Tiger Schulmann

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Tiger Schulmann
BornDaniel Schulmann
1962 (age 6061)
New York City, United States
Other namesTiger
Nationality American
Style Kyokushin Karate & Mixed Martial Arts
TeamTiger Schulmann's Martial Arts

Daniel "Tiger" Schulmann (born July 2, 1962) is an American Kyokushin karateka and mixed martial arts trainer. [1] [ failed verification ]



Schulmann began training in the martial arts in kyokushin karate at the age of six in New York City. He trained and competed throughout the United States, and internationally in Japan and Israel. As an adult, he has trained in grappling, boxing, kickboxing, and other martial arts disciplines.

After completing his career as a fighter, he opened his first training center in 1984, known as United American Karate (UAK), in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Over time the name of his style changed first to Tiger Schulmann's Karate (TSK), then to Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts (TSMMA) and finally to Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts (TSMA).

Professional career

Schulmann was the North American Mas Oyama Full-Contact Karate Champion for six consecutive years (1979–1984). [1] In 1979, he was also the United States representative in the World Open Full-Contact Karate Championships in Tokyo. He was the youngest fighter, one of only eight fighters chosen nationwide. Schulmann was inducted into the North American Grappling Association Hall of Fame as a founding member in 2005 [2] and the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2013. [3] [4]

Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts

Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts (TSMA) [5] has 52 schools in five states.

At TSMA, students are taught self-defense, including submission grappling (jiujitsu), and a hybrid style of kyokushin and kickboxing. [6] Some TSMA students have competed in national MMA-style events such as in the UFC and for Bellator MMA. [7]

The company is headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

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