We don’t close on Saturdays, but, when our friend Scott Lombardo’s last wish was to have his Celebration of Life here, we couldn’t say no. As such,

We will be closed to the public Saturday, August 13th.

We will open again on Sunday, August 14th.

Some of you might know Scott as the founder of V-MAT, a non-profit that provides free Martial Arts training for Military Veterans, Reserves, and Active Duty to help them achieve physical, mental, and spiritual balance in daily life. Scott was a very compassionate and caring man with a huge smile and a great sense of humor. He was also a fighter – beating cancer after given less than 10% chance of survival, only to get diagnosed with ALS.

Scott spent years redesigning the Isshinryu Karate system in order to offer Martial Arts instruction to amputee students, with and without prosthetics, wheelchair bound, as well as those with any traumatic injury or experience.

Scott’s philosophy was that the most valuable thing you can do for Martial Arts is to “give back to the Art what you gained from it.” Martial Arts gave Scott the will and opportunity to live, thrive, and give back to the community. He founded V-MAT with the long term goal of assisting our Veterans, Reserves & Active Military personnel accomplish physical, mental, and spiritual balance in their every day lives.

Visit www.v-mat.org for more information or to donate.


The V-Mat cornhole tournament will be held this year at Throwback on Sunday, September 25th 2022.

2021 V-MAT Corn hole tourney at Throwback