Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts of Huntington Joins Drive For “Month of the Military Child.”

by Keith Gehshan

Legislator Steve Stern thanks Joshu Matthew Castillo, Head Instructor, Tiger Schulmann’s MMA, Legislator Stern and Richard Kitson, Chief of Northport VA Medical Center Voluntary Services.

HUNTINGTON, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th LD, collected toys for children of the brave men and women of our armed forces, Reserves and National Guard to mark the “Month of the Military Child.” Thanks to the generous response of members of our community, and the assistance of Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), in Huntington, Legislator Stern was able to donate toys to the Northport VA for distribution to our military families. The “Month of the Military Child” was established by the United States Department of Defense to recognize and honor military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome before, during and after their parents’ deployments.

“I thank all of our neighbors, who responded so generously to show their appreciation and offer their support to our military children,” Legislator Stern said. “I particularly wish to thank and acknowledge Joshu Matthew Castillo, Head Instructor at Tiger Schulmann’s MMA, and his students, for joining in our effort. His dedication and commitment is greatly appreciated.”

“We get pretty excited when community service projects come along,” says Joshu Matthew Castillo, Head Instructor at Tiger Schulmann’s Huntington.  “TS Huntington tries to get involved in as many projects to teach one simple thing. We are all lucky and blessed in our own ways and if we are in a position to help someone in need. It is our duty to help those who can’t enjoy some of the things that we take for granted. There are seven virtues of Bushido; Respect, Loyalty, Honor, Integrity, Courage, Compassion, and Honesty. We are committed to a variety of community service projects throughout the year so that each student can incorporate these seven virtues into their daily lives. We talk about helping others, and then with these projects we take action. The best way to give is to give when there is no way for the other person to repay you. The students of our school feel pride as we see our collections table grow and grow, it builds a sense of camaraderie within the school and in our community.” – Joshu Matthew Castillo, Head Instructor at Tiger Schulmann’s Huntington