July 26, 2009


This summer has been busy and
pretty full this year.
David is growing up soooooo fast.
Luke is getting ready for Kindergarten.
Maggie is doing what she always does. She likes
to be a little Mommy. (And she can't wait for this baby
to come!)
Dub. Well, he's still a handful. A funny little guy too.
You ask what's the ice pack about?
One morning, he was full of drama, and he actually brought that
out. Made me laugh.
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July 15, 2009

Self Improvement

Fighting is a Metaphor for life.

Struggle within -- Struggle without

The natural order on earth is to...
  • struggle at work
  • struggle with relationships
  • struggle in the world
  • struggle between nations
  • struggle in nature
  • struggle at home
  • struggle in your conscience
  • struggle in communities
  • struggle in you emotions
  • struggle in business
  • Struggle for peace - security - fulfillment
  • Struggle just to count all the things we can struggle with!
So...learn how to struggle well!

Become a person who:
  1. Chooses their battles wisely, and finishes what they start
  2. Finds a way to get things done, regardless of opposition
  3. Thinks strategically and looks at the big picture
  4. Has the conviction to know what is worth fighting for and what/who would be worth dying for.
Of course this doesn't mean becoming a bully or a brute!
Assuming that you have no desire to "beat people up", there is a lot to be gained by learning the art of struggle. The observations from Sun Tsu's famous book "The Art of War" have been applied to a number of other subjects over the centuries.
Traditional martial arts has always been practiced in a way that stimulates growth in all aspects of life:
Physically: Strength, flexibility, balance, reflexes, timing etc.
Mentally: Strategy, wit, analysis, synthesis, memorization, resilience, perseverance, etc.
Spiritually: Causes you to think about the meaning of life, and what things are worth fighting for.
We combine traditional values, with modern techniques and applications.
This world is difficult...practice a discipline that fosters holistic growth and development.

Beginning Adults

I cannot stress this enough...


  • I specialize in helping new people start at the very beginning.
  • There is plenty of patience to go around. We believe that slow and steady wins the race.
  • You will be helped along every step of the way. (Then you will be able to help others who come after you)
  • Everyone in class is both a student and a coach.

The only thing that you need, which I can't give you, is the DESIRE to learn boxing and get in shape!

I assume you are on the website because boxing interests you, and who doesn't need some exercise? So, why not give it a try?

As a word of encouragement:
The training is hard work but the results are well worth it.

Adult Classes

Why adult only classes?

We do one thing, and we do it well.

There are no other clubs that I know of that are specifically for adults who want to learn later in life.
This is a special niche club for people who want to learn the techniques and skills of boxing, (including an exercise program) but don't want all the injuries and bruises. We all need to go to work tomorrow :-)

Most programs are children's classes with a few adults who happen along, while others are fight clubs focusing on competitors who want to "test their skills".

Mature adults don't usually want to train in a kid centered environment, and they also don't want the risks and injuries associated with a fight gym.

  • An increased sense of camaraderie due to sharing the same phase of life.
  • Shared desire for safety since everyone has important responsibilities outside of class.
  • The ability to teach and learn more "serious" self-defense material which doesn't belong in the hands of youth.
  • A greater appreciation for the Long-Term benefits. Health, fitness, and the ability to enjoy a greater quality of life.
  • Easier communication and cooperation. Greater maturity = Greater focus = Faster learning.

Small Classes

Class size is limited to aproximately 12 people. This allows for me to know the needs and goals of each person in the class. There is plenty of opportunity to ask your questions, and to have personalized training.

The small classes help foster teamwork and close relationships petween partners. Having training partners who work well together allows you to learn faster and to safely challenge yourself.

July 8, 2009

Kind Words

Many Thanks For The Kind Words!

"Bill's class has been amazing; while I have been actively working out for 25-plus years, the combination of coordination, flexibility, speed, and power that is incorporated in Bill's program has been transforming for me. That combined with the real-world self-defense aspects of the instruction makes the program phenomenal"
- Toby Reh

"I've done a lot of different types of exercise,
and I like Fitness Boxing the most.
You get out aggression, learn some good skills,
sweat, get tired, and sleep good.
Bill is a great teacher, it is a good atmosphere,
and there is good comradery"
--Syl Haberer

Fitness Boxing is definitely the most intense, yet fulfilling and FUN work out I have experienced. The atmosphere of the class is laid back and casual even when we are sweating bullets! The great thing about the class is that it appeals to every age/gender/skill level and there is always room for improvement. It is a class where you can move along at a pace you are comfortable with and will undoubtably see results within a couple of weeks!
--Lindsay Scott

I am writing this letter on behalf of Bill Gucker, who has worked with as a conditioning consultant for the RIT men’s lacrosse team. I have worked very closely with Bill and his company in the past four months, as he was the primary off-season trainer for the RIT Men’s lacrosse Team. I feel that Bill is an outstanding trainer in many different aspects and has worked with our athletes in regards to conditioning, speed training, flexibility and core streghtning.

Bill is one of the most thorough trainers I have ever worked with. He educates and motivates the players off the field on how to properly prepare themselves for the season. He has developed a program and system that allows the students he has mentored to work hard with all conditioning and with all injury prevention. He is an excellent trainer and is always looking out for the student’s behalf. This season, I have observed him in his sessions and he is very articulate, patient, demonstrative and communicates very well with the players and coaches.

Bill has been a huge asset to RIT Men’s Lacrosse. He has brought a ton of ideas to our off and in season workout programs. Our players love when “Karate Bill” comes to campus and works with our team. His energy, knowledge and dedication to our athletes has really gone noticed and we look forward to continue or relationship with Bill.

Gene Peluso
Head Lacrosse Coach
Assistant Director of Athletic Development
Rochester Institute of Technology

July 3, 2009

RESURRECTION The Power to Love

It is God’s promise of the resurrection that sets us free to love others as we would want to be loved.

True Love is sacrificing of our life

and comforts for the benefit of others.

The world witnessed this love when Jesus suffered to bring us truth and willingly sacrificed his own life on the cross, so that we can be free from guilt and condemnation.

The Scriptures say: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”

We are tempted to fear loving the way Jesus commands us to, because it will cost us dearly. However, the promise of a resurrection and of an inheritance in heaven leads us to overcome this fear and embrace hope.


Your soul will never cease to exist, and every person will be physically raised from the dead to stand before God at the Final judgment.

The Scriptures say: “Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”

Realizing that our lives are short allows us to look beyond this life and consider eternity. It is wise to sacrifice the life you cannot keep to receive a life that you cannot lose.

The Scriptures say: And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?

To receive the promises of Jesus, you must love others as Jesus has loved you. To be free to love others in this way, you must have faith in Jesus’ promises, and place your hope in the resurrection.