Lyman Good entered the world of martial arts to overcome anger and depression. “We lived in East Harlem where drugs, gangs, and violence were pretty common,” says Good. “My mom wanted me off the streets.” As an apprentice to Shihan Schulmann, Good began mentoring other young students and before long, he says, “they began to tell me how training had changed their lives. It gave me a sense of happiness that was new to me — the act of helping someone else.” Today, Good brings over 10 years of teaching experience to his leadership at Tiger Schulmann’s Chelsea where he strives to change lives for the better every day.
A celebrated professional fighter, Good competes in the UFC, is a former Bellator Welterweight Champion, CFFC Welterweight Champion, 2015 NJMMA Hall of Fame, and won 3 – 0 in Chuck Norris’ World Combat League. His 15 years of competitive experience have taught him that “complacency is the killer of progress,” he says. As a result, Good brings “an intensity and high expectations to all [his] classes but also a strong sense of camaraderie. . . I care wholeheartedly about every student that walks in through that door,” he says. “Our members will not only get an amazing workout, learn great technique, and build their minds, but I will make sure they’re safe and looked out for.”