Master Tabet has over 40 years of teaching experience. Positive thinking, perseverance, leadership, integrity, enthusiasm, inspiration, structure, respect, ambition, and genuine care for others define his personality.
He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (minor in mathematics) through a scholarship at Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in international strategies from Brenau College, and a Master’s Certification in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Upon arrival in the US in 1976, he studied English at Georgia State University, engineering analysis at Southern Polytechnic University, manufacturing process at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and management training with Calcusearch Applied Practical Training. As a Level-II Competent Toastmasters International (TI) member, he won several speech contests and was elected president of Lucent Technologies TI local chapter. He was also certified by the Georgia Assessment of Certified Educators to teach high school French and Mathematics.
Being a Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise, he has designed and implemented many personalized nutrition and exercise programs for Sportslife fitness centers. In addition, he has conducted several seminars in positive mental attitude, pressure point tactics, and self defense seminars for school teachers, police officers, and business employees.
He started martial arts training in 1973 at a Kempo School in Biskra, Algeria, with Azedine Cherif, Southeast Algeria Open Tournaments Champion. He studied Judo and Savate in Algiers under the instruction of a French Master Lucien Vernier. When he arrived in the US, he studied Kung Fu with Kim Wong, and joined the World Taekwondo Federation in Master Sang Yung school at Georgia Tech. He practiced American Karate in Joe Corley’s school in Buckhead, Georgia, recalling memorable events like the battle of Atlanta and the exhibition match between his instructor and Super Foot Bill Wallace. He also participated in open tournaments and trained with Professional Karate Association full contact world champion, Jerry “Golden Boy” Trimble.