Michael Tang's World Class Martial Arts & Fitness:
"Creating Champions in Life through Sport"
The term "WORLD CLASS" as defined by the International Olympic Committee refers to an athlete or coach who has either competed in or coached at the World Championships or the Olympic Games.
"Ever since I was a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, I have always wanted to build a training facility here in New England where athletes and martial artists could come together and receive the best instruction under one roof. I'm constantly searching for a staff of likeminded coaches who share the same vision of creating a place that we can all come together and pursue our dreams and goals no matter your age or skill level." -Michael Tang
We have over a dozen national champions under the U.S. Olympic Committee and we teach Olympic combat sports as well as other martial arts. We have programs for all ages and ALL LEVELS from beginners to advanced. Many of our athletes and coaches compete locally, nationally and internationally. Coach Tang has consistently hosted clinics here in New England taught by himself and many of his former teammates/roommates who are Olympic Gold medalist, World Champions, MMA stars, as well as sought after wrestling coaches for the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator.
Our 7,000 sqft. facility offers: Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA), Pankration/Submission Wrestling, Kickboxing, KIDS programs, Judo clinics.
Our school is fully equipped with 2" Swain MMA mats, 24' USA Boxing Regulation size boxing ring, weight room and cardio equipment, over 20 heavy bags/Muay Thai bags.
U.S. Olympic Organizations for combat sports:
USA Taekwondo - USA Wrestling - USA Boxing - USA Judo
National & International Governing Body for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu:
USBJJF (U.S. Brazilian Jiu-Jistu Federation) - IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jistu Federation)
Master Michael Tang - Taekwondo, Kickboxing, MMA
(Owner, Master Instructor & Head Coach)
Michael Tang has over 30 years experience in martial arts including traditional and Olympic styles. Coach Tang also has hosted clinics and worked with many of MMA's top athletes in the UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator.
- Harvard University Taekwondo Team (Head Coach)
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team (Training Partner)
- 2010 U.S. National Collegiate Team Coach - 11th World University Championships
- 3-Time U.S. National Champion & U.S. National Team Member
- USA Taekwondo - Regional Programs & Development Advisor
- USA Taekwondo - Massachusetts State Taekwondo President
- 2001-2004 Athlete Advisory Council Representative
- U.S. Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete (Colorado Springs, CO)
- USA Taekwondo Level II Coach and National Referee.
- 2006 U.S. National Qualifier - Dallas (Heavy): GOLD
- 2005 U.S. Senior Nationals (Heavy): SILVER
- 2005 Senior National Team Trials (Heavy): BRONZE
- 2004 U.S. Senior Nationals (Heavy): BRONZE
- 2003 World Championships Team Member (Heavy)
- 2003 U.S. National Championships (Heavy): GOLD
- 2003 U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): GOLD
- 2003 Korea Open (Heavy): SILVER
- 2002 Puerto Rico Open (Heavy): GOLD
- 2001 U.S. Open (Heavy): SILVER
- 2001 U.S. National Championships (Heavy): GOLD
- 2001 U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): SILVER
- 2000 U.S. National Collegiate Team Trials (Heavy): GOLD
- 2000 World University Championships (Heavy): Team Member
- 2000 U.S. National Championships (Heavy): BRONZE
- 1999 U.S. Open (Heavy): SILVER
- 1999 U.S. Olympic Weight Division Tournament (Heavy): BRONZE
- 1999 U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): BRONZE
- 1999 U.S. National Collegiate Championships (Heavy): GOLD
- 1998 U.S. National Championships (Heavy): SILVER
- 1998 U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): BRONZE
- 1997 ESPN Pro Taekwondo (1-0)
Coach Ronaldo Campos - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Grade: Black Belt
Disciplines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitus (Gi and No-Gi), MMA
Ronaldo Campos started Fenix BJJ Team in March 2008, he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with a large experience in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Coach Campos is also an International Referee.
- Cage Rage 7 - UK - 10/07/2004
- European Vale Tudo 2 'Hazard' - Stockholm/Sweden - 04/04/2004
- Extreme Brawl Bracknell 6 - UK - 21/03/2004
- Cage Rage 5 - UK - 15/02/2004
- ISF II-UK - Title Belt Holder - 22/08/03
- Cage Rage 3 - UK - 08/06/2003
- Cage Rage 2 - UK - 22/02/2003
- Extreme Brawl Bracknell - UK - 15/12/2002
Coach Raphael Carneiro Fischetti - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Grade: Black Belt under Barbosa JJ http://www.barbosajj.com.br/
Disciplines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi) and BJJ (No-Gi), MMA, Coach Carneiro is also an International Referee.
- Currently ranked #18 in the WORLD by IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jistu Federation) in the Adult Black Belt Heavyweight GI Division and was also ranked #25 in the Adult Black Male MediumHeavy NoGi Division in July 2013.
- USBJJF American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (SILVER)
- 2011 NAGA East Coast Grappling Championships - (GOLD)
- 2011 IBJJF Montreal International Open - (GOLD)
- 2011 IBJJF Boston International Open - (GOLD)
- IBJJF International Referee
Mr. Steven So - Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA):
Grade: 2nd Dan Black Belt
- Currently ranked 1st in NASKA Creative/Musical/Extreme Forms and Musical Weapons.
- 2-Time World Champion (ATA)
- 27 State Titles in weapons, forms and sparring
- 18-Time World Top Ten Finalist
- Invitee to ESPN Tricking Battle.
- Former member of Team 100 Percent Performance World Competition Team
- Current member of Team G-Force World Competition Team
- 3-Time KRANE Forms/Weapons Grand Champion
Coach Eric Boles - Pankration/Submission Wrestling
Coach Boles started his training while attending Arizona State University under Coach Jeff Funicello. He was Coach Funicello's first black belt and is still one of his top instructors.
PANKRATION: TRANSLATES TO ALL POWERS FIGHTING. PANKRATION WAS DEVELOPED IN ANCIENT GREECE AND IS THE OLDEST MARTIAL ART FORM IN HISTORY. I T WAS FIRST DOCUMENTED IN THE FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES OF 776 B.C. IN THIS “ORIGINAL” ULTIMATE FIGHTING CONTEST, GLADIATORS WOULD USE THEIR SKILL IN HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT AND OFTEN FIGHT TO THE DEATH. PANKRATION WAS THE PRIMARY TRAINING REGIME FOR THE SPARTANS AND ALL GREEK WARRIORS. IT WAS KEPT ALIVE BY THE ROMAN GLADIATORS AND LATER THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS OF EUROPE. IT MADE ITS WAY EAST BY WAY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN HIS QUEST FOR INDIA IN 323 B.C. THERE AFTER, SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE IT LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL KNOWN EASTERN MARTIAL ARTS. PANKRATION HAS BEEN REVIVED BY JEFFREY T. FUNICELLO IN 1990. IN MODERN TIMES, PANKRATION IS CONSIDERED A HYBRID STYLE THAT RESEMBLES ULTIMATE FIGHTING, AND NHB COMPETITIONS. PANKRATION IS A COMPLETE MIXED MARTIAL ART THAT RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL RANGES OF FIGHTING, FROM STRIKING AND CQB, TO CLINCH, GRAPPLING AND GROUND WORK.
Coach Ken Mallory - Wrestling:
Coach Mallory wrestled for Montclair State Univerity and was the only Division III wrestler to win a Division I title. He won the 134-pound title in 1978 with a 10-7 victory over Frank DeAngelis of the University of Oklahoma. Mallory also won three Division III crowns and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the 1978 Division III tournament.
- NCAA DIVISION I WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
- NCAA DIVISION III WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
- Division I National Champion
- 3-Time Division III National Champion
- 10-Time US Team Member
- Massachusetts State Champion
Coach George Kacavas - Wrestling:
- Lowell Hall of Fame (wrestled for the great George Bossi)
- High School Referee
- High School All American
- 2x Undefeated State Champion
- 2x Undefeated NE Champion
- Dapper Dan Wrestling Champion – Team USA
- Lowell High School – 3x State High School Team Champ
- Lowell High School - 2x New England High School Team Champ
- Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers Wrestling – 2x Southeastern Conference Team Champ
- Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers Wrestling - 2x Place Winner SEC
- Montclair State University – 1x National NCAA Team Champ
- Montclair State University - Placed 3rd individually at NCAA Tournament
Coach Edward J. Hanley - Wrestling:
Was the Chicago Catholic League Champion (1970 at 107 lbs.)
Entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) fall 1970 and started wrestling at the Boston YMC Union with Jim Peckham that year.
1972 - 4th place New England Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (NEIWA) Championship, 118 lbs.
1973 - 3rd place New England Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (NEIWA) Championship, 118 lbs.
1973 - New England AAU Freestyle Champion, 62 kg.
1974 - Undefeated (24-0) New England Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (NEIWA) Champion
1974 - NCAA Div. III 6th Place, 126 lbs.
1974 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Holiday Tournament Champion and Outstanding Wrestler, 126 lbs.
1975 - New York Athletic Club Spring Freestyle Champion, 57 kg.
1978-79 competed for ASV Daxlanden while working in Karlsruhe, W. Germany freestyle (57kg-74 kg
1979 - 1st. Place - New England AAU Greco-Roman Championship (68 kg)
- Retired from active competition mid-1980s after torn rotator cuff repair.
- 1981 - Became assistant coach to Tim Walsh at MIT.
- Started assisting USA Wrestling Massachusetts, teaching and refereeing freestyle and Greco-Roman.
- Coached for Boston - Toyo University (Japan) exchange over 4 years in mid-1980s, two years in Boston, two in Tokyo.
- Assistant coach for NCAA Div. III exchange teams to Mexico and Soviet Union mid-late 1980s.
- Started refereeing freestyle early 1970s (informal - finish match, pull on shirt and referee).
- Coached Massachusetts Junior National Greco-Roman Team from 1989 to 2000.
- Became FILA (international) referee 1991, and was promoted to FILA Category I in 1995.
- Joined MIWOA in 1991. Became member of NEIWOA in 1993.
- Retired from coaching MIT with Tim Walsh after 1993-94 season.
Coach Hanley continues to referee at all levels of USA Wrestling competition, from local Massachusetts state tournaments to Kids Regional tournaments to Senior National Championship, and international tournaments in the US and abroad (freestyle and Greco-Roman). He referees folkstyle in Massachusetts high schools, and for the New England College Conference.
His refereeing activity was interrupted in 2005 when my company was acquired by Varian, and I was sent to the Optical Spectroscopy Division near Melbourne, Australia for some years to assist in the development of our newest infrared spectrometer.
Coach Hanley is currently an engineer for the Chemical Analysis Group of Agilent Technologies .
Coach Kevin Sheehan - Wrestling:
Wrestled at Plymouth State College. A two-time All-American and four-time All-New England wrestler who twice finished in the top three in his weight class at the NCAA National Wrestling Championships.
- Inducted Plymouth State College Hall of Fame
- 2-Time Finalist NCAA Div III
- 1992 NCAA National Wrestling Championships (2nd Place)
- 1991 NCAA National Wrestling Championships (3rd Place)
- Massachusetts State Champion
Coach Harry Takesian - Wrestling:
- Whittier Regional High School - Head Coach (2011 & 2012)
- Whittier Regional High School - Assistant Coach (2000-2010)
- Whittier Regional High School - Varsity
Coach Kevin McKenna - Wrestling
Wrestled for Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers
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