FOUNDER/COACH TROY PANGILINAN
Reign City Athletics's head coach Troy Pangilinan began his training journey as a young child, coming from a family of martial artists and fight enthusiasts it was only natural for him to fall in love with combat sports. Coach Troy has a deep and comprehensive understanding of combat arts ranging from traditional Filipino and Chinese martial arts to other complimentary arts such as Capoeira and Wing Chun. Through mindful study and practical analysis Coach Troy has been able to meld the many tactical and physical lessons from the arts he has trained and has seamlessly combined them into the RCA boxing curriculum to create a practical, efficient, and effective style. Coach Troy brings a level of understanding and practicality to teaching that can only come from years of training but most importantly from first hand competitive experience.
Unlike boxing training available in most gyms, Coach Troy has developed a training curriculum that starts from the ground up and emphasizes learning the art in comprehensive progression set up in building blocks to aid in enhancing both comprehension and retention of the skills being taught.
He has been a leading proponent of teaching boxing as a reflexive tool rather than a cognitive skill. All boxing skills are drilled in a manner that aids in creating a reflexive action in the athlete so as to lessen the gap between defense and attack until it is one seamless mental and physical action.
"A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, "I" do not hit, "it" hits all by itself."
COACH ANN BAILEY
Coach Ann fell in love with the fighting arts early in life, begging her parents to get her a heavy bag and let her train. At age 12, she started formal martial arts training in Yakima, WA. In her 30s, Ann focused in on boxing and has spent the last ten years training, sparring, learning and coaching.
As a coach, Ann has worked with everyone from 8 year olds to 70 year olds, MMA fighters, competitive boxers, boxers with Parkinson's, fitness boxers, moms and dads looking to get shape and more. She loves the challenge of helping people understand how to use their bodies for maximum power, speed and responsiveness.
"Reign City has a special training system. The RCA way demands relaxed readiness physically and mentally. Having trained for years in tai chi and qigong, I'm here to help boxers find and trust their instincts AND develop optimal muscle organization. When your muscles and mind are in alignment, your natural power will flow through you."
Coach Ann loves working with boxers on pushing past their self-imposed limitations. Whether it's brutal core strengthening drills or progressively more challenging road work sets, she believes in pushing yourself hard during practice so that competition (and life) are less scary.
"Boxing is a special blend of mental, physical and emotional/spiritual work. It's all about coming to understand yourself better- your limitations, your fears, your strengths- the real you. Coach Troy and I are here to help you go there, deeper into yourself, to help you find and train the part of you that won't quit."