More Hollywood News – Lunch, March for our Lives, and other invitations

Friends, here is what’s new on and inspired by Jay Hollywood Wilson.

First – if you receive our text messages but NOT emails, we’ll need your email as we’ll be shutting down text messaging soon. Please register at the bottom of the  home page.

1. Memorial Celebration.  We had a great crowd and many touching stories.  Thank you to everyone for the love and Michelle @ Title Boxing Club Allen for hosting.

2. Lunch Tuesday, March 20 1pm @ Olive Garden. I’ll be hosting Andy Sloane, one of Jay’s earliest students. Andy is stationed in Okinawa for the Navy.  He’s going to the funeral in Milwaukee and will be in Dallas afterward.  It’s a final time to share our memories of Jay.  Send me an email if you’d like to join us. …  Olive Garden Dallas – Greenville Ave, 9079 Vantage Point Dr, Dallas, TX 75243 (972) 234-3292.

3. March for Our Lives (for Gun Control) at Dallas City Hall Saturday March 24 12pm. I’m coordinating with my business group to march together for this great cause after the school shooting and murders in Florida.  I know Jay would have approved.  I invite you to join us. Sign up at our LinkedIn group.

4. Networking plug.  Are you in the business and networking world?  If so, I created a no-cost way for LinkedIn networkers to build their Twitter network. I invite you to join me on LinkedIn Twitter Follow Back at You also can connect to me on LinkedIn.

5. Viewing and Memorial Funds. We’ve raised about $4,000 to support the family and help defray Jay’s funeral.  But total funeral expenses are much more.  If you haven’t contributed, the links to do so can be found at Jay Hollywood Wilson Viewing & Fund Contributors.

6. Studio Recommendation. As as a final way to honor Jay, I want to help you find a future Dallas kickboxing home worthy of him and get you an excellent group rate.  I’m checking out area Muay Thai/kickboxing studios to find the best workout for regular students, as well as fighters, that includes cardio, technique, and inspiration.  Feel free to send recommendations to me.



Studio Recommendation & Jay Hollywood Wilson Memorial Celebration Update

Here is an update on Jay’s  memorial activities

1. Viewing and Memorial Funds. The family and I thank everyone who came to the viewing and made a contribution to help support his kids or the funeral expenses.  There still is time to donate!  See Jay Hollywood Wilson Viewing & Fund Contributors.

2. Sunday 2pm Memorial Celebration @ Title Boxing Club Allen Reminder.  Remember this a potluck.  So please bring something.  See the Evite with details and add or update your RSVP.

3. Studio Recommendation. As as a final way to honor Jay, I want to help you find a future kickboxing home worthy of him and get you an excellent group rate.   If you’re not on our email list, please send me an email at as I’ll likely be shutting down our text messaging lists.

I’m checking out area Muay Thai/kickboxing studios to find the best workout for regular students, as well as fighters, that includes cardio, technique, and inspiration. I’m taking their classes and working with studio owners.  Feel free to submit recommendations to me at my email above.


Jay Hollywood Wilson Viewing & Fund Contributors

I apologize if I miss anyone (I know I did) on the lists below.
The family and I thank everyone who joined us at the viewing in Dallas, including Buck, Sammy, Kelli, Adrian, Lu, Emily & Nathan, Bobby, and Fernando.
We appreciate the many friends and students who contributed and shared their personal comments to the memorial funds, including Mo, Kai & Sorin, Vic, Raju, Yousef, Sandy, David L, David C, Robin, Kevin, Leslie, Big Mike, Ming, Bobby, Andy, Arrash, Ricky, Beth, Amanda, Lisa, Yvette, Jeni & Cary, Toan, Alok, Tiffany, Lester, Candice, Alred, Alisa, and Anonymous (a few times) ;-). That’s a lot of love.
If you haven’t yet participated, here’s the info

Jay “Hollywood” Wilson Funeral and Memorial Funds & Life Celebration

In case you haven’t stayed on top of the posts on our Facebook page, here is a summary of activities to pay your respects to Jay and his family and celebrate his life.
Sunday March 11 2-4pm.  Dallas Memorial Celebration at Title Boxing Club, Allen. Join us at a potluck to celebrate the life and our remembrances of  the man, the myth, the legend. Please visit our Evite for more info and to RSVP so we can get an accurate count.
Saturday March 17. The funeral will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More info will posted on his personal Facebook page by his family.

Jay “Hollywood” Wilson Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness and shock that I report that Jay “Hollywood” Wilson, father, brother, son, world champion, teacher, and friend, died today (March 2rd). He was jogging in the early evening, collapsed, and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, presumably and surprisingly of natural causes. I don’t have more information at this time.

Jay was especially excited today because the lease was only a few days from signing and he was going to fulfill his dream of owning his own studio.

Future notices, such as funeral arrangements, will be posted here, the Hollywood Total Fitness Facebook page and his mailing/text messaging lists, where you can sign up at

Peace be with you, brother.

– Marc

Studio Update – Almost There

Friends, the landlord has been ridiculously slow.  We expect to finally get the studio lease  signed soon. Meanwhile here are a few details.

  • The studio location is the southeast corner of  Coit & Arapaho in Richardson.  It’s the building on Coit next to the gas station on the corner. We’ll have the two units next to Coit.  The corner unit used to be a Radio Shack.
  • The partners and management team are Jay, Troy (former UFC cross training trainer and ex-NFL football player), and Tim (former UFC general and sales manager).
  • The studio will be called Warrior Fitness Empire (WFE).  It will have an open mat area, weights, and a few machines so you can work out when there aren’t classes.  WFE will offer two primary programs. Jay will run martial arts under the name Hollywood Muay Thai  with Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, and yoga classes.   Troy will run cross-training under the Training for Warriors system.  A few additional UFC trainers and a yoga teacher will be joining the studio.
  • An architect and general contractor have already been to the studio and are developing the renovation blueprint.  They’ll be ready to get started right after the lease is signed.
  • Jay will hold pre-opening classes in the studio or another space in the shopping center, depending on the rebuild schedule.


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Studio Progress and more

It’s been and will be a long road to opening a new studio, including navigating partners, funding, leases, and buildout.  Problems can crop up and deals fall apart for a lot of reasons.  So we’re careful about overpromising and try to be as transparent as we can about the process.  As always, we appreciate your patience.

We have funding approval and applied for a lease last week for the Richardson Coit & Arapaho location. It may take another week or two for lease negotiations and signing and partner agreement.

On the brighter side the Arctic cold snap is finally gone and we’ll be re-starting our  classes in East Plano on Tuesday and Thursday.

Haven’t signed up yet? Due to the delays we’ve extended our low pre-opening pricing for studio memberships and private lessons with Jay.  Register for individual membership programs at and couple, family, and private packages on our Special Payments page at . Memberships include twice a week kickboxing classes at no extra charge before we open.

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