Ribbon Cutting and Networking Event in Tomball for Defenders Martial Arts Academy


The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Membership to Welcome Community

Tomball, Texas (June 21, 2017) –  The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1965, but was first organized in the 1920’s. Recognized throughout Texas for its passionate advocacy for the community, the Chamber’s mission is to provide resources and foster relationships that empower businesses to prosper in Tomball and its surrounding communities. Currently, the Chamber has approximately 730 members and this numbers is steadily increasing due to continued growth in the area.


Bruce Hillegeist, President of the Tomball Chamber, states this about the Chamber’s role, “We are here to help build a strong community for the people that live, work, worship, and play in the greater Tomball area”. He adds about Defenders Martial Art Academy, “We are excited to have Defenders Martial Arts Academy be a part of the Chamber and the community. Undoubtedly, the owners and staff are dedicated to teaching our citizens about personal safety and defense at all ages.”

Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time: 5PM to 7PM
Ribbon Cutting and Photo-op:  5:30PM at entrance
Location: 11715 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball, Texas 77377 (click for map)
Cost:  FREE to the public
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Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1150344005070409
Hashtags:  #TomballChamber #DefendersMAA  #SelfDefense

“We are looking forward to meeting community leaders, families, first responders in the Tomball area and future martial artist defenders,” says Gordon Scheele, President and Founder of Defenders Martial Arts Academy, “We want to be a contributor to the safety buffer in our area and a place where leaders can be equipped with skills that we enable them to be honored and respected in our communities.”

Left to Right:  Chamber Leaders Amy Mason - Communications and Dawn Stone - Community Relations, with Defenders Stacy Hunt - Operations Manager and Gordon Scheele - Founder
Left to Right: Chamber Leaders Amy Mason – Communications and Dawn Stone – Community Relations, with Defenders Stacy Hunt – Operations Manager and Gordon Scheele – Founder

Businessman and martial artist Gordon Scheele and Taekwondo Master Lance McDonald (International Champion and 4th Degree Black Belt) have opened up a multi-use super dojo training facility for both kids and adults. The front of the location features a traditional style dojo enjoyed by many beginning their martial artist journey whome will learn the basics and train at a level that is comfortable for their start-up or maintenance needs.


The Defenders Sportsplex is a complete training facility for all level and styles of Martial Arts, Boxing and Strength Training, offering over 15,000 sqft of state-of-the-tech matting, over 22 fighting dummies, Yoga room, a professional boxing ring and extreme fighting cage.

Accept the Defender’s Challenge: Tour the campus, meet a coach, take free lesson, and join the academy.

For more information visit:  www.DefendersMAA.com


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