Meet Your Instructors

Alex Sholomisky

Alex has an extensive background in boxing spanning over 30 plus years. He is a bronze medal winner in the Junior Olympics, a two time Golden Glove Champion, and a New Jersey Diamond Belt winner.

Alex also has several professionally sanctioned fights in boxing and kick boxing. Along with his boxing background, Alex holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and also teaches Mauy Thai, Judo, Sambo and Mixed Martial Arts.

He continues to compete regularly, has medaled several times in various Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions, and is the 2014 NAGA Champion – Advanced Division. He is a fully certified instructor in Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) from world renowned edged weapons expert, Michael Janich. He is a primary instructor for The Shark Tank and his stable includes several amateur and professional champion mixed martial arts fighters.

Alex has been a law enforcement officer for more than 20 years as both a municipality police officer and a Law Enforcement Officer with the New Jersey Department of Corrections. During his career with the NJDOC, Alex served as a member of the Special Operations Group for more than 10 years and was the lead Defensive Tactics Instructor. He received extensive training and participated in numerous operations, call outs, and high risk transports.

Alex holds instructor certifications in firearms and straight baton, and is the NJDOC’s primary instructor for Close Quarter Defense, Handcuffing, and Counter Cuffing. He and his training partner, Tim Romanik, have developed and implemented the Police Training Commission approved Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Program which the NJDOC is currently utilizing at its Training Academy. This program has been taught to, and adopted, by several NJ Police Departments and Military Units. He is one of only two “Subject Matter Experts” for these subjects for the NJDOC.

The methods and concepts he uses are not traditional, but deal with the imperative need for tactics that are real and relevant, and are designed to deal with violent attacks in a concise manner. His tactics emphasize the simplicity and effectiveness of gross motor skills and the extreme importance of the “I will win” combat mind set. All of this is coupled with an intense focus on physical conditioning for the realities of a violent encounter.

Dr. Ray Marquez, DC of Back Pain Relief Center Myrtle Beach

6th Degree Judo Black Belt

2009 Gold Masters 100K National Champion

2009 Bronze Masters 100k World Championships

2009 Gold Masters 100k Liberty Bell Championship

41 Years Judo Experience

Multiple Local, Regional, National & International Judo Competitions

40 Years of Competitive Experience (too many to list)

Vineland Judo Club Sensei

Shark Tank Judo Sensei

United States Judo Association Life Member

3 Stripe Blue Belt BJJ

Christopher W. Ianacone Jr. C.S.C.S. NS

5th Degree Judo Black Belt

Delsea Regional High School Franklinville , New Jersey

Senior year, Only undefeated wrestler in school’s history

Christmas Tournament, District, Regional, and State Champion

1st Regional and State Champion for School

1st Team All Academic

1st Team All County

1st Team All South Jersey

1st Team All State

AAU Jr Olympic Freestyle District Champion

AAU Jr Olympic Freestyle Regional Champion

2nd-National AAU Jr Olympic Freestyle Championships

5th-National AAU Jr Olympic Greco-Roman Championships

South Jersey-Poland Wrestling Cultural Exchange

AAU Jr Olympic Regional Weight Lifting Champion

Full Wrestling Scholarship Temple University Philadelphia PA.

Bachelor of Science Degree Health/Physical Education

4 Year Varsity Wrestling, Captain Senior Year

International Wrestling Tour Germany

Eastern Wrestling Tournament Place Winner

NYAC International Freestyle Tournament Place Winner

Sr AAU Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Champion, MVP

University of Delaware Invitational Wrestling Tournament Champion

Philadelphia Mets Wrestling Champion

Temple University Judo Team, Captain Senior Year

1st-West Point Judo Invitational Team Championships

Assistant Wrestling Coach Temple University

Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach Williamstown HS, New Jersey

Assistant Varsity Football Coach Williamstown HS, New Jersey

Head Coach Men’s Track & Field Williamstown HS, New Jersey

Varsity Wrestling Official

4x Master’s Champion-Liberty Bell Judo Classic, Philadelphia PA

American-Canadian International Judo Challenge-Master’s Champion

2nd-USA Judo National Master’s Championships

2nd-National Senior Games Judo Championships

Judo Instructor Vineland Judo Club

Judo Instructor Shark Tank Judo/Jujitsu

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Certified Nutrition Specialist

NRA Certified Firearms Safety, Pistol and Personal Protection Instructor

American Red Cross Emergency First Aid, CPR and AED Certified Instructor

Member: National Strength & Conditioning Association

Member: American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists

Member: National Rifle Association

Member: United States Judo Association

Delsea Regional High School Sports Hall of Fame

Gloucester County NJ Sports Hall of Fame

South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame

46 Years of Wrestling Experience

40 years of Judo Expierence

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