Tiger Schulmann’s

Life
Changing
Results

Tiger Schulmann’s
Wayne, NJ

Tiger Schulmann’s
Wayne, NJ

Life Changing Results

Tiger Schulmann’s
Wayne, NJ

Free Beginner Class

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne are saying

I joined in March and have trained ever since. I feel much stronger, I perform much better, I keep my weight down and try to eat healthy. I love the emphasis on technique, consistency and overall healthy living. Thank you guys so much.

Jones R.

Very Awesome Place to Meet New Adults when you train you become a awesome person and you start with a white belt than you get to higher belts when you earn them and you meet the Assistant Manager Joshu Zapifel and Sensei Scott Zapifel.

Andrew B.

I have been within the Tiger Schulmann’s organization since 2008 and have been to multiple different schools within the organization. I found Tiger Schulmann’s of Wayne around 2018 and it was the only location where I felt at home and treated equally and with respect. I definitely feel like they are my second family and I would recommend them to anyone.

Ryan C.

I was 52 years old, looking for a way to stay healthy and active when a friend recommended Tiger Schulmann’s. TSMMA has helped me reach fitness and athletic goals I never thought I could achieve. Sensei Zapfel is a great instructor, with an amazing Martial Arts skill set, upbeat attitude and sense of humor. The school staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a fun way to learn self-defense thru the Martial Arts, and you want to train hard and have fun, Tiger Schumann Mixed Martial Arts Is the place for you!

Mary H.

I love Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne. Everyone there is so helpful and supportive. I am in the best shape of my life and I am constantly improving. Both my physical and mental health have improved greatly since I started training here. I highly recommend it!

Amy R.

Tiger Schulmann’s is perfect for the whole family work out. Families who train together – stay together! Our son became more confident since he started Tiger Schulmann’s.

Olga B.

Great place to train. Three of my family members have joined. Great energy and encouragement throughout adult and kid classes. My kids enjoy it, and look forward to achieving higher. I myself will be joining shortly.

Julie B.

My son and I have been training with Sensei Zapfel at Tiger Schulmann’s in Wayne, NJ for a number of years. Sensei Zapfel and his team provide a high-quality training environment suited for all stages of one’s martial arts ability, age, and capability. Whether you are looking for a great workout, learning self-defense techniques, and/or looking to get your child to have better discipline, Tiger Schulmann’s is a great place to achieve your goals. My son and I love coming to class.

Seth L.

Free Beginner Class

Sign up to schedule your 1-hour Private Beginner Session. No preparation needed. Just show up and experience your fun, personalized session.
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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne are saying

I joined in March and have trained ever since. I feel much stronger, I perform much better, I keep my weight down and try to eat healthy. I love the emphasis on technique, consistency and overall healthy living. Thank you guys so much.

Jones R.

Very Awesome Place to Meet New Adults when you train you become a awesome person and you start with a white belt than you get to higher belts when you earn them and you meet the Assistant Manager Joshu Zapifel and Sensei Scott Zapifel.

Andrew B.

I have been within the Tiger Schulmann’s organization since 2008 and have been to multiple different schools within the organization. I found Tiger Schulmann’s of Wayne around 2018 and it was the only location where I felt at home and treated equally and with respect. I definitely feel like they are my second family and I would recommend them to anyone.

Ryan C.

I was 52 years old, looking for a way to stay healthy and active when a friend recommended Tiger Schulmann’s. TSMMA has helped me reach fitness and athletic goals I never thought I could achieve. Sensei Zapfel is a great instructor, with an amazing Martial Arts skill set, upbeat attitude and sense of humor. The school staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a fun way to learn self-defense thru the Martial Arts, and you want to train hard and have fun, Tiger Schumann Mixed Martial Arts Is the place for you!

Mary H.

I love Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne. Everyone there is so helpful and supportive. I am in the best shape of my life and I am constantly improving. Both my physical and mental health have improved greatly since I started training here. I highly recommend it!

Amy R.

Tiger Schulmann’s is perfect for the whole family work out. Families who train together – stay together! Our son became more confident since he started Tiger Schulmann’s.

Olga B.

Great place to train. Three of my family members have joined. Great energy and encouragement throughout adult and kid classes. My kids enjoy it, and look forward to achieving higher. I myself will be joining shortly.

Julie B.

My son and I have been training with Sensei Zapfel at Tiger Schulmann’s in Wayne, NJ for a number of years. Sensei Zapfel and his team provide a high-quality training environment suited for all stages of one’s martial arts ability, age, and capability. Whether you are looking for a great workout, learning self-defense techniques, and/or looking to get your child to have better discipline, Tiger Schulmann’s is a great place to achieve your goals. My son and I love coming to class.

Seth L.

Sensei Scott Zapfel will help you push your limits and love every minute of it.

This is not your average workout. Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne blends full-body fitness with authentic martial arts techniques for the toughest workout you’ll ever love. Our members build confidence, find community, and get results— fast—through high-intensity, high-energy kickboxing workouts that burn up to 1,000 calories a class.
The difference is our certified instructors. Owner and Sensei Scott Zapfel brings over 20 years of teaching experience to his role as head instructor. His team is dedicated to helping members achieve their health and fitness goals while learning self-defense skills proven to keep them safe. And unlike most gyms, our members aren’t in it alone. “Our school is like a family,” says Zapfel. “Everyone pushes each other to get stronger, train harder, and have fun every step of the way.”

THE WORKOUT

Push Your Limits
and Love Every Minute

Cardio, strength, flexibility, and key recovery time come together in a balanced, high-energy workout.
  • Warm Up: Prepare the body to work hard, safely
  • Bag Training: Cardio and full-body strength-training in one powerful package
  • Bodyweight Strength Training: Build core strength and stability without stressing the joints or limiting mobility
  • Stretching and Flexibility: Our restorative cool-down increases flexibility and prevents injury
Let’s go! You can do this!

LEARN REAL SELF-DEFENSE

It’s More Than a Workout,
It’s Peace of Mind

  • Street-Smart Safety: The best defense is knowing how to avoid danger, and knowing what to do when you can’t
  • A Proven Tradition: We’re 35+ years strong and real-world tested to keep you safe
  • Defense for All Levels: We’ll get you started and keep you advancing with kickboxing, close-range defense and jiu-jitsu tailored to your level
  • Confidence that Counts: Leave the class with a power and ease that makes you a far less likely target

TOP LEVEL INSTRUCTION

Our Instructors Are the Difference

Athletes. Fighters. Trainers. Mentors. We’re a diverse team bound by the transformative experience of Finding Your Tiger.
Our instructors inspire positive change inside and out. They are with you to celebrate your victories, grow your confidence, and make your training more fun than you’ve ever imagined.

Meet Our Head Instructor

Sensei Scott Zapfel

Owner and Head Sensei Scott Zapfel began his journey in martial arts at age 24. What started as a quest for fitness turned into a life-changing career. “Once I started teaching as a black belt,” he says, “I was amazed at the feeling of helping others progress along the same path.” Today, he brings over two decades of martial arts teaching experience to his leadership at Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne, NJ.
“We bring together a great diversity of people,” says Zapfel, “but everyone in my school is like family.” That of course, includes members who keep each other motivated through Zapfel’s high-intensity kickboxing workouts. But it also includes his literal family, wife and school manager, Joshu Christine Zapfel.
Zapfel credits his “profound level of fitness and confidence” to his martial arts practice and strives to bring that same life-changing mind-body fitness to his students. “In just one year of training, one of my students lost 110 lbs. It gave her the confidence to go out there and get involved in all the activities she’d always wanted to try.” That new outlook, says Zapfel, was about more than looking good. “It’s a confidence that comes from accomplishment, and the grit, focus, and full mind-body well-being we practice every day.”

The Toughest Workout You’ll Ever Love

Learn Self Defense

Build Confidence

Experience Full-Body Fitness

Release Anxiety and Stress

Push Past Obstacles

Join a Community

Train with Expert Instructors

Find a Passion

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer beginner level classes for all age groups as well as intermediate and advanced level classes in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu.
No preparation is needed. Just wear comfortable workout clothes and show up, our instructors will handle the rest!
Yes, we offer beginner classes for adults and kids. No experience required.
We recommend a minimum of two classes per week. Many adults like to attend three or more classes per week.
The cost of our classes range from $15 to $27 depending on the program you choose.
We offer a variety of class times to meet individual needs. Ask about our schedule for more detail.
Most people can’t stick with the gym. 95% quit after just one month. It’s boring and there are not enough reasons to keep you consistent. With Tiger Schulmann’s, you get our 3 dimensional workout which includes total body results + learning the life skill of self-defense and on top of that, our classes are intriguing and fun! Results, fun and self-defense make it easy to stay consistent and consistency is the key to success!
Our Karate Cubs pre-school program begins at 3yr. Our children’s martial arts program begins at 5 yr. old.
For your private beginner session class, we recommend sweats and a t-shirt.
Adult classes are 45 minutes to one hour. Children, Kids and Cubs classes are 45 minutes.
Yes, we offer a 20% discount for each additional family member. In addition, we offer active law enforcement a 25% discount.
Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts differs in many ways. From the dedication and expertise of our head instructors who have a minimum of 10 years experience and are the owners of their schools, to the unique and unparalleled curriculum that we teach, to the professional and beautiful facilities we provide. Nothing else is Tiger Schulmanns.
Tiger Schulmann’s head instructors are highly trained professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the martial arts, teaching authentic and effective Muay Thai Kickboxing techniques that will really work if you ever need them. Many cardio kickboxing instructors have little to no actual martial arts experience and are merely aerobic instructors.
While we estimate you will burn about 800 – 1000 calories in a class, many of our students have measured over 1200 calories burned in just one class using their own fitness bands.
You don’t need any previous experience. Just show up in some comfortable workout clothes and our professional staff and instructors will make sure you have a great workout and learn a skill that will change your life!
No, sparring and contact are not required. We offer separate classes for those who want to participate in sparring.
No, competition is not required. However, for those students interested, we do offer the opportunity to compete in different types of events, and even have a professional fight team that successfully competes at the highest levels of martial arts competition.
Yes, most of our schools offer private lessons. You can contact the individual location for more information.

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a FREE CLASS

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Free Beginner Class

Sign up to schedule your 1-hour Private Beginner Session. No preparation needed. Just show up and experience your fun, personalized session.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

*Offer valid for new customers only. Free Trial class offer available at participating locations only. Please contact the school directly to confirm their current new student offer.

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