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Adam has a 6-2-0 mixed martial arts professional record, competed with Showdown Fights, Titan FC and CBS Sports. He is also the founder and owner of Star Method Boxing. Book with Adam for an intense workout that will challenge and motivate you.
Learn more about Adam Nijem and his journey with starting Star Method Boxing in this Podcast!
Star Method Boxing was founded by Adam Nijem who is the current owner and head coach at the studio located in Walnut Creek. Adam begun playing a variety of sports growing up such as wrestling, boxing, track and field, baseball, football, soccer, and basketball just to name a few! Athleticism is one of the main purposes of Star Method Boxing and each workout takes a piece from these sports and applies them to every client's workout. More than the physical abilities Adam was trained on, it is the mental strength each one of these sports instilled in him which is the driving force behind Star Method Boxing and how the studio is different than any other studio out there.
After growing up in Washington state and starting to box with his oldest brother Joseph, Adam pursued a career in mixed martial arts which led him to live in Utah where his older brother Ramsey Nijem was a current contender for the UFC. Immediately Adam was surrounded by some of the best coaches in the world as well as some of the best fighters out there. Training in Utah with his brother opened up possibilities a young 18 year old couldn't have imagined, like training and sleeping where the great Chuck Liddell did for so many years under John Hacklman at The Pit. From that time forward Adam knew that this was the path of life he wanted to pursue.
A couple years into his fight career Ramsey and Adam decided that a move to San Francisco could open up more possibilities and take their fight career to the next level. In San Francisco the MMA scene is stacked with high profile fighters and training partners such as Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, Nick and Nate Diaz and the rest of the crew known as "The Scrap Pack" and Adam was the young guy training with all these killers, you either swim or drown but Adam found himself swimming with these sharks!
During Adam's preparation for the biggest fight of his life in Bellator MMA he suffered multiple TBI's (traumatic brain injury) and concussions only a few weeks away from the fight. For the next 6 months Adam had to stop teaching boxing, reading, watching television and doing pretty much anything other than sit in a dark room and let his brain heal. During that life altering time Adam was able to game plan on how he was going to be able to make a come back in his career in and outside of the cage. He made a few attempts to get back to training for a potential next fight but couldn't take anymore damage to the head without being hurt for weeks. He had to make a decision, and that decision ultimately led to the start of The Star Method.
Taking the little bit of money he had made from fighting and teaching classes he spent his savings on building out a home gym out of his garage and started to attract clients to workout there with him. After about a year of training clients out of the garage gym he made his first attempt at starting his very own private studio. Out of all the cities in the Bay Area where he had previously taught boxing, he knew Walnut Creek needed a boxing gym that was designed for every day people that wanted to learn how to defend themselves properly and also get into the best physical and mental state of their lives, thus forming Star Method Boxing in 2017!
1 year after the first studio was built the client base grew and the demand for a larger space was there, and thats when Adam made the jump to a 1200 sqft. studio from the little 350 sqft. he had before just across the street. The vision was coming to life, a boutique gym designed to have athletic circuit training and high level boxing all in the same space! Adam knew there was a need for this because each gym he had worked at didn't have enough strength equipment or not enough focus on the boxing portion of the gym, so it was his goal to create a clean and friendly space that had the perfect mix of boxing and athletic training.
Now Star Method Boxing located at 1387 N main st. Walnut Creek is a thriving boutique studio with trainers that all specialize in boxing and personal training! The energy that is in Star Method Boxing is a breath of fresh air for this industry which is why the studio continues to grow. Here at Star Method Boxing we encourage positivity, strength, and happiness which we are all capable of achieving when surrounded by the right support system. Give us a try and see why Star Method Boxing is unlike any other program you've tried before!
Fighting is in Richards' blood. He comes from a Native American warrior tribe called the Chicksaw. He has over 6 years of boxing experience and has also trained combatives (CQC) in the military. Richard enjoys helping people reach their maximum physical potential.
An amateur boxer born and raised in Oakland, Laura found boxing almost 6 years ago, at the age of 25. Since then it’s completely changed her life, both in and out of the gym.
An amateur boxer born and raised in Oakland, Laura found boxing almost 6 years ago, at the age of 25. Since then it’s completely changed her life, both in and out of the gym. Inspired by her badass female coach, she started fighting in 2019, and just competed in her 4th amateur fight. She loves sharing her knowledge of technique, conditioning, and expanding the boxing community! Laura is also super passionate about cross-training, to ensure longevity, strength, and speed both in and out of martial arts. Whether you looking to box to get an intense workout, or want to learn the technique of the sweet science, Laura’s got you covered!
Osey made his MMA debut in 2019, since then he's competed in 12 fights and has won two titles. He plans on going professional by the end of the year 2022. In his training sessions, he'll bring the fight to you. You’ll get a great workout, learn martial arts, and have fun doing it!
At 12 years old Osey started training martial arts with one of our fellow coaches, Tony. That same year he began wrestling for a club team at the local high school. Osey then began playing football competitively until the age of 19, but realized he would rather focus on MMA. Osey made his MMA debut in 2019, since then he's competed in 12 fights and has won two titles. Osey plans on going professional by the end of the year 2022. In his training sessions, he will bring the fight to you. You’ll do strength and conditioning, similar to what most fighters use to get ready for competition. In boxing and kickboxing sessions, Osey will have you throwing realistic combinations along with various defensive tactics and maneuvers. You’ll get a great workout, learn martial arts, and have a great time doing it!
Since Eduardo was a child he could remember going to train with his father who is a Black belt in Jiu Jitsu. At the age of 14 he started to take his training more seriously and prepare for his own fights. Now at the age of 27 Eduardo has had 2 amateur Muay Thai fights and one Professional fight, as well as an amateur MMA fight, all of which he came out victorious! Today he is still actively competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and does about 3-4 competitions per year.
Keenan’s boxing journey began when he and his brother started boxing out of Kings Boxing Gym in Oakland at the age of 8. After being a lifelong boxing enthusiast he decided to take his training to the next level and start teaching others the sweet science of boxing. Now days Keenan has coached boxing for 6 years to clients and other boxers. A typical session with Keenan will be heavily focused on foot work fundamentals, realistic boxing combinations and head movement.
Alejandro started his martial arts journey with Karate from ages 4-11 when he decided to venture off into other sports like soccer and cross country. He eventually felt that he was ready to give boxing a try...
Alejandro started his martial arts journey with Karate from ages 4-11 when he decided to venture off into other sports like soccer and cross country. He eventually felt that he was ready to give boxing a try and immediately knew he belonged in a boxing gym. After testing a few boxing gyms he found a style that complimented his way of training. He has competed in the ring with many different fighters and have seen many different styles. As time went by gym mates looked to Alejandro for guidance with workouts, drills and organization of training sessions. Gladly took that responsibility to heart and never looked back. Now he has been coaching for 6 years and have taught kids, women, the everyday person and he still trains active fighters to this day. Book a lesson with Alejandro to learn everything from basics of boxing to advance boxing movements!
Meet Keelen Weekes! His parents are both from killkenny, Ireland and he is a first generation born in the States! Keelen has been training Muay Thai since he was 18. He took a Muay Thai class at his local martial arts school and instantly fell in love with it.
Meet Keelan Weekes! His parents are both from killkenny, Ireland and he is a first generation born in the States! Keelan has been training Muay Thai since he was 18. He took a Muay Thai class at his local martial arts school and instantly fell in love with it. Keelan began seriously training and competing for the last 3 years. He has experience in the ring and coaching others in their corner. Keelan grew a love for teaching Muay Thai as well as helping people reach their goals in fitness and health! Back in high school before he even started training, he wasn’t in the best shape, he ate a lot of junk and didn’t exercise. One day he decided to change his habits. He grew a passion for building his physique, and his overall health! When you book sessions with Keelan, He will give you his authentic personality, true Muay Thai training, and real fitness results!
Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco with 8 years of boxing experience. Rachelle has been coaching since 2021 and has played a variety of sports and activities growing up such as volleyball and dance. During her sessions, you will learn to improve coordination and fundamentals of boxing. Develop your speed and power through boxing drills and conditioning when you train with Coach Rachelle.