Tiger Schulmann

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Tiger Schulmann
Born Daniel Schulmann
1962 (age 54–55)
New York City, United States
Other names Tiger
Nationality American
Style Kyokushin Karate
Team Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts

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


Schulmann began training in the martial arts in kyokushin karate at the age of 6 in New York City. He trained and competed throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, 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, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Over time the name of his style changed first to Tiger Schulmann's Karate (TSK) and then finally to what it is known today, Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts (TSMMA).

Professional career[edit]

  • 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, Japan. He was the youngest and lightest fighter, and one of only eight fighters chosen nationwide.
  • Winner of more than 100 competitions.
  • Received national recognition for his "proven recipe of success on the street” and has been featured in:
    • MAPro Magazine - April 2001
    • Business News - April 2001
    • Karate/Kung-Fu Illustrated - October 1994
  • Tiger Schulmann was inducted into the North American Grappling Association Hall of Fame as a Founding member in 2005.

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts (formerly known as Tiger Schulmann's Karate)[2] has over 52 schools in five states.

At TSMMA, students are taught self-defense, including submission grappling (jujitsu), and Kyokushin/kickboxing.[3] Some TSMMA students have competed in national MMA-style events such as the Bellator Championships and the UFC.[4]

The company is headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ.


  1. ^ a b "Black Belt". Books.google.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Schneiderman, R. M. (May 22, 2009). "Contender Shores Up Karate's Reputation Among U.F.C. Fans". New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts". Books.google.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "MMA WORLD EXPO - Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts". Mmaworldexpo.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

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