New Business -- Students earn their stripes

August 10, 2009

Mr. Jimmy's White Tiger Martial Arts

Owner: James C. Smith II

Address: 1123 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 (South End Shopping Center)

Opening date: Aug. 3

Products and services: Tae kwon do, karate and self-defense; martial arts; after-school martial arts program

Market area: Hagerstown

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? Smith has studied martial arts since 1993 and is a fourth-degree black belt. His desire to keep teaching traditional tae kwon do led him to leave his former studio.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Phone number: 301-790-1123

Web site:


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