Tiger Schulmann’s

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Tiger Schulmann’s
Wayne, NJ

Tiger Schulmann’s
Wayne, NJ

build
confidence

Tiger Schulmann’s
Wayne, NJ

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne are saying

My son loves training at this location. Teachers are very friendly and communicative. My son gain so much strength and confidence since he started training. We highly recommend this place.

Zeena H.

My kids love Tiger Schumann. A professional place to workout and the teachers are great.

Ruth

Absolutely the best! The team is great with kids and my daughter loves it! Even during these tough times they have gone above and beyond to make sure everyone can still train. Definitely recommended!!

Donna G.

This place is the real deal. I have a business next door and the place is always buzzing with energy. My 4 y.o. daughter takes the tiger classes and absolutely loves it. The owner Scott teaches most of the adult classes and they are not just a great workout but real skills are being taught here. During the virus shut down, they are continuing to support their students and the community by providing live virtual lessons. The classes are still very engaging and well run. 5 stars to Tiger Schulmann’s of Wayne NJ.

Karl K.

The team at Tiger Schulmann’s in Wayne is top-notch. My son has been attending for the past year and LOVES it. My family and I highly recommend it!

Tara R.

I can say enough about this school. My Daughter’s confidence and discipline levels have risen dramatically since she started just over two years ago. It’s also created a Deeper bond between us. The staff is patient and amazing at what they do with all the kids. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking to get their kids involved in an activity that not only keeps them active but gives them the tools they need for the real world and life.

Oscar H.

Tiger Schulmann’s is perfect for the whole family work out. Families who train together – stay together! Our son became more confident since he started Tiger Schulmann’s.

Olga B.

Great place to train. Three of my family members have joined. Great energy and encouragement throughout adult and kid classes. My kids enjoy it, and look forward to achieving higher. I myself will be joining shortly.

Julie B.

My son loves this school. It has helped him a great deal with his attention and focus at school and at home. The instructors are just fantastic.

Jay J.

My 7 year has been training here since he was 3 1/2. He started in the cubs classes. All the lessons Sensei teaches, especially self-discipline, can be carried over to school, sports, and home. I see how it has helped my son in so many ways. He loves coming to class. All the instructors are wonderful! I would recommend this program to other parents who are looking for an activity for their children that builds confidence, focus, and character.

Lisa A.

My son and I have been training with Sensei Zapfel at Tiger Schulmann’s in Wayne, NJ for a number of years. Sensei Zapfel and his team provide a high-quality training environment suited for all stages of one’s martial arts ability, age, and capability. Whether you are looking for a great workout, learning self-defense techniques, and/or looking to get your child to have better discipline, Tiger Schulmann’s is a great place to achieve your goals. My son and I love coming to class.

Seth L.

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 Wayne are saying

My son loves training at this location. Teachers are very friendly and communicative. My son gain so much strength and confidence since he started training. We highly recommend this place.

Zeena H.

My kids love Tiger Schumann. A professional place to workout and the teachers are great.

Ruth

Absolutely the best! The team is great with kids and my daughter loves it! Even during these tough times they have gone above and beyond to make sure everyone can still train. Definitely recommended!!

Donna G.

This place is the real deal. I have a business next door and the place is always buzzing with energy. My 4 y.o. daughter takes the tiger classes and absolutely loves it. The owner Scott teaches most of the adult classes and they are not just a great workout but real skills are being taught here. During the virus shut down, they are continuing to support their students and the community by providing live virtual lessons. The classes are still very engaging and well run. 5 stars to Tiger Schulmann’s of Wayne NJ.

Karl K.

The team at Tiger Schulmann’s in Wayne is top-notch. My son has been attending for the past year and LOVES it. My family and I highly recommend it!

Tara R.

I can say enough about this school. My Daughter’s confidence and discipline levels have risen dramatically since she started just over two years ago. It’s also created a Deeper bond between us. The staff is patient and amazing at what they do with all the kids. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking to get their kids involved in an activity that not only keeps them active but gives them the tools they need for the real world and life.

Oscar H.

Tiger Schulmann’s is perfect for the whole family work out. Families who train together – stay together! Our son became more confident since he started Tiger Schulmann’s.

Olga B.

Great place to train. Three of my family members have joined. Great energy and encouragement throughout adult and kid classes. My kids enjoy it, and look forward to achieving higher. I myself will be joining shortly.

Julie B.

My son loves this school. It has helped him a great deal with his attention and focus at school and at home. The instructors are just fantastic.

Jay J.

My 7 year has been training here since he was 3 1/2. He started in the cubs classes. All the lessons Sensei teaches, especially self-discipline, can be carried over to school, sports, and home. I see how it has helped my son in so many ways. He loves coming to class. All the instructors are wonderful! I would recommend this program to other parents who are looking for an activity for their children that builds confidence, focus, and character.

Lisa A.

My son and I have been training with Sensei Zapfel at Tiger Schulmann’s in Wayne, NJ for a number of years. Sensei Zapfel and his team provide a high-quality training environment suited for all stages of one’s martial arts ability, age, and capability. Whether you are looking for a great workout, learning self-defense techniques, and/or looking to get your child to have better discipline, Tiger Schulmann’s is a great place to achieve your goals. My son and I love coming to class.

Seth L.

At Wayne, NJ kids find their Tiger under the patient guidance of Sensei Scott Zapfel.

Under the leadership of Sensei Scott Zapfel, Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne, NJ has helped thousands of kids, from preschoolers to teenagers, build fitness, self-discipline, grit, and confidence through martial arts and karate.

Our proven methodology, developed by Master Tiger Schulmann over 36 years, teaches more than punch-kick karate techniques. We help students develop the tools they need to thrive in and out of the classroom. The Tiger Schulmann difference is simple but transformative:

  • Community: Students thrive in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Character Development: Students achieve success through mental toughness, self-discipline, focus, and hard work.
  • Curriculum: Students building lasting confidence through the achievement of challenging martial arts skills and ranks.
  • Certified Instructors: Our teachers are rigorously tested and trained through years of close apprenticeship.
“I’ve developed a profound level of fitness and confidence from martial arts,” says Sensei Zapfel, “and I love helping my students achieve that same life-changing growth. My team treats our students like family. We pay close attention to each student’s needs and motivate them to achieve their very best.”

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 Scott Zapfel

Owner and Head Sensei Scott Zapfel began his journey in martial arts at age 24. What started as a quest for fitness turned into a life-changing career. “Once I started teaching as a black belt,” he says, “I was amazed at the feeling of helping others progress along the same path.” Today, he brings over two decades of martial arts teaching experience to his leadership at Tiger Schulmann’s Wayne, NJ.
“We bring together a great diversity of people,” says Zapfel, “but everyone in my school is like family.” That of course, includes members who keep each other motivated through Zapfel’s high-intensity kickboxing workouts. But it also includes his literal family, wife and school manager, Joshu Christine Zapfel.
Zapfel credits his “profound level of fitness and confidence” to his martial arts practice and strives to bring that same life-changing mind-body fitness to his students. “In just one year of training, one of my students lost 110 lbs. It gave her the confidence to go out there and get involved in all the activities she’d always wanted to try.” That new outlook, says Zapfel, was about more than looking good. “It’s a confidence that comes from accomplishment, and the grit, focus, and full mind-body well-being we practice 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.
  • 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.