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.

Required Gear Calendar

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 201-268-5642 or  email us at [email protected] 

Late to Class

Please call if you are going to be late for class. If you are going to be more than 5 minutes late you will not be permitted on the mat. And if you are late, please wait on the side of the mat for the instructor to give you instructions.

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.


Please be on time for picking up your child, and if your running late please notify us so your child does not worry.

Change Your Schedule

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

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.

Shihan David Klein

As a small 10-year-old, Shihan David Klein was pushed around, name-called and bullied. After seeing the original Karate Kid movie, he told his parents he wanted to learn martial arts to be able to defend himself. He became a black belt at age 15 and competed throughout his teens.
Today he brings over three decades of experience to his students at our Englewood location. His adult kickboxing classes are fun, exciting, informative, and above all, an amazing full-body workout. “Most adults want to get into shape, but they don’t have the motivation,” Shihan Klein says. “I challenge them and show them they can do it. Once we succeed, it’s amazing to see how far every adult can come.” His kids’ karate classes teach the importance of self-defense and build the confidence necessary to do so. “I know what kids go through, and I know how it can affect you as a person,” he says. “I am able to share my experience and to help kids overcome whatever obstacle they are facing.”

Sensei Diarra

Sensei Diarra came to the United States in 1999 to work and create a better life. While he was getting settled here in the US a friend invited him to take a trial class at the Englewood NJ location. It was definitely challenging for Sensei as he did not speak a word of English. With the help of his friend he was able to understand enough to get through class. The language barrier was hard at times but with the guidance and patience of Shihan Klein, Sensei was determined to succeed. This wasn’t just a hobby, martial arts was becoming a way of life. He helped out in the school whenever he could as he studied and learned the English language. Training through the ranks he competed in many competitions and was part of the Tiger Schulmann’s amateur fight team. He earned his 1st degree in 2006 and then trained in the instructorship program becoming an instructor in 2008 He has a genuine love for the martial arts and teaching. He is motivating and always pulls the best out of his students. He currently holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt.

Joshu Glasser

Joshu Glasser has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years. She started this journey as a young adult and fell in love, at the first class. At the time she was in need of something to help her break free of depression, anxiety and stress. She did a trial class, and has been training ever since. She trained any chance she could and quickly moved through the ranks to earn her first degree black belt. Knowing she wanted more, she moved forward into the instructorship program under the instruction of Shihan Ron Schulmann. Teaching martial arts was where she knew she wanted to be.
She has competed in countless tournaments and truth be told if women’s MMA was where it is now back then she would have found her way into the ring. She currently holds that rank of 3rd degree black belt.
Joshu Glasser is the head instructor of Englewood, NJ 3 & 4 year old Tiger Cubs program and also runs the Adult morning program.
She has amazing technique and a love for sparring. She shares the mat with her husband Shihan David Klein and their 3 amazing kids.
“Raising a family in the martial arts means you get to kick and punch together and a family that kicks together sticks together!”

Joshu Jason Liddell

Joshu Jason starting training in our Englewood location at the age of 8. He was a shy timid kid that was extremely quiet. Through his training at Tiger Schulmann’s Joshu Liddell was able to build his confidence and self esteem, He has competed in Challenge of Champions, NAGA’s, and is currently an Amature Fighter. He earned his 1st degree black belt at the age of 15. Wanting more, he entered our Instructorship program, and earned his 2nd degree black belt and became a Joshu in 2021.

Joshu Liz Campbell

When Joshu Campbell started her martial arts journey in 2008, she found herself balancing family life with her 2 small children and teaching Health & Physical Education at a local high school. Like most adults in this position, it seemed difficult to take time for herself. She was out of shape, overweight, low on self confidence, and struggled to keep consistent and disciplined with any exercise or workout program.
In 2008, that all changed. A friend brought her to a TSMA Woman’s Safe Program and she hasn’t looked back since! She lost over 25lbs, gained self confidence, and a new family at TSMA. Over the years, she has competed in several Challenge of Champions and NAGA competitions, and earned her 1st & 2nd degree black belt. In addition to all of these accomplishments, she has over 30 years of teaching experience, teaching Health & Physical Education at a local high school.

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