About Tiger Claw
West Coast Location
40740 Encyclopedia Circle
Fremont, CA 94538
East Coast Location
5613 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37918
The story of Tiger Claw begins in 1985 when Thomas Oh founded Tiger Claw Martial Arts Safety Products and Supplies. Originally, the Ohs envisioned creating an organization dedicated to the furthering of the martial arts world and distribution of high quality, diverse and affordable martial arts supplies. With this in mind, they created a group of companies which share the same corporate culture – a culture dedicated to providing the best for its customers and the martial arts world as a whole.
From the beginning, Tiger Claw has been dedicated to providing products that meet the necessities of all martial arts practitioners. This commitment entails creating a balance between the needs of the traditional practitioner and the ever-changing demands of the modern martial artist. It is evident throughout history that martial arts styles transform and evolve. We are all aware that the technologies available in the forms of material and technique are also constantly advancing to new levels. As a result, we at Tiger Claw have developed a philosophy of change to accommodate these cycles. As a manufacturer and supplier of martial arts equipment, Tiger Claw strives to adapt to all the changes that take place within the martial arts industry. Tiger Claw is committed to the safety, demands, and desires of our customers. We provide you only the best of what you should expect out of your martial arts equipment.
Tiger Claw and Disney’s Martial Arts Festival created this championship so that martial arts competitors from different existing circuits, organizations, styles and schools can come together and compete. Throughout the year qualifying tournaments take place across the United States. Winners of qualifying tournaments will be eligible to advance to the Tiger Claw Elite National Championship as part of Disney’s Martial Arts Festival at Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex in the Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando Florida. The Tiger Claw Elite Championship gives Black Belts a fun, family-oriented, safe way to compete and be recognized in the martial arts. For the first time, martial artists of different styles from all across the United States can compete to see who is “The Best of the Best!”
Kung Fu Magazine was founded in 1992 and serves the martial arts community from beginner to master by preserving martial arts history. With rare interviews, step-by-step photos, and in-depth articles, Kung Fu Magazine is able to bring knowledge and insight to martial arts fans everywhere. With its official website, www.KungFuMagazine.com, Kung Fu Magazine is one of the most influential online references for the Chinese martial arts. Our website hosts one of the largest discussion forums dedicated to martial arts with over 40,000 hits a day, keeping martial artists aware of the most recent martial news available around the world. Kung Fu Magazine has a complete facility for video production and editing; we produce instructional and demonstrative martial arts videos with over 200 titles currently available. This division of Tiger Claw, known as TC Media, International, is directed by Gigi Oh, who just happens to be Thomas’ wife.
MartialArtsMart.com is both a retail outlet for Tiger Claw supplies, as well as a distributor of select martial arts goods from around the world. Established in 1986 and on the web since 1995, MartialArtsMart.com was introduced to the general public with the same products, quality and customer service that our wholesale customers have become so familiar over the last two decades.
Tiger Claw Marketing Consultants serve as a bridge, by helping schools and stores get the maximum benefit from our family of companies. The TCMC team brings years of experience to assist professional martial artists with image consulting, marketing, proshops and all manners of the business of the martial arts. Not only can TCMC place your logo directly on gear, it can facilitate the creation of customized gear specifically for your needs. Consultants can assist schools and instructors with creating a more comprehensive look, retaining students, and increasing sales in schools.
Tiger Claw has a history of contributing to the martial arts. It has been the intention of Thomas and Gigi to give support to the athletes and further the martial arts. The Tiger Claw Foundation is a non-profit fundraising body to better facilitate the proper allocation of such contributions. Their initial project was the cause behind the 10th Anniversary of Kungfu Qigong Magazine Benefit Gala – fundraising for 2008 U.S.A. Olympic Wushu Team. Keep checking our website for further information and upcoming events.