Last Updated on August 14, 2014.
To Everything There Is A Season! Whether you are listening The Byrds hit 1965 song or reading from Ecclesiastes there has never been a truer statement.
Simply look what your kids are playing with these days compared to when you were a child.
TSMMA as it is now referred too is the leader in martial arts training and over the last twenty years has helped make training in Mixed Martial Arts the option if you want your child to build self-discipline and self-defense.
“When I was a kid Karate was the thing to do for parents who wanted their children to build confidence,” says Sensei Robert Villafane. “Now we know their is a much more effective way.”
Villafane is the owner and head instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s in Bethlehem, a position he has held for twenty years.
In fact when the concept of MMA was first introduced by the UFC in 1993, Villafane was already a high level Karate Black Belt.
Now he is acknowledged as a Master of a different style. The fourth degree MMA Black Belt holds multiple grappling titles and has trained dozens of fighters to success in Kickboxing and MMA.
“Parents aren’t necessarily looking for their kids to compete,” says Villafane. “But it is comforting for me to know when a parent wants their child to stand up to bullies that what I am teaching them has worked at the highest levels of competition.”
Villafane says it is important to prove what you are doing works. He says traditional Karate competitions are hardly different than a dance competition as far as it relates to self-defense.
“Many traditional Karate schools let commercial success change how they prepared students for real self-defense. Their competitions stopped reflecting what would really happen if a child was attacked by a bully and steered much more towards dance and gymnastics.”
Villafane says MMA concentrates only on what is most important to his students well being, at the same time retaining all the traditional values and self-discipline he instilled in students even as a Karate instructor twenty years ago.
Do not be afraid of change when it comes to martial arts training for your child. Karate’s time as the most effective form of self-defense is over. Choose the world leader in martial arts training. Call TSMMA Bethlehem or register online today to see the perfect fit for today!