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ABOUT RFC

Learn why we're better

Rob's Fight Club is not your average gym.  We have classes for everyone who wants to get in great shape, plus, we can teach you how to spar or compete. It's up to you how far you want to go. 

 

Coach Rob Papile started Rob's Fight Club to help you reach your goals. He opened his first MMA Gym in 1993, the same year the UFC started. It's been his mission to teach/train people, just like you, who want to make Martial Arts and Fitness part of their lifestyles, and still make it to work tomorrow.  You don't have to be intimidated.  We teach all levels so come on in and give it a try!

Coach Rob wins the 2021 Masters Boxing Tournament in Brooklyn NY in the Super Heavyweight Division!

Coach Rob is a 5th degree black belt with over 30 years of experience. He's a former ToughMan Champion, Boxer/Kickboxer/Trainer and has won hundreds of Martial Arts Fighting Championships.  Rob previously owned a karate/boxing/kickboxing gym and opened his first gym in 1993. The gym was one of the first mixed martial arts schools, combining Boxing and Kickboxing with TaeKwonDo, and the original boxing gym in the Poconos. He is a certified USA Boxing Coach a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT) and a Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM PES).

Our coaches know how to teach and have lots of experience from combat backgrounds, and/or personal training certifications. See all bios below.

Visit our trial page to set up your first class or our booking page for your personal training session. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

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Joe O'Connor

Joe O'Connor 
RFC Striking Coach
-2018 & 2019  Gleason's Masters Boxing Champion 178+ Black Belt - Boxer/Kickboxer

Sean Patrowich 
Boxing & Kickboxing Coach

Sean studied Tang Soo Do for 16 years, earning a 3rd degree blackbelt and competed in Martial Arts competitions all over the country. Sean trained a few years in kickboxing before coming to Rob’s Fight Club, where he continues his kickboxing training. He then began boxing and this became a huge passion for him, and is now a USA Boxing registered fighter and the 2021 Gleason's Masters Champion 178lb division! 

Sean teaches the kids kickboxing class along with assisting the beginner adult boxing classes.

He has been an avid Obstacle Course Racer for the past 10 years, running in various races all over the country, and qualifying for the World Championships in 2017.

He is registered as a USA Boxing Coach and is currently accepting clients for personal training. 

Joe O'Connor 
RFC Striking Coach

-2018 & 2019  Gleason's Masters Boxing Champion 178+

Joe comes to RFC with over 20 years of martial arts experience with a focus on full-contact fighting.  He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do/Moo Duk Kwan and has fought in 11 amateur kickboxing fights and numerous exhibition fights (both boxing and kickboxing) in the tri-state area.  As a fighter and an assistant instructor for a well-known Northeast Philadelphia gym, Joe has worked with hundreds of students and fighters of all skill levels over the years, including sparring with former US and World champions.  Bringing that experience to RFC, Joe runs our Striking Class designed to help RFC students "hit more and get hit less", develop full contact fighting skills and get a great workout.