The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.
On December 7th, Dave Tirelli will be inducted as New Jersey’s “Pioneer MMA Fighter.”
Dave Tirelli was the first of many fighters to come out of TSMMA. He competed in Bare-knuckle Full Contact tournaments such as the Challenge of Champions. He remained undefeated in bare knuckle competition after 12 fights. He also holds a record of 6-0 in Muay Thai.
Tirelli first fought in professional MMA in June 1999 in Clearwater, Florida at the Xtreme Combat Championships. He also competed at RSF’s Redemption in the Valley. He is a veteran of Reality Fighting 2 and 3, as well as Ring of Combat 3 and 4. He holds victories over the UFC’S Luke Cummo and Tom DeBlass.
Following retiring from competition, he coached and cornered many TSMMA fighters and champions that reached great heights competing regularly in UFC, Bellator, and ROC.
Dave Tirelli has also judged the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator and Ring of Combat for the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.
Now, as a master head instructor, Sensei Tirelli has the experience of teaching thousands of students, helping many change their lives. His passion for teaching contributes to the success of his students. Sensei Tirelli is credited for getting his adult students in the best shape of their lives, and has had students lose over 100 pounds thru his training and nutritional counseling. Where Sensei Tirelli really shines is teaching children of all ages and needs such ADHD and Autism. Sensei Tirelli focuses on building their confidence through both self discipline and self defense and giving them the strength to say no to peer pressure and to carry that confidence into their adulthood.
Sensei Tirelli and his family reside in River Dell and he teaches out of Elmwood Park.
Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com. Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.
New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities. Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts. This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.
We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.