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December 2012

Still Holiday Shopping? Give the Gift that will Change Someone’s Life Forever. Hurry! Special Offer Expires 12/24

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Get a jump on the New Year by trying the fitness program that will change your life forever!

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And learn the valuable life skill of self-defense!

 

 

 

Tiger Schulmann’s Holiday Offer Includes:

o   One Month of Unlimited Classes

o   Orientation Class

o   Official TSMMA Uniform / Training Apparel

o   Training Gloves

 

Don’t wait!  This offer ends Monday, December 24, 2012

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Challenge of Champions 33 Team Champions Announced

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Challenge of Champions 33 – 12/9/12

 

Challenge of Champions Team Champions have now been separated into 3 groups based on student population by school.

Congratulations again to all who competed and represented their school and instructors.

 

Group A

  1. Bay Ridge

  2. Glendale

  3. Bayside

Group A

Group B

  1. Hicksville

  2. Englewood

  3. Wayne

Group B

Group C

  1. Great Neck

  2. Marlboro

  3. Toms River

Group C

Interview with TSMMA Midwood Head Instructor Sean Nolan

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BY: TSMMA Midwood 

Q:Tell us about your TSMMA school – what martial arts program does it specialize in? A: Our school in Midwood is proud to be the newest location for Tiger Schulmann’s – the 47th Tiger Schulmann’s school in our organizations proud history of nearly 30 years.  We specialize in Mixed Martial Arts: MMA incorporates the techniques of Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu into a style that offers the most effective self-defense that can be found anywhere. In addition to self defense, MMA is incredible for building confidence, focus, discipline and physical fitness for all ages.

 

Q: Tell us about your introduction to the Martial Arts – what made you choose this profession or lifestyle?
A: I was introduced to the Martial Arts, particularly boxing, by my uncles and grandfather at 9 years old. I chose to devote my life to the martial arts because it’s an endless pursuit to improve myself and help others.  My own achievements bring me great pride, but helping others achieve brings me a joy that nothing can replace. I always say: “If you want to live a joyful life, help other people”. I’m lucky to be able to do that every day.

 

Q: Why do you train or instruct? What motivates you? What keeps you going?
A: I train to become the best martial artist and person that I can be.  I train because I want to achieve at the highest levels, both on the mat and off. I train because I want to live my life as a doer and not a talker.

 

Q: Are you actively involved in professional competitions? Do you compete in local, state or national level events?
A: I’m not currently competing, but I have competed numerous times across all the disciplines we teach, Kickboxing, Grappling and MMA. I look forward to getting back in the cage again and I’m proud to be a training partner for my brothers and sisters on the Tiger Schulmann’s fight team.

 

Q: Martial Arts for Kids – what is your advice for first time parents who would like to try out Tiger Schulmann’s?
A: We are experts at building strong, confident, self-disciplined kids. I believe with all my heart that this is the best program that parents could ever enroll their children in. It builds a foundation of self-confidence that will impact them in every other thing they do in their lives; whether it be in school, a sport, socially, etc. Confident kids are happy kids and confident kids don’t get bullied.

 

Q: What is your personal favorite style of Martial Arts? Why is it so?
A:  At this point, my favorite style of Martial Arts would have to be MMA, but particularly the aspects of Jiu-Jitsu and ground and pound. The hybrid of Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu and the transitions across those disciplines is endlessly interesting to me.  A recent mantra of mine that I picked up from a fellow Sensei is: “get on top, stay on top”. To be able to strike and submit is the best place to be and that’s been my focus of late.

 

Q: What are your hobbies and interests apart from Martial arts?
A: I love running and cross training. In particular, I enjoy marathon training and adventure races, like the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder series. I’m also a big fan of music and have been playing guitar since the age of 11.  When I’m not training, I’m usually spending time with my family and friends or doing something music related.

 

Read more about Sensei Sean Nolan and TSMMA Midwood

No Challenge Too Great for TSMMA Stamford Student : MMA Training Key to Success

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By:TSMMA Stamford

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Determination, discipline, focus, desire and heart are some of the attributes we associate with our TSMMA fighters. These attributes can also be associated with any Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts student. Sophia Lowenberg has demonstrated these fighter attributes whether training on the mat or playing on the soccer field.

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Determination, discipline, focus, desire and heart are some of the attributes we associate with our TSMMA fighters.

Three years ago at the age of 5 years old, Sophia made Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts history by becoming the youngest student to ever achieve a black belt and the title of Sempai.

Sophia was not your average five-year-old little girl; she is an accomplished Black Belt. When she was home, instead of playing with dolls or watching TV, she pretended she was an instructor and taught a martial arts class, and she practiced her kicks, punches and boxing combinations. While kids ran and played at recess at school, Sophia could be found practicing her push-ups.

Sophia had a goal to be the best, to achieve her goals and dreams of becoming a Sempai.  With this came blood, sweat, tears, desire, focus and heart, as Sensei Nick Demetrius, Head Instructor of TSMMA Stamford, trained Sophia to be strong mentally, and physically from day one of her training

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Sophia had a goal to be the best, to achieve her goals and dreams of becoming a Sempai.

When it was decided that she would be a black belt candidate, he made sure to give her that extra push that she needed. Sensei Demetrius knew what she would be up against, and all the obstacles she would have to overcome, and as her instructor, he wanted to make sure she was prepared.

He accomplished this by having her train with classmates who were older, stronger and bigger. Even when her adorable little eyes would well up with tears, he would push her and make her keep going. He saw the bigger picture that she was learning is a life skill.  She was not only learning how to defend herself, but also in addition, training her mind and body to keep going when her body was ready to give up. All these essential skills would eventually be the key to what made it possible for her to prepare and achieve her goal of becoming a black belt.

Three years later, her strong martial arts foundation and fighter qualities have proven in helping Sophia shine and dominate the soccer fields. Currently, Sophia is playing on with travel soccer team and the premier development team for English Premier team Everton Football Club.

 

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Three years later, her strong martial arts foundation and fighter qualities have proven in helping Sophia shine and dominate the soccer fields.

Currently, at 8 years old, Sophia has walked away with more than just the black belt, which she wears around her waist. She walked away with life skills that have helped her excel in other aspects of her life like education where she applies her focus, discipline and determination to her studies as well as on the soccer field.

Coach John Hall, Sophia’s soccer coach shared his thoughts about Sophia:

 

I have been Sophia’s soccer coach for more than a year, and what I notice about Sophia is she is a very determined player. She was playing up two age groups for travel soccer U9 team when she was 7, and was way more aggressive and determined than everybody else on the team.

Currently, she is now on an U10 team at the age of 8, and still competes physically and mentally with girls who are bigger and stronger. Her mom stated she trains in mixed martial arts and you can certainly see that in her character as a player. If she is hurt or tired she will still continue to give 100%. With this comes agility and balance, her upper body strength and balance are excellent, her marital art training has played an integral part in improving these attributes.  She is my go to player, which I can count on to play a full hour of a soccer game due to her discipline, cardio conditioning as well as her commitment with out any water breaks.

 

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He has taught her to believe in herself, push herself beyond pain, fear of failure as well as always testing herself and raising that bar.

I would like to express my gratitude to Sensei Demetrius for all his time and hard work over the years. His patience and teaching style in training Sophia and is continuing commitment and dedication to her as well as all of his students is a gift.

He has given my daughter a gift that not even, I as a parent could have possibly offered her, which is teaching her self defense which as a female she will always have as a tool should she need to protect herself in the future. But more importantly, he has taught her to believe in herself, push herself beyond pain, fear of failure as well as always testing herself and raising that bar. One of the qualities many people comment on is there is not anything she can’t do, especially if she challenged.  She will show you she can accomplish anything by raising her bar and game to meet whatever obstacles is in her way to achieving her goals.

 

For that I will always be grateful to Sensei Demetrius for what he has done for my little girl.

42 Year Old TSMMA Bayridge Student Transforms Body Kickboxing

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By: TSMMA Bayridge

My name is Juan Dominguez, and I am going to tell you about my success story to a healthier life.  How did I get to Tiger? I was not feeling well, I went to the Doctor and my results weren’t good.  I had high cholesterol, not only was I unhealthy but most importantly I was NOT happy with the way I looked. I had to Have a life change, starting with my diet and exercise.

I had to have a life change, starting with my diet and exercise.

When I told a friend of mine the results of the doctor, he suggested I should go to Tiger Schulmann’s MMA because it would be a positive experience.  At first it was challenging due to my lack of conditioning, and the difficulties my weight posed. At first I only went twice a week, but the more I went, the more motivated I felt. I started seeing results, and the weight started coming off.  It was life changing, my habits changed, and with them everything else.  I stopped drinking, started eating healthier, I learned to be disciplined with my training and with my life.

It was life changing, my habits changed, and with them everything else.  I stopped drinking, started eating healthier, I learned to be disciplined with my training and with my life.

Today training has become a necessity, Tiger Schulmann’s Has Become a way of life and a family. You too can feel the care and support that both my classmates and Instructors give me.  Special thanks to my instructors Sensei Levy, Tyrone and my good friend Marco Lara.

Today training has become a necessity, Tiger Schulmann’s Has Become a way of life and a family.

Read more success stories @ TSMMA Bayridge