BOXING FOR COMPETITION
For the individual who wants to take the sport beyond trendy cardio activity, and test his or her mettle with an actual opponent. While learning skills that transfer over to self defense in your everyday life. People take many different paths in life as they journey towards "Self Mastery". But, boxing is one of the truest tests of an individuals inner fortitude. It's the adversity that truly introduces one to his or her "True Self".
WHY CHOOSE CLOSED FISTS?
The Closed fist itself is symbolic of many things. For those who use their fists as a means to a better way of life, it symbolizes Power and Determination to stand and fight. Geometrically, well, the Closed Fist looks like the square of the very ring so many men and women have given their all in all until the sound of the last bell. The closed fist is a sign of solidarity, unity, and brotherhood. As all fingers are locked together by the thumb. "Closed Fists Boxing" & Coach Jay, work diligently to be the symbolic thumb for its fighters and clients. We Train To Win, We Train For Life! "Closed Fists" is more than a boxing club, boxing program, or boxing academy. Closed Fists is a culture and a movement that seeks to play its part in rebuilding the broken child, broken man, and broken woman. Closed Fists has a vision of communication and unification through the sport of boxing.
Jay D, a.k.a. "Coach Jay", fell in love with boxing as a kid. Watching such great fighters as Ali, Frazier, Holmes, Leonard, Hagler and Hearns. After a limited Amateur career and life's bumps and bruises, he was left with an undying passion for the sport and all of its benefits and life changing disciplines. Boxing gave him the drive and inner fortitude to arm himself with a higher I.Q. in the sport of boxing. He is a student of Master Mittologists like, Floyd Mayweather Sr., Roger Mayweather, and the man he considers to be "The Guru of Mittology", Coach Rick.
1990- 1994: Amateur Competitor
1996-1998: Class Instructor/ Health Awareness, The Art Of Self Transformation
1997- Mercer University Alumni
2004: Certified Personal Trainer
2005: Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
2011: Owner/Operator "Studio 32 Boxing & Fitness"
2013: Established "Closed Fists Boxing, LLC"
2018: Writer For "The Power Blog"
2019: Host For The "Knuckle Up" Podcast & "The Coach's Corner"
2020: Certified Life Purpose Life Coach