MMA at Penn State

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. 


Bruce Lombard Motivates Penn State Students and Student-Athletes With Fitness Through Martial Arts

Bruce Lombard is a Professional MMA and Muay Thai Coach located in State College, PA.  Bruce has over 25 years of experience in martial arts and has been instructing martial arts for over two decades to the Penn State and State College community.

Bruce has been teaching and coaching at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts since its inaugural year in 2002.  In 2009, Bruce began his own brand of martial arts training under the name LombardMMA.  Under the LombardMMA umbrella, Bruce offers private martial arts training and also created three seperate unique programs.  These programs include: MMAFx (Mixed Martial Arts/Football Cross Training; LombardMMA-FIT (Home Kickboxing Fitness Program); and Martial Arts Fitness (Secondary School PE Curriculum).

Bruce was recently recognized for his martial arts and fitness commitment to the Penn State student body and PSU athletes by the Penn State number one student news resource, Onward State.

See the recent article by Jon Deasy below...

"Bruce Lombard Prepares Penn Staters For The NFL Through MMA."


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


Submission Grappling Attack Approach – Neck, Arm, Leg!!

The most successful submission grapplers have a full body attack approach.  The ability to have awareness and skill to attack an opponents neck, arm, and leg provides best results for a grappler.

When a submission grappling athlete has to defend the three main attack areas on their body as opposed to just one or two areas, their defense becomes more complicated.  For example, when a grappling athlete or student does not have to worry about defending legs locks by their opponent, it allows their defense game to only have to be aware of their neck and arm.

Submission grapplers should develop a compound attack approach, meaning...if a grappler is attacking their opponent's neck and it fails, they should be able to transition to an arm lock or leg lock for a submission attempt.

For best success on the grappling mat, develop a game that can be competent at attacking the opponent's full body!

Learn your chokes, neck cranks, arm locks, and leg locks!!!!  Then drill and live roll with your training partners.