World Tang Soo Do Association
The WTSDA intends to preserve its heritage and value as a traditional way or path. In today’s hectic society, there is no doubt that we need self-defense skills. Equally important are physical fitness and methods for the release of daily stress—No matter whether you are seeking self-defense, better health, physical fitness or discipline, our Tang Soo Do can meet your needs. However, Tang Soo Do has its own unique character which differentiates it from any other form of martial arts or martial sports. Tang Soo Do not only teaches physical techniques but also trains us to practice the “DO” (way of life) through practice of the five virtues: Humanity, Righteousness, Etiquette, Wisdom and Trust. When we reach the ultimate level of “DO”, we can live in perfect harmony with the laws of nature.
WTSDA Region 1 is directed by Master Becky Wolverton (5th Dan) of Garberville, CA and is comprised of certified studios in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii, Montana, and Northern California.
Jae Chul Shin
Grandmaster Jae C. Shin (b.1936–d.2012) is the founder of the World Tang Soo Do Association.
Robert E. Beaudoin
Grandmaster Beaudoin (b.1942–d.2020) served as WTSDA president from 2012 – 2020 until his passing.
Grandmaster Strong is the current WTSDA president.