Tiger Schulmann’s

Welcome to Tiger Schulmann's

Upper East Side

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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 email us at [email protected]

School Closings

In the event of a school closing due to weather or another emergency, we will make the announcement through our complimentary one-way text service. Please do not reach out to the school asking if we are open. You will always hear from us if we are closing


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 Safely with Friends: Given today’s environment and the restrictions on group classes, 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.

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!”

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