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