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Guardian Gym  1922 Webster st, Oakland. Kids & adults non-profit boxing & Jiu Jitsu. Schedule, donations, + contact website below. Run by co-founder Ben Kovacs

We are going to do a quick 72 hour pre-order for new Guardian boxing gloves. Venmo @GuardianGym with size (14 or 16 oz) and color (black or red) $50 picked up in gym or $60 shipped. Going to place the order in this week and then roughly a 4 week turn around to receive them. If you don’t have Venmo you can email for instructions. #boxing #oakland

Natural #mentors for our kids. Connection starts on the mats and becomes much more for many. 📷 @calder_powers

It’s crazy how quickly our kids grow up in just a few teenage years. One of our all-time favorites here. Saul, 18. 🥊🥋📷#oakland

It’s amazing to see many of the women in our program grow their confidence through #boxing. Our adults like @shananigans18 get to not only improve their own lives, but also support an under 18 youth student to train completely for free with their Guardian membership. #chooseyourfight #oakland 📷 @calder_powers

Young Bryant (11) celebrating his 2 year Guardian anniversary by tapping special guest volunteer Thorin from Ralph Gracie SF. Thanks for coming in and showing our kids some self-defense magic. #bjj #jiujitsu #oakland #ralphgraciesf 📷 @calder_powers

Jose (10) learning the gentle art along with his 3 brothers and sisters at Guardian completely for free. What a great bonding experience for a family to share time everyday on the mats. #oakland #jiujitsu #bjj

Martial arts & Community is a perfect recipe for our youth. #chooseyourfight @vsco #oakland 📷 @johnmurillo

It’s not only the kids that benefit from having a place like Guardian to go to. We have an amazing group of diverse adults that have found a home on our mats like @mcscrufferson. Healthier communities are happier communities. #oakland 📷 @calder_powers

A lot of people ask, what is the #1 goal of Guardian right now and how can I help you get there?
We are running out of space at our first location, and don’t have the options to give our kids a proper educational experience and healthy food program. Because of those factors we are building our 2nd location. A completely blank 8,800 sq ft warehouse not too far away that will be our flagship HQ for at least the next decade. A place where we can help thousands more kids reach their true potential with a robust after school program that not only provides FREE after school boxing & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on a significantly increased mat footprint and new boxing ring but also the food and education components as well with an outdoor picnic area and a 16 desk class room. If you want to help us, we still need to raise about $420,000 to make this dream a reality. Please consider making a donation on our website to or Venmo @GuardianGym. We will be starting construction in the coming months and hope to have the doors open by mid 2019. #oakland #chooseyourfight

Repost @alexandre.nichols ・・・
Students becoming teachers. Teachers becoming students.
A lifelong learner is always doing both.
Shoutout to Nas from @guardiangym for finishing his internship with me yesterday. Thanks to Sacha for being part of the evaluation, and to everyone who has supported this young man.
Remember if you are a Guardian Gym member and are looking for some insight into strength and mobility training to support your jiu jitsu, kickboxing, or boxing endeavors (or just be more badass) you get a discount through my partnership with the gym.
DM me for details or click on the link in my bio.
#strength #mobility #joints #flexibility #resilience #performance #rehab #martialarts #grappling #jiujitsu #boxing #kickboxing #fitness #health #artofstrong #bayarea

Our new neighbor James is still cleaning Brush St and always wearing his Guardian t-shirt. No matter what’s going on, he is always smiling and happy to be doing his thing everyday. #oakland

Finally got our own Guardian gloves and wraps! #boxing #oakland 📷 @mitchelltong_photographer

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