Women’s Kickboxing in State College PA

State College, PA MMA Coach And Innovator Strives To Impact Lives Through Martial Arts And Fitness

Professional MMA Coach and Martial Arts Innovator, Bruce Lombard, continues his efforts to impact peoples lives in the State College and Penn State Community, and beyond.  His 25 years of martial arts experience, and his innovative methods through martial arts and fitness are aimed at making a positive difference for all genders, ages, and physical abilities.

Bruce Lombard is the owner of LombardMMA and has been teaching martial arts at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts located in State College, PA for over 15 years.  LombardMMA took its first steps in 2009 with its goals to teach martial arts and fitness to participants in a one on one or small group training environment.

LombardMMA started to broaden beginning in 2012 as the martial arts brand took on some innovative ideas.

In 2012, Bruce worked with local Physical Education teachers to create "Martial Arts Fitness" which is a Physical Education full curriculum.  The curriculum includes two separate units, instructional DVD's, and online membership for course instructions and consultation.  There are now multiple high schools in Pennsylvania and New York states that are using the unique and life-long curriculum.

Also in 2012, with the advice of a local high school football coach whom was a LombardMMA training client, Bruce created MMAFx.  MMAFx is a mixed martial arts off-season cross training system for football players.  The training includes techniques and drills from boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, wrestling, and traditional martial arts that are similar to movements in football.

MMAFx currently works with multiple Penn State football players and multiple NFL players to help develop or increase their hand speed, agility, balance, timing, conditioning, and punching power.

The Houston Texans also incorporate MMAFx training elements led by Head Strength Coach and Assistant Strength Coach, Craig Fitzgerald and Sean Hayes.

In 2014 LombardMMA-FIT was created.  LombardMMA-FIT is an online fitness and martial arts at-home workouts.  It is Bruce's version of "Insanity" or any "Kickboxing Fitness" at home workout program.  The initiative was to do develop a workout with calisthenics, core training, plyometric and strength exercises...with the incorporation of real kickboxing and boxing techniques.

LombardMMA-FIT has the objective to not only help people get fit in the privacy of their own home, but also learn how to properly perform self-defense techniques.  The program includes four intensity levels of workouts and provides instructional videos for how to perform each kickboxing and boxing technique.

LombardMMA and Titan Fitness & Martial Arts is located at 127 Sowers Street, State College PA, one block off the Penn State Campus.  Visit www.lombardmma.com for more information and how to participate in one or all the branches of LombardMMA.




Sparring Strategies For Kickboxing

Sparring is recommended, if not necessary, in order to evaluate ourselves and our training methods.  Sparring should be done with competent and egoless training partners.  Sparring is not to see who is the toughest person in your gym...it is designed to help understand and develop our: 1. Technical Ability,  2.  Timing,  3.  Conditioning.  This is not to say sparring should not push the limits of particular athletes physically and mentally, but these participator's should be skilled and experienced martial athletes (i.e. Fighters and top students).

Controlled sparring is an excellent method to increase your learning curve, build mental competence, and protect your partners.  Unless students/athletes are training for competition or helping others in their preparation, hard sparring should be held to a minimum and determined by the head instructor or coach.

When a martial arts student or combat athlete is at the level of sparring, these are twenty-one kickboxing strategies or methods to consider applying within your game to increase success inside the ring.

  1. Hands up
  2. Chin tucked
  3. Move head off center line
  4. Be a moving target (circle left/circle right)
  5. Jab way in/Jab way out
  6. Fake and feint your way in
  7. Never take without giving back
  8. Be first and be last
  9. Leave nothing unanswered
  10. Every one time hit, return two to five strikes
  11. Opponent kick you punch
  12. Opponent punches you kick
  13. Clinch or get on bike when tagged or stunned
  14. Let your punches set up your kicks
  15. Never break from clinch clean
  16. Cut off or stalk opponent (Don't chase)
  17. Control center of ring
  18. Always use diversity in your attacks
  19. Attack high line(head) to expose low line(legs)
  20. Attack low line to expose high line
  21. Stay busy(conditioning, conditioning, conditioning!!)

State College, PA – Muay Thai Kickboxing Training And Competition

LombardMMA and Titan Fitness & Martial Arts(Team Titan) is the leader in Muay Thai training and competition in the State College, PA and Penn State community.  Titan Fitness & Martial Arts is the longest(15 years) existing Muay Thai and MMA gym in the State College, PA area.  Team Titan has produced over 20 male and female amateur Muay Thai fighters since 2006.

Muay Thai training at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts is one of their most popular classes for both males and females.  With a strong commitment to training all students have the opportunity to take their Muay Thai to the next level of training...competition.  Team Titan has earned over a 75% success rate in the Muay Thai ring and will continue to provide students and athletes the coaching and support to achieve their ultimate Muay Thai goals.

The Muay Thai classes at Titan are for all levels, gender, and ages.  Classes are filled with many students(95%) with no aspirations of competing, but with the desire to learn the sport of Muay Thai for their own self-protection, fitness, and mental confidence goals.  All Muay Thai practitioners at Titan train with and support their fellow classmates with an ego-free attitude.

Titan Fitness & Martial Arts continues to be the leader in the Centre County region for Muay Thai Kickboxing training and development.  Come train in a safe and friendly environment and learn from the professionals and high level Muay Thai practitioners.

LombardMMA is an alliance of Titan Fitness & Martial Arts, and is own by Professional MMA and Muay Thai Coach, Bruce Lombard.

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.

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."


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"