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Master Anthony Garcia

After over 25 years of dedication to the Art of Fighting, Muay Thai, and other Martial Arts, Grand Master Toddy proudly awarded Anthony Garcia the title of Arjarn “Master” of Muay Thai. Arjarn Garcia is now recognized as one of only 5 non Thai Muay Thai Masters in the United States. He is also one of the very few Instructors worldwide who possesses 3 Arjarn titles from 3 different Muay Thai Grand Masters in Thailand, the Mecca of Muay Thai.

All rankings were officially witnessed and signed by the Thai Governing body, the Muay Thai Council, a division of the Thai Government.

Muay Thai has always been a passion for Arjarn Garcia whom is honored to have received such a prestigious award by Grand Master Toddy and the government of Thailand. Dee Mak (good work) Arjarn Garcia!

Experience

anArjarn Garcia has been training in the Martial Arts for almost 30 years. His ability to teach and help Martial Artists and Athletes achieve all their fitness goals is superb. Master Garcia has traveled across the country and internationally to train with some of the best Martial Artists and Masters in the world.

To name a few: Grand Master Toddy, Master Sane, Master K, Arjarn Mac, Master Saohin, Saekson Janjira, Samart Payakaroon, Matee, Pongsan, Sakasem, Jongsanan, Master Nop, Master Luk Cheng, Kaensak, Arjarn Sangar, Grand Master Woody, Kru Robert, Kru Ritt, UFC Fighters, Pro MMA fighters, multiple Lumpini and Raja Stadium Champions as well as World Champions, plus many more…
Arjarn Garcia continually upgrades his talent toolbox and keeps his skills sharp. Embark on this journey with him; we all have much to learn.

Training

  • Certified Arjarn in Muay Thai under Grand Master Toddy, M.T.I.A.
  • Certified Muay Thai Kru Instructor under Grand Master Toddy, M.T.I.A.
  • Certified Muay Thai Trainer under Grand Master Toddy, M.T.I.A.
  • Certified Muay Thai Fighter, Grand Master Toddy, M.T.I.A.
  • Certified Muay Thai Referee, M.T.I.A.
  • Certified Muay Thai Judge, M.T.I.A.
  • Certified Muay Thai/Muay Boran Arjarn under Grand Master Woody, K.M.T.A.
  • Certified Muay Boran Arjarn, Master Sane T., K.M.T.A.
  • Certified Krabi Krabong Instructor, Master Sane T., K.M.T.A.

Other Certifications, to name a few:

  • Certified USA Weightlifting Coach
  • Certified USA Track and Field, Speed Development Specialist
  • Certified USA Boxing Coach
  • Olympic Level Karate Coach
  • Certified Flexibility Specialist, Wharton Method
  • Certified Pilates Instructor, Mat/Apparatus/Props
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist

More Specialized Degrees:

  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Mercy College
  • Physical Therapy, New York Medical College
  • NSCA, C.S.C.S. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Massage Therapy, New York College
  • Active Release Techniques, NY Chiropractic College
  • Biomedical Research Scientist-Texas A & M University
  • Sports and Injury Rehabilitation and Management, American College of Sports Medicine
  • KinesioTape Pediatric Specialist, KinesioTaping Association International
  • Certified Therapeutic Listening Specialist for Pediatrics
  • Certified Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy and Sensory Integration
  • Certified Sensory Processing Disorder Specialist (SPD)
  • Certified Pediatric Specialist in Multisensory Techniques (SPD)

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Tom Velasquez

Growing up in the streets of the South Bronx was not an easy task for a formidable youngster. Tom was always picked on and was routinely beat up on a daily basis. Neighborhood gangs were always fighting for territory. Tom’s parents decided that their son needed to stand up to the neighborhood bullies and not be afraid to cross the street on any given day. His parents sought the help of Arjarn Tony Garcia.

Master Garcia introduced Tom to Strength and Conditioning methods and his frail body soon changed and became more muscular. His gains in strength went through the roof. At a neighborhood club, Tom joined a Wrestling Club and Arjarn Garcia showed him Muay Thai. The rest is history. Years later, he is now a competitive fighter and an equally good teacher. He enjoys teaching youngsters how to defend themselves and how to be more confident and productive individuals.

Garcia Muay Thai Assistant Instructor, Tom Velasquez has been training and competing in the Martial Arts for the past 7 years. He has competed in everything from: Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Purple Belt), Boxing, Muay Thai, and Grappling. He has medaled in many prestigious events including NAGA and Grapplers Quest. He is ACOM Sports NY Grappling Champion, and ACOM Sports WelterWeight Shootfighting Champion.

Today, Tom’s primary focus is competing in Mixed Martial Arts and assisting Arjarn Garcia in developing future talent and helping individuals reach beyond their limitations.

Training

Garcia Muay Thai Assistant Instructor, Tom Velasquez has been training and competing in the Martial Arts for the past 7 years. He has competed in everything from: Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Purple Belt), Boxing, Muay Thai, and Grappling. He has medaled in many prestigious events including NAGA and Grapplers Quest. He is ACOM Sports NY Grappling Champion, and ACOM Sports WelterWeight Shootfighting Champion.

Today, Tom’s primary focus is competing in Mixed Martial Arts and assisting Arjarn Garcia in developing future talent and helping individuals reach beyond their limitations.

Experience

Tom Velasquez has trained with:

  • Arjarn Tony Garcia
  • Maurice Smith
  • Bas Rutten
  • Saekson Janjira
  • Carlos Catano
  • Ernesto Hoost Anthony Argyros
  • Sergio Penha
  • Eddy Rolon
  • Gene Fabrican(Sambo)
  • Sakasem(The Punisher) Master K
  • Carmine Zoochi(BJJ)
  • Juan Zapata(Judo Black Belt)
  • Scott Epstein(10th Planet Jiu Jitsu)
  • Errwan Marshall(10th Planet Jiu Jitsu)
  • Holds a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carmine Zoochi
  • Holds a Green Belt in Judo under Juan Zapata Judoka with over 50 years of experience