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Tiger Schulmann’s In Seaford, New York

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Just about one year ago, we introduced the Tiger Schulmann’s name to Seaford, New York. Though it’s one of our newest locations, we are pleased to say that it is already thriving, attracting a population of students that range in age from 4-65 years old. To date, our most popular classes are kickboxing.

Tiger Schulmann's in Seaford, New YorkIn addition to kickboxing, we also offer close range defense, karate, muay thai and jiu jitsu classes. Furthermore, we have made it a priority to emphasize physical fitness and have integrated an effective physical conditioning program into each of our classes.

Mike Fischetti, owner of Tiger Schulmann’s in Seaford, New York, has been practicing martial arts for 18 years. With such an extensive background of the sport, he is able to educate our students and instructors on the best martial arts strategies and techniques. Additionally, he works to engage with the local community by doing the same – teaching individuals of all ages self defense and how to have self discipline. As he describes it, “the combination of the two creates self confidence,” and that is one of our main goals here at Tiger Schulmann’s.

Upcoming events for Tiger Schulmann’s in Seaford, New York include a summer BBQ and a Bully Prevention Seminar. For more details, call (516) 826-1548.

Whether you are looking for a high cardio workout or are seeking a place for your child to learn the importance of discipline while interacting with other students in a safe and structured setting, we encourage you to check out our Seaford programs. Along with the various other professional, high quality instructors, Mike works day by day to incorporate these principles into our Seaford school, which allows our students to “flourish in a family friendly, positive environment.”

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!

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A Family that Trains Together Benefits Together

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Our 6 year old son and 8 year old daughter were taking Taekwondo at a local school. Our daughter dropped out after receiving 3 belts promotions, our son was getting bored with the curriculum, and frustrated that kids who didn’t deserve belts were getting them. Our son was the first to mention Tiger Schulmann’s and between the TV commercials and driving past the storefront almost every day, he convinced us to allow him to give it a try.  I have to admit that at his first trial we were quite taken back by how physical the class was – much welcome change for him..lots of kicking, punching, learning how to defend yourself.  He LOVED it and we signed him up right away.
“I have to admit that at his first trial we were quite taken back by how physical the class was – much welcome change for him..lots of kicking, punching, learning how to defend yourself.  He LOVED it and we signed him up right away.”
Not too long after, I received an email about the 90 day challenge that started in January 2015.  I forwarded it to my husband (kinda hoping he would say no) and said “Wanna do this with me?”.  I for one, was ready for a change..heading over 200 lbs., no energy and not happy.  We always tried to eat healthy, my husband more than me…I even tried a personal trainer which toned me up a little, but I didn’t get the “you should eat better” message he was trying to tell me.  I would cook at home with lots of butter, fried a lot of foods, we enjoyed eating out, soda/wine/mixed drinks at night.  We decided together, enough was enough and we signed up.
“I had done Weight Watchers before, but this was different.”
Our first class was preceded by an informative meeting with Joshu Fischetti, Alex and the other 90 day challenge participants. I had done Weight Watchers before, but this was different.  I felt like I got hit in the head with a brick learning how badly we were eating, but I wasn’t all that excited about the changes we were going to make. Then came time for “class”… It felt like it was 2 hours long, challenging.. but FUN!  We went in with no idea what the class would be was enlightening and motivating. We really enjoyed learning what I wouldn’t call “Kickboxing” but more Self Defense and ways to protect yourself. After class we went home and emptied our cabinets of all the bad food stuff and made a pact to DO THIS!  We made a list and went food shopping and started prepping meals.  We were more determined every day to make the best eating choices we could. The Facebook page also helped with inspiration and pictures of meals, recipes.. Hey this isn’t so bad!
Our daughter became interested after my husband and I started taking regular classes.  She would have to sit and watch her brother first, then us complete our classes.  Every class she would mimic the moves from her spot in the waiting area and gained confidence in her abilities..she wanted to join too!
“Every class she would mimic the moves from her spot in the waiting area and gained confidence in her abilities..she wanted to join too!”
That’s how it all began for us and only got better because doing this as a family is so motivating in itself – to have that kind of support and knowing you are setting a great example for your kids was just what we needed.  
Working with Joshu Mike Fischetti, and Alex Cintron has been an amazing experience.  From our first meeting we were taken with their candidness and knowledge..not only from a business standpoint but personal as well. They really got to know us and genuinely cared about the journey we were about to take.  They teach us to push ourselves, in both the classes and our life..take that next step, do more than you think you can, get out of your comfort zone. The way they conduct classes for both kids and adults is sincerely motivating, without intimidation, judgement or the feeling that you’re getting punished. This has made a huge impact on the way we conduct ourselves in class and out of class. Joshu and Alex also helped our kids (and us) by speaking to them behind closed doors about their behaviors in school and at home.  Rob, who works with them at the Seaford NY location, has also been a pleasure. He’s so helpful and takes the time to talk to the kids and teach them correct form and positioning. Our kids really respect Joshu Fischetti, Alex and Rob. Our “Classmates” have been awesome as well.. it means a lot how genuine, friendly and welcoming everyone there is.  
“Since completing the 90day challenge, at the age of 45..I am down 25 lbs. I’m so much happier and I finally feel in control of myself and my weight. My husband at 42, has lost over 35 lbs. and looks amazing!”
So here we are…Much better off than we were at the beginning of 2015. Since completing the 90day challenge, at the age of 45..I am down 25 lbs. I’m so much happier and I finally feel in control of myself and my weight. My husband at 42, has lost over 35 lbs. and looks amazing!  We have so much more energy and stamina, a renewed approach to eating/drinking and truly enjoying life! We all look forward to our classes and are determined to continue on and reach our goals. Our kids have benefited as well, they are in great shape and their self esteem is growing. They help us keep on track with our eating and are trying new foods with us. We are becoming a force to be reckoned with and I pity the fool who tries to bully or abduct our kids, steal my pocketbook, tries to hurt my husband or myself – they won’t know what hit ‘em!  OSU!
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Martial Arts Champ is now Head Instructor in Nassau

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Joshu Michael Fischetti has been training his whole life for this moment.  Since the time his mother and father enrolled him and his two siblings into Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts when he was just 7 years old, he knew he was going to be great and he would make others great too.

Joshu teaches his kickboxing class for children and kids in Seaford, NY.

Joshu teaches his kickboxing class for children and kids in Seaford, NY.

As a student of almost 17 years in the martial arts under Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts instruction, he has proven his talents not only in the ring as an undefeated kickboxer and mixed martial artist, but as an instructor.  Even before he could be a certified Tiger Schulmann’s instructor (Joshu) at 18 years old, Michael Fischetti has been training for the day where he could teach classes for kids and adults.  Once he passed his certifications at a young age of 18 years old he knew that he wanted to teach students in his very own school one day.  Training and teaching in Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Staten Island, Joshu Fischetti motivated students towards their goals and enabled people to learn practical and efficient self defense.  His personality and energy brought people back in the door each time because they knew he would work with them to bettet themselves each and every time.

Joshu Michael Fischetti wins 2014 North American Kickboxing Title in NYC

Joshu Michael Fischetti wins 2014 North American Kickboxing Title in NYC

A born and raised Brooklyn and Staten Island resident, Joshu Michael Fischetti was always taught by his parents and martial arts instructor to never give up, no matter what task was in front of him.  Whether it was in school as a kid, fighting in the ring, or becoming a head instructor of his own school.  His competition record says it all.  Seventeen wins and no defeats between both kickboxing and mixed martial arts, silver medalist in the New York State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament, and countless number of North American Grappling Association wins.  Joshu Michael Fischetti isn’t just an instructor or competitor, he’s an expert.  He’s an expert on how to better your way of life, how to better your body, your diet, your life skill of martial arts, and your overall feeling of self confidence.

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Woman Overcomes Arthritis Training Martial Arts

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At 45 I was diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease ( Osteoarthritis).  Arthritis affects your joints by the time stiffness and pain occur, you are already in the advance stages.  Sudden catching or giving way of joints is common.  Worn hip and knee joints may become painful even to stand on.   It’s a disease that does not go away; you deal with chronic pain and inflammation for the rest of your life.

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The first orthopedist I went too advised me to stop all activities and to only walk on a smooth surface.  I was told in a couple of years I would not be able to walk and would eventually need to get a full hip replacement which would reduce my active life. I did not listen and still continued my training at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts and even managed to compete in martial arts tournaments.   I went to other orthopedist and did various physical therapies. Everywhere I went I heard, “stop training, just concentrate on walking, doing some weights and elliptical.”  

 After Hurricane Sandy I decided to leave Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts and spent the last 2 years walking, doing some weights and elliptical.  It was a big mistake!  The pain in my joints increased; there was constant inflammation and swelling.   Getting up in the morning was a disaster.  It would take me a couple of hours before I can even start my day.  I had horrible muscle spasm, my lower back would lock up, my hips would give out and walking was an ordeal.  I finally went to a pain specialist who asked me what was I doing before I had all this pain.  I knew that it was the change from my active, kickboxing filled life to my slow non-active life that brought this pain onto me. 

 It’s been 3 months now and my training at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Seaford with Joshu “Iron” Mike Fischetti helped me get back on track. The pain and stiffness I have now is nothing compared to the last 2 years of agony that I endured.

 Why I chose Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts?

Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts has helped me become much more aware of how I can take care of myself and how to help my body recover.  It has inspired me to break out of my comfort zone and back to believing in myself.  I now have a “can do” attitude! Chronic joint disease is no problem now.  With the support and training I get from Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts I can still be active and healthy. The instructors at the school always want me do the best that I can do and keep me moving forward to achieve my goals!



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Merrick Man Loses 40 Pounds Kickboxing

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Kickboxing was the answer for a Merrick man.  The struggles of weight loss can be hard for the everyday person, if they don’t choose the right place to exercise and workout.  Things came easy for him because he found the right place to workout, the right routine for the goals he wanted, and the right instructor to motivate and encourage him everytime he trained.      

As Dave Skulnik, once 40lbs heavier, went throughout the course of his day, and not once did he think of kickboxing as the workout for him.  There was one thing for certain though, he wasn’t going to go to a gym and see quick results from his own workout.  He also wasn’t going to hire a personal trainer only to be emptying his pockets each session for crazy costs of personal one on one sessions.  Dave stumbled across a facility on Merrick road that advertised “Free Kickboxing Class” and jumped in with two feet to see if it would lead him to his goal of losing weight and looking good.  

 One year ago, this was Dave before kickboxing…. 

Before and After from Kickboxing

Dave Before Kickboxing


And this is Dave now!

Before and After Kickboxing

Dave After Kickboxing

In 1 year kickboxing  at Tiger Schulmann’s helped Dave reach his fitness goals quickly due to the type of full body workout he receives, and maintain the body he wants.  He is trained 1-on-1 in a group class by an expert instructor with over 15 years of experience and undefeated competition credentials in both Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts.   The help he receives by the school with fitness and nutrition and exercise physiology combined with the most up to date teaching methods by our head instructor has helped Dave stay on track and stay consistent.  And consistency is the key to being in shape all year round!