On Friday October 13, 2018 Shaquan "Savage Shy" Moore made his Pro MMA debut at Bellator MMA 208 Sonnon vs Fedor.
We are extremely proud of all the hard work, sweat blood and tears that went into this fight camp and are excited to see what the future holds.
Moore lost a Split Decision after 3 5-minute rounds. What do you think about the fight?
What is a McDojo? How do you identify one - before getting scammed by one?
As Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiujitsu grow, there are MANY schools trying to cash in on the sports popularity. The rise of the UFC, Bellator MMA and professional grappling leagues have helped skyrocket interested in legitimate MMA & BJJ training....
However, many karate schools and traditional martial artists have tried to jump on the bandwagon, advertising as "MMA" or Brazilian Jiujitsu" without having the proper training or credentials.
Take a look at this short list on how to identify a "McDojo" before joining any club!
1. There are no MMA, Kickboxing or Grappling competitors.
Any legitimate gym is going to have their students compete. Tournaments help students test their skills against other, resisting opponents. Its a cornerstone of a quality MMA or BJJ school! If no one is competing in MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing or Jijitsu.... you are probably NOT at a reputable academy.
2. The Coaches/Instructors Have No Experience in MMA.
Your coach should have competed in MMA (or a the very least be coaching others who compete). Not everyone fights (and that's ok) but if they have never stepped into a cage or ring before, it's a red flag.
3. Their Base Style Isn't BJJ, Muay Thai & Wrestling.
All legitimate MMA gyms have one thing in common, the base martial arts style practiced are Brazilian Jujitsu, Muay Thai (Kickboxing), Wrestling & Boxing, If you are learning Karate, Japanese Jujutsu or some other style of traditional martial art, this is another sign of a "McDojo" masquerading as an MMA gym!
4. They Charge for Belt Tests or Stripes.
Belts in Jiujitsu are earned, not bought!! In both our Kids & Adult programs, fees are never charged for promotions and never should. These promotions are an honor for the student to earn (as well as for the instructor to give) and should not be made into a money grab.
5. Instructors Are Wear Karate, Aikdio or Other Black Belts in BJJ Class.
Many instructors have belts from other styles, and that's ok! Our Head BJJ Coach is also a Black Belt in Karate. But you should never wear your Karate (or other) belt with a BJJ uniform on, Many unqualified gyms will do this and it is misleading to students.
I hope this post helps you in your search for a quality, legitimate martial arts school!
P.S. If you'd like to get started with MMA or Jiujitsu training, you're in luck! You can schedule a 100% FREE Intro Lesson with us here: Free MMA & BJJ Intro Lesson.
One of the most common questions I get about our Brazilian Jiujitsu & MMA program is this, "Am I ready to train?" and it comes in many other forms...
The answer is always YES! You see Jiujitsu is truly for everyone. Any person of any skill or strength level can start. At Fusion we offer a complete Beginner Jiujitsu & Muay Thai program where you will learn the fundamentals of MMA in a safe, clean and fun environment.
You will not get hurt, made fun of or bullied around by advanced students, EVER! In fact it will be the opposite. You will be encouraged by all of the higher belts to train even more, they will help correct your technique and encourage you to be your best.
Remember, everyone has to start somewhere and that "somewhere" is the beginning! You will only gain the strength, cardio, athleticism and other traits needed by training in Jiujitsu, Muay Thai and MMA.
So leave the self-doubt at home, take a 100% FREE Intro session with my coaches and I promise it will be a life changing experience!
P.S, If you are ready to take the leap and try the very best MMA on the North Shore of Long Island, then sign-up for your FREE Intro Lesson HERE!
Are your cravings killing your diet?
If you're like most people (and lets be honest) you probably reach for chips, sweets and other snacks more than you should. Why do we do that? Snacking seems to be one of the hardest habits to break!
Read this free guide I wrote to help you see what you're really craving.
For instance... are you really craving chocolate... or do you just need some magnesium? And how do you get that magnesium? Read the guide and find out!
Have you seen Ray's transformation?!
He lost over 80lbs! Not only that but he got as high as 315lbs... that's a lot of hard work and dedication.
How did he do it?
A mix of Fitness Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu & of course a healthy diet. Of course that's not the REAL reason - in fact the BIGGEST reason Ray lost all the weight was from a new mind set.
You see Ray took responsibility for his weight gain and decided it was time to make a change. Wishing, wanting, dreaming get you no where without action. One day he decided enough was enough... he joined the Fusion family, we made a plan and he crushed it.
We're proud of you Ray, great job!
You knew she could sing but have you seen her latest talent?
Yup, Demi Lovato is kickboxing, and shes taking it seriously! Check out this video of her training hard - we're impressed!
Here's what she has to say about working out "I love doing different types of mixed martial arts, so whether it’s Muay Thai or kickboxing, I love doing all types of martial arts." In an interview with Glamour magazine she goes on to say how it's not only a workout for your body, but your mind as well.
She's right, kickboxing is not just an amazing way to stay in-shape but also to de-stress. Hitting the heavy bag is a sure-fire way to let out some aggression!
Watch the video below to see her bad ass training!
Published by: Joe Funaro
Hey, Joe Funaro here with the BEST Green Smoothie!
Published by: Joe Funaro
Almost every new client comes to me with the desire to lose fat – for a variety of reasons. The most prevailing reason that I hear is that they want to look more fit and attractive as a result of the fat loss.
Maybe losing fat in order to look better is a strong enough motivator for you, but I’ve found that most people need something more compelling. My experience with helping my clients achieve their fat loss goals has really opened my eyes to exactly what they gain when they lose the extra weight.
My hope is that by reading the 5 Big Benefits of Fat Loss below, you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that you’ll find out just how amazing and capable you’ve been to achieve your goal all along.
Big Benefit #1: Confidence
You may not consider it a concrete benefit, but that doesn’t stop confidence from being one of the most important perks of dropping fat. When you have increased confidence, you change how you view yourself and go about your daily routine. The world is at your fingertips and you are able to take on whatever it throws your way.
Additionally, when your confidence increases after losing a few pounds, you’re poised to keep losing. So the confidence you gain gives you what you need to lose more weight and feel even more confident.
Big Benefit #2: Money
It may be difficult to understand how losing weight saves you money, but it happens. How? Because one of the best ways to trim pounds is to cut down on the amount of calories you consume every day. When you start eating and drinking fewer calories, that means you don’t have to buy as much food or high-calorie drinks. Additionally, losing weight may make it possible to stop taking certain medications, which will help save you even more money.
On top of that, when you lose weight, you get a boost of confidence. (See previous point.) That boost of confidence will change how you handle yourself at work, helping you make the right impression on your boss, so you can get the promotion you need.
Big Benefit #3: Better Health Now
Go to the doctor with some sort of health condition, and unless it’s the common cold or flu, losing a few pounds can almost always help you manage the condition better. From diabetes to heart disease to joint pain, trimming the fat from your body gives you a heads up right now. Cutting fat makes it easier to get around on your joints, reduces your blood pressure, and helps you sleep better.
As additional perks, less fat today means better sleep and better sex tonight. Since both of these improve your quality of life, taking the time necessary to shave off fat will give you the best life you could experience!
Big Benefit #4: Better Health Later
Today isn’t the only time your health will improve if you lose some fat. Shed some pounds and you’ll reap the rewards for years down the road. Instead of having to manage a variety of health conditions, you will be able to keep those conditions at bay. A few health issues you can cut your risk for by cutting fat are diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, a variety of cancers, high blood pressure, and dementia. In other words, get rid of the fat today and you can avoid all the health issues in the future that requires fat loss for maximum management.
Big Benefit #5: Everything Tastes Better
As you settle into your new fat-burning lifestyle that includes eating healthily and working out regularly, you’ll notice something. Because you no longer overeat at the buffet or go for a second or third helping, you will begin enjoying every bite that you take. As the bite sits in your mouth, you won’t swallow it before tasting or chewing. You will take your time and really savor the flavor.
And when you do start chewing your food and enjoying the flavors, your brain will have time to register when you’re full and cut you off before you stuff yourself with more calories than you can burn. Do this regularly and you’ll lose even more fat!
I’ve dedicated my career to helping people, just like you, conquer their fear of exercise and clear up their confusion with healthy eating. I know that a healthy life is within your reach – I’ve seen hundreds of my clients before you do it, and I’ll see hundreds after you do it. Today it’s your turn.
Try us now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.
Published by: Joe Funaro
Walk into any gym and you're likely to see round or interval training. What is it? First off, it's hard, and second, it works! You perform short bursts of intense activity followed by a short rest then repeat.
There's one style though that stands out from the rest, the Tabata Interval. Originally developed by Dr Izumi Tabata, he discovered this effective workout formula training Olympians. So you know it works!
A classic Tabata Interval follows 20 seconds of work with a 10 second rest. Repeat for 8 rounds for a total of 4 minutes. That's it! Paired with a proper warm-up and cool down, Tabata Intervals are a safe, effective and efficient workout. Let's look at 3 examples you can do ANYWHERE!
As always consult with a doctor before starting any routine and listen to your body. Start with a proper warm-up and use proper form... ALWAYS!
Death by Burpees
Wanna supercharge your results? Add a 1-minute set of max push-ups & plank at the end of each workout for total of 6 minutes.
Now that you've got my 3 workouts you can do anywhere, try them out!
P.S. If you want to take your workouts to the next level, check out my 21 Day Kickboxing Jump Start!