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
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