Tiger Schulmann’s: There is absolutely no comparison
Simply put, the quality of instruction and curriculum of our school is unmatched. I am the owner of my school and I teach every single class, without exception. This isn’t a job for me, it’s my purpose in life. I am devoted to my own personal growth as a martial artist and as a person – not only for me, but so that I am authentic for my students. I am a leader and an expert. I treat every child as if they were my own and every parent in my school knows it. My adult students are like an extended family for me and I will never give up on them, even when they want to give up on themselves. This is what being a Tiger Schulmann’s Sensei is all about.
Day after day, I’m reminded of the stark contrast between Tiger Schulmann’s and other martial arts schools in our area and around the country. There is not a single school out there that can come close to what we do. The following is just another example.
A long-time friend and training partner of mine called me recently to tell me about his experience in another martial arts school. He used to train with me at Tiger Schulmann’s years ago, but moved away from our area and could not continue with us. What he told me about his most recent training session was shocking.
Even though his instructor can’t throw a hook punch properly, he continues training, primarily so that he can stay in shape and because he loves MMA. He told me that his instructor’s teaching method is more like “non-instruction”, but he doesn’t stress it, he learned proper technique with us years ago and never forgot it, so in his mind, it’s all about the workout at this point. But something gave him serious pause last week. He called me to say that his instructor left the mat mid-class and came back 10 minutes later reeking of marijuana. I could hear the disappointment in his voice through the phone.
He felt betrayed. In his words, “that instructor went from being a black belt to a white belt in two seconds.” It is an outrage that someone would be that irresponsible, disrespectful and undisciplined in a place that should embody discipline. It is an affront to everything the martial arts stands for and a betrayal of trust. My friend is now trying to figure out a way to get back to training with us. He knows there’s no comparison.
This is just one example of so many that I see out there in which schools think they can compete with us, when in reality they will never even be in our league. From chains like CKO that place ads to hire kickboxing instructors “previous kickboxing experience is NOT necessary.”, to Tae Kwon Do schools that sell belts and produce generations of “black belts” that can’t actually fight, I’ve seen it all and everything in between.
I’m so proud of our organization and what we’ve built – and our best days are ahead of us. We are built upon one simple thing: discipline. There is no substitute for that. There is no comparison.
See you on the mat,