Tiger Schulmann’s

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Tiger Schulmann’s
Abington, PA

Tiger Schulmann’s
Abington, PA

build
confidence

Tiger Schulmann’s
Abington, PA

Free Beginner Class

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Abington are saying

Kristin is such an incredibly patient and kind teacher. My daughter absolutely loved the class and looked forward to it each week! I believe she learned so much more beyond karate moves. She still raises her hand when she wants to interrupt adults! We definitely plan on returning for more classes in the future!

Kelly R. P.

My son has been a student of Sensei Garzillo at Abington TSMMA for 10 years. He has learned so much more than self-defense and martial arts. He has learned confidence, discipline, self-discipline, accountability, and responsibility. Sensei Garzillo is a great instructor who meets each student “where they are” so students can excel.

Beth K.

Great teaching, Great quality, Professional, Awesome communication. The passion to teach is the most important key and here at this school, you see that within the teachers. Great Leadership determines the outcome results and I must say this school truly exceeded my expectations. My son loves it here we have no regrets.

Onika C.

Family-oriented and self-discipline-based. My nephew came in unable to keep still, always looking around. Very little friends. Now his confidence is through the roof and his self-discipline is amazing. Great school!!

Keisha W.

Very personable and family-oriented. Sensei is great with the kids. Our son started going when he was 4 and I started last year. I am very pleased over all with signing both of us up for classes.

Jodie S.

Great program, the best instructors and the most rewarding workout out there. My 13yo daughter and I love this school!

Dawn S.

We appreciate the wonderful teachers and staff who go out of their way to create an encouraging community. Sensei Garzillo and Joshu Cropper have become role models for our son, and my husband and I were also inspired to start training ourselves, which has been great!

Amy N.

Your training is all you promised it would be. challenging. and fun. Learning discipline and self-defense while working out with knowledgeable instructors who care about their students and their goals. They inspire others to do their best and be their best/

Bruce K.

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.
By submitting this form you agree to be contacted by phone/text/email.

See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Abington are saying

Kristin is such an incredibly patient and kind teacher. My daughter absolutely loved the class and looked forward to it each week! I believe she learned so much more beyond karate moves. She still raises her hand when she wants to interrupt adults! We definitely plan on returning for more classes in the future!

Kelly R. P.

My son has been a student of Sensei Garzillo at Abington TSMMA for 10 years. He has learned so much more than self-defense and martial arts. He has learned confidence, discipline, self-discipline, accountability, and responsibility. Sensei Garzillo is a great instructor who meets each student “where they are” so students can excel.

Beth K.

Great teaching, Great quality, Professional, Awesome communication. The passion to teach is the most important key and here at this school, you see that within the teachers. Great Leadership determines the outcome results and I must say this school truly exceeded my expectations. My son loves it here we have no regrets.

Onika C.

Family-oriented and self-discipline-based. My nephew came in unable to keep still, always looking around. Very little friends. Now his confidence is through the roof and his self-discipline is amazing. Great school!!

Keisha W.

Very personable and family-oriented. Sensei is great with the kids. Our son started going when he was 4 and I started last year. I am very pleased over all with signing both of us up for classes.

Jodie S.

Great program, the best instructors and the most rewarding workout out there. My 13yo daughter and I love this school!

Dawn S.

We appreciate the wonderful teachers and staff who go out of their way to create an encouraging community. Sensei Garzillo and Joshu Cropper have become role models for our son, and my husband and I were also inspired to start training ourselves, which has been great!

Amy N.

Your training is all you promised it would be. challenging. and fun. Learning discipline and self-defense while working out with knowledgeable instructors who care about their students and their goals. They inspire others to do their best and be their best/

Bruce K.

At Abington, PA kids find their Tiger under the patient guidance of Sensei James Garzillo.

Tiger Schulmann’s Abington helps kids of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental toughness, confidence, fitness, and friendships through martial arts. “Our students have so much fun while learning skills that make them better, more successful people,” says Abington’s Head Instructor, James Garzillo. “We’re truly a family, and we’re all here to help each other thrive in and out of class.”
That’s the Tiger Schulmann difference. We offer more than punch-kick karate. We teach character development. Our proven curriculum, developed over three decades, guides children through a series of achievements—essential martial arts skills and ranks—that builds real confidence. And that confidence helps our students take on new opportunities without fear.
“Recently, a student came in who was having a lot of trouble at school” recalls Garzillo. He was disruptive in class and had a hard time following directions. But he took to martial arts like a fish to water and now he’s a model student. Focused. Engaged. Motivated. We see this kind of growth every day. That’s what Finding Your Tiger is all about.”

Kids Who Find Their Tiger Are Forever Changed

Tiger Schulmann’s curriculum-based karate classes has helped thousands of children build confidence, resiliency, and develop lasting friendships. Our martial arts classes teach children self respect, focus and how to grow into mature, young men and women in a fun and safe environment.

Self-Confidence

As small wins add up, confidence grows. A student’s progression from white belt to black belt and the ranks in between, builds a confidence that goes well beyond class.

Fun, Friends & Fitness

Our kids karate classes help students put devices and distractions aside and replace them with fun and rewarding challenges that stimulate activity, real interaction.

“No-Quit” Spirit

The difference between success and failure isn’t talent but mental toughness. Our classes teach students to push past obstacles and achieve their goals.

Self-Defense

Combining martial arts techniques with proven anti-bullying strategies, gives kids the confidence and ability to stand up for themselves.

KIDS KARATE AT TIGER SCHULMANN’S

Our Instructors Are the Difference.

Our Certified Head Instructors know how to help kids Find Their Tiger because they all studied under Master Tiger Schulmann himself. As owners and operators of their schools, they’re more than trainers. They’re athletes, coaches, and community-builders that are committed to helping your child thrive.
We bring 36 years of experience teaching kids martial arts classes to help your child develop:

Programs For All Ages

Our martial arts classes teach children self respect, focus and how to grow into mature, young men and women in a fun and safe environment

Cubs | Pre-School

Little ones make friends, have fun, and build confidence through play-based learning. Our pre-school karate classes:
  • Increase attention span and awareness
  • Build motor skills
  • Develop hand-eye coordination
  • Teach sharing and social skills
  • Ease the anxiety of parent separation

Little Tigers | 5-7 Year Olds

The focus, self-control, and confidence-building power of martial arts help Little Tigers grow—in class, at home and school. Fun and action-packed, our kids karate classes help Little Tigers:
  • Increase attention span
  • Develop determination and a no-quit spirit
  • Speak up for themselves
  • Cooperate with others
  • Increase agility and coordination

Tigers | 8-12 Year Olds

Tigers develop their foundation in martial arts with new skills, new challenges, and new responsibilities that prepare them to be confident young adults. Always fun and fast-paced, our kids karate classes help Tigers:
  • Build mental toughness
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Learn self-defense and conflict resolution
  • Increase strength, conditioning, flexibility, and stamina

Teen Tigers | 13-18 Year Olds

Our oldest students learn at an accelerated pace with a focus on self-defense, full-body fitness, and character development. At Tiger Schulmann’s karate classes, teens:
  • Learn street-smart self-defense
  • Build strength, stamina, flexibility, and cardio fitness
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Develop a healthy self-image
  • Enhance social skills

OUR PROVEN KIDS MARTIAL ARTS CURRICULUM

Self-Discipline Plus Self-Defense Equals Confidence

Parents love Tiger Schulmann’s because we empower their children with essential life skills.
By showing kids the power of hard work and determination, and giving them the tools to feel safe and secure, we build a foundation for achievement. Over time, those achievements – new martial arts skills and ranks earned through disciplined practice – build real confidence. And that confidence allows our students step out into the world and tackle new challenges without fear.
It’s a simple equation. But one with the proven power to change lives, both now and in the future.

Meet Our Head Instructor

Sensei James Garzillo

James Garzillo knew he wanted to be a Tiger Schulmann’s instructor from the moment he stepped foot in the studio. “The feeling I got from completing my first class was overwhelming,” he says. “I had such a sense of accomplishment—an hour earlier I was filled with fear, and after just one class I was empowered and filled with confidence. I knew right away I never wanted to stop training in martial arts and that I’d found the perfect career for myself.” Garzillo would go on to compete at the professional level in both mixed martial arts and Muay Thai kickboxing, winning both the USKA lightweight championship and the Asylum Fight League Lightweight Championship.
Today, he shares his positivity, support and passion for martial arts at our Abington location, where he teaches adult kickboxing classes that transform students’ bodies and minds, as well as martial arts classes for kids and teens that provide them with the tools to stand up against bullies and peer pressure. “One one of the most consistent compliments we receive at Tiger Schulmann’s is that we truly are a family,” he explains. “The atmosphere isn’t what you’ll find at most clubs or gyms. Everyone is cool, no one has an ego, everyone gets along with one another, and we’re all here to help each other.”

Kids Who Find Their Tiger Are Forever Changed

Develop Self-Confidence

Set and Achieve Goals

Learn Life Skills

Enhance Social-Skills

Learn Self-Defense

Develop a “No-Quit” Spirit

Train with Expert Instructors

Make Friends & Have Fun

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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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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