Professor Adam “Smash” Smith

Our Professor

At Spokane Valley Martial Arts Academy we strive to push each other, students and instructors alike, to be the best we can be. We recognize that our only real opponent in life is our own ego and self. Rather than get too caught up comparing ourselves to one another, we focus on being a better version of ourselves each day. We let the competition results speak for themselves. This approach to the Martial Arts works best when you have a strong team as we do.

If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions. – Carlson Gracie

American Kenpo Karate Black Belt – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt – Professional MMA Fighter – Volunteer Firefighter/ EMT – Former/Future Spokane Valley City Council Candidate

I’ve been involved in the martial arts since 5 years old and could not be any more happy with the positive impact it has had on my own life and so many around me. Being able to witness my students develop into formidable martial artists throughout all of our programs fills me with happiness and a belief that I’m on the right track. I work hard to ensure our students are learning effective combat skills as well as mental and physical toughness that will help them in many aspects of life. The Martial Arts is an incredible tool to develop anyone with the right amount of dedication become the best version of themselves.