6th Degree Black Belt - Taekwondo
Purple Belt - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Creator of the TSP Martial Arts System
Mr. Mason began his training in March of 1996 in Songham Taekwondo. He earned his 1st Degree Black Belt from the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) on March 26, 1998. Shortly after receiving his Black Belt, Mr. Mason joined his long time friend Mr. Chad Adams at Adams Taekwondo as an Assistant Instructor in the International Taekwondo Council (ITC). In October of 2000, Mr. Adams decided to move on to a new career, and Mr. Mason took over his school. Mason’s Taekwondo Academy was taught at the YMCA in Valdosta, Georgia where Mr. Mason acted as the Martial Arts Director for the YMCA. Mr. Mason received his 2nd Degree Black Belt on April 19, 2001. Feeling his students were not benefiting from an association that was primarily on the west coast, Mr. Mason decided to break ties with the ITC. He associated his school with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Looking for an Instructor he met with the Florida Chairman of the AAU Mr. Jack Gunter (5th Degree). After several conversations, Mr. Mason asked Mr. Gunter to take him on as a student. Mr. Gunter agreed and invited Mr. Mason to join the Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation (CTF). In March of 2003, Mr. Mason left the YMCA to open White Tiger Martial Arts Academy.