At White Tiger, we don't care about tournaments, trophies, or winning competitions. We occasionally attend tournaments as a means to test our skills against people we don't know.
We focus on self-defense and self-improvement, developing ourselves both physically and mentally, to thrive in a challenging world. As a wise old Korean master once told me, "I can show you the road, but I can't walk it for you." But we will be glad to show you what we have learned, help you to understand it, and learn it both physically and mentally. Perhaps that will help you on your path to your own excellence.
White Tiger Korean Martial Arts Academy is a member school of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation. To learn more about the USKMAF, visit their website at www.hapkido.com.
We regularly travel to Jackson, MS for semi-annual training. Annual Tae Kwon Do seminars in Carbondale, CO are also a wonderful training opportunity.
Master Sanders pictured with his instructor, Grandmaster JR West, Head of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.
Master William Sanders, a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido and a 7th degree black belt in Taekwondo, has been studying martial arts since 1988 and has been teaching since 2002.
Master Sanders spent over ten years in Korea studying Taekwondo and Hapkido during his 21 year military career. Master Sanders holds instructor certifications from the World Taekwondo Federation and the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation, and was a recipient of the JidoKwan Exemplary Instructor Award in 2013.
Pictured with his original and current Hapkido Instructor, Grandmaster J. R. West, Master Sanders is a proud member of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.
Mr. Kenneth Silverwind:
World Taekwondo Federation - 4th degree Black Belt.
Mr. Silverwind began the at the age of four and earned his first Black Belt at the age of ten. He has practiced multiple martial arts including Hapkido, Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Capoeira and more (competed in Jujitsu/ Judo tournaments).
Mr. Silverwind teaches children's beginner and advanced Taekwondo as well as adult advanced Taekwondo. Mr. Silverwind has competed in more than 50 tournaments, including local tournaments, state championships, the junior Olympics, and regional and national championships.