Zen Montano has competed in MMA and Muay Thai tournaments and now teaches Boxing and Muay Thai classes.
Zen has fought in both Muay Thai and MMA fights. He trains and corners Muay Thai and MMA fighters, also has attended CrossFit training Seminars and has a passion for developing fitness and fighters.
Van “JR” Sanders is experienced in several styles of fighting such as Taekwondo, Boxing, Wing Chung, Kickboxing, Submission Grappling and focuses on Strength & Conditioning.
Van has been training in Martial Arts since the age of 9. He is experienced in Taekwando, Boxing, Wing Chun, Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, and Strength & Conditioning. He is a 2X Silver Medalist at Desert Quest. “I’m glad to be a part of the Boxing Inc Team and provide my expertise to anyone who needs it.”
Tyson Lord was born in Los Angeles CA., but was raised in Michigan. He has been here in Tucson for 3 years. Tyson has had training in many different styles starting at the young age of 6 years old in lki Shindo Karate. He reached Black belt status at 15 years of age. After high school he got involved in Boxing, Muay Thai, and MMA. In his extra time he likes hiking, going to the lake, shooting with his dad, video games, and watching any MMA fight he can get his hands on.
Sergio Castillo is experienced with Wrestling and Grappling. He has also competed as an Amateur Boxer and in MMA. He teaches Boxing and Grappling Classes as well as Youth Classes.
Sergio started Grappling in 2010 and competed in several tournaments as well as in Judo tournaments. The competition was addicting and to this day he has fought in MMA where he remains Undefeated. Boxing Inc became a part of his life in 2012.
Hello, I’m Nicole Benge. All of my life I’ve been very physically active. After becoming bored of my usual routine of running everyday and lifting, I decided to look for alternatives. Finding Boxing Inc. was the best life changing experience for me. During my junior year of high school I became a committed member and would go everyday. After 5 years I wanted to change people’s lives like mine had changed. As a trainer I’m committed to changing the lives of members and friends. I want to help them achieve their goals. Seeing my students push themselves and never give up is the reason I like being a trainer at Boxing Inc.
Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads is a very well known MMA fighter in Tucson AZ and teaches Boxing and Kickboxing classes and Youth Classes.
Nick started boxing when he was 13 years old at Boxing Inc. Before he started in MMA, Boxing is what got him started and that is where his passion for the lifestyle began. By the age of 18 he had his first Amateur fight in MMA which was a Win! He now has the chance to show his skills to others looking to learn the arts of Boxing and MMA.
Nate Olivo is Crossfit Level 1 Certified and is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He teaches Grappling and CrossFit classes.
Nate joined Boxing Inc back in 2009 and just fell in love with the different classes we have to offer. Grappling really did catch his attention and years later he is now a Grappling Instructor. He is Crossfit Level 1 Certified and is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He teaches Grappling and CrossFit classes.
Manny Guajardo has competed in Muay Thai and MMA tournaments and is now one of Boxing Inc. East’s Amateur Boxers, he is CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Olympic Lifting certified. He teaches Boxing and CrossFit classes.
Manny is a 2 time AZ Golden Glove Open Division 165 lb. Champion in 2013 and 2014. “This has been my passion for years as I have been competing in Boxing, Muay Thai, and MMA since I was 16. I am committed in the training of diverse individuals at our gym due to the fact that I want to see everyone reach their fitness goals.”
Kurt Tullar is extremely educated with Mobility and Gymnastics training and has numerous CrossFit Certifications. He teaches CrossFit and Olympic Lifting classes
Kurt is a CrossFit, Kettlebell and Olympic Lifting Coach with a passion for teaching movement. “After a youth spent as a three-sport runner, I found CrossFit in 2007. After a couple of years of training, I left the practice of law and became a full time trainer at NY’s best CrossFit gym.” Kurt’s CF Certifications include: Level 1, Coaches Prep, Kettlebell, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, Endurance, Mobility, and Gymnastics. He is also a USAW Sports Performance Coach and has had the opportunity to train with our future Olympians at the Olympic Training Center.
Kevin Jones is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is the Coach for the Boxing Inc. East Grappling team. He teaches Jiu Jitsu with No Gi and with Gi.
Kevin is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Certified Grappling Instructor training under 4th Degree Brazililan Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Roy Harris. In December 2011 KJ was promoted to the rank of Black Belt and continues his education with his Professor Harris as well as his training partners in Tucson. KJ also is an avid CrossFitter and a Certified Level 1 Trainer.
Jerome Gage is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and helps with the Boxing Inc. East Grappling Team. Jerome has trained and cornered multiple fighters in the UFC. He teaches Jiu Jitsu with No Gi and with Gi.
Jerome is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Roy Harris and Kevin Jones. He is also a certified Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Defensive Tactics Instructor. He has competed in many Jiu Jitsu and Grappling Tournaments including the IBJJFl, USA Wrestling, NAGA, and Grappler’s Quest.
Jake “The Snake” Wilson was born and raised in Eugene OR. He started his impressive boxing career at the young age of 8. Being named by his father, after the great Jake “Raging Bull” Lamotta, he was destined to be the boxer and now coach that he has become. He brings the “old school” style of training for a fight to the gym and incorporates it into his classes and personal training sessions. His desire is to help people meet their fitness goals and share the sweet science of boxing. He enjoys poker, fishing, movies, watching all kinds of sports and spending time with his wife and son.
Hailey Erickson was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Having trained at Boxing Inc for 5 years, she knows the drills inside and out. Being she was raised by athletic parents whom have been involved in body building, cross country, soccer and softball, she brings plenty of new and fun conditioning exercise to her classes. She has a winning desire to empower those who train here at Boxing Inc by giving them the knowledge, skill and support they need to become a confident and overall healthy individual. She enjoys dancing, drawing and painting.
Gina Fimbres is an amazing athlete who is a dominant competitor in marathons and has a love for fitness that shows in her intense Women’s Kickboxing Classes.
Gina has always had a passion for working out as well as not only achieving her goals but to inspire and help people achieve theirs. She became a High School Coach right after graduation for Cross Country and Track. “While training, I needed to find a way to cross train and a friend suggested Boxing Inc. I fell in love with their family friendly environment and worked my way to learn Kicboxing and Boxing from all of the instructors.”
I’ve been passionate about sports and fitness ever since I could remember. I began with martial arts and track as a teen which I began to coach once I entered college. After making the team and attending practice it was inevitable that I would have the desire to get into the ring. My favorite aspect about the sport has to be the confidence and drive it instills in people. Once students begin to see their endurance increase and skills improve, as a coach there is nothing more fulfilling than witnessing that transformation. I moved to Tucson in 2013 and started training at Boxing Inc. in boxing and cross-fit classes and have no intention of leaving! I love the encouraging environment and hope to continue helping others to find and reach their personal goals!
“I look forward to building a relationship with our members and teaching them the art of Boxing. My goals are to help the Youth understand Boxing and it’s uses. In the beginning of my boxing career I started at Boxing Inc. taking the Youth Boxing Classes. I lacked self-confidence, discipline, and physical fitness. In your child taking my Youth Boxing Class they can also be able to improve in these areas.”
“How will the youth Boxing Inc. members gain self-esteem and confidence? They will be presented with many obstacles and by overcoming these challenges they will meet them successfully.”
Edwin Louis is an active MMA Competitor and teaches Muay Thai.
Edwin began training in American Kenpo Karate at the age of 6 under his father Edwin “Pepper” Louis Sr. who is an American Kenpo Black Belt and was a nationally top ranked Full Contact Fighter in the early 80’s. He is a Strikeforce veteran and is excited about his future as a competitor. He has coached and cornered multiple fighters.
Ed “Wild” West has fought in Bellator and is a very well known high level Pro MMA fighter in Tucson AZ. He teaches MMA and Youth Classes.
He has been training in MMA since the age of 9, and at the age of 19 he went Pro in Mixed Martial Arts which he has been doing this for over 10 years now. “I’m proud to say I’m a veteran of the International Fight League as well as Bellatore.”
Tyson Lord was born in Los Angeles Ca., but was raised in Michigan. He’s been here in Tucson AZ over 3 years. Tyson has had training in many different styles starting at the young age of 6 years old in Iki Shindo Karate. He reached Black belt status at 15 years of age. After high school he got involved in Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His competition experience varies from Karate, armature kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA. In his extra time he likes hiking, going to the lake, shooting with his dad, video games and watching about any MMA fight he can get his hands on.
Chris Gonzales was born and raised here in Tucson AZ. He began learning the technical art of boxing at the young age of 12. He is CrossFit Certified in Olympic Lifting and Kettle Bells. He desires to help people reach their fitness goals both physically and mentally, as well as help those that desire to box competitively. He comes from a family that all stay active, from an older brother who is a professional boxer, to a little brother ranked #2 in the state of Arizona in cross country. He enjoys Hiking, camping, working-out and going to church.
Charles Caraway corners and trains some of Tucson’s best MMA fighters, he is known for his outstanding Boxing Skills.
Charles Caraway has been boxing since the age of 7. Out of 36 Amateur fights only 5 were lost. Since 2009 he’s worked mostly with MMA fighters helping them improve their boxing skills as well as cultivating the talent of young fighters who have a lot of potential.
Personal trainers at Boxing Inc are here to hold you accountable, and motivate you in many different ways to get the best out of you. While creating a personalized fitness plan to achieve your goals we will be switching up your routines constantly to get the optimum results from your training regimen. Staying consistent and working hard will give you the Fastest results and with a Boxing Inc trainer by your side it will happen faster than you think!