New Kickboxing & Fitness Gym: Powerhouse Kickboxing

New Kickboxing & Fitness Gym: Powerhouse Kickboxing

I trained with Constantin, the owner of new gym Powerhouse Kickboxing and Fitness in Watertown, MA. He created his own style of kickboxing called Bokatai which combines boxing, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and few other martial arts into an effective fighting method.


New Kickboxing & Fitness Gym: Powerhouse Kickboxing

Constantin’s background:

With nearly 40 years of Martial Arts experience, Konstantin has developed his own fighting style – Bokatai, a combination of several stand-up fighting styles. In his teens Konstantin picked up Wing Chun (Kung Fu) and Karate, in his native country Russia, at the time when all forms of Martial Arts were prohibited by the government. Konstantin graduated from St. Petersburg’s Institute of Physical Culture, named after P.S. Lesgaft, with a major in sports/exercise science and a minor in the art of boxing.

New Kickboxing & Fitness Gym: Powerhouse Kickboxing

When Konstantin added Tae Kwon Do into his arsenal he was introduced to the underground circuit of fighting. A brutal reality led him to a Muay Thai Kickboxing club as the last link to becoming a complete fighting machine. After Martial Arts became legal in Russia, Konstantin founded and operated one of the first and largest Martial Arts clubs with over 1000 students. At the time he also traveled extensively throughout Russia and Europe as a competitive kickboxer.

In 1991 Konstantin received an offer to coach Kickboxing in New York. He accepted the offer and moved to Brooklyn. In the years that followed, Konstantin traveled the country as a personal trainer and kickboxing coach, working with professional and amateur athletes focusing on performance cross training. Some of the areas he worked in were hockey, tennis, cycling, golf, rowing, and pro-fighters.

Finally in 2004 Konstantin moved to Boston, fell in love with Massachusetts and in 2005 Konstantin’s dream to once again run his own club finally came true. He opened his first PowerHouse Kickboxing and Fitness studio in Cambridge. Now on PowerHouse Kickboxing’s 10th anniversary he is opening his new 4000 sq ft location where he hopes to share his knowledge and to serve the local community for many years to come.

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