Once or twice a year Tomacelli Academy hosts it’s belt testing. It tends to be a long, arduous day of testing, more often than not, exceeding 7hrs of testing. Putting to the test one’s mental and physical fortitude. This time it was even more grueling. Between the heat and the humidity we trudged through almost […]
After a long weekend of competition at the Joe Moreira Invitational Tournament Tomacelli Academy came out solid. With a medal count consisting of: 7 Gold, 7 Silver, and 3 Bronze, this is one happy coach. Win or lose, the entire team had an attitude that was brilliantly positive. An attitude suited for future champions. Well […]
Tomacelli Academy has an interior design that was custom designed, and built by Professor Mike Tomacelli and the academy team. The amount of blood, sweat, and soul that was put into this building can also be scene on the mats during class. Designed around a utilitarian attitude, almost everything serves a purpose and is as […]
Across all sports, jobs, goals, journeys, etc…. The one thing that holds true is that those who have the unbridled need to persevere, and have the courage to carry on the fight, in the face of adversity, will finish champions. Despite the lack of a Olympic medal around his neck, individuals like Derek Redmond, and his father, […]
TRUE INSPIRATION, AND A TRULY LOVING FATHER! This is inspiration at it’s finest. There is only one thing in this world that stops us from achieving, and that is ourselves, and our self imposed limitations. Break them down, crush them, and surmount them!!!
This is an inspiring, short, video about the essence of Jiu-Jitsu and all that goes into it. You will have a hard time watching this video and dismissing your new found ‘WANT’ to train!!! See you all in class. -Coach
Don’t forget to check out the Muay Thai/Striking Classes led by Adrian Gutierrez and Napolean Lechuga on Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30pm. Adrian has 16 years experience kickboxing/Muay Thai/Boxing and is a small but mighty force to contend with. Napo has several years under his belt and is one of Tomacelli Academy’s Professional MMA fighters. […]
This is a good week to be in training everyone. Newport Boulevard is where many of the competitors stay and hence we get many many visitors and new faces to train with. Be on the mats!