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Tiger Schulmann’s
Bethlehem, PA

Tiger Schulmann’s
Martial Arts
Bethlehem, PA

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See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Bethlehem are saying

I love everything about this place. Everyone is so great. So helpful and professional.

Bonnie R.

All instructors are fantastic with our boys ages 7 and 9. They constantly challenge while keeping it fun and inclusive. The zoom classes during the pandemic are a great convenience and don’t take away from the experience.

Kris N.

My son has been practicing with TS for his second year and likes it very much. The sensei’s are food instructors, they set realistic goals, and genuinely care about the welfare of their students.

Mary

I think tsma has made me stronger physically and mentally. It made me over come my fears and boosted my confidence. It’s made me focus more and made me feel more comfortable. -JayJay

Cathy G.

Sensei Villafane and staff are great instructors and motivators. At Bethlehem TSMA you will have a good and fun workout while keeping all of their students safety in mind. I would recommend this family-friendly and clean location that has classes for both children and adults.

Aida R.

Was hesitant about signing up because I’ve done the whole gym membership thing and always had trouble motivating myself to actually go. Signed up for kickboxing and I couldn’t be happier. I have no issues with motivation. The classes are phenomenal, the instructors and fellow members are always there for you and will push and motivate you, they become your fitness family. The constant learning and want to improve keep me interested and excited for every class. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

Dominik P.

Our 15 yr old son has been a TS member for over a year and loves it. He enjoys the instruction method and the instructors no-nonsense teaching style. He has climbed the ranks regularly. I appreciate the fact that the sensei’s lookout for my son.

Mary A. A.

Great place to train. Instructors are very encouraging and engaging.

Andy L.

Amazing instructors, detailed teaching, motivating, inspiring, encouraging and positive! TSMMA is a true Family! #blessed

Dean B.

Very positive and encouraging environment that every child or adult can benefit from. My son absolutely loves Sensei and Joshu and has learned a lot!

Virginia V.

Sensei Villafane, Joshu Duck & Sempi Barns are amazing with all the kids. My daughter has gained so much confidence in herself. After every class she comes out smiling. We love this school!!

Vanesa H.

We love Sensei Villafane and Joshu Duck. They provide a safe, fun place for kids and adults to be healthy and learn discipline. Highly Recommend!!

Deborah R.

I recently joined TS and am very excited. If you are looking for a better and more effective way to work out than I encourage you to check it out. I have read reviews that this school is “too expensive”. As far as that issue is concerned consider this, it is far less of an expense now to get yourself in good health than it will be paying for medications and weight loss surgery you may need in the future if you don’t make a change. Do yourself a favor and give TS a shot.

Hillary E.

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.

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By submitting this form you agree to be contacted by phone/text/email.

See what students at Tiger Schulmann’s Bethlehem are saying

I love everything about this place. Everyone is so great. So helpful and professional.

Bonnie R.

All instructors are fantastic with our boys ages 7 and 9. They constantly challenge while keeping it fun and inclusive. The zoom classes during the pandemic are a great convenience and don’t take away from the experience.

Kris N.

My son has been practicing with TS for his second year and likes it very much. The sensei’s are food instructors, they set realistic goals, and genuinely care about the welfare of their students.

Mary

I think tsma has made me stronger physically and mentally. It made me over come my fears and boosted my confidence. It’s made me focus more and made me feel more comfortable. -JayJay

Cathy G.

Sensei Villafane and staff are great instructors and motivators. At Bethlehem TSMA you will have a good and fun workout while keeping all of their students safety in mind. I would recommend this family-friendly and clean location that has classes for both children and adults.

Aida R.

Was hesitant about signing up because I’ve done the whole gym membership thing and always had trouble motivating myself to actually go. Signed up for kickboxing and I couldn’t be happier. I have no issues with motivation. The classes are phenomenal, the instructors and fellow members are always there for you and will push and motivate you, they become your fitness family. The constant learning and want to improve keep me interested and excited for every class. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

Dominik P.

Our 15 yr old son has been a TS member for over a year and loves it. He enjoys the instruction method and the instructors no-nonsense teaching style. He has climbed the ranks regularly. I appreciate the fact that the sensei’s lookout for my son.

Mary A. A.

Great place to train. Instructors are very encouraging and engaging.

Andy L.

Amazing instructors, detailed teaching, motivating, inspiring, encouraging and positive! TSMMA is a true Family! #blessed

Dean B.

Very positive and encouraging environment that every child or adult can benefit from. My son absolutely loves Sensei and Joshu and has learned a lot!

Virginia V.

Sensei Villafane, Joshu Duck & Sempi Barns are amazing with all the kids. My daughter has gained so much confidence in herself. After every class she comes out smiling. We love this school!!

Vanesa H.

We love Sensei Villafane and Joshu Duck. They provide a safe, fun place for kids and adults to be healthy and learn discipline. Highly Recommend!!

Deborah R.

I recently joined TS and am very excited. If you are looking for a better and more effective way to work out than I encourage you to check it out. I have read reviews that this school is “too expensive”. As far as that issue is concerned consider this, it is far less of an expense now to get yourself in good health than it will be paying for medications and weight loss surgery you may need in the future if you don’t make a change. Do yourself a favor and give TS a shot.

Hillary E.

Welcome to Tiger Schulmann’s, Bethlehem, PA

Led by Owner and Head Sensei Robert Villafane, a master instructor with over three decades of teaching experience, Tiger Schulmann’s Bethlehem has helped thousands of kids and adults find fitness, confidence, friendship, and fun through the martial arts.
The premier kickboxing and martial arts academy in the Lehigh Valley, Tiger Schulmann’s offers more than “‘punch/kick’ karate,” explains Villafane. “It’s a character development program,” where kids of all ages learn essential life skills—discipline, hard work, self-defense—that help them become confident leaders in and out of the classroom.
Sensei Villafane challenges adults with engaging, full-body kickboxing workouts that make training hard more fun than you’ve ever imagined.

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

Sensei Robert Villafane

Growing up in the Bronx, Sensei Villafane was often bullied and intimidated. That’s how, at age 16, he found himself on the martial arts path he remains on today. Through his training, he was able to overcome aggressors and shift his mindset. The martial arts “taught me to be calm in very difficult situations,” he says, “and gave me the confidence to train with the biggest guy in the room.”
When he was 29 years old, Sensei Villafane was approached by Tiger Schulmann himself to represent the organization in jiu-jitsu tournaments. He went on to compete for seven years, and would ultimately coach other Tiger Schulmann pro fighters. “Through Tiger Schulmann’s training I’ve learned to be a great instructor and coach,” he explained,” but also to be a calm, focused, and attentive husband and father to my wife and daughter.”
Today, he passes on his passion for martial arts to his students at our Bethlehem location. There he gives kids and teens the tools to build confidence and leads motivating adult kickboxing classes that help members transform body and mind through real self-defense techniques.
Sensei Robert Villafane in Bethlehem

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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SCHEDULE A TRIAL 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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