Tiger Claw Signs on as Official Sponsor of the U.S. Paralympics Judo National Team

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The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) announces Martial Arts equipment manufacturer Tiger Claw as the Official Sponsor of the U.S. Paralympics Judo National Teams through the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce Tiger Claw as the Official Sponsor of the U.S. Paralympics Judo National Teams through the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Through this sponsorship, Tiger Claw will not only provide support to the U.S. Paralympics Judo National Team, but assist USABA in its fundraising efforts through The Tiger Claw Foundation.

Tiger Claw has been a high-end manufacturer and distributor of martial arts supplies for more than 20 years. The Tiger Claw product line covers all areas of martial arts supplies from protective gear to uniforms to swords and operates facilities in Fremont, California and Knoxville, Tennessee. Tiger Claw also publishes Claw Marks--the largest circulation martial arts business newsletter in America, and the popular newsstand magazine Kung Fu Tai Chi.

“Tiger Claw is proud to be the Official Sponsor of the U.S. Paralympics Judo National Teams. It has been exciting to follow the phenomenal success of these multi-medal winning athletes over the past several years,” said Thomas Oh, President and CEO of Tiger Claw. “It is an honor for us to be able to work directly with USABA to help these martial artists achieve their goals and dreams,” added Oh.

“USABA is excited to welcome Tiger Claw as the Official Sponsor of the U.S. Paralympics Judo National Team,” said Kevin Szott, President, USABA Board of Directors and Paralympic Gold medalist in 2000 & 2004 Paralympic Bronze medalist in Judo. He added, “Tiger Claw has been the market leader in martial arts sector and we are fortunate to have them as a partner.”

USABA is a non-profit organization that provides training for blind and visually impaired athletes for competition in 11 sports, including judo. Judo offers a variety of opportunities for people of all ability levels with little adaptation for athletes who are blind and visually impaired. Judo teaches self-control, discipline, and confidence and is an outstanding way to maintain physical strength and stamina.

U.S. Paralympics is a division of the United States Olympic Committee, formed in 2001 to increase support for Paralympic sport in the USA. U.S. Paralympics coordinates the preparation and selection of athletes to U.S. Paralympic Teams, both summer and winter, in conjunction with pertinent National Governing Bodies and other partner organizations. Through these efforts, U.S. Paralympics promotes Olympic ideals throughout the American population, especially among those Americans who have physical disabilities.

For additional information on Tiger Claw please visit http://www.tigerclaw.com or http://www.usaba.org.

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