We offer personal and small group boxing training for everyone from the elite fighter to the fitness enthusiast in an environment tailored to your goals!
Meet the Staff
Kenny Hill, Founder & head coach
Since the age of Seven I have been involved in the boxing industry as a fan, fighter, and coach. I became a member of USA Boxing in 1993 and I am a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing. I am a three-time junior Olympic champion, a three-time Silver Glove and a Golden Glove champion. I work with athletes such as UFC fighters, professional Boxers as well as amateur fighters. Additionally, I am certified by Rock Steady Boxing Foundation to teach boxing fitness to people who are living with Parkinson’s disease. I have been a certified boxing specialist for more than ten years, continuously empowering people by teaching boxing principals. I was employed at the YMCA in downtown Denver from 2006 to 2014 as the director of Boxing where I secured space to start a boxing club to help people feel empowered. I went on to work for the Denver Athletic Club where I was the Member Experience Manager and Boxing Director from 2014 to 2016.
“If you can’t do it slow you can’t do it fast…”
My Name is Jr Galloway. I am from Miami FL. A former Division 1 football player converted to a boxer. Well experienced 3X 2Division Golden Glove champion. I am also a 2X mid-west regional Super heavyweight champion. I teach two classes at Tao of Boxing; these classes specifically developed to refine boxing technique and improve ring management. (This class is NOT recommended for beginners).
Kate Rizzo holds a BS in Exercise Science from IL State University. She is a 200 hr certified Yoga Instructor and a Reiki Master. Her classes are well rounded and accessible for everybody, with an emphasis on safety and alignment. Holistic wellness feeds her heart and soul. You can find her off of her mat offering private yoga, meditation, Reiki sessions and Tarot readings throughout the Denver area.
Prevent injury, improve your joint mobility and increase your body awareness with Warrior Release! Move your body through a series of sun salutations to warm and loosen your muscles and joints. Then, take it down to your mat for a series of restorative yoga postures to release tight muscle fascia. Leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to take on the world, or your next opponent.
Jasmine Montoya is from Denver CO. Jasmine has been a boxer since she was 13 years old with an exceptional amature boxing career. Jasmine has personally been coached and mentored by founder of Tao of Boxing Kenny Hill since she was 13 years old. Jasmine is an exceptional and tough competitor as she does not only compete in Boxing, she has been practicing Muay Thai as well as Jujitsu. The plan for Jasmine is to keep perfecting her skill sets to eventually one turn pro as a mma fighter. When Jasmines is not at the gym, she spends her free time with her friends and playing Call of Duty Modern warfare.
Sam started boxing at 15 years old and has been obsessed ever since. With an emphasis on technique and conditioning Sam’s goal is to help others reach their boxing and fitness goals. When he’s not boxing you can find Sam working on his ice cream business, RoseBud Ice Cream.
Hello my name is Eduardo Vasquez, but to keep it short and simple everyone just calls me Eddie. Boxing has always been a big part of my life since I was eight years old. I started competing at the age of eight and stacked up more than 100 amateur fights since then. I have won State, regional and national titles. I was ranked third in the nation by USA Boxing in the open men’s division. Now I am a coach/trainer for three years and counting. I teach classes and I do personal training. I also got my Associates degree at Arapahoe community college in business administration and attended Metropolitan state university for a year. I’m taking a break from school now but I will go back to finish my bachelors. Overall I love boxing and I love teaching it to others.
My exposure to boxing began in childhood when my dad trained recreationally. I grew up watching many of the greats with him, such as Roy Jones Jr., Oscar de la Hoya, Wladmir Klitschko, and Manny Pacquiao. By nature, I love to compete and perform. This led me to dance competitively starting at age 3, and I also performed in the color guard with the state championship-winning Fossil Ridge High School marching band. I view boxing as both an art and a dance; rhythm, timing, and good footwork are essential fundamentals. I have been a member of the Tao of Boxing family for several years under the expert tutelage of coaches Kenny, Jon, and JR. I have developed a passion for the sport, and as a coach, I think everyone deserves to experience how powerful and strong they can feel while boxing. Tao of Boxing is truly Denver’s best boxing gym to learn the right fundamentals while also getting an amazing workout. When I’m not at the gym, I work as an RN with oncology patients, and enjoy petting all the cats I find.
My name is Jorge Valencia and I am the new member of Tao’s Boxing Gym staff as an assistant trainer to Coach Kenny Hill. My boxing journey began at the age of 15. Before my first competitive bout back in the 2005 Colorado Golden Gloves I spent 2 years training. I served in the United State Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq. Upon my return from deployment, I was fortunate enough to join the All Marine Boxing Team in Camp Lejuene and trained alongside current fighters like Jamel Herring. In my experience, I have learned that fundamentals are everything and “if you cant do it slow, you won’t do it right fast”. My love for boxing has now moved me from competition to teaching. I have had the experience coaching children and ready to bring my knowledge to all of you who want to learn how to box. Whether it’s your first time lacing up the gloves or first time throwing a punch come join me on Tuesday and Thursday’s for the beginners course where we will begin YOUR boxing journey! Ohhrah! See y’all there!
Shidevin Brown, a Denver native, professional boxer, and boxing coach is a 3x Regional champ, 4x National appearance, 1x runner up, 4x golden gloves winner and has a host of other championships. Ranked 3 in the nation. He started his career in the 80’s training Kickboxing under Clarence Thatch and has been coaching since the mid-’90s.
I have always enjoyed watching boxing with my family, but it wasn’t until I used boxing as a form of therapy that I fell in love with the sport. Now I’m 3 years in and it’s a forever type of love. It’s brought discipline into my life, it’s been a stress reliever and it has transformed my body!
When I am not boxing I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants and volunteering my time for causes that I care about.
Our goal is to provide the best physical and mental training while developing your boxing skills. We are located in the capitol Hill Neighborhood.
Instructional Beginners Boxing Class
Fighter Fundamentals With JR
Train Like a Fighter