CJ "Lion Heart" Jackson
Welcome! Let me tell you a little about myself…my name is Courtney Jackson and although my family is from Jamaica (I’m the youngest and only male of four siblings), I was born in Miami and spent my teenage years here.
Looking for a change from a static atmosphere in South Florida after high school, I enlisted in the United States Navy. I began my service in Chicago, working in the pediatrics department for 18 months. I then transitioned from a clinical setting to a field setting and worked as a corpsman for the marines in California.
I deployed on one tour to Afghanistan in 2010. At the completion of my service, I moved to Los Angeles to study theatre and acting, where I also began boxing.
A semester later, I relocated back to Miami and enrolled at the University of Miami. Struggling to balance my course load with training and working, I ultimately decided I had to take time off from boxing and concentrate on my studies. After 5 years I concluded my studies and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Political Science.
Now I could box again, and I did…I was 19-0 and I had 2 weeks to prepare for a title shot. I lost by decision, but I was back in the ring, and that is all that mattered. Then, as life would have it we entered a worldwide pandemic and I was out of the ring again, this time for 3 years.
It finally seems like we are seeing the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel and I am training hard again...training my mind and my body to get stronger and better. It has taken everything that I have been through – that all of us have been through – to get me to where I am today…READY TO GO!
I’m excited to finally have a home (Lion Heart Gym) where I can train to pursue my World Champion aspirations and share my knowledge and my experience with my gym’s members.
My mantra for my clients is simple: " I will feed you the knowledge as fast as you can pick it up! And there's no shortcuts in boxing. Put in the work and it will show!
2700 Southwest 27th Avenue, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33133, United States
Monday: 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM–8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM–8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM–12:00 PM