Tiger Schulmann’s

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Tiger Schulmann’s
Bay Ridge In Brooklyn, NY

Tiger Schulmann’s
Syosset, NY

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confidence

Tiger Schulmann’s
Syosset, NY

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Syosset are saying

The teachers are very friendly. Adjustable to flexible schedule. Very cooperative and understanding!!! On top of all this, kids find this place a great school to get trained, practice good behavior and gain confidence to face real life in the long run.

Ananeah D.

Top-notch martial arts instruction from experienced martial artists. Clean facility with excellent training equipment. Best of all a great workout.

Lindstrom Family

Wonderful atmosphere for learning and training martial arts. Shihan Gravina and his staff develop a real friendship with the students and families as well as providing a very knowledgeable and professional approach to instruction. Terrific school for children to learn martial arts with the life lessons that make up a martial arts attitude. I can definitely say when we do have to miss class for any reason we truly miss being there.

Thomas P.

Tiger Schulmanns’s has been a part of our son’s life since he was 4, now almost turning 10 it’s still a big part of his weekly routine. It has taught him discipline, and improved confidence in addition to self-defense skills. The support my son has received from the instructors and staff is immeasurable.

Chris K.

My son loves it, this is his 8th year. He’s now 15. TSMMA is part of his life and considers it his second home. He’s also an avid golfer and the cross-training does him well.

May S.

I was getting bullied in first grade so my mom wanted me to learn how to protect myself. I am now 13 and thankfully have never had to use it.
I love this place.

Jude B.

Tiger Schulmann Syosset is so awesome! They’re always professional and have the best teachers that care very much about all their students! During this COVID19 pandemic, they were able to adapt to a remote learning environment quickly and efficiently. My husband and 9-year-old daughter have both excelled at their MMA techniques despite the challenges that this pandemic has caused.
I love this place.

Marie M.

When I signed my boys up for martial arts I never thought I would be joining a family but that is what we got. The instructors are absolutely incredible with the perfect amount of discipline and humor. They are always encouraging my boys to try harder and do better. And with COVID-19 and the stay at home order, there has been no interruption in training. This family has taken care of each other. The Tiger Schulmann Syosset team adapted and overcame by moving training online. I highly recommend joining the Tiger Schulmann family.

Kelly J.

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 Syosset are saying

The teachers are very friendly. Adjustable to flexible schedule. Very cooperative and understanding!!! On top of all this, kids find this place a great school to get trained, practice good behavior and gain confidence to face real life in the long run.

Ananeah D.

Top-notch martial arts instruction from experienced martial artists. Clean facility with excellent training equipment. Best of all a great workout.

Lindstrom Family

Wonderful atmosphere for learning and training martial arts. Shihan Gravina and his staff develop a real friendship with the students and families as well as providing a very knowledgeable and professional approach to instruction. Terrific school for children to learn martial arts with the life lessons that make up a martial arts attitude. I can definitely say when we do have to miss class for any reason we truly miss being there.

Thomas P.

Tiger Schulmanns’s has been a part of our son’s life since he was 4, now almost turning 10 it’s still a big part of his weekly routine. It has taught him discipline, and improved confidence in addition to self-defense skills. The support my son has received from the instructors and staff is immeasurable.

Chris K.

My son loves it, this is his 8th year. He’s now 15. TSMMA is part of his life and considers it his second home. He’s also an avid golfer and the cross-training does him well.

May S.

I was getting bullied in first grade so my mom wanted me to learn how to protect myself. I am now 13 and thankfully have never had to use it.
I love this place.

Jude B.

Tiger Schulmann Syosset is so awesome! They’re always professional and have the best teachers that care very much about all their students! During this COVID19 pandemic, they were able to adapt to a remote learning environment quickly and efficiently. My husband and 9-year-old daughter have both excelled at their MMA techniques despite the challenges that this pandemic has caused.
I love this place.

Marie M.

When I signed my boys up for martial arts I never thought I would be joining a family but that is what we got. The instructors are absolutely incredible with the perfect amount of discipline and humor. They are always encouraging my boys to try harder and do better. And with COVID-19 and the stay at home order, there has been no interruption in training. This family has taken care of each other. The Tiger Schulmann Syosset team adapted and overcame by moving training online. I highly recommend joining the Tiger Schulmann family.

Kelly J.

At Syosset, NY kids find their Tiger under the patient guidance of Shihan Nicholas Gravina.

Tiger Schulmann’s Syosset, NY helps kids of all ages — from preschoolers to teens — build fitness, confidence, and community through mixed martial arts.
Under the care and mentorship of Shihan Gravina, students learn more than punch-kick karate. They build character — focus, self-respect, self-discipline, and mental toughness — through real martial arts achievement. It’s a complete mind-body approach that helps students thrive as confident leaders in school, at home, and beyond. “We help students understand what it takes to achieve their goals on the mat,” says Gravina. “And with those tools in hand, our kids build a foundation for success in anything they set their minds to.”

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 Nissim Levy

Nissim Levy set off on his martial arts journey at 22 and immediately knew he’d found his career path. Today he brings over 25 years of teaching experience to his role as Owner and Head Instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, NY.
“We don’t just teach martial arts,” he says, “we change lives. Shy, timid kids grow bold and confident. Children who struggle with bullying learn to stand up for themselves. My partner here in Bay Ridge, Joshu Arce, came to us as a chunky kid. He worked his butt off and at 18 became a professional fighter. We bring 110% every day to make transformation like that possible.”

Joshu Roman Zelenyy

Nissim Levy set off on his martial arts journey at 22 and immediately knew he’d found his career path. Today he brings over 25 years of teaching experience to his role as Owner and Head Instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, NY.
“We don’t just teach martial arts,” he says, “we change lives. Shy, timid kids grow bold and confident. Children who struggle with bullying learn to stand up for themselves. My partner here in Bay Ridge, Joshu Arce, came to us as a chunky kid. He worked his butt off and at 18 became a professional fighter. We bring 110% every day to make transformation like that possible.”

Meet Our Head Instructor

Shihan Nicholas Gravina

Nicholas Gravina began his martial arts training as a teen. “I was bullied as a kid because I was small and heavy,” he says. “It was through training at Tiger Schulmann’s that I built up the confidence to stand up for myself. And did I ever.” Today, Shihan Gravina brings over three decades of teaching expertise to his role as Owner and Head Instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Syosset studio.
A coach and mentor to both kids and adults, Gravina is driven to help members “leave class feeling better than when they came in.” “As an instructor,” he explains, “your students really look up to you. That is powerful and something you have to earn and respect. My team and I work hard to lead by example, carrying ourselves with confidence and respect, and embodying the non-quitting spirit we teach every day.”

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.
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