About Tiger Schulmann’s

When our founder, Daniel Schulmann was just a young boy, his oldest brother was brutally bullied. This left Danny with a fearful lack of confidence and a feeling of insecurity. It was at this time his father, David Schulmann made a conscious decision that his children would never be victimized by anyone ever again.

He enrolled Danny in martial arts and it did not take long for his instructor, Shigeru Oyama, to realize he had a real prodigy on his hands. When Oyama realized Danny was born in the year of the Tiger and with the boy’s unmatched speed, strength and fearlessness, Danny would forever be referred to as “Tiger” Schulmann. At the age of twelve, Tiger achieved the high honor of black belt.

He began competing in full contact, bare knuckle knockdown tournaments. In 1979, at the age of seventeen, his instructor informed him that Tiger would be representing the United States in the 2nd World Open Championships in Tokyo, Japan. He then went on to become the North American Full Contact Champion which he would successfully defend for a staggering six years in a row until his retirement from competition.

That same year, Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts was born.

Thirty six years later, TSMA is the largest martial arts school in the United States and has helped over three hundred thousand people achieve their goals and reach their dreams.

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Otto Specht School

All children deserve a high-quality education — and children with special needs are absolutely no exception. What all parents want for their children, no matter who they are, is to belong, to do meaningful work, to feel good about themselves — and to be happy.

Yet special needs students often require a customized curriculum to give them the best opportunity to flourish in life. And yet personalized programs can be very costly — and many families with special needs children simply can’t afford it.

Founded in 1995 in Chestnut Ridge, New York, the Otto Specht School offers year-round educational programs for students with autism and other learning disabilities. The school’s mission is to make possible a self-sufficient future for children with developmental delays, learning challenges, and sensory imbalances who do not thrive in a typical classroom setting.

As part of Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts’ 35th-anniversary celebration, the group is raising funds for the Otto Specht School through a special initiative. An exclusive 35th anniversary T-shirt featuring both the Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts logo and the Otto Specht School logo are available online at tsk.com/otto/. Donate at least $15 — and the shirt will be available at the donor’s nearest Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts location.

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