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2014 Southeast Regional Black Belt Camp and Dan Shim Sa

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:40pm — webmaster
The Southeastern region of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation had its annual Instructor’s Symposium, Black Belt Camp, and Dan Shim Sa on the weekend of November 7 – 9, 2014. Everything was held once again at Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap, AL. The Instructor Training Symposium (ITS) & Camp started on Friday morning November 7th at 9am. We had 200 Masters, instructors, instructor trainees & students coming together for the weekend to learn, grow, and share.

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2014 New England Regional Championships and Dan Shim Sa

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:27am — webmaster
The Saturday following Columbus Day means two things to us Tang Soo Do practitioners in New England. Epic scenery from the changing foliage and the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation’s Regional Tournament and Black Belt test. Once more we headed to the picturesque town of Dover, New Hampshire home of Great Bay Tang Soo Do. Great Bay has been the host for the last three regional tournaments, but this year’s edition was more poignant after an environmental incident at the building the school was located in rendered the old studio unusable and forced Great Bay to move to new premises barely six weeks before they were due to host the tournament. Great Bay’s students rose to the occasion cleaning and decorating the new space, moving all the furniture and equipment from the old studio and setting everything up in time that only one week of classes were lost to the whole ordeal and the studio was fit for purpose in time.

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2014 Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation Masters Clinic & National Championships

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:27pm — webmaster

On July 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th 2014, the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation hosted its annual Ko Dan Ja Master’s Clinic and National Championships. The events took place at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.

As I sit here and reflect over the past week of events, I am again struck by the experience. The physical and mental challenges of the Masters clinic, the excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones, the thrill of seeing martial arts preformed at the highest level, the pride in seeing students step out of their comfort zone and face their own challenges. It was again an extremely rewarding experience. 

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2014 New England Black Belt Camp and Dan Shim Sa

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:50am — webmaster
For the second consecutive year, the New England Regional Black Belt Camp was held at the picturesque campus of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, over the weekend of May 30th to June 1st. The College was founded in 1885 and is the birthplace of both Basketball and Volleyball. The campus, steeped in history and tradition, made the perfect setting for a weekend of Tang Soo Do learning.

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2014 Southeastern Regional Championships and Dan Shim Sa

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:46pm — webmaster
On the weekend of April 25th  26th, the southeastern region of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation had its spring cycle Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt test) and review, as well as its annual championships in Trussville, Alabama.  As always, it was a great opportunity to renew friendships, test ourselves and strengthen our Tang Soo spirit.

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2014 APTSDF TAC Tour - The Art of Dae Ryun (Building the Foundation)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:00pm — webmaster

This year’s Technical Advisory Committee’s “TAC” Tour was the best to date. The tour which was conducted by Grandmaster John St. James, 8th Dan and Senior Master Michael Jett, 5th Dan started in early February in Louisiana and just wrapped up a week ago in Lindale, Texas. During the four (4) week seminar tour, Kwan Jang Nim and Master Jett taught 435 students from eleven (11) different states making this year’s tour over 100 students larger than any tour before it.

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2013 Southwestern Regional Championships and Dan Shim Sa

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:25pm — webmaster
"Tang Soo Do Rocks the South Plains"
“Tang Soo!” was heard shouted across the South Plains the weekend of November 15, 2013.  The weekend began with a Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt Test) and followed by the 1st ever Southwestern Regional Championships, a grand reopening of the recently expanded regional school West Texas Karate, a Leadership Seminar, a Certified Instructor Training (CIT) examination, and an instructor clinic. All events were hosted by West Texas Karate in Lubbock, Texas. The events were complemented by Lubbock hospitality to the many visiting students, instructors, school owners, masters, and of course Grandmaster John St. James.

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2013 APTSDF Southeastern Regional Black Belt Camp

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:38pm — webmaster

The Southeastern region of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation had its annual Instructor’s Symposium and Black Belt Camp on the weekend of November 1 – 3, 2013. Everything was held once again at Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap, AL. The Instructor Training Symposium (ITS) & Camp started on Friday morning November 1st at 9am.  We had over 170 Masters, instructors, and instructor trainees coming together for the weekend to learn, grow, and share.

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2013 New England Regional Championships

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 3:32pm — webmaster
The New England Regional Championships and the Fall Dan Shim Sa (black belt test) for the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation were held on the weekend of October 18-19.  These events were held at Great Bay Karate in Dover, New Hampshire.  It was honor to have Kwan Jang Nim St. James and Master Deborah Jett fly up from Georgia to attend these events again this year.
 
There were about 100 students competing in this year’s tournament.  Our black belt competition was a great start to this year’s events.  Mr. David Ferri, a Cho Dan, from Rivera Tang Soo Do won the men’s grand champion cup while Ms. Haley McClure, an E Dan, from Taenamu Tang Soo Do won the women’s grand champion cup.  Both grand champion winners were from Connecticut this year.

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2013 New England Regional Black Belt Camp & Dan Shim Sa

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:30am — webmaster

The 2013 New England Black Belt Camp was held June 14th, 15th and 16th in the campus of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Friday night started out with a bang! We had a total of fifteen (15) students take part in the Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt Test) –Nine tested for Cho Dan, two tested for E Dan and four tested for Sam Dan.

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