Boxing Program

At Miller’s Kenpo Karate, we have the only boxing program in the area. You must be 12 years old or older to join.  We have developed a full boxing program that is offered 2 days per week (Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00-5:30pm).

This is a great program for women. The focus of this comprehensive program is fitness to maintain good health and to tone your muscles and get in better shape. The program will also  build your confidence, relieve stress, improve your energy level and can be a method of self-defense. While getting a good workout, boxing teaches about proper body mechanics, how to have good rhythm and timing, head movement, body movement, foot movement, and how to throw punches correctly in singles and combinations.

You will learn shadowboxing, bag work, focus mitt drills, interaction drills, and more.  The workouts will get you into better shape, build your agility, coordination, balance, speed and power. We also work muscular endurance, and cardiovasucular training as well.

This program is not geared toward competing. If you want to compete you will have to dedicate yourself to training privately with Mr. Miller several times per week. This program is geared towared fitness while learning the technical skills involved with boxing.

If you are interested in joining our boxing program contact Michael Miller at 814-368-3725 or e-mail


About Michael Miller’s Boxing Journey:

Miller began boxing in 1997 and has been training and teaching it since then.  He was a USABF Amateur boxer for the Bradford Boxing Club (no longer existing).  At the time Miller was one of two active Bradford Boxers, which eventually went to four and dropped to one.  Miller trained hard for two years to compete.  He fought in Aiello’s Café in Ridgway, Pa winning by unanimous decision over a much taller opponent making his record 1-0.  Miller’s fight was number 9 on a card of 12 and shortly after the bell rang Miller landed a right cross to his opponent’s nose knocking him down.  The crowd roared in excitement since that was the first knockdown of the night.  Later in the round Miller knocked him down again.  Just before the bell Miller gave his opponent a standing eight count after landing numerous punches to his head while he was against the ropes.  Miller ended up knocking him down three times the entire fight.

After that fight Miller continued training hard only to have three fights canceled on him within the next year.  Miller was invited to fight in West Virginia, which he wanted to take, but his trainers didn’t want to travel that far.  So that made four disappointments.  Wanting to fight, Miller decided he was going to fight in Golden Gloves to fight some of the top amateur boxers in the country.  The night before Miller was supposed to go his corner man called and backed out due to a family issue.  Once again, Miller was out of luck.  Due to all the politics Miller decided to hang up his gloves keeping his record at 1-0. He continued to train and help teach at the club.  Eventually the club closed.

Once the club closed Miller focused on teaching martial arts and throughout the years opened Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo and began training with some of the top martial artists in the world including the legendary Joe Lewis and Bill “Superfoot” Wallace.  Miller is a part of Joe Lewis Fighting Systems and had trained with Lewis several times both privately and in group sessions before his passing.  Miller has also trained with Wallace numerous times and even had him at his school.