Jorge Castaneda, Jr. is the Head Coach and Executive Director of Fist of Gold. With the encouragement and support of his family and hard work and determination, he has taken his passion, Fist of Gold, from a make-shift area in his father’s garage to a 5,600 square foot gym. Jorge is a licensed coach with US Amateur Boxing..
Antonio Moya is a Fist of gold Alumni with sixteen years experience and over 30 amateur bouts as a boxer. The former 2005 Blue & Gold Champion is currently competing professionally and is an active mentor and coach to our youth.
Dianna Gutierrez is a Fist of Gold Alumni and former 2005 Jr Olympic Gold Medalist and National Champion. She was also named USA Boxing's 2005 Female Athlete. Gutierrez represented USA in Tahiti in 2007 in a USA vs. Polynesia Tournament where she won the Gold medal. Dianna brings her extensive boxing experience to the youth and her hometown gym.
The Program is designed to give its members the opportunity to learn the skills of boxing in a safe and secure environment. Our program is instructed by USA Boxing certified Coaches. Competition level training available.
Fist of Gold is working to put an end to bullying now. We are offering kids boxing lessons for self-defense and confidence building. Every child deserves a chance to go to school and get an education plus positive social interaction with other kids. Too many kids go to school worried about being bullied. It's hard enough trying to get an education but to add the worry of getting bullied can be devastating. Since our program has started parents have seen dramatic changes in their children's behavior and confidence. We are always available for any child being bullied. If you know any one that needs help or if you need help yourself call any time
Anti-Bullying Tactics :
Bullying is unwanted and aggressive behavior
Adults must respond quickly and consistently to send a message that it is not acceptable and will not be tolerated
Important to show kids How to resolve problems firmly and fairly.
It is okay to say NO.
SELF ASSESSMENT/ SELF ESTEEM AND SELF IMAGE / SELF VALIDATION/ THE AUTHENTIC SELF/ BALANCING OUR CHARACTER/HEALING AND FORGIVENESS/ FACING OUR FEARS /ASSOCIATIONS, HUSTLING AND CRIME/HUSTLING MATHEMATICS/GANG LIFE AND CONSEQUENCES/ FAMILY CULTURE VS. CRIMINAL CULTURE/ WORK ETHIC/ COMMUNICATION SKILLS/ CONFLICT MANAGEMENT/ POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS/ ACKNOWLEDGING AUTHORITY FIGURES/ TRANSFERABLE SKILLS/ DECISION MAKING/ INDEPENDENCE, RESPONSIBILITY AND RESTITUTION/ GOAL SETTING AND ACQUISITION/ APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES/ MOCK INTERVIEWS/ TIME AND MONEY MANAGEMENT/ PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER