Tiger Schulmann’s

Welcome to Tiger Schulmann's


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**Note: In order to insure the mutual safety of all of our students, we require that all protective gear be supplied by Tigear (Tiger Schulmann’s Pro Shop)

We encourage our members to allow friends and family members to experience the benefits and excitement of Tiger Schulmann’s training. In order to ensure that a new person has the best possible experience, they need to go through our orientation and trial class, which are specially designed to teach a new person the skills they will need in order to enter a group beginner class.

We offer generous discounts for other nuclear family members in the same household as an existing student. They are as follows:

  • 2nd Family Member: 20% discount
  • 3rd or higher Family Member: 40% discount

As your skills improve, you will earn a higher rank symbolized by a different color belt.

Each belt rank has a minimum class requirement which is followed by a testing phase. The higher the rank, the more classes (hours) required before the testing phase due to the complexity of the curriculum and the increased proficiency expectations. There are 4 stripes that mark the progress in terms of classes attended for each belt rank. Once you earn your 4th stripe, you will enter the testing phase and your instructor will begin evaluating your skills during classes, according to the requirements of your next belt rank. Your instructor will notify you if there are any areas which need to be improved upon before you can earn your next belt rank. Below you will find a table which shows our belt ranks, along with the corresponding experience level.

In order to request cancellation your membership you need to contact the school location in which you enrolled. You may cancel your membership under the following circumstances:

  • Within 3 days of enrollment – written request by email within 3 business days of your enrollment date (no supporting documents required)
  • If you move or relocate – you must provide a copy of your new lease, deed, utility bill, or school records (in the case of custody changes); establishing that you (the student) has moved his/her residence more than 25 miles from any TSMA center
  • Medical – must attach physician’s note indicating inability to participate for at least 6 months

**Note: Cancellation requests eligible for refunds are calculated as of the date the request is received along with all appropriate supporting documentation.

Any questions not covered here can be answered by calling 800-867-1218.

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School Procedures

The Checking-In Procedure

Upon entering the school, you will check in with our team members behind the front desk. You will tell them your first and last name, and how many classes you will be taking.

This check-in process is crucial to track your progress. You need to ensure you are marked as “attended”  when taking a class, as your attendance contributes to your rank advancement.

If for whatever reason you are going to miss class, please text us at 267-994-2151 or  email us at [email protected]

Late to Class

Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class start time. All classes will start promptly. If you will be more than 5 minutes late please find a time to make up class and refrain from coming. Being late interrupts the entire class, especially in the classes where partnering up takes place.


Reschedule a Class

Due to differences in class capacity and enrollment, please contact us at [email protected] to learn how to best makeup classes.

Need To Miss a Class

Yes, you should email or text if you need to miss a class so that your instructor is notified in advance that you won’t be attending your class.

Enroll in Additional Classes

The best way to increase/decrease your training frequency is to speak directly with your instructor since they will be able to determine the optimum training schedule for your goals and experience level.

School Closings

In the event of a school closing due to weather or another emergency, we will make the announcement through email, text and social media. Please do not reach out to the school asking if we are open. You will always hear from us if we are closing

Change Your Schedule

If you would like to change your class schedule either temporarily or permanently, please contact us at [email protected]

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Change Your Personal Information (Name, Address, Phone, Email)

Use the following link to print out a Personal Information Update form. After completing the form, mail it to the address provided or submit it to the front desk. Please make sure to sign the form.

Freeze My Membership

You may freeze your program for reasons such as vacation, injury, illness and pregnancy.

Keep in mind the following requirements when requesting a program freeze:

  • You must request a program freeze by email to [email protected]
  • Freeze requests must be in advance of the requested freeze dates. You cannot freeze your program for a time that has already passed.
  • You have a maximum of 60 days which can be frozen during a one-year program.
  • The minimum amount of time a program can be frozen for is 1 week
  • A program freeze will extend your program’s expiration date by the amount of time you requested (60 days maximum per year). During the program freeze, you will continue to make any regularly scheduled monthly payments, however, during your program’s extension time, you will not be required to make any further monthly payments.

Cancel My Membership

In order to request cancellation of your membership, you need to speak directly with the school in which you enrolled. You may cancel your membership under the following circumstances:

  • Within 3 days of enrollment – written request by email within 3 business days of your enrollment date (no supporting documents required)
  • If you move or relocate – you must provide a copy of your new lease, deed, utility bill, or school records (in the case of custody changes); establishing that you (the student) have moved his/her residence more than 25 miles from any TSMA center
  • Medical – must attach physician’s note indicating an inability to participate for at least 6 months

**Note: Cancellation requests eligible for refunds are calculated as of the date the request is received along with all appropriate supporting documentation.

Membership Benefits

Personal Training

The mix of both group classes and Personal Training is often the best way to perfect your technique, break through plateaus, and smooth the transition to new levels.

Top 5 Reasons to add Personal Training sessions

  • Progress Faster: There are no shortcuts to getting better.  Adding Personal Training sessions is the fastest way to develop your skills and achieve the results you want.

  • Perfect Your Technique: With every technique, even the slightest change can make a major difference. Personal Training sessions give your instructor more time to identify and work with you on those adjustments.

  • Individualized for you: This is your time. Sessions are designed to help you achieve your goals and focus on the areas of your training that you want to work on.

  • Train with Friends: Personal Training or Small Group Classes (you and a friend) can incorporate focus mitts, Muay Thai pads, grappling, and even sparring into your sessions.

  • Time Flexibility: Personal Training sessions can be booked whenever it is convenient for both you and your instructor.

If you are ready to try a Personal Training session, please call the school directly. You can purchase one session to start or even a package of sessions at a discount.

Family Discounts

We offer a 20% discount for each additional family member.

Referral Rewards Program

Share your passion for Tiger Schulmann’s! For every person you refer* you will receive $100 Tiger Dollars*, which can be used for:

  • Pro Shop Gear and Apparel

  • Your Next Payment or Program

  • Private Lessons, Camps, Seminars

  • COC / 90 Day Challenge Registration

The more people you refer… the more you can earn.  Contact the school directly for more details.

*Referral reward will be applied to your account, once your referral enrolls and attends their first paid class. Referral rewards cannot be combined with other discounts including family discounts. New Students Only.

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Belt Rankings

Click the button below to browse the belt rank directory

Chart of certified belt ranks within Tiger Schulmann's

Importance of the Belt Ranking System

Engaging in Martial Arts is a combination of determination, perseverance and commitment.  Your level of achievement is referred to as your rank. The rank you have earned is indicated by the color of your belt.  The color of the belt you wear with each advancement has special meaning and signifies your experience and progression.

History & Tradition

The Story of Tiger Schulmann's

When our founder, Daniel Schulmann was just a young boy, his oldest brother was brutally bullied. This left Danny with a fearful lack of confidence and a feeling of insecurity. It was at this time his father, David Schulmann made a conscious decision that his children would never be victimized by anyone ever again.

He enrolled Danny in martial arts and it did not take long for his instructor, Shigeru Oyama, to realize he had a real prodigy on his hands. When Oyama realized Danny was born in the year of the Tiger and with the boy’s unmatched speed, strength and fearlessness, Danny would forever be referred to as “Tiger” Schulmann. At the age of twelve, Tiger achieved the high honor of black belt.

He began competing in full contact, bare-knuckle knockdown tournaments. In 1979, at the age of seventeen, his instructor informed him that Tiger would be representing the United States in the 2nd World Open Championships in Tokyo, Japan. He then went on to become the North American Full Contact Champion which he would successfully defend for a staggering six years in a row until his retirement from competition.

That same year, Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts was born.

Sensei Michael Marchand

Michael Marchand began his martial arts journey at age 22 in search of positive change in his life. He found a role model in his Sensei and quickly decided to follow in his footsteps. Today, he brings over two decades of teaching expertise to his role as Owner and Head Instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Colmar.
All these years later, Marchand says “helping people achieve their goals and live their best life literally keeps me up at night.” A coach and mentor to kids of all ages, he says, “the younger the student, the more there is to teach them about life. Their outlook on life is so fresh and pure.” Teens, he feels, especially benefit from martial arts training. “I love having the chance to help a teenager avoid the mistakes I made,” he explains. “It’s really rewarding to help them change into the young adult they always wanted to be.”
Whether members come for kids karate or adult kickboxing, the Tiger Schulmann’s difference is its team of certified instructors. “We have the most passionate and knowledgeable instructors anywhere on the planet,” says Marchand. “Many have been training here since they were 5 years old. Now adults, they have a unique way of connecting with members. The love they have for martial arts and their students is unmatched. We’re truly one big family.”

Joshu CJ Fay

I was always interested in the martial arts, and discovered TSMA as a home schooled 8-year-old boy with ADHD, looking for a healthy outlet. Not long after I began my tutelage under Sensei Michael Marchand did I experience a transformation within myself on a mental and physical level. Allowing me to participate in activities I had only dreamed about up until this point and my new motto quickly becoming “If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.” I soon became an apprentice, mentoring young students to realize their own ‘Warrior Spirit’.

Over time I received my black belt, competed in Grappling Tournaments and Kickboxing bouts. I feel becoming a true master requires one to be an eternal student. In the school, I use my years of experience to help adults learn practical streetwise self-defense and peak fitness through kickboxing classes in a high energy, positive environment. “At Tiger Schulmann’s Colmar, everybody around you is interested in your improvement, and friendly face is never hard to find—there’ll always be someone to help motivate you to achieve your goals.”
I also teach karate classes to kids, where I use martial arts to help children realize how to utilize self-discipline and confidence to reach any goal they desire, along with self-defense to keep anybody from stopping them.

Sue LaSorsa

I have been training for just about 10 years. I started training because I had been a stay at home mom for a long time and forgot to take care of myself and put myself first. I needed to find the new version of me that would make me feel strong and confident and be a great example to my 3 daughters. Learning self-defense was a huge bonus. I love teaching because I get to help others in whatever stage of self development they are in. It is exhilarating to see my students learn, grow, destress and feel great! It is a gift to have this opportunity.

Sempai Cheryl MacMinn

I started training when I was 14 because I was very overwhelmed in my life and I wanted to be stronger and have more self-discipline to manage my anxiety. Over the last 20 years, I have been able to place in a number of Challenge of Champions tournaments and have a NAGA gold medal. I have 4 children and manage a brewery, but my passion is in writing, which I do whenever I have a spare moment. I love teaching because it reminds me that even though we are all on different paths through our difficulties and goals, we continue to support each other as a growing and evolving community.

Sempai Meg McMurdo

I have been training since February of 2006, 16 years. I started because Sempai Mueller invited me to a buddy night. I thought it was fun. What I didn’t know is I started because I needed discipline and was able to gain self confidence through training.I compete in Life. Everyday can be a fight but when you train hard you develop the skill of controlling the chaos. I love instructing for 2 reasons. I continue to sharpen my skills and become a better fighter.
I can help people who lack direction and they can become better on and off the mat.

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