Jeff Smith (martial arts)

Jeff Smith is an American martial arts instructor, best known as the former seven-time PKA World Light Heavy Weight Karate Champion. One of his title defense matches was on the undercard for the Ali vs. Frazier "Thrilla in Manila."[2][3][4][5][6]

Jeff Smith
BornJeffrey Smith
United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Kickboxing record
By knockout16

He currently operates a martial arts school in Virginia where he teaches Tae Kwon Do, in which he holds a 10th degree black belt.

On April 6, 2007, Smith was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.

On June 15, 2013, Jeff Smith was the first to be presented the Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior Award, along with Bill "Superfoot" Wallace and Chuck Norris at the Battle of Atlanta World Karate Championship.

On June 16, 2016, Jeff Smith was promoted to the rank of Grand Master—10th Degree Black Belt—by the Professional Karate Commission at the Battle of Atlanta World Karate Championship XLVIII. His promotion was presented by Grand Masters Glenn Keeney, Allen Steen, Pat Johnson and Pat Burleson.

On August 4, 2017, Grand Master Jeff Smith was featured on the cover of the Who's Who in the Martial Arts Legends Edition and in the Lifetime Achievement section.

He is the current COO and Director of Instruction for Mile High Karate and Martial Arts Wealth Mastery, a nationally recognized martial arts franchise and consulting company.


  1. ^ "Black Belt June 1992". June 1992. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Black Belt December 1972". December 1972. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Black Belt October 1975". Internet Archive. p. 56. Retrieved 13 January 2015. jeff smith karate. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  4. ^ "Black Belt March 1985". March 1985. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Black Belt July 1987". July 1987. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Black Belt August 1991". August 1991. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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