Testimonial: Teen Gets Fit & Gains Confidence Through Kickboxing

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About 8 months ago Natasha L. joined Tiger Schulmann’s of Rockville Centre. Originally bullied, Natasha felt that learning kickboxing would be great for self defense and also provide a great workout to help tone up her body. She had began with a 2 day a week regiment upon enrolling here at Tiger Schulmann’s of Rockville Centre and has slowly progressed, adding more days/hours to her routine. She has politely provided her most recent written essay for her college applications. We have published this word for word as written…

 “Many people feel like they don’t belong. No one belongs or “fits in” everywhere they are. But everyone has that one place where they truly feel comfortable and are perfectly happy with life. These kinds of environments help a person come at peace with themselves. For me, that is at Tiger Schulmann’s of Rockville Centre.

I have been taking kickboxing classes at this place for some months now. All of my anger and stress goes away when I am there, and everything and everyone makes me blissful. It is a completely different environment than anywhere else I have ever been. Everyone there is like family and they are all so nice to me. For once, I feel like I belong somewhere. When I first started there, I was overweight, insecure, always down and never motivated to do anything. Ever since I joined, I feel like a new person.

Although I have been there for less than a year, I think about how different my life is and will be, i have completely re-drawn my path, thanks to Tiger Schulmann’s.

When I am at Tiger Schulmann’s of Rockville Centre I never want to leave. I train four days a week for three hours [minimum]. I consider Joshu, Sempai Vinny & Sempai CJ to be like older brothers. They have helped me through rough patches, never let me quit and get to where I am today. I have gained more self-confidence and no longer am as insecure as I once was. During my time there, I have managed to lose weight and I definitely see results. This makes me feel content and is one of the many reasons why I love to be there. Along with the instructors, the people who are training with me have become my inspiration. They all have their goals and aim high. They have made me more goal oriented. We are all like a big family. Although I have been there for less than a year, I think about how different my life is and will be, i have completely re-drawn my path, thanks to Tiger Schulmann’s. Since the time I took my very first class, everyone has done nothing but lend me a helping hand. As a result, I have become a team player and I have realized how group work is vital for success.

Being in these classes is the reason I have been able to succeed in everything I have done. It has given me the mentality to forget what the words “give up” mean.

Joining Tiger Schulmann’s has made me a completely new individual. I was very quiet, never wanted to say anything to anyone, or do anything with anyone because I didn’t feel confident about myself. After joining kickboxing, everything has changed. Inside and out, I have improved and continue to grow. Being in these classes is the reason I have been able to succeed in everything I have done. It has given me the mentality to forget what the words “give up” mean. Now all I think about is moving forward. No matter what the outcome is, whether I fail or accomplish my goal, I can learn to excel for the next time. If I had not joined, I would probably still be as stressed as before, with no way of letting out my anxieties and just keeping my emotions bottled in. “

Natasha L – TSMMA Rockville