Grandmaster Smith

Grandmaster Smith has earned his reputation not only as an elite Taekwondo and Kickboxing athlete, but also through his diverse work experience.

He is dedicated in bringing the benefits of Taekwondo to all of his students.  His classes offer the perfect blend of sport, real life skills, discipline and enthusiasm.  He is committed to helping each student achieve their personal best.

Grandmaster Smith has made it his mission to not only teach every class but to also contriubte to the community.  For over 30 years, he has continuously provided seminars and training to local law enforcement, schools, local hospitals and medical groups and free courses to the community at large.

Grandmaster Smith lives and breaths his art.


1979 received 1st Dan WTF Taekwondo

1980 recevied 2nd Dan WTF Taekwondo

1982 received 3rd Dan WTF Taekwondo

1984 recieved 4th Dan WTF Taekwondo

1985 opened Smith Taekwondo Center

1985-1991 Hawaii State Champion

1991 International Gold Medalist

1992 United States National Bronze Medalist

1992 United States Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

1999 Vice Preisent, Hawaii State Taekwondo Association

2000 received 5th Dan WTF Taekwondo

2000-2004 President, Hawaii State Taekwondo Association

2007 received 6th Dan WTF Taekwondo

2017 received 7th Dan WTF Taekwondo


1985-1987 Lt. Hevy Weight Kickboxing Champion, WKA

1997 North American Champion, Muay Thai Kickboxing

1997 ISKA Pacific Light Weight Champion

1997 WKA Champion

1997 P.K.C. Super Middle Weight Champion


Current Ranking: Expert per DOD Op-Nav 3591

Expert M4 carbine

M9 service pistorl

Tactical rifle & handgun, Expert ratings

Automatic weapons: M-16; Mp-5, UZI

Edged Weapons & Firearm Disarm & Retention Instructor


Anti-terrorism Protection Instructor

Visit-Board-Search & Seizure (VBSS) Specialist & Instructor

Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) Specialist & Instructor

Former Site Lead Specialist & Instructor for DET Pearl Harbor Center for Security Forces