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State College, PA’s Premier Youth Martial Arts Program

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Gym News, MMA News

Titan Fitness & Martial Arts is the longest running Youth Mixed Martial Arts Program in the State College, PA area.  As of January 2013, the youth program will be led by “Pro MMA Coach” and Certified School Counselor(M.Ed.), Bruce Lombard.  The Titan Youth Martial Arts instructors would like to welcome all new students and their parents to this educational, positive, and productive program.  Titan staff also greatly appreciates the strong support and helpful input to the program by the existing students and their parents.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Titan Fitness & Martial Arts always offers Youth Martial Arts parents discounted memberships in adult martial arts classes or general fitness/tanning memberships!!

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Youth Martial Arts Program Instructor Bio’s

Bruce Lombard(Program Director/Head Instructor):

Bruce Lombard is a Professional MMA and Muay Thai Coach and has been the Head Martial Arts Instructor and Program Director at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts since the inaugural year in 2002. 

Bruce earned his Master of Education in School Counseling in May 2012 from Indiana University of PA and his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in Rehabilitation Counseling and Education in 1998.

Tyler Higgins(Head Instructor)

Tyler Higgins has been training in the martial arts since he was a teenager, which includes many years of wrestling. 

Tyler has over five years of martial arts teaching experience as an assistant Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) and Thai Boxing Instructor for Titan Fitness & Martial Arts.  He is currently one of our head boxing instructors, as well as, our Youth Martial Arts head instructor.  He provides a unique asset to his classes in that he can offer his knowledge of competition training and experience to his martial arts students.  Tyler has competed in MMA, Thai Boxing, and submission grappling.  He was also a member of the Lock Haven boxing team in 2006.

Tyler received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Lock Haven University in 2010.

Liz Paulson(Assistant Instructor)

Liz has been training in the Titan Fitness & Martial Arts Women’s Kickboxing(Muay Thai) Program  for over six years.  She has developed her skills to one of the highest levels among any of the gyms Muay Thai practitioners.  Liz is a 2011 graduate of State College High School and is currently a sophomore at Penn State University.  She is a double major in math and economics at the Schreyer Honors College.  Liz also provides her services as a THON committee member, member of the PSU Economics Association, and a research assistant for the Applied Research Lab at Penn State.

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