Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
At BJJ Shore Academy, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and former professional fighter Bill Scott joins with several other black-belt instructors to pass on the martial art to the next generation of fighters. Named Best of the Best for Martial Arts by the Asbury Park Press in 2011 and 2012, the academy offers self-defense classes for adults, teens, and kids, as well as anti-bullying programs for children. Every session is built upon the elements of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and caters to students and families of all skill levels. Fundamentals classes build basic leverage and mobility skills and lay the groundwork for more advanced, competition-ready classes in submission grappling and mixed martial arts. Amid the gym’s soft, pliant mats and three sides of wall mats, instructors offer wrestling classes for kids as well as yoga, boxing, and kickboxing instruction.
Nick Catone, a UFC middleweight contender and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt, helps his trove of students learn the traditions and techniques of mixed martial arts. He teaches teenagers and adults Boxing, Judo, Wrestling, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Cross Training, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu—all aimed at improving physical fitness and the ability to focus. He also offers specialty classes geared toward kids learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing in a positive environment that fosters self-confidence.