SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- TAPintoSPF launches a new feature this week: The Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week.

Located at 2507 Route 22 West in Scotch Plains, Yeti MMA provides classes for men & women age 18-45 and for young athletes ages 5-17 at any skill level. Yeti MMA offers training in a variety of disciplines: boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and strength training.

Each winning athlete will receive five free training sessions from Yeti MMA and its resident instructors.

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1.Yale Street Wrestling Club, a development and instructional system for novice to collegiate wrestlers devised by renowned wrestling coach Donnie DeFilippis. 
2.The Underground Strength Gym, founded by strength & conditioning coach Zach Even-Esh, who has trained over 1,000 athletes ranging from the youth level to the Olympic level.
3.Vitor Shaolin's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, taught by five-time World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion -- and arguably one of the greatest BJJ practitioners of all time -- Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro.
4.Slick Strike Club, taught by current WBC female world super bantamweight champion and former world kickboxing champion Alicia Ashley, who founded Slick Strike Club at the world-famous Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn and has been teaching for over two decades. The club offers boxing, kickboxing and cardio-kickboxing classes.  Learn boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai skills while pushing your conditioning to the max with bag drills, strength, core and resistance training.

Additionally, each Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week honoree will be invited to submit an essay entitled, "What It Means to Be a Student-Athlete." The winning submission will receive a $1,000 TAPintoSPF-Yeti MMA scholarship in June 2017.

The Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Yeti MMA and its owner, David Martin. Located at 2507 Route 22 West in Scotch Plains (next to Bowcraft), Yeti MMA offers training in a variety of disciplines: boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and strength training. Call (908) 858-5558 and mention the TAPintoSPF - Yeti MMA Athlete of the Week and get a 15% discount on a one-year membership. For more information, email info@yetimma.com.