At White Tiger Martial Arts we teach all students that there is more to martial arts than great kicks and powerful punches...it is about becoming the best individual that one can be. Part of that journey is learning to be kind, charitable, and concerned for others. Every year Master Jimmy encourages his students to become involved in the many opportunities he provides for giving back to others...Kick-a-Thons for cancer research, raising funds for Suicide Prevention, donating supplies to hurricane victims, raising toys for Toys for Tots, donating coats and blankets to the homeless shelter, adopting Salvation Army families, joining the teams to lay wreaths on the headstones at Arlington Cemetery, leading children to pledge to not smoke or do drugs, etc...see below.
toys for tots!
Every Christmas Season White Tiger raises hundreds of toys for the Toys for Tots Campaign to help make Christmas a more special for young children and families in our community.
Teaching Students to Care about the Losses and Sacrifices made by Others...
Master Jimmy takes teams of students to Arlington Cemetery to assist with the laying of wreaths onto every headstone...students and parents have stated this experience to have a very deep affect on their life...
donating to the hungry
Mr. Jimmy regularly asks students to donate to the homeless and hungry in our community. We have had competitions on which belt level can raise the most for a donation and we end up filling the TRUCK!
It is very rewarding to the students to help fill the Food truck when it rolls up to our doors to get the donations!
Helping the Hurricane Harvey Victims...
When Mr. Jimmy's phone rang at 7:10 a.m...
Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Coastline, leaving so many homeless and hungry...
So when our dear friend Ken Crutchley called and said he had a truck and box trailer and was willing to drive it to TEXAS if we could just help him fill it with donations - well as always White Tiger students jumped at the opportunity to help.
The donations rolled in and in ONE DAY we had enough to fill the trailer and Mr. Ken was off to Texas!
Bless those who Think of Others in Times of Need...
Raising funds for good causes like funding for Multiple Schlerosis research...and just out and enjoying good exercise and time with friends!
RAISING FUNDS FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FUND AND
WASHINGTON COUNTY BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CUMBERLAND VALLEY
WHITE TIGER HAS HELD NUMEROUS KICK-A-THONS FOR RAISING FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND FUNDING, AND OVER THE YEARS WE'VE RAISED MORE THAN $20,000 TOWARD THIS CAUSE...
STUDENTS KICK OVER 1,000 KICKS IN AN HOUR TO EARN A PINK BELT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT DONATING TO A GREAT CAUSE!
In addition to asking the students to chip in and learn to contribute to their community, Mr. Jimmy regularly engages in community contributions such as sponsoring youth athletic teams, and helping to bring Kris "Tanto" Paronto to our hometown to raised funds for a Veterans Memorial. He leads by example by showing his students to look for ways to contribute to our local area to always strive to make our community better one day at atime, one life at a time.