919-787-2250 | 6701 Glenwood Ave. Suite 103 Raleigh, NC 27612

Our Instructors

We are the Home of the best Raleigh Triangle Family Karate Dojo in the area!

Our instructors are passionate about teaching the art of Matsubayashi-Ryu karate-do, after have many years of hard training and guidance from The World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association and the Defender’s School of Karate.

We are committed to sharing our art with your family by embracing the challenges and joys that come with becoming a black belt. We understand the responsibility that comes with it.

Many years have passed and many of our young energetic students have gone off to lead very productive lives. To us that is the meaning of a true black belt instructor. Call (919) 787-2250 to begin your journey with Fighting Tiger Family Karate today! We serve all of Wake County and beyond, and are conveniently located on 6701 Glenwood Ave., Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Our instructors also have various education and experience as Certified Personal Trainers. We combine our love for life with karate and fitness to help others understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In addition, to youth and adult karate training we offer one-on-one personal training and group fitness classes.

Our program started in Raleigh, NC in 2003. We started teaching The Shorin-Ryu Karate-do style of karate at several community centers through the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. If you are considering karate as a way to get in shape for you and your family or if you would like to join our elite black belt club, give us a call!

All instructors are Certified Black Belts through The World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association in Okinawa. Our dojo is affiliated with the Dragon Society International.

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George Whitten

Head Instructor
Started Martial Arts Training in 1986

Certified 4th Degree Black Belt World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association
1st Degree Black Defender School of Karate, Raleigh, NC
Won many awards for competitive kata, weapons and sparring
BS. Sports Management, Fitness and Wellness
NASM Certified Personal Trainer; Corrective Exercise Specialist; Weight Loss Specialist; Women Fitness Specialist; Senior Fitness Specialist
IFTA Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness Instructor Springmoor Retirement Community
W.I.T.S Practical Instructor
Dragon Society International Affiliate

Stephanie Whitten

Started Karate Training in 1999

Certified 3rd Degree Black Belt World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do Association
2nd Degree Black Belt Defender School of Karate, Raleigh, NC
Won many awards for competitive kata, weapons and sparring
AS Health Science
IFTA Personal Trainer
Certified Intrinsic Biomechanist, Level One
NC High School Coaches Association
Dragon Society International Affiliate