Combat at the Capitale Muay Thai and Kickboxing Event This Friday 02/24/12 in NYC

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This Friday’s Combat at the Capitale with Feature 6 members of Team TSMMA! Doors open at 7pm and the event begins at 8pm. The Capitale is located at 130 Bowery, in NYC.

Both Julio Arce and Stephen Regman have title bouts. Capitale Veterans, Odalis Gonzalez and Matt Castillo are back in action and Andre Clarke and Ronnie Basu will be making their Combat at theCapitale debuts. Please note, Mike Fischetti was forced off the card due to an injury sustained during training. Good luck to all Competitors. Check back for Results on Saturday.



You can help Kick to Find A Cure for breast cancer!

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Do you know a fit and active Mom who has what it takes to help Kick Cancer’s Butt? The 2nd annual Model Mom Contest is underway!

Moms Who Kick Inc, a 501(c)(3) public charity founded by a Tiger Schulmann’s student, is searching for “Model Moms” to appear in their 2013 fundraising calendar. The funds raised will directly benefit cutting edge breast cancer research studies. Visit www.MomsWhoKick.com for complete details, official rules and to submit your entry. The contest will run through February 29th, 2012, and we encourage all moms in the tri-state area to enter! Breast cancer survivors and those impacted by cancer through others are all eligible to win a professional photo shoot and be featured in the 2013 Moms Who Kick fundraising calendar!

Good luck, and thanks for your support!

*Last year’s contest winners featured in our 2012 calendar include: Joshu Nina C., Sempai Lori K., and newly blue-belted Lisa M.!


About Moms Who Kick Inc: Moms Who Kick Inc is a volunteer driven 501(c)(3) registered non- profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and to support women’s health. Our mission is to inspire, motivate, and empower women to choose a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet. Our annual calendar features fit and active moms, many who are breast cancer survivors, along with a bio and cancer awareness tips. We hold an annual contest to select new model moms for each calendar. Visit our website at MomsWhoKick.com for more information.

Munah Holland vs Marianna Kheyfets Targeted For Bellator 63 – March 30th

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By Robert Sargent – mmarising

A women’s bout between prospects Marianna “The Crushen Russian” Kheyfets and Munah Holland is currently in the works for Bellator Fighting Championships 63 on March 30th in Uncasville, Connecticut. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed plans for the fight with MMARising.com today.

Both fighters earned victories in their respective bouts this past weekend. Kheyfets kept her unbeaten record intact with a first-round doctor stoppage victory over Heather “Hurricane” Clark at XFC 16, while Holland earned a Majority Decision win against Pearl Gonzalez at Ring of Combat 39.

Kheyfets (5-0-0) has quickly developed into one of the top stars in the Florida-based Xtreme Fighting Championships promotion where four of her pro bouts have taken place. Facing progressively tougher opposition, Kheyfets has thus far passed each test with flying colours. On Friday night, the Danbury, Connecticut native engaged Clark in a back-and-forth battle through one round that was contested predominantly on the feet. While Clark was effective with counter right hands, Kheyfets remained aggressive throughout and she landed an elbow strike to Clark’s right eye late in the first round that forced the cageside physician to stop the fight. She now takes on another striker, Holland, in a bout that will serve as both fighters’ Bellator debuts.

Holland (3-1-0) brings a strong background in boxing into her first foray into the Bellator cage. The 2007 Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion has competed exclusively in the Ring of Combat promotion since making the transition to mixed martial arts in a bout with Kim Couture in October 2010. After a submission setback less than two months later, Holland has since rebounded with two victories in the ROC cage. She has demonstrated a competent ground game to complement her formidable striking skills and was also victorious this past Friday night. By putting together a solid final round, Holland earned the nod from two cageside judges in her competitive bout with Gonzalez and she now looks to hand Kheyfets her first professional defeat.

Bellator Fighting Championships 63 takes place on March 30th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event features the quarterfinal matchups in the Bellator Season Six Welterweight Tournament. The bout between Kheyfets and Holland is expected to be a part of the night’s preliminary card.

TSMMA Future Star Ben Bagbek NAGA Philadelphia Video’s

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Congrats to Ben on placing first in the NO-GI 12 years old 90 to 99.9 lbs. Expert division and placing second in the GI 12-13 years old 90 to 99.9 lbs. Expert Division at the NAGA PHILADELPHIA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP February 4,2011.

Ben trains under Sensei Michael Stine and Sensei Dashan DuBose at TSMMA Rego Park and under Sensei David Tirelli at TSMMA Elmwood Park.





Ring of Combat, Feb. 10th, 2012 –My words by Sensei Holland

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Ring of Combat, Feb. 10th, 2012 –My words by Sensei Holland

As I prepared to head into the Cage for my match I was absorbing all the electrical vibrations coming from the crowd of Tiger Schulmann supporters. I do not believe that I can thank everyone enough for the incredible energy I felt from you all. When I am fighting I do not necessarily hear particular words being yelled from the crowd, but I feel this overwhelming positive energy coming in my direction. It motivates me, drives me to push onward and upward, to succeed. To all of the families, students, and parents who were at the event, watching live on the web, or just sending me their well wishes I want you to know, I so greatly appreciate your encouragement. Amazing moments are only amazing when you have people to share those moments with, so thank you again and again!

I have no doubt in my mind that I have the most incredible Coaches and Teammates in TIGER SCHULMANN’s. I am also incredibly fortunate to love my job working for Tiger Schulmann’s and look forward to my next adventure because of the wonderful students who continue to inspire me to be the best that I can!

Last, but never least, I want to reach out to my family and say that no matter what, through thick and thin, we are all wonderfully crazy people and I love that you are in my corner for the rest of our lives.

Train with Munah Holland @ http://www.tsk.com/locations/NJ/Northplainfield/

Uriah Hall and Munah Holland Victorious at Ring of Combat XXXIX! – Play-by-Play and Images

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Uriah Hall and Munah Holland Victorious at Ring of Combat XXXIX! – PLay-by-Play and Images

Play by Play by – Leland Roling of bloodyelbow.com

Munah Holland (2-1) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (0-0)

Round 1: Gonzalez presses Holland to the fence immediately, clearly wanting to bring this fight into her wheelhouse on the ground. Holland spreads out her base on the fence and maintains her feet briefly. Gonzalez gains position from the top, clasping onto Holland’s head in a headlock while landing punches. She maintains that position for most of the round, repeatedly landing blows while Holland attempts to buck off the fence to escape. She can’t move, and the referee isn’t going to help her. Gonzalez finally gives up the hold with 45 seconds left in the round, but Pearl grabs the body lock along the fence again. She can’t get the takedown, but Munah can’t put any offense together. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Gonzalez

Round 2: Roles reverse in the second as Munah presses to the fence to start and takes down Gonzalez. Holland trying to land some strikes, but Gonzalez is trying to squirm free to get to her feet. She’s unsuccessful, but gives up her back in the process. Munah sinks in both hooks and goes for the choke. Gonzalez is in trouble. She defends the first attempt, but Holland is relentless. Gonzalez eventually twists and causes Holland to fall off to the side. Gonzalez takes advantage and reverses her position. Before she can gain top control, Holland lets go and tries to get to her feet. With seconds left, Gonzalez tosses Holland over her hip, back into the headlock position from the first round. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Holland.

Round 3: Holland begins the third like the second, pressing the action immediately into the fence. Gonzalez slips the arm under the neck to threaten with a guillotine. It doesn’t work as Holland slams Gonzalez into the ground violently. After a little ground and pound, Gonzalez escapes the position briefly, but Holland is waiting for her. Holland gains back mount, beating up on Gonzalez and threatening with a rear naked choke. Holland showing exceptional grappling here despite her opponent being the alleged better grappler. The round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Holland.  Munah Holland def. Pearl Gonzalez via majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Uriah Hall (5-2) vs. Daniel Akinyemi (2-0)

Round 1: Akinyemi tries to start quickly by taking a shot right after the glove touch. Hall evades the shot, then evades a rush from Akinyemi that ends in the fence. Hall lands some knees in the clinch before they separate. Back to center, both men are throwing with Hall landing a few leg kicks and glancing some shots off Akinyemi’s head. Akinyemi lands a few of his own, then finds a way to gain top position. Hall tries to wall walk, but Akinyemi foresees it and dumps his back to the canvas. Akinyemi lands a few heavy blows from the top before transitioning to a choke attempt. Then Akinyemi throws knees to the shoulder. Hall suddenly explodes through Akinyemi, regains his feet, then briefly takes down Akinyemi. Akinyemi bounces back to his feet, running at Hall and changing levels. After briefly stalling on the fence, Akinyemi dumps Hall, following it up with ground and pound. WOW! Akinyemi leaves his leg close to Hall, and Hall takes it, transitioning to the heel hook and tapping Akinyemi immediately. Uriah Hall def. Daniel Akinyemi via submission (heel hook) at 3:58 of Round 1.

Train with Uriah Hall @ http://www.tsk.com/locations/NY/Manhattan/

Train with Munah Holland @ http://www.tsk.com/locations/NJ/Northplainfield/

Finally Official! Lyman Good vs. Levon Maynard – Bellator 65 – 4/13/2012 in Atlantic City, NJ

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Finally Official! Lyman Good vs. Levon Maynard – Bellator 65 – 4/13/2012 in Atlantic City, NJ

On Friday, April 13, Bellator Fighting Championships return to Atlantic City, at the historic Boardwalk Hall. Bellator 65 will feature the return of Lyman Good, who rejoins Bellator after nearly a year away from the cage. Good will battle LeVon Maynard, and has his sights set on regaining the form that made him Bellator’s first Welterweight Champion.

“Nothing makes me feel more alive than getting back into that cage,” Good said. “I’ve got a lot of momentum behind me for this fight, and looking forward to getting back to doing what I love. I’ve put in a ton of preparation for this, and just want to reintroduce the MMA world to what I can bring to the table.”

Be sure to enter the promo code TSK in the Promoter Tickets box online to show your direct support to Lyman and let Bellator know who are there to see fight. Ticket info is detailed below.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at (609) 348-7000 and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Tickets are priced from $50-$150. The event will also be broadcast LIVE starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST, with the first fight scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The preliminary card, featuring the area’s top local talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE around the world on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST