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November 2014

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Kickboxing in East Brunswick, NJ Makes a Great Holiday Gift!

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Kickboxing: The healthy present!

Everyone seems to be a bit more health conscious these days. Whether it is a question of being just slightly more fit or losing a lot of extra weight, everyone wants the perfect solution.

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Kickboxing provides the best workout you’ve ever gotten in one hour.

What if I told you there is a workout that will help lose weight, build muscle, increase flexibility and relieve the stresses of everyday life? What would you say if I told you that you can get it all in a workout that only takes an hour?

The Tiger Schulmann’s Kickboxing program is all of this. Each class is taught by instructors that have an average of 15 years teaching experience. The instructors are there to keep you motivated and working hard toward reaching any goals that you set for yourself. The kickboxing curriculum, unique to Tiger Schulmann’s, was designed by Master Ron Schulmann, the brother of martial arts legend Tiger Schulmann. The curriculum is designed to give each student the ultimate cardiovascular workout while increasing lean muscle and flexibility, keeping our members feeling youthful and athletic regardless of age.

Kickboxing is a healthy holiday gift

 All of us know at least one person that woujld benefit greatly from a program like this. Why not give them a Trial Kickboxing class as a gift. It’s free! All you have to do is contact us at Tiger Schulmann’s and any staff member will be able to assist you in scheduling the trial program.

We have members here that have lost over 100 lbs. after enrolling in our kickboxing program. There are other members that have reduced or eliminated blood pressure medications as well as decreased the need for diabetes medications. The health benefits of the Tiger Schulmann’s kickboxing program are too numerous to mention.

Kickboxing in East Brunswick, NJ is a gift of health and self-defense

What makes our program easier to stick with for long term benefit, is the fact that you are also learning a life skill. In these crazy times it is necessary for everyone to know how to defend themselves. Since Tiger Schulmann’s Kickboxing is an authentic martial arts style you also learn how to correctly utilize the power of your whole body so in the event you needed to defend yourself against a larger attacker, the tools will be there for you.

If this sounds good for you, or someone you know and care about, contact Tiger Schulmann’s for the best gift you can possibly give to them or yourself.

Tiger Schulmann’s in East Brunswick services the following areas: East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Brunswick, South River, Somerset and Spotswood.

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The Gift Of Weight Loss This Holiday Season

By TSMMA Vails Gate No Comments

Now that Halloween has come and gone, you may think you are in the clear as far as avoiding all of that candy. Then before you know it, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s are upon us, and weight loss seems almost unfathomable. You tell yourself it’s no use and fail to avoid all that stuffing, eggnog and those awesome tree-shaped sugar cookies that Aunt Mary always makes. You figure, that’s what a “new year” is for, and ultimately you make the decision to live without the structure of healthy choices and put off your weight loss plan until that time comes. The question is, how many resolutions have you made so far? I would imagine that if each weight loss promises you’ve made every year equaled 5 pounds, you’d have disappeared by now! The truth is, people make the New Year promise because they need an excuse. Not enough time to work out because prep for the holidays keeps you busy, there’s too many opportunities to eat all those goodies so might as well start later, and money is tight because hosting a holiday party and purchasing gifts is consuming most of your hard earned cash. Whatever reasons you continue to support, you will always end up with the exact same result each year. But when you make the choice to prioritize your health above everything else, you will yield consistent weight loss through healthy diet and exercise.  


Start your “new year” today and work toward achieving the weight loss you desire!


It’s never too early to begin a weight loss program, and starting before the holidays is a great way to condition yourself to remain disciplined when you need to be, as well as accept those occasional cheat days when they cross your path. At Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts (TSMMA), you will find an instructor trained to motivate and teach you safe, high energy martial arts techniques that are guaranteed to help you shed pounds. Several students have proven that weight loss is attainable through the fast paced, fun kickboxing classes at any of the TSMMA schools. A one hour kickboxing class can burn up to 800 calories! With consistent training and nutritional guidance from a TSMMA instructor, many individuals have achieved their weight loss goals in a matter of weeks. Instructors are committed to helping  you create and attain personal weight loss goals from the moment you walk through the doors of TSMMA, and will continue to provide encouragement and support until the day it’s time to make new goals. In addition to kickboxing classes, many schools often participate in team building 30, 60 and 90 day weight loss challenges as well for added camaraderie and competitiveness.


TSMMA Vails Gate students perform pushups during the strength training part of kickboxing class.


There are always plenty of things to do between now and the holidays. Sometimes we can get so involved with work, family and personal obligations that we forget to take care of ourselves and lose sight of our weight loss objectives. Treat yourself this season to a FREE trial kickboxing class at a TSMMA near you. Make time for “YOU” and rejuvenate your body and mind through an intense cardio workout that will teach you how to maintain discipline through proper nutrition and exercise, and relieve the stress and chaos of the holiday season.  

By Lauren Rose


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A Students Journey of Weight Loss and Fitness

By TSMMA Wayne No Comments

Tiger Schulmann’s worked for me….

Sensei Zapfel has earned my respect and gratitude! He has “pushed” me to a level of fitness within a little over a year’s time that I would have never believed possible!  Had someone told me last year this time that I would experience weight loss of over 100 lbs during that time, I would have laughed in their face and told them they were nuts.

Weight Loss can be simple with Consistent Exercise and Proper Nutrition

Looking for Weight Loss Try Kickboxing

Beginner Kickboxing Classes can lead to Incredible Weight Loss


My weight loss journey started a few years ago. I signed my son up for a trial class because he was being bullied in middle school. My son was reluctant to take the class. So I promised him that if he liked the class, I would take the class with him. Needless to say, he liked the class. Since I had tried to get him interested in a martial arts program since he was 5 years old, I was thrilled! However, I was a little concerned since at the time I was in the worst shape of my life. At 278 lbs, I could not walk a flight of stairs with becoming winded. But I promised my son that I would take the class with him…so I sucked it up!

Weight Loss can be accomplished with the most basic body weight exercises

Hit those abs every day!!!!

Right from the start, Sensei Zapfel was great! He was very solicitous. Even though I do not believe he thought I would follow through with my training, he made sure I felt comfortable in class and did not over exert myself…probably afraid I would have a heart attack on the mat! 🙂 Every step of the way, he was always very encouraging and quick to give an “atta girl”…and he never let me rest on my laurels.

It was clear to see that Sensei lived what he taught in class. That, and the fact that he seemed to care that his students achieved all their goals, whether they be weight loss, strength gains, flexibility or learning self defense, is what makes him such an effective motivator. For someone who is known to be very headstrong and a nonconformist, I was very surprised that I embraced his instruction the way I did. But it made sense…and by the end of class I was so tired that I would do anything just to rest! LOL

Weight loss happens when you build muscle and burn fat

Without a strong core it’s impossible to feel strong or stimulate weight loss

It is not that Sensei and Tiger Schulmann teach anything “new”. They teach the basic principles of fitness — nutrition, cardio/strength training, flexibility and discipline…(See Sensei..I was listening!). What makes the program effective is that the core tenets of fitness and weight loss are coupled with a great staff and a friendly atmosphere. The training sessions are rigorous… but oh so addictive! I knew I found the right program when I felt out of sorts when I missed a class.

After 6 months of training, I had more energy than I have had in 15 years. So much energy that I signed up for the Avon Walk. For the next 9 months, I trained to build the stamina and endurance to complete the 1.5 marathon walk. Sensei encouraged me along the way as he dragged me kicking and screaming off of my knees when doing push ups. Because of the nutritional instruction which provided me with incredible weight loss and training I receive under Sensei, I completed my first Avon Walk!

Pushups will make your whole body stronger and stimulate weight loss

Push-ups, a simple but total body strength building exercise

Sensei and Tiger Schulmann’s has helped me achieve a level of fitness that I never thought I would see again!

Thank you, Sensei Zapfel!


Call Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Wayne NJ at (973)694-3495 to get started on your Weight Loss Journey

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Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts | Tale of the Tape

Misuse Of Rules Robs Good Of Victory

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What happened to Lyman Good on Saturday night can only be called a travesty. Good fought for the CFFC Welterweight Title against highly regarded prospect and defending champion Jonavin Webb. Good entered the cage for his 20th professional Mixed Martial Arts fight, and he fought perfectly.

His opponent, the champion, found the perfect opportunity to escape the cage and the fight without putting the first loss on his resume. Instead Webb was the beneficiary of a rule that never was intended to be used the way it was on Saturday.

A no contest is meant to score a fight that ends as a direct result of an unintentional illegal technique. Most frequently in MMA it would happen from a clash of heads that results in a deep cut or in an eye poke that makes it impossible for one fighter to see.

Only the eye poke that led to the stoppage of Saturday nights fight never really happened. At least that’s what Jonavin Webb told his opponent in the cage after the fight.

Let’s start from the beginning. Webb has earned seven straight victories to start his pro career by taking opponents to the ground using a slick grappling game to secure submissions and generally overwhelming his opposition. His game plan against Good was simple, take him down and control him on the ground.

Only problem was he couldn’t do it. Webb shot his first takedown within seconds of the opening bell. He actually got Good to the mat, but the Tiger Schulmann’s Manhattan Sensei simply pushed off Webb’s head to create space and stood right back up.


It was one of only two times in the 12 minute fight Webb got Good to the mat, neither time could he keep him there. The frustration was clear as Webb’s shots started coming from further and further away and demonstrated less explosion and technique. In fact some of the most punishing shots of the fight were Webb’s face slamming the mat as Good stuffed yet another takedown attempt.

The biggest shot of the fight, that would be Good’s right shin bone, which connected with Webb’s face midway through the second round. The force of the kick was so powerful it lifted Webb off his feet before depositing him on his backside. It was from their Webb would endure more than a minute of constant ground and pound as Good switched from straight punches to hammerfists to elbows as he eventually mounted the fighter who was supposed to have an advantage on the ground.


Referee Keith Petersen was clearly monitoring events closely as he darted from one vantage point to the next on the verge of stepping in. Webb demonstrated enough heart to continue to defend himself and made his way out of the round but the damage had been done. Webb would spend the minute break under the care of the cutman as his face was a mess.

He gamely answered the bell for the third round, but that was when things turned ugly. The Daniel Gracie, Philadelphia student shot a takedown from which Good again stood right back up. Good continued to land punishing shots including another round kick that stunned Webb.


The two got in the clinch before Good pushed off Webb’s face to create space. After a couple seconds Webb turned away from Good and motioned to the referee. It was not the reaction of someone who has received a direct poke to the eye. That reaction is almost always instantaneous.

According to referee Keith Petersen Webb claimed he was poked in the eye and Petersen awarded him the mandatory five minute recovery time. Webb wouldn’t even use a minute of it as he called for the Doctor and immediately told the Doctor he could not see. That led the Doctor to call the fight. The TSMMA crowd went wild as Good clearly had an insurmountable lead on the scorecards, one the Gracie fighter could only have overcoming by stopping “Cyborg”. That clearly was not going to happen on this night. 

Under the rules of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission if a fight is stopped because of an eye poke before the end of the third round (for a five round championship fight) then it is ruled a no contest. Lead Counsel Nick Lembo asked the ringside Doctor if the stoppage was a result of a poke or a punch and the Doctor said their was an abrasion on Webb’s eye and he thought it was a poke. Lembo had no choice but to rule the fight a no contest.

It was an ugly scene as Webb then accepted his championship belt in the middle of the ring. Sickening to Lyman Good who relayed a post fight conversation with Webb to his coaches in which he says Webb clearly told him he didn’t get poked. That would seem to be supported by video replay which at best showed Good may have brushed a finger across Webb’s eye as he pushed away, but very likely did not touch his eye at all.

In thirteen years of seeing MMA fights it is the first time I have ever seen a fight stopped due to an eye poke by a Doctor where the fighter wasn’t arguing with the Doctor to let the fight continue. All in all it did not seem like the actions of a champion. In fact Webb had every opportunity to take his full five minutes to recover his vision. It is very typical for a fighter to take a couple of minutes for their vision to clear up from a poke. Instead the fight was called off less than a minute after the alleged poke happened.

Good said after the fight it felt worse than losing, something he has only experienced a couple of times in his illustrious career. In the eyes of this viewer he was the clear victor in the fight, whether the record books reflect it or not. Good fought the absolute perfect fight. He controlled the distance perfectly, picked his spots to attack with vicious punches and utilized one kick perfectly!

While Webb was happy to accept his title belt back after the no decision, he was not surprisingly noncommittal when asked about a rematch. I have a feeling that rematch won’t be happening any time soon as in all likelihood Webb’s eye socket is fractured and he will need some healing time before getting in the cage again.

Look for Good to be back in the cage again soon as he put on an amazing show which the fans at The Borgata will look forward to seeing again!

Congratulations to Sensei Good on what might be the best performance of his career, even if it may never be marked in the win column.

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Rivera Shows Championship Mettle In CFFC Title Fight

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Someone should have warned Anthony Durnell that the “El Terror” in between Jimmie and Rivera was not just a nickname. It was what everyone of the Rivera’s fourteen professional opponents have gone through in the cage. Durnell brought the record of a championship contender into the CFFC cage Saturday night, but where he built that record didn’t help him escape the cage with a win.

Rivera did what Rivera does, only this time he did it a little more convincingly. The Tiger Schulmann’s Manhattan Sensei has built his reputation by relentlessly pressing his opponents while using his unmatched cardio to make the cage a living hell. Durnell would feel that pain right from the opening bell.

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Rivera’s two best weapons in the fight were his own jab and Durnell’s jab. That may seem a little strange until you see it. Every time Durnell threw a jab he would get hit with two or three hard shots in return. Rivera’s timing was perfect all night as he closed the distance on the taller Durnell with a lightning fast jab of his own.

Then when Durnell tried to return fire, Rivera used perfect timing to slip his head to the left while connecting with an overhand right following with a left hook to the body. He did it twice in succesion in the first round, following the second left hook to the body with a beautiful right leg low kick to the shin.

That kick would put Durnell on the mat where Rivera would land some more punishing shots. “The Death Dealer” was lacking the right cards in this fight as Rivera sustained almost no damage in the two plus rounds of the fight. Instead it would be Durnell constantly getting staggered while Rivera kept pouncing every time he sensed a chance for the knockout.

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That knockout would come in the third round and it would come in a way most fighters can only dream about. Rivera’s commitment to working the body paid off as Durnell threw another jab at 3:22 of the third round. In less than a second Rivera again slipped the jab and connected with a cross to the head and a left hook to the body. Only this time the hook hit the right button and Durnell immediately curled up in the fetal position and backed into the cage. That was enough for the referee as he quickly stepped in to save Durnell from further damage.

Jimmie Rivera has made a career out of putting on intensely crowd pleasing fights. He never puts on a boring show. This fight may just have been the very best of his young career. It earned him a rousing ovation from the TSMMA fans and the CFFC Bantamweight Championship Belt! Congratulations to “El Terror” who was just that for his opponent Saturday night.

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Star Lord Building His Focus In Martial Arts

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Getting a nickname is a privilege at TSMMA Feasterville. First you have to train hard. You have to demonstrate focus in every class. Then you have to do it for a long time.  And finally you have to do something that makes a nickname appropriate. For Aidan Judge it was his combination of athletic ability, focus and numerous hilarious moments that earned him a most coveted one.

Star Lord was the leader of the summer’s biggest blockbuster, and just like the Chris Pratt character in the movie, Aidan provides moments of awe inspiring martial arts while at the same time making his instructors crack a smile for all the right reasons.

Mary and John first brought the Holland native to Tiger Schulmann’s to help build his focus. Dad is a Philadelphia police officer and both parents also valued the self-defense he would learn. They hoped the combination would help to build his self-confidence.

Focus earns belt promotion

A combination of focus, positive attitude and success in class earned Aiden his first belt promotion.


The training has succeeded. Aidan just earned his Hi-White Belt for the amazing improvements he has shown. At only four years old he is able to maintain his concentration and attention span throughout a 45 minute class. Also he consistently has the answer to every question his instructor asks at the end of class.

It is a rare combination for a four year old.  Joshu Craig Alexander knows it gives him the ability to take his martial arts training all the way to the highest level.

“It’s awesome as an instructor to have those kids in class who pick up the little things you teach them,” says the Feasterville Instructor. “At the same time he is able to bring some humor to the class each and every day without breaking the discipline. He is just a naturally positive kid that knows how to say something funny at the perfect time.”

There is nothing funny about his improvements in martial arts. The four year old has been making his instructors proud with his improvements in every aspect of his training. Whether it’s kicks, punches, strength training, flexibility or even the discipline to sit still during end of class discussions. “Star Lord” is showing the characteristics that earned him such an awesome nickname!

Congratulations to Aidan on his promotion. We know it is the first of many!

If you want your child to improve focus and boost self-confidence register for a free class on the top right of the page!


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Feasterville, PA 19053





TSMMA Feasterville also serves Holland, Churchville, Richboro, Newtown, Southampton, Trevose, Bensalem, Philadelphia, Parkwood, Mayfair, Somerton, Levittown, Yardley.

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World Class Kickboxing Championship 2 Results

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November 1st, Rahway, NJ

Andrew Greenspan (TSMMA) vs Greg Styles  – Animal MMA -190 Lbs.

Styles wins via TKO Round 3

Robert Varricchio (TSMMA) vs Eric Jung – The Institute -154 Lbs.

Varricchio wins via unanimous decision

Pablo Alvarez (TSMMA) vs Nick Lombardo  – Ray Longo – 147 Lbs.

Lombardo wins via Round 1