Meet Our Coaches!
Our outstanding coaches are accomplished athletes as well as professional, genuine and patient educators. Their passion and integrity sustain our program.
Mauricio is the founder and head instructor of Classic Kickboxing. Mauricio has acquired multiple distinguished titles throughout his extensive athletic career, including; two time Colombian National Taekwondo Champion, two time Colombia National Kickboxing Champion, United States National Kickboxing Champion, and United States Muay Thai National Champion.
Mauricio is a premier martial arts expert and is a highly regarded and respected member of the martial arts community.
Vicente leads the boxing program at Classic Kickboxing. Vicente won the gold medal in the 1997 Junior Olympics, represented the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and earned the North American Boxing Organization world title in March, 2012.
Eddie is a Full-Contact Stick Fighting National Champion (World Escrima Kali-Arnis). He has trained with elite athletes at Princeton Academy of Martial Arts and has achieved accreditation in several forms; Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Filipino Kali-Lamaco Escrima, Indonesian Pentjak Silat-Bukti Negara, and Boxe-Francaise Savate.
Phoebe began kickboxing in 2005 and completed instructor training under the founder of Classic Kickboxing, Mauricio Gonzalez. Phoebe is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and teaches kickboxing and self-defense at Pasadena’s Polytechnic School. Phoebe earned her Master’s Degree in East Asian medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.
Claudia is a professional Muay Thai fighter with over 75 fights under her belt. Claudia’s titles include: MMAX Fights Muay Thai Female Bantamweight World Champion, two time United World Muay Thai Association Champion, IAMFT Woman’s Bantamweight California Champion, and Marconi Female Champion.
Michelle began studying martial arts in 1990 and earned her black belt in mixed martial arts in 2002. She has experience training in Muay Thai, Tang Soo do, Capoeira, XMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She is proficient in a variety of weapons including; kamas, bo staff, and nunchaku.