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December 2014

Weight Loss: Losing Weight is Easy

By TSMMA Garden City No Comments
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80 pound loss


Let me be the first to say that this is not a success story. Sure I’ve lost some weight but I haven’t reached my goal. I have this image of myself in my head that I aspire to look like. And at this current moment I look more like him, but not like him exactly. I resemble the squishy version of him. Not too long ago I looked like two of him, arm wrestling over whether or not to have a slice of cheese cake. One side would win, then I’d still eat the cake. And all of me would lose.


Weight loss is all about diet, discipline, and vision. You have to eat how this new you eats. Close your eyes and see what they look like. Imagine what they eat at dinner. Then open your eyes and see what’s on your plate and make the corrections. I messed up more times than I care to share because I never fully committed. I would kind’ve commit. I won’t take all the blame and say that I “knew” all the right choices to make and that I “knew” when I was eating something wrong. Thats bs. We’re all human. Every single one of us has habits. If you’ve been out of shape for most of your life, then I’m going to safely assume that you’ve never truly known how to eat properly. I was one of those people that knew to eat more vegetables then would douse them in dressing. I was one of those chubby kids that would order a deli sandwich on a roll with mayo and cheese because it was healthier than McDonalds. You lose weight when you recognize what it is that got you fat or kept you fat in the first place.


 Weight Loss: Train With Someone Better Than You 1

My tip: I like to train with people who rank higher than I do. It’s a natural challenge.

Becoming overweight is linked to bad eating habits and stress. I put myself in a happier space and lost weight. I identified the poor habits that I practiced, changed them and lost weight. The actual process of burning weight is connected to your metabolic rate AND digestion. A lot of the junk that we eat clogs our intestine, slows down our digestion and turns our potential garden of eden insides into a junk yard. I don’t care how nice the car looks, in a junk yard: it’s junk. You’ll lose so much weight the minute you remove extra sweets. Your belt buckle will have to poke through the next hole as you learn to cut your plates in half. Don’t get me started on the benefits of regulating carbs.


Weight Loss: Train With Someone Better Than You 2

My tip: I like to train with someone who is just as passionate or more passionate than I am. This makes the training intense.


It’s not hard to lose weight. It’s hard to break bad habits. These bad habits sabotage our progress. We;ll drag ourselves to the gym, put forth a lot of effort, then erase all that progress within the next few hours, by eating poor meal A. You can workout 5 days a week, drink 2 beers a day, and make no progress. Slight commitment to a diet will result in minimal progress and the lingering frustration of a weight plateau. I lost weight by making small changes. My coffee went from creamy goodness to black. My salads went from ranch sunday’s to healthier blends of spinach, other veggies and meat (trust the meat for most of your flavor). I was never a big soda drinker, but I discovered that my favorite soda (root bear) had 74 mg of sugar in 1 BOTTLE. I was drinking carbonated cake. Know exactly what you are eating. Know exactly how it will affect your progress. Food should be looked at more as fuel and nothing more. What are you trying to do and how can you eat to get there? Identify your emotional state. When all of these areas are in sync, you will become confident and your body will shrink. You’ll poop a lot (I’ve literally finished reading a book that I assigned just for bathroom reading). You’ll sweat more than you know. And as you stay on the correct path your body will shrink into this hidden version of you that was there all along. He/she was hiding in your stomach under that one leaf of spinach you ate. He/she (lets call it Alex) used that spinach leaf as a shield as your insides had a forecast of hail tostitos and mild oreos hurricanes. Alex broke off the stem of that spinach leaf and wielded it as a sword against the ferocious hagen daz snowmen that didn’t have much stamina but were deadly. Ok I’m getting carried away. I apologize.


Your weight loss is up to you. Your journey starts right now. And before some voice comes into your head giving you a hard time let these phrases be the internal bouncer to your healthy night club: You will do it. It’s not hard.


After Weight Loss: Training With Senpai

My tip: I envision success. I am extremely competitive with Senpai Foote, mostly because he bests me in every category. After this training he was sweating. For me that was a small victory.



We always have a choice. This choice is our power. Choose to eat healthy. I mean it. Do whatever you have to do to make the healthy choice over the unhealthy choice. I have literally stood in 7 Eleven, at midnight, with a sugar craving and a Reese’s in my hand, as I (in a low tone) shared some less than favorable words with the Reese’s. Did I curse? Maybe. But did I eat the Reese’s? No. We all have a choice. Make the one’s necessary to fulfill the goal.

Tis the season to get healthy! Try kickboxing !

By TSMMA East Brunswick No Comments

The end of the year is upon us. The holiday season brings many things. Parties at work, parties with friends and family provide a happy calorie filled atmosphere. Most of us today are health conscious and want a way to combat those holiday calories.

Try Kickboxing!

Our kickboxing program here at Tiger Schulmann’s, provides everything a person needs to get in great shape and stay in shape throughout the course of the year. Exciting classes provide the cardiovascular exercise you need, to burn those excess calories. In each class you will burn a minimum of 800 calories. Heavybags provide resistance during training so you will also build lean muscle. You will be more toned and strong. You will love what you see in the mirror. Since you will be building lean muscle, your metabolism will also be increased providing more calories burned, even when you are sitting around doing nothing! We also work on flexibility training in every class so that all of our members feel more youthful and athletic. You also will be less prone to injury so you won’t miss your workouts.

get started in kickboxing for $99


Now is the best time to get started. For only $99 you get your first month of training. You will quickly learn how our kickboxing classes will get you in great shape. It’s so so much fun, the one hour class just flies by. You won’t realize how fast the time goes while you are melting away those unwanted pounds. Kickboxing will help to make you look the way you want to look. You also get a trainer to help you set and achieve your goals. Every kickboxing class instructors will be there to encourage, motivate and train you. It will be easy to consistently work to the best of your ability.

Don’t wait! Your health is the most important posession you have. start kickboxing with us and feel the difference. The first class is always free so you have nothing to lose. Call the school to make an appoint or register for a free kickboxing class right here online!

Tiger Schulmann’s in East Brunswick services the following areas: East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Brunswick, South River, Somerset and Spotswood.

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StrikeZone Kickboxing Results

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December 12th – Flyers Skate Zone
 Voorhees NJ 

Diana Zhivanaj (TSMMA Ramsey) vs Kate Allen (Rami Elite)
130lb limit – Title Fight

Zhivanaj wins via decision – New Strikezone Champion

Matt Ramge (TSMMA Ramsey) vs Eddie Torres (Mission MMA)
154lb limit

Torres wins via decision 

Nik Figueroa (TSMMA Old Bridge) vs John Mure (Strikezone MMA) 168lb limit

Mure wins via decision 

Women’s Kickboxing Seminar Also Teaches Safety in Wayne NJ

By TSMMA Wayne No Comments

For thirty years now, women around the northeast have sat in on Tiger Schulmann’s WomanSafe Seminar to learn about awareness and tips to stay safe.  A two part seminar involving women’s kickboxing and a lecture on safety.

Protection from violence most definitely starts with awareness.  A healthy dose of women’s kickboxing doesn’t hurt though. What better way to protect yourself and loved ones then with the knowledge of knowing how to be more aware of your surroundings and skills to defend yourself if all else fails.

Wednesday, December 10 @ 7pm

Space is limited, please call for reservations

Women's kickboxing and Self defense

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

Women have always been a big part of Tiger Schulmann’s enrollment for decades now, a great way to stay in shape as well as learn women’s kickboxing and real life self defense concepts.  Each year around the holidays the instructors at Tiger Schulmann’s open their schools to the communities for a free Women Safety seminar.  

Profiles of violent perpetrators and tips on awareness as well as a hands on self defense and women’s kickboxing class are brought out during this 90 minute seminar.  The instructor in the Wayne NJ location who teaches this class has also taught a 1,000 member group in Central Park, and appeared on Good Day New York and the Today Show.  Credentials illustrating this seminar is not to be missed!

Women's kickboxing is just the tip of the iceberg

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

After the first part of the seminar, the discussion, is over the group will get on a pair of boxing gloves and learn some authentic women’s kickboxing techniques.  Once the blood is flowing a few close range defense techniques will also be explained and practiced.

There is no short cut to learning self defense, so all participants will also receive a free guest pass for a complimentary trial program at the Wayne Tiger  Schulmann’s location.

Reservations are required as space is limited.  Call 973-694-3495 to reserve your place in this all important seminar.

The Wayne Kickboxing School is conveniently located near Pequannock at 1605 Route 23 South in the Brentwood Shopping Center, with Party City, Chuck E Cheese and directly next door to Modell’s Sporting Goods.

Call Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Wayne NJ at (973)694-3495 for best women’s kickboxing class around.


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Tiger Schulmann’s of Wayne also serves neighboring towns Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Pompton Lakes, Riverdale, Butler, Kinnelon, Little Falls, Totowa, Lincoln Park, Montville, Towaco

Exercise Your Way To Lower Cholesterol With Kickboxing

By TSMMA Feasterville No Comments

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. Adults also know that cholesterol, specifically LDL or low-density lipoprotein, is bad for us. In fact researchers are finding exercise can help lower LDL’s naturally.

Cholesterol was a topic that was born out of our countries middle class. The 1950’s led to higher consumption of meat products. Meat is the source of cholesterol. When Doctor’s saw a huge increase in the number of heart attacks, research showed the link to cholesterol and plaque building in blood vessels. Specifically Doctor’s began to saw it was LDL’s that led to greater risk of heart disease.

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Dr. Amit Khera has researched the specific effect of exercise in lowering cholesterol.


So how do we combat it? By eating less meat? That’s one answer, but avoiding meat adds a different set of issues. For those of us who can eat chicken daily, or love a good steak there are plenty of other options.

When research first began on lowering cholesterol it centered on the effect of dietary changes combined with exercise. So science didn’t have a clear indication of what role exercise alone was playing. Now that has begun to change.


Kickboxing Is An Exercise Program You Won’t Have To Dread


Now that research is being done. And their are a couple of clear ways that exercise helps you to lower LDL’s.

According to a Doctor of Prevantitive Cardiology, working out helps stimulate enzymes that help move LDL’s (bad cholesterol) out of your blood stream and into your liver. Your liver then uses it to help your digestive system or simply gets it out of your body.

LDL’s and HDL’s (good cholesterol) travel through the blood stream on protein particles. Those protein particles if small enough can lodge into the lining of your heart or blood vessels and set up shop. This build up can eventually constrict the flow of blood and lead to heart attacks or stroke. Exercise in fact increases the size of those protein particles. The larger the particles the less likely they are to embed in the lining.

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Exercise helps decrease the chance cholesterol builds up as plaque in your blood vessels.


If you have gotten the bad news that your cholesterol levels are high you have a few options. You can start taking Lipitor or other pharmaceutical options to combat it (which drug companies love because they don’t correct the problem and thus you will keep using them), you can make dietary changes, or you can start a great exercise program.

For 30 years Tiger Schulmann’s has helped adults use Kickboxing to get in great shape and lower their risk of heart disease. The instructors are trained professionals with more than a decade of experience. They also have in depth knowledge of nutrition they share with their students at no additional cost.

Try your first class free and see how the best answer to lowering your cholesterol is learning how to Kickbox.

Bullying in School: What Every Parent Should Know

By TSMMA Wayne No Comments

Are your kids dealing with bullying this school year?

Now that kids are half way through another school year, are yours dealing with bullying?  Is the school “handling” the situation properly?  It is the law in New Jersey that every school offers some type of anti-bully program. This is a great concept on paper but it really depends on what is being taught.  Honestly the only way for bullying to be “handled” is for the victim to stand up for them self.  Period.

Bully Shield helps with bullying

Tiger Schulmann’s curriculum prepares students for real world bully situations

Most schools say there is no bullying or have embraced a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying. What exactly does that mean? Not only does it mean that bullying will not be tolerated, it also means defending yourself against bullying will not be tolerated. The kids are taught that they should ignore the bully or try to befriend them or make them laugh and that they should tell the teacher. We were all in school once and experienced or saw bullying first hand and we know these tactics don’t work. Bullies pick on kids they deem weak and trying to stop bullying using the above methods will only make the victim seem weaker.

What the schools don’t realize and what must be taught is an equal and assertive response to whatever level of aggression the bully is displaying. There are 3 levels of bullying and the appropriate response to each must be learned and followed through on. We must teach our children to stand up for themselves the way we would stand up as adults. This is the only effective way to handle bullying.

Bullying can be stopped if confidence is built

Tiger Schulmann’s will Bully Proof your Child

This sounds easier than it is. It takes confidence to stand up to a bully. One of the main building blocks of confidence is the security that comes with knowing how to defend yourself. Why would someone choose to back down to a bully? Simply because they are afraid that they will get hurt. When you learn to defend yourself you lose that fear and build the confidence to stop anyone from taking advantage of you. This is not only true of kids in school but adults as well. Statistical studies have shown that people who know self defense carry themselves more confidently and are less likely to be harassed or intimidated in the first place.

It all boils down to the fact that the anti-bullying programs in schools are unrealistic and ineffective. The only true way to handle bullies is to stand up for yourself. As a parent ask yourself this question. If a bully just punched your child in the face what would you want them to do? Tiger Schulmann’s students have more confidence than the average kid so they usually don’t get picked on but they have the skills to defend themselves if the need arises.

If you want your child to be safe and have a successful school year

 Call Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Wayne NJ at (973)694-3495


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Resolution Comes Early This Year

By TSMMA Abington No Comments

Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?

It is actually the perfect time to make your resolution to lose weight become a reality. Most American’s put on one pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas and they don’t lose that pound the rest of the year. At Tiger Schulmann’s Kickboxing classes in Abington you can break the mold. 

No need to join a gym for New Year’s in order to reverse the effects of Holiday eating. That won’t work anyway. Instead join a program with 30 years of proven results and get personal instruction every time you walk through the door.

Act Early And Make Your Resolution Work

Sensei James Garzillo has been Kickboxing for twenty years and teaching in Willow Grove and Abington for nearly 15. He is a professional Kickboxer who doubles as a nutritionist (a side benefit you don’t have to pay extra for) and whose best skill is motivating his students.

Kickboxing resolution

Have the most fun you’ve ever had working out while getting the best workout at the same time.


You won’t be stepping into a ring to lace up gloves for a fight. Instead you will burn 800 calories in a one hour 10 Round Workout that will teach you real Self-Defense one step at a time. 

Classes move at your pace, but motivate you to push yourself to your limit. More than 100,000 adults have seen the benefits of Tiger Schulmann’s Kickboxing and all you have to do is google Tiger Schulmann’s Weight Loss to see the results for yourself.

Resolution Kickboxing weight loss

You don’t have to be a kid for Martial Arts to get you in the best shape of your life.


Do not wait for New Years to make your resolution, start right now and you won’t gain any weight this Holiday season. Instead you will drop pounds while gaining the sense of confidence that comes from knowing how to defend yourself.

Call TSMMA Abington today or register online for your Free Trial Class and take advantage of their Holiday Special to get the best deal of the year on training!

Kickboxing to Stay in Shape this Holiday Season

By TSMMA Morris Plains No Comments
The Holidays are right around the corner. Fa
mily , gifts Holiday cheer, and of course FOOD! Lots and lots of food! It might be the most cheerful time of the the year, but its also the time when people gain most of their excess weight. The average American gains between 3 – 5 pounds over the short 5 weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years. If the weight is not lost that can lead to 20 lbs of excess weight in just 4 years!!! Not to mention that between family Get togethers and office parties and gift shopping, how can anyone find the time to workout?


 Simple. Our Beginner Kickboxing Class! Here at Tiger Schulmann’s Morris Plains, you will get a COMPLETE workout. That means you will not only build muscle strength, stamina and toning, work your heart and lungs  with cardio, but also become more flexible! ALL this in one class and ALL this in one just one hour! You will burn over 800 calories and have fun the whole time you do it. Not to mention that kickboxing is a great way to relieve the stress of holiday shopping!


So while most people sit around waiting to the New Year to start working towards  why not get a jump start on 2015! Plus, with our holiday special yo can get started for only $99. Call us at 973-998-8742, or fill out the form above to set up your first free lesson. Class size is limited, so don’t hesitate. Use kickboxing to stay in shape this holiday season, and get a jump start o n your New Years goals now!