Self Defense means different things to different people. Seek out a qualified Instructor and sit down to discuss your goals and options. NEVER sign a contract on the first visit…
There are many options available to you, and many reasons people seek the martial arts. FADS, SPORT, SELF DEFENSE, LIFE GOALS, etc. You will not find ONE that will be an expert at all of the above. So, What do you want? Not Sure… Call me and set up an appointment. With my 40 + years experience I will help you make the right choice, Even if that choice is not me. Locally there are 2 other schools I trust will treat you right. They are more of the sport and fad types but the people are top notch. If you live outside our area, I can help you find a trusted and qualified mentor if you need. I have many friends around the world who are masters in their field. If I don’t know them, someone I know, will. 🙂
Then there are the more focused Martial Art Classes taught by true masters of the art….
Jim Adkins Kenpo is a COMPLETE ALPHABET OF MOTION. The Teachings and concepts are tailored to the individual, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. “Jim Adkins Kenpo, Traverse City’s Personal Defense expert can help you discover your own path to personal self-defense. The first week you will learn a technique that you will be able to protect yourself with for the rest of your life. Jim’s expertise is one of the many reasons Special forces, Police Departments, Advanced Martial Artist and Parents around the world look to Master Jim Adkins
Jim Adkins is a 9th degree black belt student and friend of Grand Master Larry Tatum. Starting his Martial Arts Journey back in the early 1970’s, Jim Adkins has studied with many great masters of the arts. Sharpening the skills that worked best, Master Adkins has developed his own blend of the top Self Defense and Life Changing Arts around.
“Our focus here is not just how to physically move your self-defense.” “At Jim Adkins Kenpo Karate studios, we take all the best life coaching skills and help direct you to become the Best You, you can be”. We take great pride in what we do and know that the time you share with us is valuable time. We appreciate your dedication and will give you the respect and patience it takes to learn a life skill as important as this.
As a USMC Veteran, My discipline and education is Very Important to me. Building Confidence and Staying healthy are my top priorities. That being said, In the almost 2 years i have had the HONOR and PRIVILEGE of learning from Master Sifu Jim Adkins and the other instructors and fellow students at White Tiger Martial Arts, I have grown exponentially in many ways that i was unable to grow in any other Martial Arts Style. I have spent almost 30 years practicing Various Martial Art systems such as American Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Other Kenpo styles, and Some other temp college courses of Aikido, and Judo/Jujitsu. WHITE TIGER MARTIAL ARTS is by far the best fit for anyone looking to better themselves in any approach. Mental, Physical, philosophical, survival, preservation, Great health, Self Discipline, Sportsmanship, Unity, Fellowship, Teamwork, and growth. Master Sifu Jim Adkins in my opinion is the Greatest instructor and a True Master of the Martial Arts. He is the best of the best in my own opinion. May peace and tranquility be with you all. -OSS
I have been a student of Master Sifu Adkins for over 20 years. Private lessons are geared towards each individual's needs and learning style. His classes are enlightening and engaging and I always leave with increased knowledge no matter how many times I have heard the subject matter. White Tiger Martial Arts is the school to join!
I am a Taekwondo Master (Certified, Kukkiwon 4th degree BB). Sifu Adkins is a Master Teacher of Teachers in the truest sense of the word. I can rant and rave about this man, but the only original phrase I can muster is this; He can truly hear the Grasshopper at your Feet. Do not deny yourself the privilege of his tutorage.
I have known Master Adkins for many years. He is a fantastic role model for people of all ages. As for White Tiger Martial Arts, his dojo is one of the best. He has a genuine compassion for his students. He makes classes fun and engaging while making the hard task of learning new skills seem like a game. If you are looking for a fun, energetic, and exciting martial arts learning environment White Tiger Martial Arts is the place to be.
Old school training where respect, discipline and self improvement are corner stones of this school along with a self defense system that gives the students the ability to defend themselves in today's world. Headed up by Grand Master Jim Adkins who has over three and a half decades of teaching experience, Mr. Adkins currently holds the rank of 9th degree black belt in American kenpo, a black belt in ninjutsu and a black sash in shaolin kung fu. The curriculum is as diverse as his students and Master Adkins is always available to assist his students with whatever difficulties they may face with their training or the day to day problems life throws their way. The lessons taught and learned are not just how to punch and kick but how to become a better more confident person with the ability to achieve any goal you choose to strive for. "The true goal of martial arts lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of one's character"
I took my 7 yr old son to White Tiger for a couple years and it was the best experience we ever could have had. We will never forget the valuable life lessons he learned there, so much more than martial arts! This is the one and only place I would ever recommend for kids or adults to learn how to defend themselves and get fit. It's also very affordable.
You couldn't find a better place to study martial arts. The atmosphere is amazing and you find yourself in a family full of great people.
Jim Adkins is one of the best martial artists in the world, as well as a friend like none other I've met so far. You can trust him to have your best interests at heart. I've been a part of his school for the last nine years, and the amount of personal growth I have experienced in that time leaves me with the greatest gratitude for having found it.
White tiger martial arts has been the best thing that i have ever been apart of! This school feels like a family. With Master Sifu Jim Adkins instruction I and many others have obtained goals that i didnt even think possible. No matter what your reasons are for seeking out a martial arts school,this is the one to go to!!!
I spent 3 years at White Tiger Martial Arts. It was an amazing time. Sifu Jim Adkins is highly qualified and one of the best men I have ever met in my life. He is caring, patient, and incredibly kind. He is a wonderful teacher for ages and skill levels. The family you gain through White Tiger is a family for life. I would highly recommend this dojo for anyone who wants to really learn the art of self-defense.
White Tiger is the best experience I've ever had, Master Sifu Jim Adkins is the best instructor you'll find when searching for a school. Going beyond punching hard or kicking fast, he teaches respect and morals and life lessons that have helped me and many other students he's had and has change for the better. The dojo becomes home and feels very welcoming, I'm glad I get to be a part of It all.