Tiger Schulmann’s

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Tiger Schulmann’s
Elmwood Park, NJ

Tiger Schulmann’s
Elmwood Park, NJ

build
confidence

Tiger Schulmann’s
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

At Elmwood Park, NJ kids find their Tiger under the patient guidance of Shihan David Tirelli.

Tiger Schulmann’s Elmwood Park helps kids of all ages — from preschoolers to teenagers — build confidence, fitness, and self-discipline through martial arts. It’s a transformation from the inside out that we call Finding Your Tiger. Refined over three decades by Master Tiger Schulmann himself, our proven methodology is the Tiger Schulmann difference:
  • Community: Students thrive in a supportive, safe, and fun environment.
  • Character Development: Students practice self-discipline, focus, and mental toughness.
  • Curriculum: Students work towards essential martial arts achievements that build confidence.
  • Certified Instructors: Our coaches are trained and tested over years of apprenticeship.
“The transformation in our students is remarkable,” says Elmwood Park’s Head Shihan David Tirelli. “Time and time again we see kids come in shy and steadily build new confidence. “We give kids a great workout, but we also yet focus on self-discipline and self-defense. And as a result, they feel real, lasting accomplishment.”

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

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.”

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.

Schedule
A Trial Class

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*Offer valid for new customers only. Please contact the school directly to confirm their current new student offer.

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Schedule A Trial 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 submitting this form you agree to be contacted by phone/text/email.