Martial Arts training
began in mid-nineteen seventy with Tae Kwon Do and Modern Arnis
followed by training in American Tang Soo Do with International Champion Harold Gross and subsequently with Grand Master Dennis
Ichikawa. Then trained in JuJitsu and NinJitsu with Professor L.L. Cary. After becoming a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do served
as Chief Instructor for Mr. Gross until his retirement and currently the Chief Instructor in Nevada for the American Tang
Soo Do Alliance headed by Grand Master Ichikawa.
- Mr. Smith is Soke and 7th Degree Black Belt in the PGR Self-Protection System Ô (CQC); Mr. Smith holds Master Rank (5th Degree Black Belt) in American Tang Soo Do under
Grand Master Ichikawa; also ranked 4th Degree Black Belt in Danzan Ryu JuJitsu and 4th Degree Black Belt in NinJitsu,
both under Professor L.L. Cary. Mr. Smith is also an Advanced Instructor - International SFC Unarmed Combatives. Trained
in Close Quarters Combat and Philippine Stick Fighting. Educated in the healing practices of Japanese first aid and Chinese
~ 2012 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame
~ 2011 United States Martial
Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
2010 World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame Inductee
NBK Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee
~ 2010 Masters Hall of Fame
- Wins include numerous Grand Champion, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the categories of fighting, forms, and weapons.
Served as an appointed official for the USA Sport JuJitsu Team and is an assistant coach for Dog Soldier Fight Team.
Affiliations - Independent Warriors Association
(IWA), American Tang Soo Do Alliance (ATSDA), Scientific Fighting Congress International, USA JuJitsu & Martial Arts Federation,
American Teachers Association of the Martial Arts (ATAMA), Northern Nevada Alliance of Martial Artists (NNAMA), International
Martial Arts Council of America (IMAC), World Head of Family Sokeship Council (WHFSC), Martial Arts Collective Society (MACS),
World HwaRangDo Organization and the World Council of JuJitsu Organizations(WCJJO).