Lauren has been training in martial arts for seven years and competed in several promotions including North American Grappling Association (NAGA) as a multiple expert division champion, Grapplers Quest, American Kickboxing Federation, Dead Serious Men of War, and she is the current women’s bantamweight grappling champion of Extreme Cage Fighting. She has competed in grappling competitions against UFC fighters, Sara McMann and Deanna Bennett. Lauren holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy and works in a specialized school for special needs children. Lauren is an asset in the research and acquisition of sponsorships, provides media content to our athletes, and aids in social media and event planning.
Shawn Rapoport has over 30 years of experience training and teaching mixed martial arts, and is the owner and instructor at Tiger Schulmann’s in Paramus and Ramsey, NJ. He is a 5th degree black belt in Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts. He competed in the NY Golden Gloves Boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, MMA, and numerous grappling tournaments. Shawn holds a BBA in Business Marketing from Georgia Southern University. He has been featured on many TV programs, including Wednesday’s Child (NBC), Lifetime Channel, and The David Letterman Show (CBS). He is also known for the infamous “Karate Santa” commercial for Tiger Schulmann’s.
Director of Research
Shalom is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Master's degree in Political Science. He is an integral part of the MMA Fighter Management team, as he gathers and analyzes film on opponents, and supports our decisions with statistics and research.