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December 2014

How can a Black Belt Get Bullied?

By TSMMA Feasterville No Comments

Every parent fears the thought of their child coming home from school with a Black Eye, but how bad would you feel if that child held a Black Belt.

I was the victim of bullying as a kid. I had a big mouth and little self-confidence, a brutal combination for a middle school-er. The confidence that was robbed from me by bullying took a toll on me socially, caused my grades to plummet, and affected nearly every aspect of my life.

It wasn’t until my late twenties that I really started to confront some of those issues and be able to overcome them.

A large part of that was due to my involvement in Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts.

So it pained me a few weeks ago when I heard the story of an 11 year old boy from one of my fellow instructors.

Bully Shield Black Belt

Joshu Shane Baker has over 20 years of training with Tiger Schulmann’s. He shares proven Bully Shield tactics with kids and parents at a free seminar.

 

Tiger Schulmann’s was providing a free Bully Shield seminar for local parents and at one of our locations a young boy showed up who really needed what was being taught. As my peer shared the story, the kid in question kept moving closer and closer to the front of the room, continually raising his hand to share how he had fallen victim to all the various forms of bullying that were being covered in the seminar. From the testing phase of being bossed around, to being called names, harrassed in the hallways and bathrooms all the way to blatant physical bullying.

The Sensei leading the seminar related how as the young boy began to share his story their wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

In the immortal words of Paul Harvey, now for the rest of the story:

The young 11 year old holds a Black Belt from the second largest martial arts organization in the Philadelphia area. With schools throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and South Jersey they have a very recognizable logo that adorns the windshields of many local vehicles.

What they don’t have is a reputation for teaching student how to actually defend themselves. The 11 year old’s story is unfortunately not unique. Many martial arts schools have built their business on marketing and fancy presentation. It looks really cool when your child can twirl a bo staff, or swing nunchukus in a prepared “kata” with 11 other kids.

A Tiger Schulmann’s Black Belt Will Never Be Bullied

Unfortunately that remnant of Karate from five centuries ago does nothing for a kid being bullied in the school bathroom or on the back of the bus. Nor is it a true reflection of that which Karate was originally intended.

Bully Shield Black Belt

Tiger Schulmann’s curriculum prepares students for real world situations like if a Bully is sitting on top of you.

 

Tiger Schulmann’s has cemented their reputation by providing the highest quality of training for your children. While our competitors instructors are out flyering their local supermarkets, gyms and superstores, we are training to make sure our curriculum is the best. Each instructor is required to make a trip to Elmwood Park, New Jersey twice a week for ongoing training directly under Tiger Schulmann.

Our level of professionalism allows us to offer six hours of classes a day for six days a week. Each instructor is required to follow the curriculum developed by Tiger Schulmann and his brother Ron Schulmann. Those two have over 40 years experience in martial arts each and have run the most successful organization in the world since they opened in 1984.

You will never hear a story of a Tiger Schulmann’s Black Belt being bullied. That’s because we do not sell black belts. Paying for training does not earn you the right to get a new belt. Instead we have a strict standard at each belt level for technique, strength and discipline. While you may hear stories from parents who feel their child hasn’t been promoted fast enough, you will never hear of a child whose parents feel he was given a belt too fast.

We also require our students to prove they can stand up for themselves by participating in sparring and close range defense classes that closely resemble what an actual bullying situation would look like.

Students are placed into those classes at the proper time by instructors with an average of 15 years teaching experience. They are not “thrown to the wolves”, but rather taught slowly and helped by more experienced students to face their fears, rather than avoid them. This builds the self-confidence needed to confront a bully.

When you are looking for a martial arts school for your child choose wisely. A flyer in your kids backpack may look cool, but understand what you actually want from their training. A true martial arts school should be the perfect union of self-discipline and self-defense. Your child will learn focus, perseverance and a positive attitude all while gaining the real self-defense skills to stop bullying dead in its tracks.

That is what has made Tiger Schulmann’s the place for martial arts training for the last three decades. While cheaper substitutes pop up all the time, their is a reason no other school has come close to providing the level of instruction TSMMA is known for!

Call your nearest Tiger Schulmann’s with schools serving Abington, Bensalem, Chalfont, Cherry Hill,Feasterville, Holland, Philadelphia, Willow Grove, and your local community. You can also register online for a FREE Trial Class and see what has made TSMMA number one.

Where do kids learn the Confidence and Focus they need to Achieve at School?

By TSMMA Wayne No Comments

A child lacking Confidence can be very disheartening to a parent.  The symptoms start out as simple shyness.  As many children continue along life with this lack of confidence it may become so much more.  Such as a lack of willingness to participate in activities or sports, being a target of bullies, or even becoming introverted and depressed.

As parents you may enroll your kids in many sports and activities, not mention requiring them to attend school. Your children will be required to focus and pay attention to the instructions they are given in all their classes, activities and these sports. They will be expected to have the confidence to raise their hands and be a good participant. They will be expected to have enough self-control to keep their hands to themselves and not disturb others. They will be expected to know how to deal with bullies in school or with cyber bullying. They will be expected to handle and deal with more things that they can truly handle all at once.

Who will teach them how to focus, how to pay attention, how to be confident enough to participate without fear, how to deal with bullies, peer pressure, and cyber bullying?

As a parent you do everything it takes to help educate your children, but everyone can use a little help. At Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts that is exactly what we do!!!  Teach children how to focus so they can listen to their teachers at school and not get easily distracted by others to help improve their performance and their grades.

Kids Martial Arts builds confidence

Kids Will Become More Confident When They Learn Self Defense

 

We enjoy helping children to learn how to have great self-discipline so they never give up on themselves with anything at school or with other sports. We instill confidence through learning the best self-defense methods in a happy and safe environment. We discuss bully prevention and peer pressure in our classes to help kids have an outlet to learn and to feel free to speak without ridicule.

Kids MArtial Arts also provides confidence

Flexibility is just aspect of a child being physically fit

Training in Martial Arts is the answer. Our school teaches the essential skills to help build a person’s character so they can succeed and achieve in school and other activities. Every one of our Instructors at Tiger Schulmann’s practices what they preach, consistent training to stay fit, keep up on all the latest techniques, discuss and learn new teaching principles and concepts.   It is our personal goal to help children achieve, build confidence and succeed in school and other activities.

Kids Martial Arts will teach your child disicpline

Constant Practice Makes Kids Amazing at Their Techniques

 

Call Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Wayne NJ at (973)694-3495 and get your child the Confidence they need and deserve!

The Wayne martial arts 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.

www.WayneMixedMartialArts.com

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Women’s Kickboxing Prepares Ladies for Holiday Shopping

By TSMMA Wayne No Comments

Women’s kickboxing classes not only teach self defense and get ladies prepared for late night shopping but also gets kickboxers in amazing shape.  Everyone knows that kickboxing is a great workout.  The way kickboxing classes are taught at Tiger Schulmann’s MMA, however, it also teaches real self defense.

Women's Kickboxing will teach self defense and get you in shape

Understand Awareness and Practice Self Defense

Every class, in addition to women’s kickboxing burning over 800 calories per hour, also teaches the proper techniques and breaks down the concepts of authentic kickboxing and self defense.  This is especially important this time of year with more and more people out late shopping and carrying multiple packages back to their cars.  Women should always be aware of their surroundings and be able to defend themselves.  The holiday season is one of those times of the year when it is even more important.

Women's Kickboxing classes

Women’s Safety is the topic

So to combat light night shopping and to arm women with the ability to be more aware and learn a little self defense Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts is holding it’s annual WomanSafe, Personal Safety and Self Defense Seminar on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 7:00pm.  The first part of his two part seminar will educate women on motives of assault, statistics of violent crimes against women and domestic violence. The second part is a hands on self defense class breaking down a few important concepts and techniques. Not to mention a fun women’s kickboxing class getting the heart rate up!

women's kickboxing teaches real life self defense

Real Life Women’s Kicboxing

When a woman learns the vulnerable areas of her body and how to protect them, and understands the best natural weapons she possesses to use for self defense she becomes empowered.  One women’s kickboxing class won’t turn anyone into an unbeatable warrior, but it will point out what needs to be protected and how to do it.

Don’t miss this once a year seminar that also can introduce you to the best workout you’ve ever tried, Women’s Kickboxing!

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

 

Reservations are Required and Space is Limited.

Women's kickboxing is just the tip of the iceberg

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

The Wayne Tiger Schulmann’s 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 for the best in

Women’s Kickboxing at (973)694-3495

www.WayneMixedMartialArts.com

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Women’s Safety is the Topic at WomanSafe Seminar

By TSMMA Wayne No Comments

Seminar focuses on Women’s Safety to prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season.

Do you shop alone at night? Where do you park?  Do you notice the color of the car next to you? Are you fumbling for keys with too many bags weighing you down upon returning to your car?  Do you check the back seat before you get in?  Are you aware of your surroundings?

Women's Safety and Women's Kickboxing are the topic of discussions

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

These are just a few of the points touched upon at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts WomenSafe Seminar, self defense and women’s safety presentation.  A two part lecture and hand’s on self defense class.

women's safety the topic of conversation

Everyday People Learning Self Defense

Women’s Safety has taken a forefront in today’s society, with hoodlum “knockout” games being played by delinquent teenagers, and the ever present assailant on the loose.  Women who know how to defend themselves are 80% more likely to fend off an attack and recover quicker from injuries sustained, emotionally and physically.

Women's Safety is the topic at WomanSafe Seminar

Understand Awareness and Practice Self Defense

The women who attend the seminar all receive important tips on awareness, women’s safety, and get  a free trial of kickboxing classes.  Not only will these classes teach realistic self defense techniques, but also help to get everyone involved into amazing physical shape.

Women's kickboxing is just the tip of the iceberg

Self Defense and Personal Safety Seminar

Don’t miss this ever important seminar on Women’s Safety and  get started with Women’s Kickboxing call Tiger Schulmann’s of Wayne School at (973)694-3495.

 

Space is Limited and Reservations are Required!

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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