Archive for the ‘Martial Arts Schools’ Category

THE KARATE KID, Needle through Brick & Discipleship

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Friday, July 9th, 2010

THE KARATE KID has been a box office windfall for Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. Our new issue, 2010 July/August has the inside story. Read Is The Karate Kid a Kung Fu Dream? by Gene Ching online and be sure to pick up our magazine at your local newsstand until the end of July.

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Discipleship is an important construct in Chinese Confucian culture. It is often misunderstood in the West. Read Bai Shi Ceremony – Tradition, Honor, Respect by Brian Bruning to learn more of this time-honored ritual.

Lopez Bears the Torch for Tae Kwon Do

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Steven Lopez, Olympic Tae Kwon Do champion, carries the Olympic Torch to Vancouver.

Steven Lopez, Olympic Tae Kwon Do champion, carries the Olympic Torch to Vancouver.

For the Spring 2010 Clawmarks, I had the opportunity to interview Steven Lopez. Here is a complete, unabridged version of my interview.

Steven Lopez became the first fighter to win five world championship titles when he captured the men’s welterweight gold medal at the 2009 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lopez, 30, won his first world championship gold medal in 2001 and has been undefeated at the biennial event ever since, winning titles in 2003, 2005 and 2007. He has also won two Olympic gold medals (2000 & 2004) and one Olympic bronze medal (2008) in the last decade, but the world championships are often regarded as being the tougher event due to the depth of the field.

For the 2010 Winter Olympics, Steven has the honor of being a torchbearer. He works tirelessly to help others and to promote Tae Kwon Do. I had the honor to interview him for the Spring 2010 issue of Clawmarks. Not only is he a great athlete, but a truly martial person.

JO: Lets start off with getting some info on you being a torch bearer. That’s pretty cool.

Yeah it’s awesome. It’s something that I’m pretty proud of. I just always remember at the beginning of the Olympics seeing whichever athlete or person of some influence holding onto the torch. It’s just a mark of the beginning of the Olympics and I just always remember that being a great memory for me and it’s a huge honor as well.

JO: You have been doing some community work. Would you tell us about that as well?

SL: Well, I think I always made it a goal of mine, as a kid, if I ever reached a platform where I could reach people and be a positive influence on their lives and inspire them, whether it be something I said or something I did. I’ve had the opportunity to win 2 gold medals and win a bronze and I’ve had the opportunity to go to many businesses and universities/schools to speak on leadership. It brings me great gratification and sense of fulfillment to do that. (more…)

Get Your Claws on Some CASH!

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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Tiger Claw is pleased to be the first martial arts supplier to offer our customers a reward program. Along with our volume discounts, school and store owners can earn cash credit from every purchase online. Talk about savings!

Tiger Claw is the Master’s Choice for Martial Arts Gear. But what does that really mean?

For us, it means high quality and reasonable prices. It means excellent customer service. It means when you call us, you talk to a PERSON and not hear a recording. It means an excellent website where wholesale customers can order 24/7.

Since Tiger Claw started, we have worked directly with martial artists. We go to over 60+ tournaments/events a year and we listen to what you need. Tiger Claw strives to have it all – from high end competition uniforms and equipment to essential uniforms schools give as freebies. It is our goal to provide you with the gear you need to make your school bigger and better.

So for this year, what could we do to make it better for our customers? Give them more for their money! Our Claw Cash program will help you save. Each time you use your wholesale login at our website and spend $25 or more, you earn Claw Cash. The more Claw Cash you earn, the more cash you have to spend later. Visit https://www.tigerclaw.com/offers.php for more info.

For more deals, freebies, and offers – make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. There are tons of prizes, freebies, and martial arts news coming soon!

Sensei David “Chuck” Hansen

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Friday, July 10th, 2009
Sensei David "Chuck" Hansen

Sensei David "Chuck" Hansen

We at Tiger Claw offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Sensei David “Chuck” Hansen, of Sundragon Martial Arts in Delaware. We worked closely with him to bring his series of instructional videos and nunchakus to you, and his pride in the quality of his work shone through. He was an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed.

Sensei Chuck studied martial arts for over 20 years, training in Isshinryu, Wing Chun, Siamese Shaolin, and Jeet Kune Do, but ultimately chose to specialize in the nunchaku. He studied under Grandmaster Michael Burke of American Style Nunchaku. He founded the Underground Gung Fu Association, a Jeet Kune Do school, in the year 2000.

He is best known for creating the Sunchaku and Funchaku martial arts teaching programs and the Sundragon nunchaku designs. He also owned and operated Sundragon Bail Bonds in Delaware.

Canemaster on “The Colbert Report”

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Friday, June 26th, 2009

According to a recent episode of “The Colbert Report,” seniors are shown as the potential killers they are – and all due to one man, Grand Master Mark Shuey. Grand Master Shuey, who holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Tang Soo Do, began using the cane in earnest ten years ago. Although he’s trained in all of the major martial arts weapons, he’s completely sold on the merits of the cane. “It’s the most practical weapon a martial artist, or anyone for that matter, can learn,” says Shuey. “What other self-defense tool can you carry on a plane or in a casino? Try getting nunchuka past airport security! And if you think about it, what good is it learning a weapon if you can’t take it anywhere?”

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Enemy Within – Cane Fu
www.colbertnation.com

Through his techniques of Cane Fu, GM Shuey has been able to inspire and teach many to improve their health and learn self defense. Steven Colbert voices concern regarding the uprising of our Seniors and providing them with a tool that is deadly. Tiger Claw views this as a potential for our Seniors to protect themselves and their loved ones. In 2005, Grand Master Shuey created a Signature Line of products exclusively for Tiger Claw – all of which are lethal weapons…so make sure to treat your elders properly or beware!