0
Monthly Archives

November 2012

Bellator 82 and Combat at the Capitale 29 – Tonight! 11/30/12

By Current News No Comments

Bellator 82 and Combat at the Capitale 29 – This Friday 11/30

Don’t Miss Bellator 82 – Friday 11/30 Live at 8pm on MTV2 

Lyman Good vs Andrey Koreshkov in the much anticipated Welterweight Tournament Final

Winner receives a Title Shot in 2013 on Spike TV.

Combat at the Capitale 29 also Tonight!

Representing Team Tiger Schulmann’s in Muay Thai and Kickboxing action will be Mike Trizano, Rachel Kendall, Malik Blake, Thomas Welch, & Missael Sanchez  Good luck to all Competitors. Doors open at 7pm and the event begins at 8pm. The Capitale is located at 130 Bowery, in NYC.

If you can not make it to Friday’s Combat at the Capitale, you can stream the event through GoFightlive.com for 14.99.

Jimmie Rivera Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator Fighting Championships

By Current News No Comments

Jimmie Rivera Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator Fighting Championships

Now official, Jimmie Rivera Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator Fighting Championships and is scheduled to fight on the Bellator 83 card on December 7th in Atlantic City. Rivera will be joining teammates Lyman Good and Munah Holland in the Bellator roster . Stay tuned for an update on opponent. Tickets are already on sale for December 7th, Details are below:

Bellator 83
Caesars Atlantic City
2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08404
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 06:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Enter Promo code TSK in the Enter offer code/password box to seat in the TSK section.

Congratulations to Jimmie Rivera on the signing. Following the December 7th bout, expect to see Jimmie in the Bellator 135lb tournament starting early 2013 on Spike TV.

TSMMA Chalfont Student Builds Self-Confidence Through MMA

By Current News No Comments

TSMMA Chalfont Student Builds Self-Confidence Through MMA

I started to realize that it wasn’t learning how to fight that was keeping me safe from the bullies, but it was my confidence brought on by learning to defend myselfScott V

BY: TSMMA Chalfont

When I saw Sensei for the first time, I was thunderstruck. I was 8 years old, and we were at the birthday party of an old friend of mine named Matt. I remember being on the couch with my family when Sensei walked up the steps, and his confident swagger, cool determination, and his ripped form made my eyes pop. I turned to my mom and asked who this stranger was, and she said his name was Sensei Michael Marchand – the head instructor of the local Tiger Schulmann’s MMA. I thought about what the classes would be like with him as my instructor, and, I in my young naivety, thought that this TSK had to be some sort of superhero factory. Surely someone so sure in himself had to be Superman, right? And the more I thought about it the more I was sold. Immediately, I asked if I could try one of the classes.

Of course, it wasn’t just a simple child’s curiosity that made me interested. That year in school, I was being bullied by some kids for no reason. As a child, I always heard two philosophies on how to solve problems like bullying: the gentle reasoning of my caring mother, and the unwavering aggressiveness of my headstrong father. I tried to deal with bullying by using my mother’s advice at first, which was telling them to stop and talking to the teachers. However, going to the teachers would just make the same kids all the angrier, so I tried my dad’s advice next: I fought back. One of them tried to push me and I wildly punched him in the mouth, while another came up from behind and bit me. After yelling like mad I elbowed him off of me and was sent promptly to the principal’s office, where I was berated for fighting on school property. Once I was through the horror of being suspended, I was never bullied by the same kids again. I knew, however, that if I was going to avoid situations like this in the future something would have to change, and at that time it meant (to me at least) that I had to learn to fight. Once I heard that this Sensei was a teacher whose subject taught was fighting, at least as I understood it, I was hooked.

Looking back now at the age of 16, I see only a fraction of the young boy I once was. I used to be extremely shy, and today I dare say I’m one of the most outgoing people I know.

I loved it from the first time I stepped on the mat. I was slow, young and weak when I started, and I lacked the experience and confidence to really stand out in my classes, but that same flaw was what made me aspire to be better. It felt great to be able to watch my progress with my belt collection, which I still have proudly hanging in my room to remind me of the sacrifices I’ve made so far. After a few years (with some baseball seasons intermixed), I was a top student at the school at the rank of a Hi Brown belt and a skilled fighter. I loved the competition within each class and especially the COC tournaments. Basically, I started to feel at home when I was out on the mat in all my kickboxing gear, or with my ear guards.

At school, everyone knew that I kickboxed and I got some respect from everyone for it. I wasn’t having any problems with any bullies by the time I was 10 years old. But as I became older, I started to realize that it wasn’t learning how to fight that was keeping me safe from the bullies, but it was my confidence brought on by learning to defend myself. It was this same confidence that enabled me to befriend the same bullies that had bothered me but a year before, and realize that they lacked confidence as well. I started to see the same swagger in each step that I took that I saw in my Sensei the first time I laid eyes on him. I become more disciplined and competitive, which allowed me to excel at baseball. However, the best lesson I learned from Tiger Schulmann’s is the non-quitting spirit, because it was something I could apply to everything – and I mean everything – I do. I’ve never felt happier then after a tough kickboxing match and being able to hold my head high because I put everything I had into it, win lose or draw.

The best lesson I learned from Tiger Schulmann’s is the non-quitting spirit, because it was something I could apply to everything

Looking back now at the age of 16, I see only a fraction of the young boy I once was. I used to be extremely shy, and today I dare say I’m one of the most outgoing people I know. The experiences I have from all my classes are something I wish to be able to hold onto forever, much like all the lessons my parents taught me. I hope to eventually one day, be able to show my grandchildren the pictures of me in various tournament fight teams and explain each person, each trophy, each drop of sweat and each ounce of hard work put in by us all. I honestly feel like if I hadn’t gone to Matt’s party that day I would be a completely different person today, and I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way with both my physical and mental training. Without the help of everyone, I don’t know if I could’ve taken it as far as I have. Tiger Schulmann’s has been a life changing encounter for me, and I would recommend its programs and classes to anyone who is willing to take the first step down its lengthy path to success, because in the words of my wise Sensei, it isn’t about reaching the end, but how the end was reached.

-Written by Scott V, 16, who has been training under Sensei Marchand since Aug 31, 2004.

Read More Success Stories @ TSMMA Chalfont

Last Day to Order – Top 7 Reasons to Get your TSMMA School T-Shirt and Hoodie

By Uncategorized No Comments

By: Dax Alexander – TSMMA Manhattan

Last day to Order New TSMMA school t-shirts and hooides is Today 11/15/12! Here are 7 good reasons why you should be hitting the order button right now.

7. Black goes with everything
In today’s fashion-savvy world, it’s important that you convey both a sense of style and originality. Basic black is by far the most trendy of all colors, and it goes with every color, season and occasion. With your school name printed crisply on the back above the TSMMA logo, you’ll be the envy of all fashion-conscious minds.

6. In case you get lost
Let’s say you wake up somewhere with no earthly idea of where you are or how you got there. Well, if you’re wearing your school t-shirt or hoodie, there’s no need to worry. With its clearly legible font and bright white and red logo, you will be instantly recognized as an MMA practitioner who should be somewhere training. Any passerby would point you in the direction of your home Tiger Schulmann school so you can rejoin your brethren and sistren in kickboxing class.

5. Because you have fights to go to
The next few months are going to be spectacular for TSMMA. We have students and instructors with fights coming up, and you’ll need to wear something fancy to these events (See reason #7). Don’t even think about putting on civilian clothes. You’re better than that. The only thing in your wardrobe worthy of said outings is a TSMMA school hoodie and matching t-shirt. They will show your school pride, and that great figure you’ve developed.

4. In case there’s school-vs.-school Kung-Fu battle
Remember those old Kung Fu movies in which rival dojos went to war. Well, wearing your TSMMA school t-shirt or hoodie will show that you’re on team TSMMA along with hundreds of fellow students from all over the Northeast and Florida. No mere kung-fu rival would dare approach you. OK, this one is a personal fantasy of mine and would never happen, but it would be pretty cool.

3. The COC
What has three letters, happens twice a year and is awesome? (Don’t say pie. That doesn’t even make sense.) It’s the COC, silly. Every June and December, students from Tiger Schulmann’s schools come together at the Challenge of Champions (COC). Did you know that the COC is the largest MMA competition in the country? So, the only thing better than wearing your TSMMA shirt at such a prestigious event is wearing one with your school’s name printed on it. So, whether you’re competing, volunteering or going to support others make sure you order yours today so it arrives in time!

2. Because you’re a bad@#$, and everyone should know it
Let’s just call it. You train. You train hard. Whether you’re hitting the bag in beginner kickboxing, sparring or taking it to the ground and grappling, you’re doing some of the most intense exercise ever conceived by humankind. That’s something to be proud of, and there’s nothing like a TSMMA hoodie and t-shirt to tell the world at large that you can handle yourself. Crowds parting as you walk through them would not be unheard of.

1. Assist Sensei Domingo with relief and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy.
Long time Sensei and School Owner Vincent Domingo (TSMMA Garden City) and his family were greatly impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. Residing in Massapequa, NY, the Domingo family experienced 5 feet of sewage water and falling trees destroying their house, car, and all personal belongings. Sensei and his family have only the clothes on their back. Tigear will be donating a portion of the proceeds on all orders of Custom-Printed School Uniform Tees, Pullover Hoodies, and Zip Jackets to Sensei Domingo and his family.

 

Did I mention that the hoodie has a zip-up version?

Stop reading. Go order. Then go train!

TSMMA Eatontown Student Discovers Fountain of Youth Through Self Defense Program

By Current News No Comments

“Since joining Tiger Schulmann’s I have had people remark that I looked younger then my age and asked if I had done something with myself because I looked better.” – Bob Grandcolas

BY: TSMMA Eatontown

My job occasionally takes me to some rather unsavory neighborhoods but I have been lucky to have had very few incidents over a 34 year career. Two years ago I was in one of those bad neighborhoods – behind the Port authority bus terminal in NYC when a strange man began to yell crazily and wildly took a swing at me. I ducked but he clipped my ear and then he took off up the street. This incident really bothered me and I told a friend about it. My friend knew someone who had joined Tiger Schulmann’s who loved it. I had been thinking of joining a Tiger Schulmann’s that had recently opened near my home. I decided right then to join and am very glad I did.

I am a person who normally gets very bored by exercise which I usually find to be very repetitive and mind numbing. Tiger is the only exercise program that I have ever tried that holds my interest and I’m never bored. Tigers’ program requires you to use your physical body along with developing good memorization and mental strategies. There is also a good atmosphere of safety, respect and comradeship that develops between the students. I found that the students all push each other to do better in a friendly way. The training is combination of group exercise, while developing defensive and kickboxing skills along with personal attention from a highly experienced professional trainer.

“Tiger Schulmann’s is the only exercise program that I have ever tried that holds my interest and I’m never bored.”

When I first began at tiger – I was stiff, short of breath and the workouts seemed tough – I realized right away that I had gradually gotten out of shape. But I was interested and determined and always felt better after each class. Two years later I am keeping up with students who are many years younger than myself, I’m far less stiff and seldom lose my breath. For me the changes were barely noticeable because they were gradual but allot of other folks began to notice and have commented on the changes. Since joining Tiger I have had people remark that I looked younger then my age and asked if I had done something with myself because I looked better. I tell them that I have done nothing different in my life but kickboxing at Tiger Schulmann’s of Eatontown.

“My guess is that I will never need to use my new defensive skills because I doubt that I put out “the easy target” vibe anymore.

Working out at Tiger has given me numerous benefits besides being stronger and learning how to properly defend myself. I stand straighter and am no longer slump shouldered. I am not easily winded. I feel more confidence and life seems a little more valuable. My guess is that I will never need to use my new defensive skills because I doubt that I put out “the easy target” vibe anymore. Tiger Schulmann’s suits my life style, I’m in better condition than I have been in years, I feel more confident and now have some very good kickboxing skills. Instructors James Tresca & Jose  Villanueva are great guys always push me to train hard and stay consistent and if miss class witch seldom do because of my work schedule I will always get that phone call from them motivating me to get back saying I know were you live Sensei Tresca tells me I will come pick you up if you forgot how to get hear pal. Then when I do Sensei V always gives me a great class and says nice to see you Bob. Thanks guys I am really enjoying myself.

– Bob Grandcolas

Read more Success Stories @ TSMMA Eatontown

HELP TIGER SCHULMANN’S MMA FAMILY REBUILD FROM HURRICANE SANDY

By Current News No Comments

TSMMA & Tigear Fundraiser to help Sensei Domingo and his family


Long time Sensei and School Owner Vincent Domingo (TSMMA Garden City) and his family were greatly impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. Residing in Massapequa, NY, the Domingo family experienced 5 feet of sewage water and falling trees destroying their house, car, and all personal belongings. Sensei and his family have only the clothes on their back. Local family of Sensei Domingo also sustained major property damage, leaving him with slim options for temporary housing.

On behalf of Sensei Domingo and his family, Tiger Schulmann’s MMA is accepting donations to assist Sensei in rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction. Any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated and can be anonymous. Checks should be made out to Vincent Domingo and mailed to:

Tiger Schulmann’s MMA HQ
Attn: Vincent Domingo
485 Boulevard
Elmwood Park, NJ, 07407

Or Checks can be mailed and cash can be dropped off to:

Tiger Schulmann’s Garden City
650 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY, 11530

Tigear has also joined the efforts to assist Sensei Domingo and family rebuild from the storm. Tigear will be donating a portion of the proceeds on orders of Custom-Printed School Uniform Tees, Pullover Hoodies, and Zip Jackets. The deadline to order custom school apparel has been extended to this coming Thurs, Nov. 15th. This is a great way to support the cause and show school spirit. Visit Tigear @ Tigear.com.

 

Sincerely,
Tiger Schulmann’s MMA HQ