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HBO commentator Larry Merchant and trainer owner of Checkmates Boxing Darren Checkmate Maciunski

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Train, Spar, & Get Into Shape

Instead of thinking about going to the gym and running endless miles on a treadmill, why not make fitness fun by incorporating self-defense? Whether you want to become a professional boxer or simply want to improve your athletic abilities, our MMA gym is right for you. Our classes offer upbeat workouts that challenge different muscle groups and keep your body guessing as you create a leaner physique. Get started today.

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If You Want To Be a Champ,
Train With a Champ

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday  6PM-8PM
Saturday-Sunday 11AM-1PM

Remembering Dad

Robert Maciunski
Golden Glove Champion
Rest In Peace

Remembering Dad

My father was a golden glove Champion and if it were not for him I would not have had the life I have, I will see him in heaven at the end when its all over. Thank you dad, for taking me to a gym which changed my life, love you and miss you.

Your Son
Darren  Maciunski

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Darren "Checkmate" Maciunski's Cell
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About Us

Gain the confidence you need in and out of the ring with the help of our professional boxing trainer at Checkmates Boxing and MMA Striking Skills. Visit our MMA gym in Toms River, New Jersey, for a variety of cardio, self-defense, and fitness classes.

Owner Darren 'Checkmate' Maciunski became a professional boxer when he was 19 and fought 28 professional fights at 30 years of age. He was a former International Boxing Counsel (IBC) champion. Today he trains anyone from pro to amateur boxers and those who are new to the sport through group and personal classes.

Checkmates Boxing and MMA Striking Skills is dedicated to Darren's father, who taught him how to throw punches and live life to the fullest on the inside and outside of the ring. Darren's best friend and father passed away on June 16, 2000.

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Owner Darren 'Checkmate' Maciunski Is a
New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee


Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

(732) 300-4080

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Customer Contact Hours
One-On-One Sessions Available By Appointment

2161 Whitesville Road, Toms River, NJ 08755

Service Area
New Jersey

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