Tiger Schulmann’s

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Jiu Jitsu Classes

Tiger Schulmann’s
Elmwood Park, NJ

Tiger Schulmann’s
Martial Arts
Elmwood Park, NJ

Jiu Jitsu Classes

Tiger Schulmann’s
Elmwood Park, NJ

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Elmwood Park are saying

This gym is amazing. All of the instructors come with a ton of knowledge, patience and dedication. All classes are taught with specific goals in mind and the learning aspect is taken very seriously. It is clear that the instructors are happy when their students are happy. The schedule is also great with a lot of different classes to chose from. Wouldn’t chose any other place to train.

Alex K.

Instructors are Amazing. We love Sensei Cobra very passionate of what he does as an Instructor and always finding a way to help you and making sure you achieve your goals. Ant the staff treats you like Family.

Pablo A.

Great place to get tougher get more confidence and exercise.
My son love the place and the stuff is very friendly. Also parents have enough space to chill out while class is done.

Edwin B.

I came to Tiger Schulmann’s in search of an activity to help my son become more active but most of all to build esteem and confidence. I can honestly say that this is hands down the best thing I have ever invested in for my son. After every class he comes home feeling so proud of himself! The staff are very warm and welcoming. Everyone treats you like family and I think that’s extremely vital especially for my son.

Chrystie O.

My entire family and I have been training with TSMMA since 2005. They have not only provided us with the physical and mental training that we were looking for but they have continued to go above and beyond with my son who is on the Autism Spectrum. They had him involved in his first COC (challenge of champions) with a special needs division. Every participant lit up with joy and (as did their parents). I absolutely highly recommend this place for anyone as well as your entire family!!

Jessica R.

Both my children have progressed since joining Tiger Schulmann, Elmwood Park. They grew so much over the years, this school helped them to obtain daily achievements, improved their attention span, increased their discipline and they developed self-esteem as well as confidence in being able to defend themselves physically and vocally. All around great choice for every child and beneficial for adults, too. Martial Arts will improve not just your physical ability but also strengthen you emotionally and mentally. Highly recommend this school, best instructors around who LOVE what they do and exude LOVE to their students. They are the very best!

Ida P.

My whole family goes here. The family-like atmosphere is very welcoming. It’s been an amazing positive outlet for my husband and kids who all have struggled with anxiety especially with the pandemic and how it has affected them.

Jaime D.

I am so happy with this establishment! My three-year-old son loves it! This place is clean and maintained well. The staff is friendly and welcomed us right away.

Jamie P.

What an amazing staff and Facility. The entire team there is amazing! Although it is a group class they take the time to work with each child individually to ensure they are growing and developing. I see my son use the never-give-up mentality in all he does as it has become a culture for him. So glad we came here!

Nicole M.

This is a wonderful school and has been beneficial to both of my boys. My oldest child has always wanted to quit anything he has gotten involved in (ie: soccer, t-ball, etc) but does not have that same attitude towards TSMA Elmwood Park. Instead, he gets excited when he knows he is going and I always striving to do better at each class. His confidence has grown tremendously and we owe it all to the amazing staff and the structure this school brings.

Nicole B.

My son has been training here for a while & absolutely loves it. I started as well & it is amazing workout. I love the facility, the staff & recommend this school for anyone looking to get in shape & have fun doing it.

Jody D.

We tried many different schools ended up here
I can say I’m very happy here and have 3 kids enrolled. The place is very clean and the instructors actually care about their students. I would recommend anyone to this location. Shihan Tirelli and Joshu Cobra genuinely care about their students. We travel from out of town just to have our kids here.

Heleni F.

Love to train at TIGERS SCHULMANN’S, very professional instructors, ove the workout and very important is super clean place germs free on this times is my concern I see the way is the cleaning and disinfect after class this is the reason I BRING MY KIDS to practice.

Benjamin L.

Ts of Elmwood park is the best, they teach nutrition, anti-bullying, and work with kids that are autistic. The instructors are fun, patient yet strong. Highly recommend it for any age. I have been training for 3 months and I love it

Rossie

I have been going to this school for 3 years now and feel it is a great place to train. Everyone knows your name and treats you like family. Every instructor from top to bottom is involved with your progress and pushes you to your top potential.

Brett D.

I’ve been going to this gym for ten months. I’ve just signed up my 6-year-old daughter to the little tiger program. The staff are very respectful and are always there to help. Such a family-oriented place.

John B.

I just started training here and I love it!!! I can already see results & I am so much more confident in myself. I am so happy I found this place. The instructors are top-notch & I have made a lot of new friends. I highly recommend ts elmwood!!!

Mel A.

Great class, motivates me to do my very best to keep healthy and in shape, it’s the best thing I did, instructers are very welcoming

Azinga T.

TRY A 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.  Please contact the school directly to confirm their current new student offer.

By providing your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.

See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Elmwood Park are saying

This gym is amazing. All of the instructors come with a ton of knowledge, patience and dedication. All classes are taught with specific goals in mind and the learning aspect is taken very seriously. It is clear that the instructors are happy when their students are happy. The schedule is also great with a lot of different classes to chose from. Wouldn’t chose any other place to train.

Alex K.

Instructors are Amazing. We love Sensei Cobra very passionate of what he does as an Instructor and always finding a way to help you and making sure you achieve your goals. Ant the staff treats you like Family.

Pablo A.

Great place to get tougher get more confidence and exercise.
My son love the place and the stuff is very friendly. Also parents have enough space to chill out while class is done.

Edwin B.

I came to Tiger Schulmann’s in search of an activity to help my son become more active but most of all to build esteem and confidence. I can honestly say that this is hands down the best thing I have ever invested in for my son. After every class he comes home feeling so proud of himself! The staff are very warm and welcoming. Everyone treats you like family and I think that’s extremely vital especially for my son.

Chrystie O.

My entire family and I have been training with TSMMA since 2005. They have not only provided us with the physical and mental training that we were looking for but they have continued to go above and beyond with my son who is on the Autism Spectrum. They had him involved in his first COC (challenge of champions) with a special needs division. Every participant lit up with joy and (as did their parents). I absolutely highly recommend this place for anyone as well as your entire family!!

Jessica R.

Both my children have progressed since joining Tiger Schulmann, Elmwood Park. They grew so much over the years, this school helped them to obtain daily achievements, improved their attention span, increased their discipline and they developed self-esteem as well as confidence in being able to defend themselves physically and vocally. All around great choice for every child and beneficial for adults, too. Martial Arts will improve not just your physical ability but also strengthen you emotionally and mentally. Highly recommend this school, best instructors around who LOVE what they do and exude LOVE to their students. They are the very best!

Ida P.

My whole family goes here. The family-like atmosphere is very welcoming. It’s been an amazing positive outlet for my husband and kids who all have struggled with anxiety especially with the pandemic and how it has affected them.

Jaime D.

I am so happy with this establishment! My three-year-old son loves it! This place is clean and maintained well. The staff is friendly and welcomed us right away.

Jamie P.

What an amazing staff and Facility. The entire team there is amazing! Although it is a group class they take the time to work with each child individually to ensure they are growing and developing. I see my son use the never-give-up mentality in all he does as it has become a culture for him. So glad we came here!

Nicole M.

This is a wonderful school and has been beneficial to both of my boys. My oldest child has always wanted to quit anything he has gotten involved in (ie: soccer, t-ball, etc) but does not have that same attitude towards TSMA Elmwood Park. Instead, he gets excited when he knows he is going and I always striving to do better at each class. His confidence has grown tremendously and we owe it all to the amazing staff and the structure this school brings.

Nicole B.

My son has been training here for a while & absolutely loves it. I started as well & it is amazing workout. I love the facility, the staff & recommend this school for anyone looking to get in shape & have fun doing it.

Jody D.

We tried many different schools ended up here
I can say I’m very happy here and have 3 kids enrolled. The place is very clean and the instructors actually care about their students. I would recommend anyone to this location. Shihan Tirelli and Joshu Cobra genuinely care about their students. We travel from out of town just to have our kids here.

Heleni F.

Love to train at TIGERS SCHULMANN’S, very professional instructors, ove the workout and very important is super clean place germs free on this times is my concern I see the way is the cleaning and disinfect after class this is the reason I BRING MY KIDS to practice.

Benjamin L.

Ts of Elmwood park is the best, they teach nutrition, anti-bullying, and work with kids that are autistic. The instructors are fun, patient yet strong. Highly recommend it for any age. I have been training for 3 months and I love it

Rossie

I have been going to this school for 3 years now and feel it is a great place to train. Everyone knows your name and treats you like family. Every instructor from top to bottom is involved with your progress and pushes you to your top potential.

Brett D.

I’ve been going to this gym for ten months. I’ve just signed up my 6-year-old daughter to the little tiger program. The staff are very respectful and are always there to help. Such a family-oriented place.

John B.

I just started training here and I love it!!! I can already see results & I am so much more confident in myself. I am so happy I found this place. The instructors are top-notch & I have made a lot of new friends. I highly recommend ts elmwood!!!

Mel A.

Great class, motivates me to do my very best to keep healthy and in shape, it’s the best thing I did, instructers are very welcoming

Azinga T.

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes in Elmwood PArk

Kids who study  Jiu Jitsu at Tiger Schulmann’s Elmwood Park learn more than just self-defense, they learn the benefits of self-control and discipline in a safe and supportive environment.

Little Tigers | 5-7 Year Olds

  • Jiu Jitsu classes designed specifically for children ages 5–7 years old. 
  • Students learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self-defense along with discipline, focus and respect.
  • Our classes build your child’s agility, flexibility and coordination – all while having fun!

Tigers | 8-12 Year Olds

  • Classes designed specifically for children ages 8-12 years old.
  • Build confidence and self-esteem in your child while teaching them how to defend themselves without violence.
  • Our certified instructors teach valuable life skills like discipline, respect, focus and goal setting through the practice of Jiu Jitsu

Teen Tigers | 13-18 Year Olds

  • Classes designed specifically for teenagers to increase strength, stamina, flexibility, and cardio fitness
  • Learn practical self-defense for teens of any size or strength
  • Develop confidence and a healthy self-image 
  • Character development and social skills training in a positive environment

Adult Jiu Jitsu Classes in Elmwood Park

Adult Jiu Jitsu classes at Tiger Schulmann’s Elmwood Park are a great way for men and women of all ages to get fit and learn self-defense. Our certified instructors provide a fun and positive atmosphere where students can safely learn new techniques that will build both skill and confidence.   

Adults

In Jiu Jitsu technical skills are prioritized over strength, athletic ability, and speed, so age is less of a factor than in other sports.

  • Self-Defense: Learn how to use leverage and technique to defend against bigger and stronger opponents.
  • Fitness: Our classes will help you lose weight, gain strength, and improve your cardiovascular health. 
  • Community: Meet new people, make friends and be recognized for who you truly are. 

Meet Our Head Instructor

Shihan David Tirelli

New Jersey Hall of Fame Pioneer Fighter, David Tirelli, brings nearly three decades of teaching experience to his role as Head Instructor at our Elmwood Park school. As the owner of this flagship gym, Tirelli takes pride in offering members a quality of instruction they’ll find nowhere else. “As one of Tiger Schulmann’s flagship headquarters, we have amazing instructors that attract members from all walks of life, including top fighters,” says Tirelli. “Gyms tend to be boring and dull. Our motivated instructors are excited to help you reach your goals. Classes pass by fast, so you’re never bored.”
Tirelli’s Elmwood Park school offers an extensive schedule of martial arts classes for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. “For my young students,” he says, “I focus on building their mental and physical spirit. We help them practice self-discipline by working towards and achieving goals, and develop the tools to stand up to bullies.” Tirelli’s adult kickboxing classes offer members a break from the stresses of the day. “I’m inspired watching our members get into great shape and let go of anxiety. They lead busy lives, but here we help everyone relax and enjoy themselves.”
Shihan David Tirelli at Tiger Sculmann's in Elmwood Park

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

While many of the Jiu Jitsu techniques taught at Tiger Schulmanns are from Brazilain Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) there are a few differences. Unlike many traditonal BJJ schools, at TSMA we don’t train in gis. Additionally, while we do offer dedicated Jiu Jitsu classes at all levels, it is just one element of the many martial arts styles that comprise Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts.

In addtion to the many benefits for a person’s mental and physical health, jiu jitsu is considered the ideal method of self-defense for women.   

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.

“Jiu-jitsu” translates from the Japanese as “the gentle art.” The concept being, students can practice realistically and at full speed with less chance of injury.  

Tiger Schulmann’s Jiu Jitsu is based on practicality and real-life self-defense. Our techniques can be used virtually anywhere and against any type of opponent or attacker. Both in sport or in an actual altercation. 

Traditional BJJ does not teach how to defend against strikes from the ground. Tiger Schulmann’s teaches how to use strikes, submission, sweeps, and other techniques from the ground while staying protected.

We recommend a minimum of two classes per week. Many adults like to attend three or more classes per week.
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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TRY A 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.  Please contact the school directly to confirm their current new student offer.

By providing your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.