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February 2013

New Tiger Schulmann’s MMA Anti Bullying Commerical

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New Tiger Schulmann’s MMA Anti Bullying Commercial directed by Bobby Razak.

Bullying is a process which develops before it ever leads to physical contact. Tiger Schulmann’s MMA teaches kids to immediately identify the process and instills self-confidence to verbally diffuse bullying when it starts. Most often, bullies lack confidence themselves. Tiger Schulmann’s MMA helps bullies and their victims achieve the self-esteem to avoid bullying altogether, leaving self-defense as the last resort.

Visit http://tsk.com/prevention/ to find a school near you

Dedication and Consistency Key For Student Losing 60lbs

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By: TSMMA Hicksville

This is all due to her consistency and desire to shed weight. Emily DOES NOT MISS CLASS!

People are always looking for ways to get into better shape. Some people try the gym, others try changing their diets, in the end about 90% of the people who start something never finish it. The most common answer you get from people that start an activity or diet and quit is, they were unmotivated or simply lost interest in finishing their goals. It is sad to see how most people live life like a roller coaster. For example, Summer is on its way, nobody wants to look out of shape when its time to go to the beach. Most people go to the gym and ready themselves in order to look good, but as summer comes to and end, that is when people fall off and let go. This is usually a cycle that follows each year. This is a cycle that Emily LaGuardia beat and is still improving on.

The most common answer you get from people that start an activity or diet and quit is, they were unmotivated or simply lost interest in finishing their goals.

Emily came in to take her first kickboxing class, and like most people did not know what to expect. She stepped into the mat gave it her best and by the end of the workout was exhausted. She knew this was what she needed in order to get the results she wanted. The atmosphere, the work out itself, and the amazing motivation that the instructors poured into the class immediately made her sign up. Since then Emily has lost over 60lbs! This is all due to her consistency and desire to shed weight. Emily DOES NOT MISS CLASS! Coming in 3x a week with her mother, they both found an activity they can do together.

She not only lost a great amount of weight through kickboxing, but has learned how to properly defend herself in case she ever needs to.

She is now a High White belt who not only lost a great amount of weight through kickboxing, but has learned how to properly defend herself in case she ever needs to. Keep training hard Emily all of us here at Hicksville TSMMA are proud!

Siblings Benefit from Training Together

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BY: TSMMA Tampa

The Petrie family is unusual in that they don’t have one or two siblings training in MMA, they have three boys training at the same time. The boys have been working out steadily for approximately three years and they all have red belts. The following is an interview with there mom Carla about her boys.

What is it like having three boys training at the same time?

It really is no problem at all. They are always practicing together and trying to work out new moves together.

What has MMA done for each of them?

Aiden has increased his focus and attention span. Myles has become more physically fit. Colin, the youngest, has increased his confidence.

Did any of the boys have problems that the program has helped?

Aiden was diagnosed with ADHD and the doctor had given us two choices medication or martial arts. We of course chose martial arts, and it has worked we didn’t have to put him on medication. The other two followed along and also are receiving the many benefits.

What is your favorite part of class?

I like the sparring during kickboxing because the boys are usually passive. This part of class brings out there aggressive side while still being under control.

What are the boys favorite part of class?

Colin loves the technical part of grappling while Myles loves the submissions. Aiden loves learning anything new.

Why would you recommend TSMMA to other family’s ?

The boys have not only learned to defend themselves and develop self confidence, they learned all about bully prevention. Aiden actually stood up for a kid that was being bullied at school. He would have never done that 3 years ago!

Tiger Schulmann’s MMA teaches Non-Quitting Spirit

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BY TSMMA East Brunswick

The most important thing you learn in my MMA classes is self-discipline!

Whether you are an adult looking for a workout you can stick with or a parent looking to teach your children the value of hard work and determination, Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts is the place to go. Our program offers much more than just MMA. At every age level our classes are taught in a disciplined yet exciting atmosphere.
The most important thing you learn in my MMA classes is self-discipline!

I remember when I first passed by the Tiger Schulmann’s in East Brunswick. It was in 1993. My oldest daughter Brianne was 6 at the time and she was having a tough time in school. Being a martial artist I knew that a little discipline might be just what she needed. I didn’t sign her up at that point. A few weeks later she was attending a friends birthday party at the karate school and I sat and watched as the Sensei interacted with the children. I was immediately impressed and decided to have my daughter try it out. I should tell you that the reason my daughter had such a hard time in school was that she had several learning disabilities, the least of which is ADHD. As good parents my wife and I wanted her to get a good education so she could have any life she wanted.

I should tell you that the reason my daughter had such a hard time in school was that she had several learning disabilities, the least of which is ADHD.

Brianne was not the most coordinated or courageous kid, but she was always eager to please so she tried her best. She made some new friends in the school and took a shine to her Sensei. Through her mixed martial arts classes she not only learned self-defense, she also learned to be mentally tough and never give up on herself. Having a non-quitting spirit would be paramount for the rest of her school career.

Through her mixed martial arts classes she not only learned self-defense, she also learned to be mentally tough and never give up on herself.

Due to her learning disabilities she had a very hard time in school. Each year we would have a meeting with our child study team where they would decide her annual individual education plan. From her experience at Tiger Schulmann’s she always tried her best in spite of her learning problems. I always knew she was learning discipline in class but it was hard to tell how much until she hit middle school. It was here that her special education teacher told her she was stupid.

Thanks to Tiger Schulmann’s a little fire was lit under her and made her try harder.

For most kids this would have been the beginning of the end. Thanks to Tiger Schulmann’s a little fire was lit under her and made her try harder. She still had problems in school but overall her experience got a little better. She struggled through the next few years until her junior year in high school. I will never forget the IEP meeting we had that year. My wife was in the hospital, so Brianne and I went without her. As we sat in the meeting, Brianne’s guidance counselor asked her what she wanted to do when she finished high school. She proudly told him that she wanted to go to college and become an elementary school teacher. This was her dream.What he said next made my jaw hit the floor. Dr. Burke told Brianne she should set her sights a little lower because she wasn’t college material. At this point any other kid would have burst into tears. Not my Brianne. She proudly told him that she was going to college because that is what she wanted to do. I was proud of her for speaking her mind and I knew at that point that the non-quitting spirit had stuck. Although Brianne had difficulty in college and took a little extra time, she graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelors degree in Sociology. We couldn’t have been prouder. She is still working on her dream of becoming a teacher and is currently working on her Masters degree.

She is still working on her dream of becoming a teacher and is currently working on her Masters degree.

The moral of the story is that with a non-quitting spirit you can accomplish your dreams regardless of people that tell you that you can’t and limitations that may stand in your way. As well as being a strong individual I am confident that My children can accomplish anything because of Tiger Schulmann’s.

Sensei Andrew Katz

Why Consistency Is So Important For Martial Arts – By TSMMA Student Myron A

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Written By Myron A, – TSMMA Rego Park Student

“If I don’t practice one day, I know it;  two days, the critics know it;  three days, the public knows it.”

– Jascha Heifetz

One of the best feelings in martial arts training is the mastery of a technique.  The ability to perform a strike, a hold, a transition, or a series of movements with precision, speed, grace, and strength after time and time again practicing it, never ever gets old.

In my opinion, it is the art of martial arts.  The best in their field practice hours upon hours to get the basics right – Jerry Seinfeld is known for nurturing a single joke for years;  Christian Bale employs extreme versions of Method acting to live his parts, Michael Jordan practiced his fade-away jumper for months before employing it on the court, and Uriah Hall has practiced his trademark spinning back-hook kick for years, just to name a few.

Each of these instances has led to critical acclaim, and as we saw this past Tuesday, devastating results.

The exact opposite of this is having lost that ability due to a lack of consistent application.  It reminds me of being able to see a wonderful sight, like the cityscape of Istanbul, and having your sight taken away from you.

That may be an extreme example, but that is simply to say that being inconsistent leads to a horrible feeling – one that I’ve experienced on many an occasion.

If I train consistently enough, I find that not only do the basics come to me, but moments of inspiration will occur due to taming those basics.

During my short time training, I’ve been fortunate enough to train with people at many different skill levels.  If I train consistently enough, I find that not only do the basics come to me, but moments of inspiration will occur due to taming those basics.  In those moments of inspiration, new moves occur, and a freedom of thought takes place.  However, when time lapses, and weeks go by without training, even the most basic consistent actions seem difficult.  It is an ebb and flow that I have experienced on many a time.

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It can be something as simple as a 3 punch combination, or speed in kicks.  It can involve transitions and pressure in grappling, or a chain reaction leading to a submission.  It can be improved defense, sharp reflexes, or just that moment where all else is tuned out, and nothing is there but the moves and the situation.

The best barometer for me in determining my consistency has been training 2 hours or more.  If I can do 2-3 hours straight of training and be in good form, then I know my consistency is there.  If not, then…..not.

Life happens.  It has happened to me on many an occasion, be it through school, work, travel, business, injuries, or emergencies.  That has taken me away from my ability to train as often as I like, and each time, it is a Sisyphean task getting back on.  However, once I’m back on, there’s nothing like it, and the art and expression is amazing.”

Myron A. is a student at Tiger Schulmann’s Rego Park in Queens, NY and has been training under Sensei Stine, Sensei DuBose and Joshu Sinaniev for the past couple of years.

Feeling Youthful & Energetic: Exercising

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By: Joshu Billings – TSMMA Princeton

As you get older that energetic feeling you had in your youth starts to go away. After living with this energy for years and beginning to lose it, you want it back. People with high energy levels get more done, have more fun, and enjoy themselves more. There are several ways to feel youthful and energetic without having to take any supplements or drink any of those unhealthy energy drinks.

“After living with this energy for years and beginning to lose it, you want it back.”

One of the best ways and most important ways to stay energetic is by staying in motion. When you feel like you have no energy or feel sluggish, a way to get energy is to move around. When your body is being used and, your heart is elevated your blood flow increases, pumping endorphins into your body. This helps you boost your energy level both physically and mentally. Also strengthening your muscles, most importantly your heart, and making your feel more limber.

“Exercising regularly…. gives you the same energy effect of an energy drink.”

Exercising regularly activates your body to give consistent energy. It has been shown that exercising releases endorphins which can elevate your energy levels. Endorphins will make you feel good and get rid of the sluggish lazy feeling we sometimes have. Exercising your body in multiple ways will be the best way to gain the most energy. This means getting an endurance or cardio with a strength training workout. Doing these different types of workouts will help your body be challenged in various ways making your muscles request different levels of energy during the workout. Blood will flow through your body carrying the endorphins and adrenaline to your muscles and mind.

Exercising engages your mind which will also help with energy levels. Your mind will go into a state of active meditation where all you will be focused on is the exercise. This in turn will help you release the stress you build on a daily basis. Allowing you to feel less drained and more energetic.

“This is a very relaxing way to stretch in which no effort needs to be put into and can be done at anytime.”

Something that will help you feel more youthful is staying flexible. Flexibility is a key part to feeling younger. As you get older your flexibility decreases and your muscles stiffen up, this is a symptom of something called muscular atrophy. Muscular atrophy is a loss of range of motion and flexibility.  Flexibility can be gained back, but it takes time and the proper stretching. To stretch your muscles properly you need both static and dynamic stretching. Static stretching is done when you are staying still, adding tension to your muscles. Yoga would be the primary example of static stretching. This is a very relaxing way to stretch. Unlike static stretching, dynamic stretching comes from movement of your muscles. The consistent contraction and expansion of your muscles through range of motion will increase your flexibility as well. The best way to stretch in this way is by exercising with proper technique.

Being able to achieve that youthful feeling can take some time, but with proper guidance from a professional trainer you will be feeling younger shortly.  Receive the proper guidance by one of our instructors here at Tiger Schulmann’s MMA.