Professional Boxer/ Boxing Coach
“My name is Eddie Hernandez Jr. I am a former professional boxer with a record of 4 wins 0 losses, my amatuer record was 29 wins 4 losses. I was born and raised in Phoenix & Glendale ,Arizona. I come from a fighting family as well. I was trained by David Villareal Sr. who now trains fighters here in Tucson. Through out my Pro career I was trained by a old local Tucson fighter by the name of Arnie Cotarobles. I was a certified personal trainer for about 2 years through the N.F.P.T. I am also a certified Physical Therapy technician and have 5 years expierence in the fields of sports injury management, therapuetic techniques, and designing rehabilitating workout programs for all types of injuries sport and medical. I now focus on teaching what I have learned through out my life and help others reach there personal goals in health & fitness.”
I have over 22 years experience in the art and train regularly under Master Koyama (Phoenix) and several visiting instructors on a regular basis. I belonged to the Japanese Karate Association and also the ISKF International Shotokon Karate Federation (www.iskf.org) which I am still affiliated with. Keeping away from the politics, I am open to train under any good instructor.I have participated in seminars with Master Funodemora, Ken Funokoshi, Sensei Okazaki, Seinsei Carson
(Tucson), Sensei Fields, Master Yagushi and many others. During my trip to Africa, I taught last year at the United Nation’s dojo, which lead them to ask me to be technical director of the Karate Team. I have been teaching Karate since I was a green belt in 1989 at the Northwest Neighborhood Center as an assistant, as I was always eager to learn, compete and participate in every Shotokan seminar that came to Arizona. In 2008, I was second in command at the Dunbar School. Karate is an integral part of my life. I believe in training for health, and balance of body and mind. I retain a 2nd Dan. I expect to test in the fall for my 3rd Dan.
The youngest boy of his parent’s five children Amos Sotelo grew up fighting. He began wrestling at the age of four continuing through his childhood and even winning the state championship in New Mexico and Arizona. By the age of ten his father decided boxing would be the next thing for him and two years later he began taking amateur fights. In amateur boxing he won the state championship three times and made it to the US nationals representing Arizona. When he was twenty-two he moved to Las Vegas to pursue a professional carrier and began training under Eugene “Honey Bear” Bryant at Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym. “I knew about boxing, but Eugene is the one who really taught me how to box” Amos remembers.
Upon moving back to Tucson, Amos returned to training with his amateur boxing coach at a local gym where mixed martial arts fighters such as Drew Fickett also trained. In 2003 after a session of sparring Drew asked Amos to help him out with his boxing, a fair trade for lessons in jiu jitsu. Eager to test his training Amos started fighting professional MMA within a year. Amos has fought fights in Rage in the Cage, Desert Heat, XFC, and the IFL. At the same time he also began teaching boxing at a local gym finding a passion for teaching others what he is most passionate about.
Since then he has continuously taught boxing, MMA, and even started children’s and adults grappling programs in boxing gyms. In 2009 Amos received a Crossfit kettle bell certificate from Jeff Martone, opening his eyes to a new method of training and sparking his interest in the Crossfit program. In January 2011 Amos completed the cross fit methodology and foundational movement requirements and obtained a Crossfit Level 1 trainer certificate . After training using the Crossfit program he wishes he had these techniques when he was fighting. The results in him and those he has taught have cemented his belief that Crossfit is the best strength and conditioning program for anyone. He believes everyone, all ages and fitness levels, is an athlete; teaching them to express it and seeing the results is and remains Amos’s true passion.
Aubrey is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and has specialized experience working with pre and post natal women. She spent 4 years in the Army conducting physical fitness sessions and remedial training for soldiers of all fitness levels. Aubrey has had a passion for physical fitness and nutrition all her life. She plays on a local women’s soccer team and enjoys hiking and swimming with her two kids in her free time. Aubrey says the most motivating thing about being a trainer is seeing her client’s confidence level soar as they gain new levels of fitness. Aubrey is pursuing her B.S. in Sociology.