CROM Martial Training is Rockaway Beach’s premier Martial Arts and CrossFit facility offering a variety of class instruction, including Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ, Ladies’ Kickboxing and CrossFit training. CROM MT is owned and operated by former Muay Thai champion and strength and conditioning Coach Chris Romulo and his wife Sarah Romulo.
CROM MT is the most complete Martial Arts & fitness facility in New York featuring expert instruction from a former champion coupled with cutting edge CrossFit strength training. While we are hands down the place to go if you want high level fight-prep training, we are also a full service gym taking priority in ALL members no matter the level, in a friendly community and family driven environment. Our mission is to help our members meet their goals in a fun and unconventional fashion that can assist in losing weight, getting in superior shape, learning muay thai boxing and various arts for the first time, or taking one’s Muay Thai practice to it’s highest level.
We have a well rounded martial arts training program, dedicated instructors, and inventive training equipment. We also offer CrossFit training and self defense seminars as well as fun and challenging programs for kids (ages 7-12) and teens (ages13-18).
Chris “Mr. Classic” Romulo
A native New Yorker, Chris Romulo began training in martial arts at the age of eight. His father, who was a 3rd Degree Black Belt under S. Henry Cho, first introduced him to the art of Tae Kwon Doe. As a result of his dedication and years of training, Chris went on to reach the ranks of red belt. Despite his training and efficiency in TKD, his teen years were challenging because of the bullying in his community. Tired of being hounded and getting into trouble, Chris sought out to learn a more practical art for self-defense. This is when he discovered Muay Thai and it changed his life. In 2009, fueled by his achievements in Muay Thai, Chris was named as a spokesperson for Bullying…We’re Kickin’ It. Chris had his first amateur bout in 1996 at the age of 21. Since then, he has won five amateur titles and one professional title. A “fighter’s fighter,” Chris is known for his knock out power, stamina, and technical precision. He battled against the finest national and international Muay fighters. One of Chris’s most notable accomplishments in the sport was his defeat of Sean Hinds for the WKA Super-Middleweight North American title in 2010 and claiming bragging rights for NYC, a match 10 years in the making. He put NYC on the map in the biggest fight of his career in Lion Fight Promotion’s “Battle in the Desert II” in Las Vegas (2011). He announced his retirement from active competition in the fall of 2011. He proudly retires with the following
Record: Professional Muay Thai: 13-3(10) | Amateur Muay Thai: 18-3-1 (7) | Amateur Shootfighting: 3-2 (1)
Titles : 2010 Professionial WKA North American Muay Thai Champion | 2004 Amateur IFMA-WMC Muay Thai World Cup Bronze Medalist | 2004 Amateur WKA North American Muay Thai Champion |2004 Amateur WKA US National Muay Thai Champion |2003 Amateur WKA US National Muay Thai Champion | 2003 Amateur WKA NY State Muay Thai Champion