White Tiger Martial Arts Academy


At White Tiger Martial Arts Academy we are a family, and our school is bound to become our students’ second home. We are a judgment-free zone, where mistakes are viewed as growth opportunities and your instructors and fellow students are your #1 supporters. You’ll learn a lot of impressive skills and gain many new abilities at White Tiger Martial Arts Academy, but the most important thing you’ll acquire during your time here? Our community.

White Tiger Martial Arts Academy


Here White Tiger Martial Arts Academy, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in martial arts and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!

Owner/Head Instructor

Mike Mason

Mike Mason Opened WTMA in 2003 in hopes of creating something as rare as a white tiger. Mike holds many years of martial arts experience in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Brown belt) and Tae Kwan Do (6th degree Black Belt) and just as many years of teaching, making him an expert instructor and coach.

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Kids BJJ Head Coach/Adult BJJ coach

Court Shaw

Court Shaw began his martial arts journey under Mike Mason in the early 2000’s. Now, at 25, He competes professionally in both Gi and Nogi Brazilian jiu jitsu and is highly involved in other Combat Sports while heading the Youth BJJ program and coaching the Adult BJJ as well.


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Assistant coach/head coach little kids tkd

Trinity Eady

Trinity is a BJJ blue belt and TKD 3rd Degree. He enjoys working with our youth programs and is excellent with the kids!

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Jada Mason

Jada Mason- Office/Receptionist

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Junior Instructor

Aidan Fernandez

Aidan Fernandez- Junior Instructor

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Advanced/Comp team BJJ coach

Chris Tippins

Chris (BJJ brown belt) began his Jiu Jitsu journey in Little Rock, Arkansas. Upon moving back to Georgia, Chris found WTMA and met Mike Mason. Chris was drawn to the family atmosphere and people of the gym and is now a part of our BJJ family, earning his Brown belt under Gustavo Machado in 2019.

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Lineage and Affiliation


Our affiliation is an extension of our BJJ family and our Jiu Jitsu heritage. We are proudly affiliated under Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and, through extension of him, R1NG BJJ.


Professor Gustavo Machado


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