Tiger Schulmann’s

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Tiger Schulmann’s
Bethlehem, PA

Tiger Schulmann’s
Bethlehem, PA

build
confidence

Tiger Schulmann’s
Bethlehem, PA

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 Bethlehem are saying

I love everything about this place. Everyone is so great. So helpful and professional.

Bonnie R.

All instructors are fantastic with our boys ages 7 and 9. They constantly challenge while keeping it fun and inclusive. The zoom classes during the pandemic are a great convenience and don’t take away from the experience.

Kris N.

My son has been practicing with TS for his second year and likes it very much. The sensei’s are food instructors, they set realistic goals, and genuinely care about the welfare of their students.

Mary

Sensei Villafane and staff are great instructors and motivators. At Bethlehem TSMA you will have a good and fun workout while keeping all of their students safety in mind. I would recommend this family-friendly and clean location that has classes for both children and adults.

Aida R.

Our 15 yr old son has been a TS member for over a year and loves it. He enjoys the instruction method and the instructors no-nonsense teaching style. He has climbed the ranks regularly. I appreciate the fact that the sensei’s lookout for my son.

Mary A. A.

Great place to train. Instructors are very encouraging and engaging.

Andy L.

Amazing instructors, detailed teaching, motivating, inspiring, encouraging and positive! TSMMA is a true Family! #blessed

Dean B.

Very positive and encouraging environment that every child or adult can benefit from. My son absolutely loves Sensei and Joshu and has learned a lot!

Virginia V.

Sensei Villafane, Joshu Duck & Sempi Barns are amazing with all the kids. My daughter has gained so much confidence in herself. After every class she comes out smiling. We love this school!!

Vanesa H.

We love Sensei Villafane and Joshu Duck. They provide a safe, fun place for kids and adults to be healthy and learn discipline. Highly Recommend!!

Deborah R.

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 Bethlehem are saying

I love everything about this place. Everyone is so great. So helpful and professional.

Bonnie R.

All instructors are fantastic with our boys ages 7 and 9. They constantly challenge while keeping it fun and inclusive. The zoom classes during the pandemic are a great convenience and don’t take away from the experience.

Kris N.

My son has been practicing with TS for his second year and likes it very much. The sensei’s are food instructors, they set realistic goals, and genuinely care about the welfare of their students.

Mary

Sensei Villafane and staff are great instructors and motivators. At Bethlehem TSMA you will have a good and fun workout while keeping all of their students safety in mind. I would recommend this family-friendly and clean location that has classes for both children and adults.

Aida R.

Our 15 yr old son has been a TS member for over a year and loves it. He enjoys the instruction method and the instructors no-nonsense teaching style. He has climbed the ranks regularly. I appreciate the fact that the sensei’s lookout for my son.

Mary A. A.

Great place to train. Instructors are very encouraging and engaging.

Andy L.

Amazing instructors, detailed teaching, motivating, inspiring, encouraging and positive! TSMMA is a true Family! #blessed

Dean B.

Very positive and encouraging environment that every child or adult can benefit from. My son absolutely loves Sensei and Joshu and has learned a lot!

Virginia V.

Sensei Villafane, Joshu Duck & Sempi Barns are amazing with all the kids. My daughter has gained so much confidence in herself. After every class she comes out smiling. We love this school!!

Vanesa H.

We love Sensei Villafane and Joshu Duck. They provide a safe, fun place for kids and adults to be healthy and learn discipline. Highly Recommend!!

Deborah R.

At Bethlehem, PA kids find their Tiger under the patient guidance of Sensei Robert Villafane.

The premier martial arts academy in the Lehigh Valley, Tiger Schulmann’s helps kids of all ages —from preschoolers to teenagers—build their confidence and fitness in a safe, fun environment. “We teach a method of self-defense and discipline that builds a child’s self-esteem,” says Sensei Villafane. Kids who train with us and work their way up through the ranks “excel in school, sports, and the arts.”

That’s the Tiger Schulmann difference. Founded in the traditions karate and jiu-jitsu, our proven curriculum empowers children with essential life skills:

  • No-quit spirit
  • Self-Discipline
  • Focus
  • The ability to stand up for themselves
Developed and tested over 36 years teaching kids martial arts, our program helps students build confidence through real achievement. And that confidence helps our students take on new challenges without fear. “As a kid in the Bronx, I was constantly bullied,” says Sensei Villafane. “Through training, I learned to change my mindset, stay calm, and remain confident in difficult situations.” Now, he says, “I enjoy seeing my students increase their skills and grow their confidence. In my class, students let out stress and feel happy about themselves and what they’re doing to improve themselves.”

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 Robert Villafane

Growing up in the Bronx, Sensei Villafane was often bullied and intimidated. That’s how, at age 16, he found himself on the martial arts path he remains on today. Through his training, he was able to overcome aggressors and shift his mindset. The martial arts “taught me to be calm in very difficult situations,” he says, “and gave me the confidence to train with the biggest guy in the room.”
When he was 29 years old, Sensei Villafane was approached by Tiger Schulmann himself to represent the organization in jiu-jitsu tournaments. He went on to compete for seven years, and would ultimately coach other Tiger Schulmann pro fighters. “Through Tiger Schulmann’s training I’ve learned to be a great instructor and coach,” he explained,” but also to be a calm, focused, and attentive husband and father to my wife and daughter.”
Today, he passes on his passion for martial arts to his students at our Bethlehem location. There he gives kids and teens the tools to build confidence and leads motivating adult kickboxing classes that help members transform body and mind through real self-defense techniques.

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Safe environment

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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.

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