About Us

History & Roots

Tong Dragon Mixed Martial Arts began in 1995. Tong Dragon began with the strict guidelines 
and curriculum provided by the International Martial Arts & Boxing academy. The I.M.B.
academy originated with former Bruce Lee student, Sifu Richard Bustillo in 1975. The
curriculum of the I.M.B. that continued at Tong Dragon MMA includes Muay Thai,
Western Boxing, Catch-as-Catch-can Wrestling, Doce Pares Escrima and Jeet Kune Do. Also
Tong Dragon MMA instructor and founder Eric Colón was and still is a student of Muay Thai 
Champion Kru Phil Nurse. With these legendary pillars of the martial arts community as
mentors, Eric Colón followed their guidlines for his students at Tong Dragon MMA.

Tong Dragon MMA offers three primary programs; Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
and Mixed Martial Arts. With the great history and traditions of Muay
Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the modern approach of Mixed Martial Arts,
Tong Dragon MMA is the premier academy in New Jersey and one of the

original as well. We are committed to providing quality martial arts
instruction to each and every student. We place a strong emphasis on
discipline and respect. We look forward to serving you. Learning is the key to
all our work. Our teaching is done as if we were working with our own family.


Tong Dragon Mixed Martial Arts Academy is a mixed martial arts training facility like no other
in New Jersey! With over 4300 hundred square feet the TDMMA academy is considered to
be the best there is. Official Olympic Swain Training mats cover 2850 square feet of
training floor for your protection and comfort. The academy also has a complete kickboxing
ring, wall mats and 20 foot cage wall for mma training. Tong Dragon also offers 10 different
types of bags to train on including; Muay Thai Heavy Bags, Boxing bag, Double end bag, Angle bag,
Wrecking Ball, Uppercut bag and our Sand bag for shin conditioning. The six industrial ceiling fans keep the
air circulating.

Tong Dragon also has over 1450 square feet of seating area for guests to observe classes. Within the area we also provide a kids spot for small children and our TDMMA Pro Shop! Our Tong Dragon Pro Shop can handle all of your martial arts equipment needs. Also don't forget that we offer online ordering of all of you MMA shopping needs to be delivered directly to your home!