Region #8 History:


In 1968 Master Jae Chul Shin came to the United States of America as the U. S. representative for the Korean Tang Soo Do Association. He formed the U. S. Tang Soo Do Federation in Burlington, New Jersey in 1968. This traditional Korean Martial Art was quickly accepted and soon grew in popularity throughout the World. The organization reformed to fit new demands internationally, and on November 13 and 14th, 1982, a charter convention of the World Tang Soo Do Association was held in Philadelphia, PA., USA. With the advent of the World Tang Soo Do Association, Tang Soo Do began a new era of development as a traditional martial art. On that date, the World Tang Soo do Association was organized into 16 different regions.

Region #8 encompasses: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. When the region was established in 1982, there were 18 studios/clubs, today there are 62 studios and 16 clubs registered.

The hard work of our Masters and instructors in promoting the benefits of WTSDA training has resulted in 30 years of explosive growth. We are proud to be the largest region in the WTSDA in both number of studios and the number of students actively training. We look forward to continued growth in the future as we bring the strength and ideals of the WTSDA to communities throughout our region.

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         or (215)-468-2121
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