Since 1973, Tiger’s Claw Martial Arts has been providing expert instruction for children & adults in Isshin-Ryu Karate, Self-defense, and the Martial Arts. We are dedicated to teaching the Martial Arts to ages 3 ½ through adult. Our Black Belt staff is highly trained and proficient with over 135 years of combined training under the direct supervision of Master Ronald Allen Mertz, 10th Degree Black Belt. We are proud that our school and instructors have won many awards including the American Isshin-Ryu Dojo of the Year, Platinum Lifetime Achievement Award and Isshin-Ryu Children‘s Instructor of the Year. Tiger’s Claw Martial Arts is home to the Tiger Karate Society granted by it’s founder Grand Master Richard Mrofka.

We are located in Hillsdale, NJ in Bergen County and our student base comes from Hillsdale, Park Ridge, Westwood, Washington Twp, Emerson, Montvale, River Vale, Pearl River & Paramus.

We are a family oriented dojo. We welcome new students of all ages join at anytime. No experience is necessary. We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. Give us a Call at 201-263-1983 or email @ to setup a free trial class.

“Tiger’s Claw Martial Arts is the Leader in Martial Arts Training for Children.”

About Us


Tiger's Claw Martial Arts is an American family owned & operated dojo. Our Black Belts have a combined 140 years of training directly under our Head Instructor, Professor Ronald A. Mertz, 10th Degree Black Belt.

New students are welcome to join at any time. We offer classes from ages 3.5 and up, no experience necessary.

Contact Info


Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that we have provided you with enough information to help you in your search for a Martial Arts training facility. Please call to set up your FREE TRIAL CLASS

Phone: 201-263-1983
Email: Address: 49B Prospect Pl,
                  Rear Door, 2nd Fl
                  Hillsdale, NJ 07642

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