Come join us for our Grand Opening Celebration!! The PIT is a hidden gem that has actually already been operating for the last 9 months at the owners' home, but has now opened their brick and mortar location at 110 W. 53rd St in Garden City (off Chinden Blvd just East of Fred Meyer).
With so many other martial arts studios in the Treasure Valley, The PIT Idaho hopes to stand apart by bringing world-class instruction from seasoned veterans in the martial arts community. Classes include Fitness Kickboxing, our foundational Hawaiian Kempo Belt Program (ages 4 and up), and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu. The PIT Idaho has been operational for the last 8 months out of the owners’ home studio to grow a base membership while securing a commercial location.
Cruz Gomez (main owner) is a 3rd degree black belt in Hawaiian Kempo under John Hackleman and MMA hall-of-famer Chuck Liddell. He has been training in martial arts since 1998, and was a professional MMA fighter for 16 years. He owned this business in San Luis Obispo, CA for 5 years before relocating to Boise and opening The PIT Idaho. Sophie Aaron (co-owner) is a red belt under Cruz, and has been training since 2011. She has been a competitive athlete her whole life and a fitness enthusiast. In the martial arts community, The PIT is considered one of the best martial arts schools in the world.
“What we bring to the Treasure Valley is expertise in a martial art that works in real-life scenarios (both sport and self-defense), and the passion to give everybody a safe space to train and better themselves in all aspects of life, regardless of age, size, and ability. Our goal is to provide an accessible, affordable, non-intimidating environment for the entire family. Wherever you’re at in life, you’re welcome in the PIT Ohana. You don’t need to be a fighter to train like one.”
The PIT Idaho's Grand Opening Celebration will include an open house, free classes, games (for kids too), deals & giveaways, enrollment specials, free coffee/drinks from a local vendor (to be determined), and other entertainment.
Stay tuned here for more details for the day's schedule of events!
See you there :)