9Round started from a place that many businesses do, a desire to change people's lives. Busy parents, owning and running a karate school, Shannon The Cannon Hudson, an IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing World Champion, and his wife, Heather, had a vision.
After more than 70 bouts inside the ring, Hudson found there was not a place where the average person could be exposed to the "top secret" training of some of the best fighters in the world. That is where the vision for 9Round began. He knew that if he could take the grueling workouts he did in the ring, and create a non-intimidating, convenient circuit workout format, the average person could enjoy the benefits of boxing and kickboxing without getting hit.