Welcome to Tumblebears At Home!

The same GREAT Gymnastics & Karate Classes now offered at home.

Founded in 1988, Tumblebear Gymnastics, Inc. has been offering mobile classes to Daycare Centers & Park Districts in the Chicagoland Area. We have expanded our program to make it available from the comfort of your own home. Our programs offer classes that provide developmentally appropriate and engaging activities that build confidence and self-esteem in a safe environment. This is our online resource to access the entire Tumblebear At Home curriculum and courses. As your child works through each course they will experience the positive benefits of our programs.

How Our Courses Work

  • Enroll in Gymnastics or Karate Courses. We offer the option to enroll in both courses for a discounted price.

  • Register, enroll & pay all online after account creation. You can manage your monthly subscription through your individual online portal.

  • The monthly subscription includes at least four individual classes. Each class is presented in small segments which are viewable at any time. Each class will be published on Mondays each month.

All Courses


We LOVE working with kids!

Program Director

Sensei Jim

I'm Sensei Jim, my wife and I started Tumblebears in 1988. In 2001 I created kickaroo karate to give children the opportunity to experience karate in a non traditional fun environment. I love teaching and developing curriculum for early learning, especially enriching young minds through play and mindful experiences. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing children developing confidence as they become their own little person.

Program Director

Jayme Klisiak

I LOVE children and teaching is my absolute passion. There is nothing better than watching a child accomplish a skill that they have worked endlessly to achieve. I never know who gets more excited… me or my student.


View the course videos as often as you like during the month

  • Will my child have fun & be engaged in online classes?

    Absolutely! Our primary goal is to make sure that students have fun while they learn and stay engaged during class. We know that teaching preschool aged children needs specialized care and instruction. We combine enthusiasm and fun activities to focus your child's attention and to keep them wanting to do more.

  • What kind of subscription model is this program?

    We have a monthly subscription model where your child is automatically enrolled each month to continue learning and building on their previous skills with new content. Each course contains 30-40 minutes of instruction which is broken down into smaller segments. You can view the different classes as many times as you like during the month.

  • Does my child need special training or previous experience?

    No previous experience is necessary for our classes. Our classes are designed where your child can join in at any time and benefit from the course material.

  • What kind of equipment do I need for home classes for my child?

    We make our classes convenient and easy for children to take at home! All you need is a computer or tablet with access to an internet connection. Some lessons will include items that can be easily found around your house.

  • Do I need to assist my child through these courses?

    Yes & No. Most of our content is self sufficient but some activities will need assistance from an older sibling or adult. Videos that need assistance will be labeled.

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