The head boxing coach at the academy is legendary Jersey Shore pugilist Frank Savannah, who also hails from Brick. Savannah was a USA national team member and also was a national Golden Gloves middleweight champ before amassing a 15-1 pro record. Frank is also the boxing coach of UFC middleweight Nick Catone. Also teaching boxing classes is former competitive amateur boxer, Paul Criscuolo who amassed a 54-1 career record and was trained by USA Oylmpic boxing team coach, Franklin LaValle.
The class includes a warm-up, technical training, and some pad or bag work with some conditioning drills mixed in throughout the class. This class is a great cardio-vascular workout for men, women & teens and it is a fun and challenging class. Great for self-defense, weight loss, raising your confidence, relieving stress, or just for trying something fun and new. Boxing is offered 6 days a week. Monday & Wednesday's at 7:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursday's at 5pm, Friday's 6:30pm (open) and Saturday's at 10:30am. We also offer (invite only) sparring classes for experienced students and our amateur boxers. Stop in the office to speak with coach Nick to see what the sparring requirements are.
NCMMA BOXING COACH
54-1 Career Amateur Boxing Record
Paul was a former competitive amateur boxer, with a 54-1 record and was trained by Franklin LaValle, former USA assistant Olympic Boxing team coach for the 1952-1956 Olympics. Paul trained with LaValle at the former Lakewood PBA Boxing Club with stable-mate "Irish" Teddy Mann (N.J. Boxing Hall of Fame Middleweight).
Paul is a National Strength Performance Association (NSPA) certified conditioning specialist under the guidance of owner and founder, John Philbin whom was the conditioning specialist for professional boxer Fernando Vargas.
Paul has twenty plus years experience teaching boxing and
fitness-boxing to students of all levels and ages. Challenging workouts are designed to motivate and educate the students, while incorporating the basic principals of boxing and strength & conditioning drills to achieve total fitness.
1979 graduate of Point Pleasant Boro HS
1983 graduate Monmouth University (BA English)
Married with four children and residing in Point Pleasant.
US. National team member.
3x Diamond gloves champ.
2x Northeast region champ.
3x National Pal champ.
4x NJ Golden Gloves Champ.
1991 National Golden Gloves champ. Fought on USA. MSG and ESPN. Professional Boxing Record of 15-1-1.
Amatuer Boxing Record of 54-1.
Trained by former USA assistant Olympic Boxing Team Coach Franklin LaValle. Trained with LaValle at the former Lakewood PBA Boxing Club with stable-mate "Irish" Teddy Mann (NJ Boxing Hall of Fame Middleweight) 20+ years experience teaching boxing and fitness boxing to students of all levels and ages.