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Tiger Schulmann’s
Upper East Side, NY

Tiger Schulmann’s
Martial Arts
Upper East Side, NY

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TSMAA is a great place to practice martial arts. The climate is great and the staff very kind and helpful. Sensei Becker was able to create a very nice community.

Benedetto P.

My son and daughter have been training here for over a year and it has been a fantastic experience so far for both of them. All the instructiors are so caring and helpful, they will look after you really well and correct you to make sure you’re doing everything the right way. Everyone here is so supportive and amazing. I’m really happy with the experience!

Riya S.

My son has been attending classes at this studio for 5 years. The level of professionalism and genuine care for each student is amazing. He enjoys each class, and leaves happy while feeling good about what he has learned in class. I would recommend Tiger to anyone that is looking to become part of a community with similar goals.

Jennifer M.

Love! Love! Love! This karate school. When my stepson first started he was very uncomfortable performing in front of crowds and they worked with him until he was comfortable enough. They make the kids feel sooooo empowered to get through all tough obstacles the other day my stepson was doing a puzzle and it was getting late and I told him he could finish it in the morning and he said: “but sensei said I should have a non quitting spirit”! Honestly, that made me soooo proud as a parent! Thanks sooooo much!!!

Shanique N.

Absolutely the best place to get an amazing workout. The atmosphere is great. Each and every student there is friendly and will motivate you to work harder than you thought you could. The instruction is top-notch. Every instructor from the Head instructor down to the subs are great and not only teach, but will be your biggest cheerleader as well. You can’t help but want to push hard for these people. The best part (and possibly the most shocking) is that it’s a great place to give your mind a break from everything that’s going on in your life. You focus so much on learning techniques and pushing yourself that all our other issues seem to get pushed away. What gym does that??? 🙂

Kelly B.

We have had a positive experience at Tiger. My many questions were thoughtfully answered by Sensei Gumper and my son enjoys his time there safely.

Megan D.

This is by far the best gym, fitness, confidence boosting, caring group of martial arts people ever. They have modified an entire kickboxing routine for me to accommodate an old joint injury so I can still meet my fitness goals.

Lauren A.

I love Tiger Schulmamn’s Cherry Hill! The gym is owned by a dedicated and caring family! Sensei Baker takes a personal interest in all the members. The other employees and members make it feel like family. Joshu Baker gives back to the community by working with underprivileged teenagers. Can’t say enough good things about TS Cherry Hill!

Sandy H.

We signed our 7-year-old son up at Tiger Schumann’s about 6 months ago in hopes of him strengthening his ability to focus. Training with Sensei Baker and Joshu Nick has greatly increased his level of concentration with school work and his behavior at home. The staff personally connects with you and makes you feel like you’re part of a larger family. We are so happy our son loves it so much there. Our two nephews are enrolled now as well and loving it. Thanks Team TS!

David M.

Love this place! You are a family when you are here. They motivate you to be your best!
Took off during Covid. Can’t wait to get back training hard!

Ronald C.

The staff a Tiger Schulmann’s are doing a great job Keeping the school clean, they practice good social distancing in class and I have peace of mind knowing my child is well taken cared of while in class.

Zee S.

You can’t find a workout like this anywhere! Not only is it a great way to get in shape, and I mean REALLY get in shape (not the “I can jazzercise for 20 min straight” in shape, but the “I can go 45 minutes and push myself to be truly better than I was before I started” in shape), but it builds upon all of the principles a person needs to be successful. There are plenty of individual goals you can set and accomplish, but the team atmosphere adds another dimension that you just don’t find anywhere else. You just gotta try it to understand!

Anthony A.

I really can’t say enough good things about this place. The staff is made up of amazing people that truly care about all their students. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Jillian K.

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.
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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s are saying

TSMAA is a great place to practice martial arts. The climate is great and the staff very kind and helpful. Sensei Becker was able to create a very nice community.

Benedetto P.

My son and daughter have been training here for over a year and it has been a fantastic experience so far for both of them. All the instructiors are so caring and helpful, they will look after you really well and correct you to make sure you’re doing everything the right way. Everyone here is so supportive and amazing. I’m really happy with the experience!

Riya S.

My son has been attending classes at this studio for 5 years. The level of professionalism and genuine care for each student is amazing. He enjoys each class, and leaves happy while feeling good about what he has learned in class. I would recommend Tiger to anyone that is looking to become part of a community with similar goals.

Jennifer M.

Love! Love! Love! This karate school. When my stepson first started he was very uncomfortable performing in front of crowds and they worked with him until he was comfortable enough. They make the kids feel sooooo empowered to get through all tough obstacles the other day my stepson was doing a puzzle and it was getting late and I told him he could finish it in the morning and he said: “but sensei said I should have a non quitting spirit”! Honestly, that made me soooo proud as a parent! Thanks sooooo much!!!

Shanique N.

Absolutely the best place to get an amazing workout. The atmosphere is great. Each and every student there is friendly and will motivate you to work harder than you thought you could. The instruction is top-notch. Every instructor from the Head instructor down to the subs are great and not only teach, but will be your biggest cheerleader as well. You can’t help but want to push hard for these people. The best part (and possibly the most shocking) is that it’s a great place to give your mind a break from everything that’s going on in your life. You focus so much on learning techniques and pushing yourself that all our other issues seem to get pushed away. What gym does that??? 🙂

Kelly B.

We have had a positive experience at Tiger. My many questions were thoughtfully answered by Sensei Gumper and my son enjoys his time there safely.

Megan D.

This is by far the best gym, fitness, confidence boosting, caring group of martial arts people ever. They have modified an entire kickboxing routine for me to accommodate an old joint injury so I can still meet my fitness goals.

Lauren A.

I love Tiger Schulmamn’s Cherry Hill! The gym is owned by a dedicated and caring family! Sensei Baker takes a personal interest in all the members. The other employees and members make it feel like family. Joshu Baker gives back to the community by working with underprivileged teenagers. Can’t say enough good things about TS Cherry Hill!

Sandy H.

We signed our 7-year-old son up at Tiger Schumann’s about 6 months ago in hopes of him strengthening his ability to focus. Training with Sensei Baker and Joshu Nick has greatly increased his level of concentration with school work and his behavior at home. The staff personally connects with you and makes you feel like you’re part of a larger family. We are so happy our son loves it so much there. Our two nephews are enrolled now as well and loving it. Thanks Team TS!

David M.

Love this place! You are a family when you are here. They motivate you to be your best!
Took off during Covid. Can’t wait to get back training hard!

Ronald C.

The staff a Tiger Schulmann’s are doing a great job Keeping the school clean, they practice good social distancing in class and I have peace of mind knowing my child is well taken cared of while in class.

Zee S.

You can’t find a workout like this anywhere! Not only is it a great way to get in shape, and I mean REALLY get in shape (not the “I can jazzercise for 20 min straight” in shape, but the “I can go 45 minutes and push myself to be truly better than I was before I started” in shape), but it builds upon all of the principles a person needs to be successful. There are plenty of individual goals you can set and accomplish, but the team atmosphere adds another dimension that you just don’t find anywhere else. You just gotta try it to understand!

Anthony A.

I really can’t say enough good things about this place. The staff is made up of amazing people that truly care about all their students. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Jillian K.

Welcome to Tiger Schulmann’s,
Upper East Side, NY

Conveniently located at 1470 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10075, Tiger Schulmann’s Upper East Side helps members of all ages build fitness, community, and lasting confidence through martial arts and kickboxing.

Tiger Schulmann’s Upper East Side has helped thousands of members of all ages build full-body fitness, develop a lasting community, and inspire positive change inside and out. Located on 1st Avenue in the Upper East Side, New York, Tiger Schulmann’s Upper East Side is building a community through kickboxing and martial arts.

At Upper East Side, our members learn more than punch-kick karate. They develop total mind-body fitness. Our proven curriculum, developed by Master Tiger Schulmann over 36 years ago, instills valuable life skills — focus, self-discipline and a non-quitting spirit — that empowers members to take on new opportunities with confidence. Unlike other gyms, you’re not in it alone. “We are doing it together,” says Sensei Juan Vides. “And we’re here to help you realize your potential, both on the mat and in life.”

KIDS MARTIAL ARTS

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.

ADULT KICKBOXING

The Toughest Workout You’ll Ever Love

Fitness. Fun. Real self-defense techniques. Tiger Schulmann’s kickboxing classes are not your typical workout. You’ll burn up to 1,000 calories a class and leave with a strength and confidence that extends far beyond the class. Get in the best shape of your life — inside and out.

Meet Our Head Instructor

Joshu Juan Vides

“The best part about training with us is that all you need to do is show up. At a gym you need to get there, figure out what to do, motivate yourself, it can be a lot to do especially after a long day of work. Our classes offer the highest level of instruction and professionalism. I make sure all of our members never feel lost during a class.”

As a first-generation Latin American immigrant, Juan was initially bullied when he moved into his new neighborhood. Overweight and with no direction Juan chose to study Martial Arts at Tiger Schulmann’s and it turned his life around. Through his training, he built his confidence, got in amazing shape and is now the Kickboxing Champion in the ECF. Juan takes those tough early experiences with him to every class he teaches, “I make sure every new student feels welcome and that they belong.” says Joshu Vides.

Juan loves competing, but teaching and helping people grow is his passion, “I want my school to be a sanctuary for all ages. Where children can learn to be mentally and physically strong, teenagers can learn to be confident and make long-lasting friendships, and adults can escape from their daily routine while getting in the best shape of their lives!”    

Joshu Juan Vides posing at Tiger Schulmann's Chelsea

Begin Your Journey

Develop Self-Confidence

Set and Achieve Goals

Train with Expert Instructors

Release Anxiety and Stress

Learn Real Self-Defense

Develop a “No-Quit” Spirit

Make Friends & Have Fun

Find a Passion

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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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. A $30 reservation fee will be charged to hold your spot in the trial class. 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.