World Tang Soo Do
On November 13th 1982, a charter convention for the World Tang Soo Do Association was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the charter convention a new constitution was passed, a new logo and insignia were selected, the uniform and belt system were revised, and new organizational standards were adopted. Most importantly, Master Jae C. Shin was recognised as Grandmaster of the World Tang Soo Do Association.With the proclamation of three mottos, Traditionalism, Professionalism and Brotherhood, the advent of the World Tang Soo Do Association evoked the interest of many international martial artists, whose genuine interest was in the Art, and was not sports oriented. In the past three decades, the Association has expanded from 17 member studios to 400 plus, from 164 charter members to over 150,000 members. As of 2010, the following global locations are training under the banner of the World Tang Soo Do Association; Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, England, Germany, Greece, Guam, Holland, India, Italy, Korea, Mozambique, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Rumania, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Uruguay and the U.S.A. For the purpose of guidance and regional management, there are 21 regions which make up the World Tang So Do Association.
World TSD HQ
The World Tang Soo Do Association has its headquarters in Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.A. having moved from its original address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. at the beginning of 2012Learn more