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Get Your Claws on Some CASH!


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 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


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”


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

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!

Know Your History


Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I was at a tournament last weekend and asked a boy (he was about 9) what style of martial arts he did.  He was wearing patches all over his uniform and they didn’t make much sense.  Some were Kungfu, some Taekwondo, and some were Karate.  So I asked him his style and he didn’t know.  I asked him the name of his school.  That also was a bust because it was named after the instructor.  As the day went on I asked several other students decked out in similar patchwork fashion the same questions and received the same answer.

Later on I met his instructor and found out it was a mix of several systems. No problem.  Not my cup of tea but I respect diversity.  My only problem was that his students had no idea what they were studying.  That to me is like growing up in the United States and not know the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, or Preamble. Oh, wait, ask around most Americans don’t know this either.

The Martial Arts is full of stories of violent deaths caused by the insulting of ones Martial Lineage.  Am I showing my age?  The day of the Mixed Martial Artist is here but I think that to not know your lineage is to not know who you are.  Part of my training included the history of the art.  That’s part of what makes Martial Arts what it is.  Without history we are a sport for sports sake.  The word Martial relates back to the military past that we came from.  Our teacher’s teacher’s teacher fought for survival, honor, and love. Not for plastic and metal. He protected his culture, his family, and his life.

To forget that brings shame to yourself and your Martial family.  For those of you reading this who are instructors, take a moment, after kicking and playing and laughing to make sure and remember and teach your students were the sport they are playing came from.  We are doing a kick and throwing a punch that was practiced a thousand years ago.  In the age of Innovation we must never forget our past or we will one day forget who we are.

“Chuck Norris once ordered a Big Mac at Burger King and got one.”

To Contract or Not to Contract: That Is the Question


Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Every blue moon (or maybe a little more often), I have a conversation with a school owner that I find important enough to share with other school owners….be it for learning styles/techniques, school tips, money savers, etc…

Today, I had one of those conversations with one of our pick up customers from San Jose, CA. Three years ago he bought an established school from his instructor and has since increased the student base from approximately 75 students to approx. 125 students (with a fluctuation of 110 – 150 students at anytime). For his school to maintain fiscally, he needs a minimum of 85 students (anything over that is “gravy”).

Before he bought the school, they did not do contracts, and he continued the same policy. A few years ago, it became practically standard to make students have contracts, and the few schools that chose not to follow this were considered “small time.” But in today’s economic atmosphere, maybe it makes sense not to “pressure” students into long-term agreements, or to offer them a no contract option. (more…)