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April 2013

…”Going to The Gym was Very Boring, I Needed Something More Than That.

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What I love most about the training is its not just coming in and throwing a punch or kick in the air, its learning a real practical self defense that if I ever needed to defend myself I know I can do it

BY:TSMMA Allentown

TSMMA Allentown student Angela started kickboxing almost 6 months ago and has dropped a total of 25lbs since then. Angela has tried everything from going to the gyms, to trying different exercise routines and diets, but could never find the results she was looking for.

My first class I was very nervous and wanted to come up with an excuse not to go but I did and loved the workout.


“Nothing was motivating enough to ever stick with. Other programs just didn’t work, the only program I did lose weight with was the Atkins Diet, however as soon as I started eating carbs again all the weight came back on. Going to the gym was very boring I needed something more than that. I noticed an ad for kickboxing on the living social website so I decided to check it out. My first class I was very nervous and wanted to come up with an excuse not to go but I did and loved the workout.”

Im down 25lbs and will keep going until I hit my goal of about 10 more pounds

“I stayed very consistent with my training every week for 6 months now and changed my nutrition habits to not dieting but just better, healthier eating and have been losing about 2-3 lbs a week”. Im down 25lbs and will keep going until I hit my goal of about 10 more pounds and at that point I will just maintain my weight. What I love most about the training is its not just coming in and throwing a punch or kick in the air, its learning a real practical self defense that if I ever needed to defend myself I know I can do it and the people that I get to train with are unbelievable. Always willing to push you to work a little harder!


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Joel Bekker Wins Big at TaKe On Muay Thai XX

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914152_641646090882_220895599_oApril 26th – NYC

Joel Bekker (1-0), (TSMMA Danbury) vs Ivan Kamikovski (0-0), Sitan Gym – 175lb Muay Thai Bout

Bekker wins via 3 Round Unanimous Decision – 30 – 25

Triumphant return to the ring for TSMMA Danbury Head Instructor Joel Bekker. Joel dominated the fight from start to finish, landing an effective cross throughout. His opponent was nearly finished in the 2nd round, prompting a standing 8 count by the ref. Bekker’s impressive performance earned him a lopsided 30 -25 decision victory by the judges.


TSMMA,Where Self-Defense and Self-Discipline Lay the Foundation for your Child’s Confidence!

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BY: TSMMA Middle Village

Self-confidence is the backbone one has in oneself and one’s abilities. It is the confidence of the essence: “I can do this”. Self-confidence is the one thing that is much more substantial than many other capabilities and traits. If you do not have self-confidence, what you commit to will be very difficult to become beneficial.

It’s not just that the people who are going to do well in life play sports, but that sports help people do better in life”


Does your child need a helping hand in their self-confidence? Is your son or daughter timid and need some help coming out of their shell? Consider getting them involved in a physical activity such as our Children’s Program here at Tiger Schulmann’s. Although it is great to have your child in sports, what happens when they are not the All-Star? They spend time on the sidelines. Here at Tiger Schulmann’s there are no sidelines. Every child is treated and trained equally. Every child is the star and will grow together. Statistics show that participation in Tiger Schulmann’s builds confidence and promotes development of a healthy lifestyle. “It’s not just that the people who are going to do well in life play sports, but that sports help people do better in life,”said Dr. Betsey Stevenson, economist at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Children with self-confidence will endure through challenges, show enthusiasm, and maintain a positive attitude. With confidence, a child knows they can meet any challenges ahead. Seeing their skills and goals improve at home and during class they gain a sense of accomplishment. Your child feels more in control of their situations, and their feelings of helplessness disappear. Children who fail to participate in extra extracurricular activities do not allow their skills to develop, further lowering their confidence. Our Program provides children with the knowledge of a street-wise self-defense. Children learn to defend themselves in any given situation, whether they are standing or end up on the ground.

Building a child’s confidence is all about personal empowerment, giving them the chance to succeed, and acknowledging that success. The group dynamics that our Instructor Sensei DuBose offers children; is a positive approach. Our strong moral code helps promote the skills that will last a lifetime for your child.They know how to build an excellent relationship with others by offering plenty of praise and encouragement. Sensei DuBose will bring out the best in every child.

Our students learn how build their confidence through self-discipline and by teaching them proper self -defense. Knowing how to properly defend yourself, you’ll find that you truly won’t need to. Same thing goes for children. They exert confidence and carry themselves in a way that it discourages others from picking on them and making them susceptible to negative peer pressure in the future. Having strong, positive role models from the instructors to the higher-ranking students helps reinforce the values parents are working to teach at home.

“When children achieve something… they get a sense of themselves as able and capable…”

Children who know their strong points,comprehend their weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to manifest when handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures.When children achieve something, whether it’s a good report card or riding a bike, they get a sense of themselves as able and capable making their self-confidence shine right through them.

 Here at TSMMA we offer you a FREE introductory kickboxing class for your child. Which includes : An orientation, a trial class and a pair of training gloves. It is as simple as enrolling on this website here today.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity for your child to gain the confidence they need here at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts. Take this small step now that will give you the answers to all your worries. We would love to be able to change their lives as we have hundreds of others. Don’t hesitate. Let us help you today.

10 Year Old Turns From Follower to Leader

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MMA Helps Change Attitude


By: Thad Campbell – TSMMA Feasterville

When Ethan first came to Stevie’s Birthday Party he was just the kid I wanted to teach. Unlimited energy and enthusiasm, with maybe a hint of a need for something to focus on! While I spent a few minutes before class outlining the concepts of focus, positive attitude, and “non-quitting spirit” that I expected if each child wanted to have fun at the party, Ethan was copying one of his buddies who was clowning around trying to distract the twenty other kids at the party.

While Ethan’s behavior earned him quite a few quick laughs from his friends, it was my goal to help him understand why focusing on the task at hand would ultimately make him feel better about himself!

I was so excited a few months later when his mom brought him in to take class. I had talked to dad about signing him up after class ended, but hadn’t heard anything for a few weeks. When he finally did come to class I found that it was actually Ethan who had been bugging his parents to come to class!

Ethan Listening To Directions From His Instructor!

This was apparent in the effort he put in to his first class back in the school. He looked like a totally different kid, copying everything I did instead of everything someone getting into trouble did. The discipline of a regular class (where there are no kids messing around to copy) allowed Ethan to excel.

Discipline Leads To Self-Discipline

Even better than that he began to use self-discipline. The first example was the same pushups I used to have to give to him, which he began to give to himself when he knew he messed up. This acknowledgement of his mistakes was a far cry from the nine year old who had come into my school a year earlier for a Birthday Party!

Ethan made even bigger strides outside of school, where his behavior at home for mom and dad improved markedly and he became an even better student at school! Any parent knows how trying it can be to get a nine or ten year old to follow directions at home when they have little incentive. What began happening as Ethan came to class more was he understood why following those directions was in his own best interest.

Seeing his achievement in MMA he began to understand that if he applied that Self-Discipline he was showing me in class to his work outside of class it would lead to the same achievement. Now Ethan is exhibiting those skills throughout his life. If the constant smile on his face is any indication it is making him very happy to do so!

Setting The Tone

 Recently an even cooler thing has happened. One day a few weeks ago I noticed how Ethan was one of the two or three students who was actually setting the standard of discipline for all the other 20 plus students in class.

The same process that had helped him understand how to work hard and pay attention had now led him to be an example to other students. A child can’t learn to be Self-Disciplined without first having an example to learn from. Now Ethan has become that example. Standing attentive even when class is at a standstill, jumping to a defensive stance immediately when prompted, raising his hand and waiting patiently until called upon, being the first person to race up to the heavy bag to perform combinations, throwing every punch and kick with 100% effort, staying focused so his partner can work even when he is not the main focus of a grappling drill.

These are just a few examples of the behaviors Ethan has shown within the school that have helped make him one of my go to students when I need to show a new student how I expect them to act!

This remarkable transformation in class, as well as his continued improvement outside of class have combined to earn him a Tiger Schulmann’s Low-Blue Belt!


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Challenge of Champions 34 Registration Ends 5/11/13

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Registration for Challenge of Champions 34 ends 5/11/13! Challenge of Champions will be held on 06/02/13 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center in Edison NJ.

Easy online Registration Order Forms are available at so you can register at any time in a matter of minutes! Online registration must be done with a credit or debit card.

The Following Links below are order forms to register for the Fighting, Grappling, or both Events.

Click Here to Register For Both Grappling & Fighting Events

Click Here to Register For Grappling Only

Click Here to Register for Fighting Only

For More information on the Challenge of Champions Event Visit

Wounded Warrior Fundraiser – Challenge of True Champions

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 Family Fun day for Wounded Warrior Project – Challenge for True Champions

BY: TSMMA Garden City

On Friday May 3rd, from 4:30pm till 7:30pm the TSMMA Garden City location will be holding a family fun day

For our students that grapple there will be a tournament ”Challenge for True Champions” where all levels of grapplers will compete for prizes and bragging rights.

We will also have many activities for younger siblings, friends, and neighbors, and adults. Refreshments as well as snacks will be served. All are invited and encouraged to come and join us at the school. We will also have special guests. There is more information to come.

We are selling raffle tickets and have 20 prize baskets each valued with over $120 of merchandise.

Tickets are $2 each or Seven tickets for $10

What would a charity event at our school be without one of our famous silent auctions. The silent auction has begun please put in a bid for some of the great items available, you can always email me for a complete list of items and the current price I will be happy to put a bid up for you at

Some of the items already collected that will be up for bidding:

Bellator MMA gloves worn by Sensei Munah Holland in her KO victory in Bellator 63 over Marianna Kheyfets, signed by Sensei Holland

Everlast MMA gloves worn by Joshu Jimmy Rivera in his Ko victory in Ring of Combat XXIX over Carlos Olivera, signed by Joshu Rivera

Ultimate Fighter Team Sonnen Jersey signed by Sensei Uriah Hall

Ultimate Fighter Team Sonnen Shorts signed by Sensei Uriah Hall

UFC gloves signed by Sensei Louis Gauidnot, Sensei Uriah Hall, Joshu Jimmy Rivera, Joshu Nick Pace

New York Yankee Tickets as well as many other great items.


There are many ways to help.

First to make this event a success we hope to see you all at the school on May 3rd,

but in case you cannot make it, you can make a donation on our page, please donate what you can for this worthy cause!

Its not to late, we are still accepting donations for our silent auction, and raffle prizes

Please help us make it our best fundraiser ever!

A little information about the Wounded Warrior Project


To honor and empower wounded warriors


To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history


To Raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.


Wounded Warrior Project began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

How I Beat Diabetes and Cholesterol Through Kickboxing

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How I Beat Diabetes and Cholesterol Through Kickboxing in Cherry Hill NJ

By: Michael Hess –  TSMMA Cherry Hill

My name is Michael Hess and I am a 44 year old Diesel Technician from New Jersey. I am in remission from cancer and have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and high cholesterol. I was prescribed both pills and injections for my medical conditions which I hated to take. My doctor’s continued to tell me to lose weight and that I could possibly get off of the medications and manage my conditions with diet and exercise. I knew it had to be done; however, I didn’t have the ambition to do it.

I first came to Tiger Schulmann’s MMA for my 16 year old daughter who wanted to join kickboxing. They were offering a free trial class so we brought her. She loved it! So there I was driving her to kickboxing and sitting in the waiting area watching for an hour three days a week while she attended class. Meantime my doctor’s are still telling me I should lose weight and I’m constantly saying “I should join a gym.”

“I have been kickboxing for almost 6 months now and have lost 42 lbs and still going. I am off of my medications and am now managing my health with exercise and diet.”

At that point I figured since I’m sitting here anyway I should give it a try. I started the following week. Now, I love it! It was hard in the beginning, but the instructors are wonderful and very encouraging. I have been kickboxing for almost 6 months now and have lost 42 lbs and still going. I am off of my medications and am now managing my health with exercise and diet.

I feel great and I am in the best shape of my life. I am now engaging in life and not just watching from the side lines. My daughter and I have bonded and are spending more time together through kickboxing and now we have something in common. I recently earned my High White belt and was promoted in the Intermediate Kickboxing class too. Tiger Schulmann’s MMA and Joshu Baker have changed my life for the better more than I can put into words.