“My rule for being successful in fighting and in life is self-actualization. Basically meaning, in order to achieve one’s full potential one must first believe it’s there and then act on it.”
Jerome Wilson – Owner DCB MMA
YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW MY NAME.
“Coach, what does it take to be a fighter?” I have been asked this question a million times, and I get it, being called a fighter is like wearing a badge of honor. Daily in America, some man or woman walks into an MMA gym ready to sign up and climb in the cage. Just look at Instagram and type in a fight hashtag. You will find a plethora of people posting themselves hitting mitts, bags, each other, and even kicking trees.
I have been involved in fighting and coaching for 24 years. I have fought Muay Thai to Boxing to Full Contact Kickboxing. I have even been a “professional sparring partner” (a human punching bag). When I lived in Richmond, VA, a local boxing promoter would call me and tell me he had a new prospect at the gym. Roughly translated this meant I need you to come in and test this guy’s chin. I competed in my first fight in 1999. It was an international Sanshou tournament in Baltimore, MD. I had only been training for three months. My coach signed me up and I managed to finish in the top three of my division.
Fighting is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can ever have. It shows you just what you are really made of. For me personally, it’s right up there with the first time I saw my wife and the first time I held my children. It is what I am, it’s my whole being.
2x Times Bronze Medalist in International Kickboxing 1999-2000 |USAWKF 1999-2000 |WKA Muay Thai Silver Medalist 2004 |WKKO Full Contact Silver Medalist 2006 |Founder Owner and Operator of DC BOXING & FITNESS (DCBFIT) 2006-2013 |Licensed Pro Boxing | Kickboxing |MMA Coach 2006| USA Boxing Coach 2010 |LA Boxing Trainer of the Year 2010 |Certified NASM Athletic Trainer UFC Gym 2016 |Certified TRX Trainers Basic 2016 |AFPA Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist 2009 |ISCA Group Kickboxing Instructor 2006 |Football & Baseball NCAA, ECSU 1995-1997 |CoAuthor Brothers of Ujima |A Cultural Enrichment Program to Empower Adolescent Males 2008
DC BOXING & FITNESS
In 2013 I opened DC Boxing & Fitness, a Thai Boxing/MMA studio located in the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. DC Boxing was a great success. In our first 6 months of business, my gym was featured in the Washington Express, nominated “Specialty Gym of 2013”, and my conditioning class was picked as one of the most challenging workouts in Washington, DC. Showtime Sports, Golden Boy Boxing, The New York Times, and NBC’s Today Show all paid visits to my former gym DC Boxing.
“Proud of the work I was able to do with my creation at DC Boxing & Fitness, and I look forward to doing even bigger things!“
The Washington Post – Link To Article
“Kick Back, But Don’t Relax”
(noticed she calls me “hulking” lol)
NBC Today Show
“Bipartisan burn: Members of Congress working (out) together” at DC Boxing in Washington, D.C.
The New York Times – Link To Article
“Sweating Out Their Differences”
Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma Whips Fellow House Members into shape at DC Boxing in Washington, D.C.
Showtime Championship Boxing
“Peterson vs. Jean: Photo Shoot” at DC Boxing in Washington, D.C.
DC Fit Crasher – Link To Article
“Top Three Most Challenging Workouts in Washington” and
“GETTING UGLY TO GET PRETTY: TRAINING AT DC BOXING” in Washington, D.C.”