
I really miss this place. Not sure if any of you guys remember me. My name is Xander, and I went here about 3 times a week for about 7 months (from Feb. til close of 2008). I'm still looking for a similar gym but haven't found one yet. If any of the old members want to contact me, please do. My email is my username here at yahoo.
I want a gym that trains people to fight but also uses the same training for people just wanting to be in the SHAPE of a fighter.
Academy of Martial Arts in Austin (Burnet Road).
Hello former Boxing Brothers Members. Sorry to hear about the closing of the Boxing Brothers Gym as I enjoyed watching a few good fight nights over there in their former LA Boxing days.
With the closing, I'd like to invite you to stop and check out the Academy of Martial Arts here in Austin. We have been an Austin area business for the last 10 years and recently relocated to a new location at 9705 of Burnet Rd Suite 608 in the Burnet Road Business Park. At the Academy of Martial Arts we offer American Kenpo Karate, Filipino Martial Arts (Kali / Escrima / Silat), Muay Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts classes.
Whether your interested in fitness, self defense, or you aspire to be the next champion we can accomodate you at the Academy of Martial Arts. Our goal at the school is to help students discover themselves and their talents in order to reach their full athletic potential.
We invite you to come in and talk with our instructors and students and even watch a class. Each of our instructors are ranked instructors or black belts in their respective arts, as well as active competitors and trainers of fighters for events such as Strikeforce, IKF Kickboxing, and King of Kombat.
We offer classes five days a week, the fees are very reasonable, and we NEVER require that you sign any financial contract. Classes tend to be sized right such that you are guaranteed to receive personal attention and real instruction and not just be left trying to figure things out in a typical cardio class. In fact, our instructors will be working the same drills right next to you! We may not have the same polished and fancy environment that Boxing Brothers did, but we assure you that you will not be disappointed in the any of classes, the level of fitness you exert, or the level of instruction. We look forward to seeing you at the Academy of Martial Arts!
For more information, please call (512) 965-2791.
Gyms in the area....
After the closing I looked all over Austin for a similar gym, but couldn't really find anything. Although it's definitely a different type of gym, I've started working out at XFC. They recently added cardio kickboxing classes to the schedule and have Janelle and Joseph (from boxing bros) teaching. They have a limited number of heavy bags, but in the near future are supposed to get a similar set up to boxing bros.
XFC is only 10 minutes away from the old gym if you take Anderson Mill to 1431. Come by and give it a try. There are already a few ex-boxing bro members there but it would be great to have more. I miss everyone!
It's not likely that Boxing Bros will reopen even under new ownership. I know a couple of people who checked into taking over the place, but the rent is extremely high and the landlord won't budge on it. The rent is over 11k per month with very high fees on top of that making it impossible for anyone to make a profit.
any good nearby gyms?.
does anybody know what will happen to that place ( as in will someone else take over and start a new gym there) or if they will re-open it again once they get their things figured out?
also, can anyone recommend a good kickboxing gym in the same area as boxing bros was? i checked out the xfctraining center in the post a few down but it's pretty out of the way for me.
i wish they had not closed, or at least given some notification that they were.
My son had enjoyed the boxing with Domingo and working with Sursa. The family was nice all the times we went there and my husband and I enjoyed talking to Lou while our son worked out.
BUT, there is absolutely no excuse for how they handled this situation - whatever that may be. I have been trying to get our mat back since October for our non-for-profit wrestling organization and the property management has been very difficult. The only response I received from Paul's wife was a short sorry - here is the property managment information and that came after considerably hounding on my behalf to get a response.
The old saying goes...tough times test our true character.
Boxing n Cedar Park/ NW Austin. Can anyone here recommend another boxing gym near Cedar Park? I searched out LA Boxing but I guess they closed down...not sure.
Other options out there. I don't care what happened! The owners should've atleast shown enough respect to let their customers know with a sign or something what was going on. You know everything works out for a reason. I'm going to Bruce's boxing on Burnet rd off of 183 and it's a lot better. He actually teaches you the sport instead of just throwing you in with a cardio class and letting you do what you want (no offense to Domingo). The only drawback for those that were learning MMA is that he only teaches boxing. I've still lost a lot of weight though. He's also a lot tougher on you and his evening classes last longer than an hr.
loss for fun fun fitness!. That is too bad to hear about this gym. Boxing and kickboxing where you can sweat without bowing to any master is a wonderful outlet for adults. Does anyone know if they plan to reopen, sell the gym or any of the equipment?
Great while it lasted.
I do not know what happened to the demise of this gym. I know that people are out of money and that should not be marginalized, however I find it sad that people who benefited from the great classes and the gym's amazing attitude are now so angry. I lost money as well. But I would gladly double the loss if it could bring that gym back. If you think you can meet people as nice and as accommodating as the brother's then you are extremely mistaken. I always felt welcome and at home when I was there for the short amount of time I was there. I am forty and have been to so many gyms that I can honestly say they had the best attitude and best classes in Austin. Now I am stuck with having to go to one of these Hokey eastern philosophy "Martial Arts?" schools which are nothing more than karate schools retooled to seem more in touch with the current MMA kickboxing fitness movement. If I have to see another boring wood breaking exhibition I think I will be sick. I don?t care how Neat or deadly it is to fight with swords I would rather leave that to the choreographers in Kung Fu movies. The no nonsense practical approach to fitness through MMA and Kickboxing made the place seem more serious that an aerobics class and less macho and pretentious as some goofy guy asking you to call him sensei or sifu or other such junk.
I don?t know what happened to the gym and I hope everything is alright for the brother's. I hold no animosity towards them and just want them to know they are sorely missed.
To the members of Boxing Brothers Gym.
All I have to say right now is "this is so sad for the members and one of the owners" .
God Bless all the members and David.
From Someone who knows what happened very well.
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