Adrian A., Rockville, MD Kickboxing Coach

Adrian A.


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Coaching for years using the principles I learned through my years studying kung fu, karate and self defense View all coaching experience

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1 session package with Coach Adrian. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + applicable fees

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3 session package with Coach Adrian. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$146 3 sessions ($49/ea) + applicable fees

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5 session package with Coach Adrian. 60 minute session length

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$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + applicable fees

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10 session package with Coach Adrian. 60 minute session length

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$435 10 sessions ($44/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Fordham University (NY)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Cardio Kickboxing

  • Uppercutting, Slip, Overhanding, Knee thrust, Jabbing, Hooking, Front kick, Crossing, Cross-counter, Covering up, Backfisting


  • Fordham University (NY)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Cardio Kickboxing

  • Uppercutting, Slip, Overhanding, Knee thrust, Jabbing, Hooking, Front kick, Crossing, Cross-counter, Covering up, Backfisting

More About Coach Adrian

I have been teaching kickboxing or what is now called stand-up for years. My coaching is based on the principles I learned though my years studying kung fu, karate and boxing. I incorporate kicks from Muay thai, southern kung fu and French Savate. I am a full instructor under Ralph Mitchell, the creator of the Universal Defense System.

I enjoy working with players of all ages and levels, but I especially enjoy the challenge of coaching teenagers, because they are at an age that influences their mind set and their health as adults. My specialties include footwork, punching techniques, kicking techniques, understanding ranges, endurance, power generation, and developing mental toughness. I focus on teaching when and how to use a move based on the defender’s position and balance.

I start my sessions with a dynamic warm up, followed by skill and footwork development, conditioning, and tons of repetition. When my athlete is ready, I quickly have them spar to work on their tools. After each session, I want my athlete to feel an immediate, concrete improvement in his or her game."

This past weekend 9/28/2012, my training partner Phillipe Nover won via rear naked choke in the lightweight division at Bellator. Our MMA principles are effective.

I have been in the game for a long time and have consistently placed in tournaments I have competed in,including but not limited to knife fighting, kickboxing, fighting or kumite, and form divisions.

My typical lesson plan includes an assessment of your physcial abilities.

For beginners I run you through a set of exercises to look at your coordination, strength, endurance, flexibility and speed. As I do this I mentally start tailoring the lessons to suit your ability with the objective of improving on problem areas and tightening up on your strengths.
Then I have a conversation with the student going over the main objectives to make sure we are on the same page regarding what they want to get out of the training. Then we go into full exercise mode, then techniques, then end with some kind of cool down and stretching.

For seasoned fighters, I have you shadow box so I can see how you put together your techniques. This is the primary way I get a sense of what you are comfortable with. Then we explore why you do what you do and how you can achieve your goals. I like to get a good work out first before we get inot the technical side of combat.

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Coach Adrian was a great coach! After one session I already feel like a whole new athlete. His training and techniques are like none I've had before - definitely top notch. I would recommend Coach Adrian to anyone.

This man really knows his stuff. Amazing first training session 🤙🏾🤙🏾

Great coach! Knowledgeable. Realistic. And reliable.

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Great first session, he gave me some notes to take home and prepare for the next session. Very technical and ran me through a great workout!

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Coach Adrian was patient and motivating for our so, who was looking to get back into boxing. Looking forward to our next session.

Coach Adrian is a wealth of knowledge with the skill to tailor sound technique to each individual's unique style.

First session was great

Just had my first session and it was fantastic he really took the time to break things down and make sure I had the proper technique and form. I got a really good sense that Coach Adrian is an incredibly skilled boxer and coach. I would highly recommend him. Cant wait for more sessions!

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Keeps it real

Had my first session with Coach Adrian and was truly impressed with not only his knowledge of the sport but his attention to detail. By having me shadow box, for a short period, he was able to assess my limited skill level and detail the things that need improvement. And with his instructions, he implemented a few changes in my stance that resulted in immediate improvements in not just my balance but my punching power. He is very patient and takes time to give detailed explanations on not just the how's but the why's of his technique. I will definitely be scheduling future sessions and I would recommend him for other boxers of all levels and ages.

Coach Adrian is awesome to work with! Whether you are already in great shape and want to improve your boxing skills, looking to use boxing to get in shape or even if you are a seasoned veteran you will leave the session eager for more. He was able to illustrate his extensive knowledge and experience while simultaneously keeping me active and engaged. In just one session I walked away with so much more knowledge and know-how than when I arrived. I would recommend Adrian to any age/experience level who is thinking about getting a coach. I will be booking more sessions asap!

Coach Adrian is a great coach. He is teaching my brother and I better ways of fighting after he started training us we feel like a new boxer.. we we recommend him to anyone. Thanks coach

Coach Adrian is a great teacher I’m always learning from him.From technique to etc very bright person.I recommend him to anybody if you trying to learn how to box.

Adrian was awesome during my first session. Great guy, easy to talk to and very experienced. I will continue to work with him on getting in shape and learning how to fight.

Coach Adrian is a great coach. He’s very detailed in his training. My son bonded with him after the first visit. Coach Adrian is very easy to work with and has the passion to train you to become better in whatever you’re looking for. Highly recommended!!

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Coach Adrian was great to work with! He pointed out many mistakes I have been making for a while and helped me improve my technique (just in the first session). I am looking forward to train more with him.

Coach Adrian is BOSS!!! He is the bestest of bestest personal trainers in the whole wide world. And, I got to play with the boxing gloves! I can see myself working with coach Adrian for the rest of the year so that I get my strength and balance up. I'm purchasing my first package with Adrian tomorrow (payday) so that I can see what we can get done for the rest of February. I'm gonna be fit!

Purposeful workouts with explanations without lecturing.

Great combination of cardio and technique at a personalized pace. Easy communication, flexible scheduling.

Coach Adrian was great. My son is a complete newbie to kickboxing and Coach Adrian gave him an overall picture, then took an assessment to determine where they should start. My son is excited to be working with him.

Coach Adrian's exuberance and knowledge of boxing is apparent and contagious! Wealth of knowledge and experience. First meeting and i've already learned so much from him and know so much more what i need to train. HIGHLY technical and can scope down to what you need surgically and create a structural training program. Very glad i've decided to work with Coach Adrian. Looking forward to training with him again!

Within one hour together Coach Adrian was able to assess my strengths and weaknesses. He answered every question with patience and skill. It was by far one of the best sessions I've had with a coach- 10/10 would recommend to anyone at any level.

Got a great work out, and his explanations are clear and to the point. I was very comfortable with coach adrian

Coach Adrian was awesome -- on point, understood what I was looking for as a beginner, and taught me some great boxing techniques. I highly recommend him, and for anyone at any level, whether they're looking for some conditioning or technique.

Coach Adrian is a superb coach! His coaching sessions are very well structured and intuitive. I felt he really went above and beyond to make me comfortable during the session. Coach not only stressed great fundamentals but also made the session fun. Highly recommended!

Coach Adrian is great! He really tries to get the know the person and their goals before diving in to the session so he can help you as best he can. Watches you closely and let's you know your strengths and what you need to work on.
I look forward to continuing my time with Coach Adrian and would recommend him to anyone!

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Coach Adrian is a accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly person to work with. He does an excellent job of paying attention to the slightest details. It shows that he is all too familiar with the structure, politics, and process of boxing. In addition he has experience in other realms of combat that he enjoys giving insight on to give a different perspective on fighting. Overall, a great first experience to work with especially if you are new to the sport, coach Adrian is a ideal guide to get you were ever you are going.

An amazing coach 11/10 would recommend.

Adrian is a nice person and an excellent teacher. Emphasizes technique, very clear explanations.

Coach Adrian is simply impeccable in his approach. His years of experience allow him to quickly focus on an athlete's strengths and weaknesses. This is almost instantaneous within the athlete's first movement of the first session. He is a scientist observing, analyzing, and producing a plan with immediate improvement. Coach A is my coach. He is definitely the people's coach. Give him a try. I guarantee that you will be satisfied.

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Coach Adrian is a knowledgeable coach . I like the first session my sons more interested in working out. Definitely going to have more work outs with coach! I do recommend him for others whom want there children to learn boxing!

Coach Adrian was a fantastic instructor. He was very focused and knowledgeable. Most important, he listens and helps you reach your individual goals. I really enjoyed training with him.

Coach Adrian was great. He seems very experienced and knowledgeable. He is also flexible and can accommodate different goals. In addition, he provided plenty of time to answer questions.
I think he truly wants to help students meet their objectives.

Coach Adrian really knows a lot about what he trains me. I like he'll constantly look at your form and fixes any mistakes to make it perfect. I like how he emphasizes the importance of using your whole body to punch. Great coach highly recommend

Coach Adrian was fantastic. I had a great time but he pushed me to work hard and it was amazing. I am going to keep practicing with him in hopes of competing in a couple months, and i'm sure he can get me there. Technique and form were taught to me with perfect detail and context. great guy!

Coach Adrian is very good. We worked through a situation that almost caused me to miss my appointment. We had a very good session where we talked about my goals and how he works with his athletes. His advice and training were practical and not full of fluff that didn't fit my situation. I definitely will continue to use him as a coach.

I was looking for a trainer that could motivate me to exercise more and that could teach me how to box while getting fit. Coach Adrian was able to provide me the necessary motivation, knowledge, and skills to start achieving my goals. Also, being an expert in martial arts makes him a well-rounded trainer. I would definitely recommend him.

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After one session I feel like a have a game plan to correct my flaws and excel in the sport of Boxing. Coach Adrian was patient, informative, and honest. I will be booking future sessions and would refer him in a heartbeat.

Has a great holistic approach. Knows how to get a sense for his student and then push to the limit: not too far but just right. Very motivational.


Took several sessions with Adrian and loved every one of them. Working out with him wasn't just great athletically, but spending sessions with him every weekend was a great way to end one week and get ready for the next one: his holistic coaching extends beyond the body and into the soul. Very much like a Life Sensei.

Simply put, Coach Adrian is the best. He is very knowledgeable, patient, nice and great at explaining different techniques and movements. Coach A assessed my strengths and weaknesses very quickly and came up with a plan on how to improve, while at the same time maximizing each session with physical exercise with easy to understand explanation on form. If possible, I would give Coach A six stars!!

Coach Adrian went above and beyond my expectations. Having never boxed before, I felt fully motivated and comfortable with Coach Adrian, and even as a novice, I can see that his technique is truly tailored to each individual's needs, strengths, and gaps. I'm thrilled to have found a coach that I know I can work with long-term.

WOW!!!! Coach Adrian is so amazing that we hope leaving an honest review won't mean that he's no longer available to coach for us. He's been coaching my 15 y/o son on boxing this summer. From my perspective, it's a pleasure to see Adrian every week--he's interesting, personable and reliable. Here are some of the things my son says: he helps you develop your skills and figure out your flaws and how to improve on them; very technical knowledge of the sport; can always answer your questions; knows techniques, tips; recommends exercises between sessions (and recommends fights to watch so you can learn more about the subject); very likable. When I asked how he feels after four sessions, my son says "VERY big improvement." We feel really fortunate to have connected with Coach Adrian through CoachUp.

Working with coach Adrian was nothing but a pleasure! Great coach who was very clear while explaining the techniques. He taught me so much in one session. We worked on punch technique, defensive maneuvers and punch defense. I will absolutely be working with coach on a regular basis. Anyone interested in boxing, I highly recommend that you check out coach Adrian!

Coach Adrian is a great coach. Super patient and great technical teaching. He's also very attentive to the needs of his students. I recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to box like a champ!

Coach Adrian overwhelmingly exceeded my expectations. He is hands down the most technical, detailed-focused boxing/mma striking instructor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He has a superb understanding of the body mechanics involved in throwing a punch, boxing/mma defensive skills, and a bevy of other striking tactics. Even more impressive is his talent in articulating difficult concepts in an easily comprehendible manner to a beginner, while ensuring majority of the coaching session is spent physically training (as opposed to discussing theory). Highly recommended!

My first session with Coach Adrian was a great experience. I learned a great deal of martial arts technique that I never would have elsewhere. He is very patient and was cautious with my groin injury. He knew how to maximize our session with my injury limitations which was comforting. I am very lucky to have found him. Any martial arts student from low, intermediate, to high level of skill will greatly benefit from his teachings.

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