Mike is the owner and operator of MK Boxing in Woburn. Mike has studied for many years in Traditional Martial Arts including Shotokan, Uechi-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, and Kempo Karate Styles, and has attained his Black Belt Rank in various styles. He has a background in Yoshitsume Combat Jiu Jitsu, and was awarded his Black Belt Rank by Soke Michael Depasquale.
Mike Knox is a Certified Boxing Coach through USA Boxing, and continues to train in Boxing, Japanese Jiu jitsu and Brazilian Jiu jitsu.
He currently teaches classes involving Boxing, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts Striking which involve the use of hands, elbows, knees and feet. The classes focus on Heavy Bag Work, Focus Mitts, Partner Drills and Conditioning. Available for personal training by appointment only.
Denis began boxing at the young age of 15 with Manual(Money) Abreu. Also he trained in Kickboxing and Karate for numerous years. He trained in West End Gym alongside the young Mickey Ward and his brother Dick Ecklund.
Denis was the owner and head coach of Murphy’s Gym from 1985-2006. In those 21 years he taught hundreds of students in Boxing, Kickboxing and Karate. He has coached and trained 4 Jr. Olympic Boxing Champions, 4 USA New England Boxing Champions, 16 Golden Gloves Boxing Champions, 4 Kickboxing Champions and 29 Regional Karate Champions.
Denis Murphy was also the Northeast P.K.A. Amateur Kickboxing Champ in 1982. Golden Gloves Champ in 1985. He is also holds a 3rd degree Black Belt in Shotokan, and is Black Belt in Judo.
Connor has been training submission wrestling, no-gi BJJ, boxing, and Muay Thai for 6 years. He’s ranked #6 in New England regional rankings.
Connor Barry is a MMA fighter and competes in Jiu Jitsu and MMA. He is a professional MMA fighter, looking to take over the regional lightweight rankings.
Connor continues to work his way to the top with his unparalleled work ethic, and high level technique. He has competed many times, going 6-1 in his amateur MMA career, along with numerous boxing matches, which included winning the Silver Mitts tournament at the age of 16 years old.
Connor is a captain of the Umass Lowell Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team, which was awarded best new club of 2015 this year.
Thong started her training in Boxing and American Kickboxing Tournaments at the age of 18 in Nashville TN.
Her father was a former Muay Thai champion.
Thong Pritchard has competed in over 20 fights, and was the IKF Women’s Featherweight Champion in 2001.
The class will be focused on men and women who have little or no experience in Muay Thai.
Robert trained for many years under the direction of Denis Murphy in Boxing and Kickboxing. He has over 12 years of experience and has an undefeated amateur record.
Robert Jones has a great positive attitude and is very disciplined in his own training.
Since Robert has started at MK Boxing his classes on Wednesdays have become very popular. Robert is a great addition to the team of instructors at MK Boxing.
Paul has a varied sports and martial arts background: he played division 3 soccer, studied Uechi Ryu karate as well as kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Paul Virgin has competed in NAGA tournaments and MMA matches.
His 7:30 Tuesday and Thursday BJJ class is geared towards beginners and intermediates and focused on skill development and improving grappling abilities.