Master Jimmie G. Samuel began his
martial arts journey in 1980 at Thompson Karate Academy under the guidance
of Grandmaster Johnny K. Thompson in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Samuel is a
member of the Tang Soo Do Karate Association based in San Antonio, Texas.
Master Samuel was inducted into the
United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame on August 2, 2008 in Nashville,
Tennessee. He also received a field promotion to 4th Degree
Master Black Belt on the aforementioned date.
Master Samuel amassed many awards and
championships while competing on the Texas fighting circuit. Known for his
seemingly unstoppable back fist and lightning-quick hand combinations, he
earned his nickname as “The Cobra”
Jimmie retired from the United States
Air Force in 1997 after twenty two years of dedicated service.
Minister Samuel answered his call to
the ministry in 2006. Following a season as pastor of Macedonia, Church of
Our Lord Jesus Christ in Corpus Christi, Texas, he has been supplanted back
in San Antonio to start and pastor Laboring For The Harvest Ministries.
Master Jimmie G. Samuel is married to
Diana (Glover), his long time friend and class-mate. They currently reside
in San Antonio, Texas.