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Joshu Mike Trizano Promoted To Sensei

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Congratulations to Mike Trizano for earning his promotion to Sensei! 

Mike’s Start

Mike “The Lone Wolf” Trizano started his training with Tiger Schulmann’s in Summer of 2009. At 17, he always a decent athlete who loved football and baseball, but his Dad said he didn’t have faith in his discipline and reluctantly signed him up. At first, his father didn’t want to pay; he was convinced Mike would quit in 3 months. Fueled by his father’s doubts and motivated by the team around him. Mike’s natural raw talent and newly designed training began to catch the eyes of Sensei Shawn Rapoport.

Mike’s Love For Fighting

Mike was encouraged by Sensei Rapoport to begin teaching  around 2011. His schedule was part time because he was going to college. After a few semesters the two sat down together and he said he spoke to his parents and they earned their support to focus on his career in the MMA on one condition, his promise to push himself to  “go all the way”!  Started fighting in summer of 2012. There was never had to worry about his conditioning or weight, he always was ate right, kept to his program and would training on his own until he was the last one in the gym.

The Lone Wolf’s Success In The Ring

In 2014, Earned his black belt and became head instructor in Nanuet, and since 2015 has been the head instructor in Paramus while pursuing a professional fighting career.  As a professional, Mike has an undefeated record in UFC, and was recently crowned the lightweight champion of The Ultimate Fighter 27.

Nissim Levy & Lyman Good Promoted To 3rd-Degree Sensei

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Congratulations to Sensei Levy & Good on earning their promotion! 

Nissim Levy and Lyman Good posing with Shihan ShulmannnThe Story of Nissam

Nissim Levy was a kid on the wrong path. He would get into fights at school, small trouble in the neighborhood  and his future wasn’t looking good. His reputation preceded him. He was a tough kid, but a good kid; everyone who knew him loved him. When he came into the gym for the first time, it was clear that he was a natural. He listened, he learned and most importantly he brought his own method for things, but they worked for him.

After a few years of training, Nissim made a decision to enter the Daily News Golden Gloves with little to no experience in boxing. It was his first major amateur fight and he made it all the way to the finals under the lights in Madison Square Garden losing a very close decision and finishing with the Silver Gloves.

Lyman Good recieving his 3rd degree sensei promotion

Lyman’s Story

Lyman Good joined Tiger Schulmann’s the same year Nissim did. He was a 19 year old skinny kid who walked in the first day to a trial class that his Mom bought him for his birthday. Coincidentally he was paired up with Nissim and the two became fast friends. Through Nissim’s training and Lyman’s hard work it was only a matter of time before Lyman ascending from student to helper to instructor. He was strongly built, a natural fighter; disciplined, strong and tough.

Lyman won his first few professional MMA fights and then entered the Bellator world championship tournament and became the first Bellator Welterweight World Champion. Today Lyman continues to grow as a teacher and as a fighter. He continues to pursue his dream of becoming a UFC Champion

Lyman and Nissim Together

Lyman and Nissim are the ‘watchdogs’ of the Manhattan school. There are plenty of stories from their humble beginnings training together to their amazing accomplishments both on the mat and inside the ring. They are loyal to a fault; and have turned from young teenagers to strong, respectful honorable men. Congratulations

Matt Castillo Earns Sensei Promotion

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Congratulations to Matt Castillo on his promotion to Sensei! 

Sensei’s Beginning

Matt is a great example of growth within the Tiger Schulmann’s family. He originally came in to spar on weekends,  with little boxing experience and quickly saw that TSMA was a perfect fit for him. 

At one point he in his life he was dealing with a lot of  adversity, both personally and with his family. He felt he should be farther along in his  career path as for someone his age. He continued his training but left to work in automotive finance, but quickly saw what working in a different environment was like and realized TSMA was his calling so he came back  and threw himself into it 100%.

Sensei Matt Castillo receiving promotion from Tiger Schulmann at Tiger Schulmann's Bayside location.

The Path To Sensei

Matt is extremely personable and well liked throughout the organization. We all know Matt to be a tough and talented martial artist. Throughout his journey from student to school owner he always kept up with his training, despite many injuries. He served as one of Lyman’s partners helping him get ready for his fights and his test for black belt was long and difficult but he rose to the occasion.

Matt has created an amazing environment in his school. The school is disciplined, professional, well organized and above all like a family. His students rave about him. He has begun to turn out some very dedicated and talented students who he is mentoring to be instructors and competitors. His school has been very successful in the COC placing in his schools division in the team competition in the last tournament and producing a winner in the last 90 day challenge.

Taking Over Huntington

When he first took over our Huntington school it was quite a struggle and there were times when he was doubtful and worried about the future, believe me we had many long conversations about the path he was on, but he never let those negative thoughts hold him back.  Matt epitomizes the non quitting spirit and provides an excellent example for us all of what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication.

A sensei is a teacher, role model, mentor, guru and leader by example. Matt is all of those things and more. He truly deserves the title.  

Fight Like a Girl – A Short Film by Jillian Rivera

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“Fight Like a Girl” is a short 5-minute documentary about how several women in the organization use martial arts as a form of empowerment and as an escape from sexual assault.

These women include Sensei Munah Holland (TSMA North Plainfield), Nicole Tuminski (TSMA Englewood), Naima El Jaouhari (TSMA Chelsea), Lauren Fish (TSMA New Windsor), Sophia Mirabella (TSMA Chelsea), Kim Ansaldo (TSMA Chelsea), Danielle Harrington (TSMA Princeton), and the director herself, Jillian “Grizzly” Rivera (TSMA Yonkers).

In the film, the women discuss why they chose martial arts, and how it has helped them in life. They disclose personal experiences with sexual assault and abuse, and how they encourage women everywhere to take action and stand up for themselves with martial arts.

A little foreward from the Director, Jillian Rivera

I chose to make this film because as I am getting older and becoming more aware of the world, I am noticing that how no matter how much you hope and pray, not everyone will be treated equally. And we cannot control the way other people want to treat us. However, we can control how we react to those people, how we feel about ourselves, and how we demand to be treated with respect.

Throughout my years of training in this organization, I have met so many hardworking and confident women who I look up to. I wanted to talk to them personally (and with a camera, no big deal) about their own life experiences with sexual assault, and how they deal with it, since it is a topic that has had a lot of attention, lately.

I learned so many things about these women that I had never known. Coming from different backgrounds, they all had different stories, but the one thing that they all had in common was that they have experienced harassment, discrimination, assault, and/or abuse because of their gender.

Once they all started training at Tiger Schulmann’s, they felt liberated and confident knowing that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to defend themselves.

When “Fight Like a Girl” was screened at my school, Fordham University, all I could think was, “Who knows how many people in this very room are going through the same exact thing right now?” I got goosebumps. This is why I wanted to create this film. I wanted to let those people know that they are not alone.

I want to help put an end to the battle of the sexes, and will fight for the equality of all genders, races, religions, etc. I created this film for women everywhere. I want every woman and young girl to see this film and feel empowered, knowing that they have the ability to fight back and stand up for themselves. No more feeling like a victim or a potential victim. It’s time to take action.

Who is the Jillian Rivera?

Jillian “Grizzly” Rivera started Tiger Schulmann’s at five years old, because her parents wanted her to learn how to defend herself. They knew that being a female in today’s society was risky, and that she would eventually be a target for assault and discrimination. She worked her way up in the ranks, and excelled quickly in the sport. Not only did she excel in martial arts, but she also excelled in her schoolwork, piano lessons, and other sports.

With her experience in martial arts, Jillian has developed the confidence to try new things, and the self-discipline to not quit when things get difficult. Martial arts taught her to be a perfectionist, and to always try her best. She is now a 1st degree black belt, and an amateur fighter with a record of 1-0.

‘Grizzly’ got her nickname from Shihan Tirelli in Yonkers, because she is a very soft-spoken and polite young lady, but once she gets on the mat to fight, she’ll maul you like a Grizzly bear.

Jillian will be stepping  out of her comfort zone of being barefoot and sweaty on the mat, and on May 11, she will be competing for the title of Miss Teen New York Earth USA at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

Congratulations to our New Black Belts – 11/08/2015 – Elmwood Park, NJ

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Black Belts – 011/08/2015 – Elmwood Park, NJ

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Jr Black Belt 15 y/o & under

School Last Name First Name Degree

ASTORIA Mirabella Sophia 1ST
BAY RIDGE Cruz Pedro 1ST
BAY RIDGE Cuautle Jessica 1ST
BAY RIDGE Rios Giovanni 1ST
BETHLEHEM Nemetz Owen 1ST
BRICK Dippolito Julian 1ST
CHALFONT Moskowitz Jack 1ST
GRAMERCY Diaco Devon 1ST
MANHASSET Sheinman Dean 1ST
MORRIS PLAINS Johnson James 1ST
SOUTH PLAINFIELD Patel Arjun 1ST
STAMFORD Yap Samantha 1ST
STATEN ISLAND Delaney Dean 1ST
STATEN ISLAND Klauber Sam 1ST

Black Belt 16 y/o & up

School Last Name First Name Degree

BAY RIDGE Tennyson Colin 1ST
BETHLEHEM McNamee Lawrance 1ST
BETHLEHEM Mooring Liz 1ST
BRICK Franceschini Erika 1ST
CHELSEA Vides Juan 1ST
STAMFORD Visi Dana 1ST
VAILS GATE Encke John 1ST

Tiger Schulmann’s – Kids Martial Arts Commercial – Lights Out

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This is the third installment in the “Nothing Else is Tiger Schulmann’s” kids martial arts commercial series. This commercial focuses on a bullying situation that kids often face. Almost all children face a form verbal bullying, in this particular case someone is starting rumors about a young girl.  Verbal bullying is usually the first step in bullying, the bully tests the waters to see what they can get away with. This form of exclusion can be devastating for a child. It can make them feel isolated and alone. If a child is confident, these words roll off their back and kids who are confident usually aren’t a target. Tiger Schulmann’s teaches that confidence from day one.

kids martial artsNow, this commercial is not putting down singing lessons. Instead it offers a version of events where vocal lessons are just not applicable. Vocal lessons while fun and enriching don’t offer the confidence that Tiger Schulmann’s delivers. Should a child ever find themselves in this situation, you want to arm them with the right tools to nip this right in the bud. Self Defense + Discipline = Self Confidence, this is simple formula is key to the Tiger Schulmann’s kids martial arts program. We excel at teaching children the necessary techniques to defend themselves in a real life situation. We focus on the essential self-discipline skills needed to achieve in school, sports, and across all areas of life. Don’t you want your kids to be free from this form of intimidation?… Nothing else is Tiger Schulmann’s

Nothing Else Is Tiger Schulmann’s

“Nothing Else is Tiger Schulmann’s” when it comes to offering a proven kids martial arts program. With over 30 years experience, the Tiger Schulmann’s organization has carefully crafted this program to effectively meet the life skill needs of kids. The kids martial arts classes are safe, fun, and can positively impact a kid for the rest of their lives.

Find a Tiger Schulmann’s kid’s martial arts location nearest you.

For more information on Tiger schulmann’s Bully prevention – click here

Tiger Schulmann’s – Kids Martial Arts Commercial – The Ponytail

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The second installment in the “Nothing Else is Tiger Schulmann’s” kids martial arts commercial series focuses on a typical bullying scenario among young girls either after school or during recess. While both ballet and dance are highly respectable forms of art, offering a number of benefits and skills for children, should a child find themselves in a bullying situation, these skills may not aid in the child’s overall confidence. Self Defense + Discipline = Self Confidence. The Tiger Schulmann’s kids martial arts program excels at teaching children the necessary techniques to defend themselves in real life situations as well as focusing on the essential self-discipline skills needed to achieve in school, sports, and across all areas of life. The coupling of these life skills (Self Defense and Self Discipline) has proven to lead to confident children, free of physical intimidation.

Nothing Else Is Tiger Schulmann’s

“Nothing Else is Tiger Schulmann’s” when it comes to offering a proven kids martial arts program. With over 30 years experience, the Tiger Schulmann’s organization has carefully crafted this program to effectively meet the life skill needs of kids. The kids martial arts classes are safe, fun, and can positively impact a kid for the rest of their lives.

Find a Tiger Schulmann’s kid’s martial arts location nearest you.

For more information on Tiger schulmann’s Bully prevention – click here

Tiger Schulmann’s – Kids Martial Arts Commercial – The Playground

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This summer over 80 Tiger Schulmann’s students participated in the filming of a new kids martial arts commercial series. These new commercials will be airing regularly on TV for the 2015 back to school season.

The Best Martial Arts for Kids program around!

The main focus of these commercials is “Nothing Else is Tiger Schulmann’s”. It’s a pretty cool and relatable concept to convey the message that Tiger Schulmann’s simply is the best martial arts for kids program around… period! While other after school programs may benefit kids in certain areas, such as singing, dance, and piano, these programs don’t deliver the skills necessary for real world situations that kids face every day. Bullying is a real threat to every child. Standing up for themselves is the only thing to stop bullying dead in its tracks. To simply put it, there are plenty of after school activities for kids… but Nothing Else is Tiger Schulmann’s!

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Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts

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Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts

There are many advantages of practicing martial arts, both mental and physical! Below, we take a closer look at the benefits of Mixed Martial Arts:

Easy to follow

One major downside to joining a gym is that you may not know what to do. It can be both intimidating and dangerous. Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts program, on the other hand, offers the structure you need to reach your fitness goals and stay motivated. The environment is safe and you are instructed at a pace which is challenging, but not beyond your abilities.

Great exercise

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of US adults are obese. Significant, long-term weight loss cannot be achieved through change in diet alone. Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts program builds lean muscle while keeping your heart and lungs healthy too.

Fun

One of the most important benefits of Mixed Martial Arts is that it’s enjoyable! If you’re not having fun while you exercise, you probably won’t stick to it. Where fitness club workouts become the same old routine, Tiger Schulmann’s classes are exciting; you’ll find yourself wanting to come back for more!

Stress relief

During the day, we all build levels of stress need a release. In a recent survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, 49 percent of people reported having a “major stressful event or experience” within the past year. What’s more, they responded to stress in unhealthy ways – like sleeping less and eating more. Practicing Mixed Martial Arts is a healthy way to relieve stress, no matter your age.

Boosted confidence

Most of us could use a little more confidence. Working out, in itself, has been proven to improve confidence, thanks to both releasing endorphins and seeing results. What makes Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts programs unique? Our instructors instill confidence-building values, like working hard and never giving up.

The benefits of Mixed Martial Arts are endless. To learn more about Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts program, dial (800) 528-4437 today. Don’t forget to connect with us on social media! We’re LIVE on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube, and update our pages regularly with the latest Tiger Schulmann’s news and MMA tips!

Tiger Schulmann’s: About Us!

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About Tiger Schulmann's

Founded by Tiger Schulmann himself, we first began offering a variety of martial arts classes to men, women and children of all ages in 1984. The primary focus was karate, but with kickboxing and mixed martial arts added in. After achieving great success in his personal life, Tiger devoted himself to giving back by teaching others about the art that he had so thoroughly mastered. As a result, we made providing top of the line training our number one priority, and designed several different programs that would help each participant build confidence, achieve great levels of physical fitness and develop a solid foundation that carries them through life.

With 48 locations throughout the East Coast, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida, we welcome individuals of all skill levels to partake in our programs. For children, we have created an environment that teaches self-discipline and how to set and achieve goals while offering them the opportunity to experience what it feels like to develop a great sense of accomplishment. For adults, we focus on physical fitness by introducing them to strategic routines and techniques that improve strength, flexibility, endurance and more.

At our various locations, programs include (but are not limited to), kickboxing, mixed martial arts and kid’s karate. Regardless of which program you choose, we are confident that you will feel more confident, fit and accomplished than ever before.

For more information about Tiger Schulmann’s and where you can find a location near you, please give us a call at (800) 528-4437 today. Also, don’t forget to connect with us on social media! We’re LIVE on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube, and update our pages regularly with the latest Tiger Schulmann’s news and MMA tips!