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Instructor Credentials

GrandMaster

James C. Smith II

'-9th Dan Black Belt/Gu Dan in Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, American Style Karate. Has trained in martial arts for more than 40 years.  -Master Jimmy has been instructing students for more than 25 years in the Hagerstown area. 

-HAGANAH:  Certified Instructor in the Haganah F.I.G.H.T. system since 2008.

HAGANAH APEX instructor certified in 2022.

-Master in arts of Nunchukas, Sais, Kali/Escrima Sticks, Kamas, Bo Staff, and Bokken (wooden Katana)

-World and United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee and Distinquished Master Award Recipient

-Life member of IKSA (Independant Karate Schools Association).  

-AIKIA World International Network and Academy of Black Belts Accredited and Certificate of Agency.  

-Trains directly under the instruction of 10th Dan GrandMaster Floyd Burk (Editor of Black Belt Magazine), 10th Dan GrandMaster Danny Chapman, and "Superfoot" Bill Wallace.  

-Mr. Jimmy has received multiple recognitions from the Maryland General Assembly, The Maryland Governer's Office, The Washington County Board of County Commissioners and other community leaders for his efforts in charity/fundraising for causes such as Breast Cancer research funding, was awarded recognition from United States Senator Barbara Milkulski for his work in building exceptional character development in children in our community, and White Tiger was a finalist for the Washington County "At Your Service" award for all of the service that Mr. Jimmy and his students do for our community. 

 Please see the "In Our Community" page of our website.  

-Home and Personal Defense Instruction.  Master Jimmy teaches home invasion safety seminars, knife and gun defenses, restraint escapes, and other real life defense skills not only here at White Tiger, but at national training seminars across the country.

-Certified Instructor in the Art of Pressure Points

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4th Dan Black Belt

Master Elijah

Mr. Elijah has trained in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido since he was in his early teens and now assists as a teacher in both the evening and after school programs! Certified HAGANAH F.I.G.H.T. Apex instructor.  

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7th Dan Black Belt

Master Marcia

Master Marcia teaches Tae Kwon Do and Tai Chi and instructs in the Evening, After School and Summer Camps.

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3rd Dan Black Belt

Mr. William Dean

Mr. William has trained since his early teens and is a skilled practitioner in Tae Kwon Do.  He also holds a black belt in Hapkido, and is a certified HAGANAH F.I.G.H.T. Apex instructor.

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7th Dan Black Belt

Master Tina

 

Master Tina has instructed for 20+ years and is a Maryland teacher and instructs in the After School Program.

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6th Dan Black Belt

Master William

 

Mr. William aka "Tank" has trained

since age 4 in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.  He teaches in the After School, Evening and Summer Camps.

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2nd Dan Black Belt

Miss Erin

 

Miss Erin has trained since the age of 6, is a skilled practitioner of Tae Kwon Do.  She has a kind heart but is a formidable foe! 

DEDICATED TEAM MEMBERS

At White Tiger Martial Arts students begin learning to instruct others if they show exceptional character, dedication to their skills and practice, and an eagerness to help others...under the supervision of Mr. Jimmy even young students begin learning to give back and learn leadership skills.  

DEDICATED TEAM MEMBERS

At White Tiger Martial Arts students begin learning to instruct others if they show exceptional character, dedication to their skills and practice, and an eagerness to help others...under the supervision of Mr. Jimmy even young students begin learning to give back and learn leadership skills.  

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