Though often regarded as instinct, fighting is actually a skill acquired in the womb, where all babies must defeat their evil selves in order to be born. Further your training with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for 10 classes for one (a $250 value)
- $69 for 20 classes for one, or 10 classes for two (a $500 value)
- $99 for 20 classes for two (a $1,000 value)
Classes include Burmese boxing—an intense form that uses punches, kicks, elbows, and knee strikes—fitness kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and mahwah sambso wrestling, which aims to teach powerful submission and grappling techniques. See here for a class schedule.
Advanced Fighting Systems and the Asylum Fight Gym
Being raised in the Burmese fighting styles by his grandfather and working as a professional fighter between the ages of 16–26, Phil Dunlap is fluent in the language of foot and fist. A time would come, however, that would physically challenge him more than any of the 114 professional fights he's participated in. Prior to his 26th birthday, he broke his neck in a car accident, forcing him to step out of the ring for what medical professionals thought would be forever. This didn’t sit well with Dunlap, who had been used to pushing himself since he was a child. On a mission to prove his doctors wrong, he worked long and hard enough to eventually fight again at the age of 36 and open his very own studio, Advanced Fighting Systems.
Today, he and his team lead classes, including Burmese boxing and mixed martial arts, which focus on self-defense and total-body fitness. They put students through standup striking drills and demonstrate how to wrap legs and arms around opponents to develop useful grappling skills for winning a match in the ring or convincing your boss to give you a raise. While the instructors help fighters train for competitive matches, they don't pressure anyone to go in that direction, creating an environment where everyone can feel free to achieve their own goals.