Tiger Schulmann’s

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Jiu Jitsu Classes

Tiger Schulmann’s
Merrick, NY

Tiger Schulmann’s
Martial Arts
Merrick, NY

Jiu Jitsu Classes

Tiger Schulmann’s
Merrick, NY

Try A BEGINNER CLASS

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Merrick are saying

Love training at Tiger Schulmann. The staff is hands-on and they are always there to critique and help you improve and grow as a martial artist. It is also a great workout, I have gained strength and confidence and accomplished things I never thought I would be able to.

Scott C.

My son and daughter have been attending Tiger Schulmann in Seaford for several years and it has been amazing for both of them. Besides the physical benefits, their self-confidence has increased and they have made lifelong friends. I cannot recommend it enough!

Jamie G.

I highly recommend Tiger Schulmann’s of Seaford. Sensei George, Sempai Natasha & Joshu Zahir have been great working my 7yr old son. They provide a great motivational learning environment and take a personal interest in each student. My son loves attending class.

Richard P.

This place is absolutely amazing and the owner Michael Fischetti is just as amazing as the environment. He is so caring and attentive to the kids and has truly helped my daughter with her focus and concentration. I can’t wait to send my other children and am even considering joining the adult program as well. Keep it up Michael

Kristen D.

Highly recommend this place if you want to train or just want to get a good workout they have an amazing staff and offer so much help. They made me feel right at home and pushed me to better myself!

Ermal T.

Sensei Fischetti is a great Instructor who is courteous and engaging. You can see that he pours the passion he has for Martial Arts into each and every class that he teaches, children and adults alike. A true professional. If you enrolled yourself or your children in the program, you will not be disappointed! You will leave with life lessons, get a great workout, and learn self-defense as well. I can’t wait for my next class!

Danielle G.

Mike Fischetti is constantly mixing it up, challenging me. He expects you to do your best. You come in, give it all, and he reciprocates. The best!

Jacqueline K.

In my experience, I’ve never felt more welcomed and humbled by a sensei of mixed martial arts. The professional prowess and competence of Michael Fischetti and his teachings truly exemplify that of a leader and a dignified mentor. You will not regret your decision to train under such exceptional tutelage!

Michael S.

Mike Fischetti and his staff are wonderful. You can tell Mike really cares about the students. His pep talks are really motivating. I am so happy my daughter is attending the Seaford school. I highly recommend the program.

Maria G.

My son has been attending for only a few months now and the growth I have been able to witness is unbelievable. The class is very structured and my son is so excited to go to every class. Sensei Mike is an amazing instructor and always makes class motivating and gives constructive feedback. After experiencing other martial arts programs prior, I can say that nothing else even compares to the program here at Tigers.

Danielle L.

My nephew has been going to Tiger Schulmann’s for the past few years and he has really grown in many ways.
The work his Sensei does with him is always firm and caring. I would recommend Tiger Schulmann’s in Seaford if ever asked.

Janet C. L.

One of the BEST kids martial arts instructors I’ve ever met. I’ve been in martial arts all my life – not only the instruction – but the life lessons are amazing. This was a great choice …. and i would personally recommend them for any parent and any child.

Michael L. R.

This is an awesome place. Staff and peers are super motivating and you get a great tough workout! Highly recommend trying it out!

Melissa C.

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.
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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 Merrick are saying

Love training at Tiger Schulmann. The staff is hands-on and they are always there to critique and help you improve and grow as a martial artist. It is also a great workout, I have gained strength and confidence and accomplished things I never thought I would be able to.

Scott C.

My son and daughter have been attending Tiger Schulmann in Seaford for several years and it has been amazing for both of them. Besides the physical benefits, their self-confidence has increased and they have made lifelong friends. I cannot recommend it enough!

Jamie G.

I highly recommend Tiger Schulmann’s of Seaford. Sensei George, Sempai Natasha & Joshu Zahir have been great working my 7yr old son. They provide a great motivational learning environment and take a personal interest in each student. My son loves attending class.

Richard P.

This place is absolutely amazing and the owner Michael Fischetti is just as amazing as the environment. He is so caring and attentive to the kids and has truly helped my daughter with her focus and concentration. I can’t wait to send my other children and am even considering joining the adult program as well. Keep it up Michael

Kristen D.

Highly recommend this place if you want to train or just want to get a good workout they have an amazing staff and offer so much help. They made me feel right at home and pushed me to better myself!

Ermal T.

Sensei Fischetti is a great Instructor who is courteous and engaging. You can see that he pours the passion he has for Martial Arts into each and every class that he teaches, children and adults alike. A true professional. If you enrolled yourself or your children in the program, you will not be disappointed! You will leave with life lessons, get a great workout, and learn self-defense as well. I can’t wait for my next class!

Danielle G.

Mike Fischetti is constantly mixing it up, challenging me. He expects you to do your best. You come in, give it all, and he reciprocates. The best!

Jacqueline K.

In my experience, I’ve never felt more welcomed and humbled by a sensei of mixed martial arts. The professional prowess and competence of Michael Fischetti and his teachings truly exemplify that of a leader and a dignified mentor. You will not regret your decision to train under such exceptional tutelage!

Michael S.

Mike Fischetti and his staff are wonderful. You can tell Mike really cares about the students. His pep talks are really motivating. I am so happy my daughter is attending the Seaford school. I highly recommend the program.

Maria G.

My son has been attending for only a few months now and the growth I have been able to witness is unbelievable. The class is very structured and my son is so excited to go to every class. Sensei Mike is an amazing instructor and always makes class motivating and gives constructive feedback. After experiencing other martial arts programs prior, I can say that nothing else even compares to the program here at Tigers.

Danielle L.

My nephew has been going to Tiger Schulmann’s for the past few years and he has really grown in many ways.
The work his Sensei does with him is always firm and caring. I would recommend Tiger Schulmann’s in Seaford if ever asked.

Janet C. L.

One of the BEST kids martial arts instructors I’ve ever met. I’ve been in martial arts all my life – not only the instruction – but the life lessons are amazing. This was a great choice …. and i would personally recommend them for any parent and any child.

Michael L. R.

This is an awesome place. Staff and peers are super motivating and you get a great tough workout! Highly recommend trying it out!

Melissa C.

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes in Merrick

Kids who study  Jiu Jitsu at Tiger Schulmann’s Merrick 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 Merrick

Adult Jiu Jitsu classes at Tiger Schulmann’s Merrick 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

Sensei Jobin George

Tiger Schulmann’s Merrick Owner and Head Sensei Jobin George began his martial arts journey at age 10. “I was shy, 40 pounds overweight, and I got bullied,” he says. “Learning martial arts at Tiger Schulmann’s got me in shape and taught me how to overcome those tough situations.” George earned his black belt at 12 and today brings over 15 years of teaching experience to his role as Head Instructor. “I have a degree in childhood education and have taught elementary school, so I understand the formal methods to reach kids. That said, every child is different, so we tap into what works for each student.”

George provides individualized support to his adult students as well, helping members ladder up through new martial arts techniques at their own pace. “We start you off slow, and teach you the technique so you can progress safely,” he explains. “No one is judged. It’s not a competition. But at every step, you’ll see the possibilities of what you can achieve. And it’s more than physical fitness. It’s mental well-being and peace of mind.”

Man standing in front of a red punching bag at Tiger Schulmann's

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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a Trial CLASS

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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.

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.