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San Diego's Boxing Gym

Welcome to our San Diego boxing gym. Offering world-class boxing training for beginners through pros, we’re ranked as one of the best boxing gyms in the entire U.S. We’re also San Diego’s largest boxing club, offering the most weekly Boxing classes of any gym. For those who want to compete on a high level, our boxing club has the largest pro and amateur boxing teams in San Diego.

You can learn to box here from the ground up in our fundamentals classes or train to compete at the highest amateur and professional levels. We provide a positive environment surrounded by athletes all working together to become better. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we have outstanding boxing training for you.

The boxing classes we offer at our San Diego gym are designed to develop athletes as far as they want to go. Run by our Olympic and pro coaches, these classes are perfect for students wanting to learn the “Sweet Science” the right way.

We start beginners off with fundamentals, learning how to utilize footwork, head movement, and punching with correct body mechanics. From there, we progress to learning defense, advanced punching combinations while developing power and speed, and then sparring if desired. The whole goal of our boxing classes is to provide constant skill acquisition and athletic development.

Our San Diego boxing training for both amateur and professional boxers is world-class. We have built an incredible pro boxing team and one of the fastest growing amateur programs in the U.S., with multiple National Champions, Olympic Trialists and Olympians.

We also provide the biggest boxing training area in San Diego, with dozens of heavy and specialty bags and 2 elevated full-size competition rings. This creates a much better sparring environment than single ring gyms and has helped The Arena become a major hub for boxing training in the southwest.

Our coaches, Joe Vargas and Basheer Abdullah, lead our amateur and professional programs. Both are long time Boxing veterans with tremendous amounts of coaching experience.

Coach Joe is well-known as one of the most popular figures in the San Diego boxing community and has coached hundreds of amateur and pro boxers over the past 20 years.

Coach Basheer was the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program Head Boxing Coach for 15 years and U.S. Armed Forces Head Boxing Coach for 6 years. He was also a 4x Team USA Olympic Boxing Coach and 2x USA World Championship Team Head Coach.

Looking for the best private boxing training in San Diego? We have you covered. Once you become a member of our gym, you pay our trainers directly and we stay out of the transaction. We get your membership dues, the trainers keep what they earn, and you get huge savings. It’s a win-win-win for everyone. So if you want San Diego’s best private boxing lessons at the best prices, we’re your gym.

If you’re looking for boxing gyms and classes “near me”, you found us. Members come from all over San Diego to train at The Arena. Our boxing gym is easily accessible in Point Loma off the 8 freeway on Sports Arena Blvd. Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Bay Park, Downtown San Diego, Golden Hill, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, La Mesa, El Cajon, Clairemont, College Area, Miramar, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, City Heights, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach are all within easy driving distance.

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Testimonial | Jeff G.

“I started Boxing training here a year and a half ago. Trying to find something different to add to my workouts. Got in here, tried the complementary classes they let you check out and I was hooked. All the people that workout here are super awesome. You get to train with Pros, Amateurs and regular Joe’s working 9 to 5. Everyone’s got a really good attitude here. It’s definitely not like one of those cardio places where you’re just going in to sweat to death. You’re definitely learning a whole lot of technique.”

Testimonial | Ulises S.

“I’ve been with Joe Vargas, my Boxing coach, since I was 13. About 14 years now. Anywhere he goes, I go. This is where we landed. This is our home. I love it over here. Everyone here trains hard and is dedicated to perfecting their craft and I like to be surrounded by that. Joe, as a coach, has had a huge influence on me. Since I was young, he promoted me into who I am today. Basheer’s a good player for the team. I love having both of them in my corner.”

Amateur & Pro Boxing

Ready to take it to the next level and compete? Then join Team Arena. Just fill out our form and we’ll be in contact. Whatever your competition level is, we have you covered. If you’re just starting out, we’ll develop you into a skilled novice. If you’re an experienced novice, we’ll bring you to the highest amateur levels. If you’re ready to turn Pro, we’ll guide you through every step. And if you’re a talented pro willing to put everything you have into it, we can bring you to a world-class level.

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