White Tiger Martial Arts
GrandMaster James C. Smith II, aka "Mr. Jimmy"
United States and World Martial Arts
Hall of Fame Recipient
TAE KWON DO HAGANAH TAI CHI
EVENING PROGRAM AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SUMMER CAMPS
At White Tiger we teach traditional Tae Kwon Do, HAGANAH AND MUAY THAI KICKBOXING, and a CARDIO FITNESS KICKBOXING. Instructor, GrandMaster Jimmy, an 8th Dan Black Belt is an experienced professional with more than 20 years of teaching experience and 40+ years of training. You will learn time tested and proven effective methods of self preservation and defense. Mr. Jimmy focuses on teaching all students, no matter what program they are enrolled in, a vast arsenal of strikes, blocks, kicks, joint manipulations and other effective methods of self protection. Students ages 4 years old and up can learn and train and benefit from the time tested 2,000+ year old martial arts styles! Most importantly, students build confidence in themselves - enabling them to become stronger and better prepared for life's unexpected hurdles!
STOP IN ANY EVENING MONDAY - FRIDAY 6-7:30 P.M. or SATURDAY mornings 9am - 12:30 pm to observe classes, tour the school, meet instruction staff, and find out more information about enrolling - or call anytime! 301-790-1123.
TAE KWON DO
Tae Kwon Do is an ancient system of martial art that focuses on the use of strikes, kicks and blocks, and is known for its forms or katas. At White Tiger you will be taught traditional Tae Kwon Do (ITF system) by Mr. Jimmy, who is an 8th Dan GrandMaster who has been instructing for more than 20 years and a practitioner of the art for more than 40 years.
Tae Kwon Do training increases focus, flexibility, strength, cardio fitness and one's overall physical and mental health.
Belt Levels: White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown, Black
In our Tae Kwon Do program all students will also spar regularly beginning at the second belt level, as it is an integral component of learning self defense, and great for cardio fitness. It is well supervised and students enjoy the friendly competitive nature of the sport!
Also taught in our Tae Kwon Do program are the traditional martial weapons: Nunchukas, Sais, Kali Sticks/Escrima. At Black Belt level students will also begin training in Bo Staff, Boken (wooden Katana) and Kamas.
At White Tiger we have over 200 students training in Tae Kwon Do. Each belt level has its own class and families can train together as we divide classes by belt rank, not by age.
HAGANAH = DEFENSE in Israeli.
THIS SYSTEM IS DEVELOPED BY ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES MIKE LEE KANAREK.
WHITE TIGER IS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED TRAINING CENTER IN OUR AREA!
A CLOSE QUARTERS COMBATIVE ART THAT UTILIZES GRAPPLING, JOINT MANIPULATIONS, THROWS AND LOCKS ALONG WITH EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE USE OF ELBOWS, KNEES AND OTHER STRIKES TO IMMEDIATELY AND EFFECTIVELY DEFEND FROM, CONTROL AND INCAPACITATE/DISARM AGAINST ATTACKS OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING FROM GUN AND KNIFE ATTACKS.