Master Shin’s Tigers Black Belt Academy is the leading provider of martial arts instruction in the Lake Stevens WA. area. For over 20 years we have been teaching the martial art of Tae Kwon Do to children, adults, and families.

The leader of our organization is Master Dong-il Shin, one of the most successful Head Coaches of the Washington and California states Tae Kwon Do Team. Master Shin has earned international recognition for his Tae Kwon Do skills and teaching methods, and directs all his efforts to bringing the benefits of Tae Kwon Do to the Western Washington community.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of positive energy and respect in our dojang.

Our goals are:

  • Provide the highest quality martial arts
  • Empower our students with valuable skills for daily life
  • Contribute to a safe and peaceful community

When we state that our goal is to teach the highest quality martial arts, it refers not only to high standards of technical skills, but to the character development and leadership skills that are an essential element of truly learning Tae Kwon Do.

Therefore, our training includes skills valuable in daily life: cooperation, respect, self-control, focus, and confidence. We know from experience that training in Tae Kwon Do helps students in their personal and professional life. The positive character traits that develop will help them at work and school, at home and on the playing field.

Contributing to our community is a natural extension of improving each student’s life. Happier, more confident students lead to happier families, which lead to more cohesive communities. In addition, our schools continually seek out opportunities to contribute to our community, including self-defense seminars, charity fundraisers, and educational demonstrations.

Overall, our mission statement is based on the concept of the “ripple effect”. When a single stone is thrown into water it creates ever increasing ripples moving outward. Similarly, we believe that helping an individual student to improve themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally has an impact that reaches beyond that student. As a result, Tigers Black Belt Academy and its instructors help to make the world a better place!