Billy Padden

Boxing Coach


Billy Padden attained his bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University. During his time at WCU, Billy achieved ambitious athletic goals, going on to claim two National Collegiate Boxing Championships and three All-American titles. Billy is the Boxing trainer at American Top Team Deerfield Beach.

As a teacher, counselor and coach for the students of Glen Mills Schools, Billy developed his life’s passion of sharing the gifts of education and exercise with others.

Billy’s coaching career provided him the opportunity to work with a vast array of individuals including mentally handicapped adults, Special Olympians and some of the world’s greatest elite athletes. He believes that physical activity at any level will enhance and improve overall quality of life.

What ours students have to say about us!

Rian GittmanParent

To Master Rafael & Whom It May Concern,

Me and my son have been training under you for over 6 years, you helped me tie my white belt when I put my kimono on for the very first time! After all these years and the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed by both of us in your classes I have only to say to you that I can't wait for the next 10 years! You are a great teacher, a wonderful human being and I count you as family, someone I trust with my son when I'm not there and I would recommend your school with the highest of trust, respect and honor. Thank you for being a part of our lives and allowing me to write a letter of recomendation on your behalf, it is an honor.
May God Bless you and His strength be with you.
Rian & Josiah Gittman.

Greg HellerPurple Belt and Parent of one Student
I've been training with Mestre Rafa for about 6 years, and he is a truly talented BJJ player and coach. His knowledge of the art is encyclopedic and his technique is razor sharp. Since he is a small guy, he had to learn to be very precise in his game. His speed and technique make it difficult for larger opponents to beat him. Raf demands attention to detail from his students when he teaches, but not to the point where it becomes overwhelming at each student's skill level. He is supportive of all of his students and helps them improve, regardless of age and/or physical ability. Aside from his abilities on the mat, he is a great human being. It is rare to see him without his trademark smile. He loves to make people laugh as much as he loves to teach BJJ. I am proud to call him my friend and be a part of the family that he has created.

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