Boxing in State College

NFL And Former Penn State Football Players Training At LombardMMA

NBC Sports recently came to Titan Fitness & Martial Arts to watch and interview former Penn State football players, Mike Hull and Miles Deiffenbach, as they prepare for the opportunity to play in the NFL.

Mike and Miles have been training in Bruce Lombard's mixed martial arts/football cross training system(MMAFx) during their off-season as they wait for the NFL Draft and their future NFL team destination.

Bruce Lombard has been training collegiate and professional football players in his MMAFx training system since 2012.  Bruce is the owner of LombardMMA and trains his athletes and students out of Titan Fitness & Martial arts, located in State College, PA.

Check out NBC Sports piece with Ashley Chase...Click HERE:  Penn State pair using MMA to prepare for the NFL. 


LombardMMA: Leader In Personal Martial Arts Training/State College, PA

Bruce Lombard is the most experienced and recognized Professional MMA and Muay Thai Coach in the State College and Penn State community.  Bruce has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years.  He has been teaching and coaching martial arts to Penn State students, State College residents, and collegiate & professional athletes for two decades.

Coach Lombard has been the head martial arts instructor at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts, located in downtown State College, since 2002.  Bruce has helped students of both genders learn the martial arts between the ages of six years old up to 60 years old.  He works with different levels of abilities from beginners to professional athletes.

He has recently been recognized for his influence and work within the Penn State University student population.

Onward State article link:  "Bruce Lombard Prepares Penn Staters For The NFL Through MMA."

His rates are favorable and the quality of instruction is at the highest level in the Central Pennsylvania region and beyond.

Shadow Boxing – Guide For How To Shadow Box

Shadow boxing can be performed as a: training warm-up, technical development drill, sport application visual, and a overall training workout.

Shadow boxing is an effective drill for a novice boxer as well as a competitive boxer.  This is a drill can be used as a warm-up before training, conditioning training, technical training, or a sport application visual drill.

Beginners should consider standing in place, or static, as they begin their experience with starting level shadow boxing.  More developed and experienced boxers can utilize many other strategies and formats for their advanced shadow boxing.

Shadow boxing training can be structured in three pace levels for non beginning boxers...50%, 75%, 100%.  Beginner boxers should keep at a 50-75% pace.  Each intermediate to advanced level boxer can start at a warm up pace of 50% followed by increasing the pace in additional rounds of 75%.  Warm-ups and workout rounds should eventually accelerate to 100% of an individuals capable speed or pace.

View LombardMMA instructional video for "Shadow Boxing Drills"

LombardMMA – Private Martial Arts Lessons in State College, PA

LombardMMA provides private lessons in eight different areas of martial arts training.  Instruction is dictated by the interest of the martial art student, and all private sessions are instructed by professional MMA and Muay Thai coach, Bruce Lombard.

Follow this link to learn more about each training option and rates!

LombardMMA works in partnership with Titan Fitness & Martial Arts and is located at 127 Sowers Street in downtown State College, PA.  One block off of Penn State Campus.



MMA/Football Cross Training System Getting National Recognition

Bruce Lombard's Defensive Lineman hand speed and technique training program has been getting national recognition with the success of MMAFx football athlete, Anthony Zettel.

MMAFx(Mixed Martial Art/Football Cross Training) was developed by LombardMMA owner, Bruce Lombard, in 2011.  The system has three specific programs that help high level collegiate and professional football players "Gain An Edge" on the field.

Recently the Philadelphia Daily News and did articles on the football cross training system and how it has benefited collegiate football stand out, Anthony Zettel.

Learn more about the MMAFx system and the football athletes that participate in this comprehensive and progressive training system.  Follow this link: MMAFx