Youth Boxing Program
Since 1992, KC’s Fitness has been a remarkable neighborhood gym on Buffalo’s Westside, and for the past three years in the village of Orchard Park. Many of Buffalo’s community have been training at KC’s for more than 10 years and a number of KC’s coaches have grown up and now coach at the Westside location.
While KC’s has been known for its strong focus on boxing and martial arts, it has also distinguished itself as a top rate facility for personal training and conditioning classes. KC’s Fitness is a warm, supportive, and welcoming environment where the commitment to excellence is matched by the quality of souls who smile and sweat here.
Youth Boxing & Submission Grappling Classes
Over the past 20 years, thousands of young people have come through our doors. Competitive athletes, refugee youth, and those looking for something different, have shared space with our great teachers. While many have become competitive in boxing and grappling, the majority of our young athletes have benefitted from spending time at KC’s without competing in these sports.
Enhanced cardiovascular endurance and gains in strength come quickly as athletes learn to throw combinations into focus mitts and heavy bags in our boxing classes. Jumping rope, shadow boxing, throwing medicine balls, and calisthenics inspired from martial disciplines help students become the best version of themselves.
Most athletes prioritize winning. We don’t.
We think excellence is the priority. Winning can be arbitrary: Sometimes you can win without being at your best and sometimes you don’t win even though your performance was at its peak.
Our students are taught to embrace the best version of themselves and to bring out the best in others. The least experienced student should be comfortable approaching the seasoned professional. The seasoned professional should take advice from the beginner. In this way, KC’s provides a team approach to training. which creates an environment of trust, friendship, and community.
Buffalo – 100 Gelston Street
Tues and Thurs: 4:30- 5:30pm
Orchard Park – 273 Thorn Ave. in the village of Orchard Park
Mon. 4:30-5:30pm and Sat. 11:00am-12:00pm
Kevin Cunningham – Owner, Boxing Coach &
martial Arts Instructor: Kevin began his martial arts training in 1982 and holds a black belt in Aikido-No-Kokyru. He also has extensive training in several other martial arts and in western boxing. He has cross-trained all members of the community including professional, college, and high school athletes, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, teachers, dads, and moms.
Pietro Muscato – General manager, Boxing Coach:
Pietro came to KCs fitness when he was ten years old and has never left. Learning from Kevin, other coaches, and fellow students, Pietro has developed his abilities as a martial artist and boxing coach. Pietro believes that character development is the most important skill to master in order to be a good boxer.
Michael Kischel – Boxing Coach:
Michael is a USA certified boxing coach and a highly decorated combat veteran. He believes that whoever “loves the most wins” and he brings that philosophy to every one of his private sessions and teen boxing classes.
AJ Morales – MMA Coach
AJ has been studying boxing martial arts for twenty years and is an accomplished state champion in grappling. He has been with KC’s Fitness since 2008 and teaches boxing, youth grappling, and MMA.