Sifu Solomon Smith is a Board Member and Secretary of the Board/Parlimentarian for the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Federation. Sifu Solomon Smith has been training in martial arts since middle school. He has trained in, Tai Chi, Five Animals Fist, and some silat. He started training in Seven Star Praying Mantis with his Sifu, Master Derrick Wright, in 2000. He has also trained in Army Combative during his time in the California National Guard. As a soldier he's has served in 2 deployments, to Kuwait and Iraq. Sifu Smith continues his training under Master Wright to better understand the Seven Star Praying Mantis System.