Last Updated on March 3, 2014.
Elite Training Partners Key To Rapid Improvement
Team Tiger Schulmann is known throughout the Martial Arts world for their incredible training methods. Loaded with talent, especially in the lighter divisions, TSMMA has experienced success in every aspect of MMA. Multiple members have won titles in MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing and Grappling.
We remain one of the few if not only MMA teams made up exclusively of students who trained from white belt with no prior experience. Most of the most successful members of the team started before they were teenagers, a group that includes Louis Gaudinot, Nick Pace and Jimmie Rivera. Julio Arce wasn’t far off starting at 13 with Shane Burgos following at 15 and Lyman Good at 18.
That’s six of the top fighters on the east coast and all have excelled at MMA without coming from a wrestling or other martial arts background to fight under the TSMMA banner. Instead each started out as a white belt before Tiger Schulmann’s curriculum led them to success.
How does Tiger Schulmann continually mold elite fighters from a pool of thousands of students, most of whom have no desire to compete. It’s been a formula Tiger Schulmann has employed since TSMMA consisted of only two or three schools.
The best fighters from each school have always gotten together a few times a week to help each other improve. The learning curve is much quicker for people training with those better than them. In the early days that meant travelling to one of the other schools to find better partners. Now of course Tiger Schulmann’s Headquarters boasts one of the best training facilities in the country.
Even training with better partners can lose it’s effectiveness if you become too familiar with your training group. That’s why Tiger Schulmann will frequently take his very best fighters outside the TSMMA organization to challenge themselves against the best fighters in the Northeast in any given discipline.
Recently that search to find the very best in training partners took Team TSMMA to Hoboken where members, Julio Arce, Jimmie Rivera, Louis Gaudinot, Shane Burgos, Malik Blake and Misael Sanchez all got a chance to get sparring in with elite boxers.
Arce was matched up with internationally ranked boxer Jonathan Maicelo. The Peruvian is 21-1 as a pro with 12 KO’s. The work with Maicelo helps Arce gain confidence in his own training as it’s easy to see how he belongs with the very best in the world. While Arce benefits from training partners like Nick Pace, Gaudinot and Rivera, facing the unknown like Maicelo adds an important element to his training.
Watch the videos above and see how the Tiger Schulmann’s curriculum prepares students in each individual aspect of MMA. Arce is able to show his skills against an elite boxer even though his training involves three other distinct disicplines, kickboxing, wrestling and grappling.
Once again Team TSMMA is putting in the work to become the best in the world. Look for Arce in MMA and Kickboxing matches in the coming months. He continues to be undefeated as a professional fighter and carries the Ring of Combat Bantamweight Title. That’s traditionally been a pathway to the UFC where we expect to see Arce before his career is done.
He’s also undefeated in professional Kickboxing where his plan is to fight soon in Combat at the Capitale.
Sensei Louis Gaudinot also got some last minute preparation for his upcoming fight. Tune in to UFC’s Fight Pass next weekend to watch Sensei Gaudinot in action against Phil Harris. The TSMMA Hoboken Owner and Head Instructor is poised to make another climb to the top of the UFC’s Flyweight Division.
Whether you ever want to compete or joined TSMMA for the incredible fitness benefits, know that the curriculum your learning is the most effective in the world. Fight team members like Gaudinot and Arce are making sure of it by challenging the very best in the world.
By: Sensei Thad Campbell