Owner and Head Instructor, Sensei Shawn Rapoport began his journey in martial arts at age 10. What started as a quest to learn self-defense and build confidence quickly turned into a life-changing career. Today, he brings nearly three decades of teaching experience and leadership to his role at Tiger Schulmann’s Ramsey and Paramus locations. During that time, he competed in Golden Glove boxing, kickboxing, and MMA, but he remains singularly focused on his students. “I love to see my young students grow in confidence, develop great technique, and watch my teens grow into powerful, fearless adults,” he says.
Rapoport’s high-energy adult kickboxing classes help members “see results, get in great shape, lose weight, and develop real techniques.” Recently, he says, “I helped a woman lose over 100 pounds. It saved her life.” But the Tiger Schulmann difference, he says, goes beyond fitness and weight loss. “We teach authentic self-defense and kickboxing techniques that really work on the street.” That builds a sense of security, confidence, and peace-of-mind, Rapoport says, that students won’t find anywhere else.