If you’re looking to shake up your gym routine or increase your ability to focus, you’ve come to the right place.
The Morris Plains location of Tiger Schulmann’s offers classes in kickboxing, kids’ martial arts, mixed martial arts, karate, Muay Thai and jiu jitsu classes for all skill levels.
Under the direction of our team of handpicked, highly trained and skilled teachers, you and/or your children will set and reach long-term fitness goals while gaining key self-defense skills, self-discipline, and a higher level of confidence.
Come by and see why the Morris Plains location of Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts is the best place for you.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
SENSEI DAVID CASTRO
Sensei David Castro has over 24 years of mixed martial arts experience and is currently the Head Instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts Morris Plains NJ. David started his martial arts training at the Tiger Schulmann’s location in Englewood, NJ at the age of 12. Being shy and very quiet as a kid, his parents enrolled him in hopes that martial arts would build his confidence and teach him how to defend himself. In Tiger Schulmann’s MMA, they found top quality instruction and a great environment for the empowerment of kids. With every class he took, his confidence grew and so did his passion for the Martial Arts. After earning his Black Belt, he knew that the Self Confidence that Martial arts had given him had to be shared and given back to help others. He began teaching at the Englewood TSMMMA location under the direction of Sensei David Klein. There, his teaching was focused on working with but not limited to special needs children/kids (i.e. autism, asbergers, ADD/ADHD), while at the same time attending college to educate himself on nutrition and health wellness. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Castro decided to pursue his passion in the Martial Arts and make this his future rather than focusing on a career in computers.
After years of instructor training, hard work, and accomplished goals, Sensei Castro was asked by Master Tiger Schulmann to run the Rockaway TSMMA location in 2008. Soon after, he reached his goal and became the Head instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts Rockaway. This makes him one of only 50 handpicked head instructors chosen by Master Tiger Schulmann himself. On the mat he motivates and empowers his students to excel in everything they do; whether it’s trying to get into the best shape of their lives, or building self-discipline and self- confidence. In each class, he instills in every student a never give up attitude and determination, while giving them the life skill & knowledge to defend themselves.
What he sets as milestones for his students he also sets for himself. Maintaining a rigorous training schedule of his own, leading a heart healthy lifestyle of nutrition, competing in Kickboxing and Grappling events at Challenge of Champions and North American Grappling Association (NAGA), he has the discipline and confidence to help every one of his students reach their goals, no matter how simple or difficult they are. He believes every one of his students can achieve, no matter the goal, and it is with honor, integrity and passion he shares his teaching and knowledge to help get them there.