Instructor Bio

Master GarrisMaster Isaac O. Garris, advice Jr.

Master Garris, the chief instructor for the MTA Karate Academy has taught and/or studied the Martial Arts for over 40 years. He began studying Taekwondo in 1972 while assigned to the 82nd ABN Division at Ft. Bragg, NC and currently holds the ranks of 5th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and 2nd Degree black belt in Taekwondo. Master Garris retired from Cumberland County Schools on June 30, 2018.  He worked as a Special Education Teacher at EE. Smith High School in Fayetteville, NC prior to his retirement. He is on the USGTSDA’s board of directors and is also chairman of the board of directors for Community Based Developmental Services, an organization that provides community support services for adults and children with disabilities.