"If you want a trainer who is going to be real with you, to push you when you need to be and to train you for a real fight, not fluff, then Erik Marshall is the guy. If you want to train hard, sweat, roll, and have fun at the same time, or just want a gym based in reality, not a show, Final Round is for you." Rebecca Griggs of Bradenton said, about the recently opened martial arts school off US 301 near the Manatee and Sarasota County line.
The seven time world champion kick boxer Erik Marshall officially opened the Final Round Gym at the beginning of June. The gym had been long awaited, since Marshall had postponed group martial arts classes for the last two years. During that period Marshall, had continued to privately training fighters and other teaching. He also had continuously found himself "being asked almost every day, when are you going to open a school again, I want to train" or "I want my child to train with you" he said. The new schools opening was a winning solution for all, teaching has always been rewarding to me." said Marshall.
On Friday, June 13th, 2014, Tampa Bay MMA examiner Stephanie Melendez went to check out the gym during a special Family Fitness & Fight Night Sponsored by Complete Nutrition with Samantha Sylvain and Anna Maria Oyster Bar Halfway Deck & Lounge. The gym was packed with members there for the open house sparring and training.
Kevin Schrock mentioned that "you have the opportunity to train with a down to earth champion fighter and not be treated like they are doing you some big favor by "letting you" train with them." Schrock was among the many others commenting on how Erik Marshall and Final Round staff were very friendly, great at assessing their skill level and had helped them to set fitness goals.
Erik Marshall's Final Round Gym is a training opportunity for all skill levels, to train with an experienced world champion fighter. The classes include adult and kids classes in a variety of styles including Muay Thai, Dutch Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ, MMA and Kickboxing Fitness. The Final Round is located at 5991 28th St E. Bradenton, Florida 34203.If you would like more information about Erik Marshall or about the Final Round Gym it can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/EMKFight.