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Master Jim Adkins holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo under Master Larry Tatum and has studied All Kenpo systems including but not limited to IKKA, NCKKA, LTKKA, and ATKKA. He also holds Black Belts in Shaolin Kung Fu and Ninjutsu. An expert in Weapons and all forms of Hand to Hand Combat, Sifu is also a Philosopher and a Student of Life.
Master Adkins is the White Tiger Martial Arts studio's Master Instructor. He has been a Martial Artist for over 36 years, teaching for more than 35 years. He holds Graduate Degrees from ASU including a degree in Philosophy. Jim is a Husband a Father of seven, a grandfather, and a teacher of thousands. 1
Jim Adkins' audition in Episode 710 consisted of hitting two other martial artists twenty times per second. Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne both buzzed the act. At least two judges voted "No," eliminating him from the competition.