Grandmaster St James Trains the Royal Dutch Marines in Aruba

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 8:00am — webmaster

Aruba Tang Soo Do,  under the direction of Mr. Richard Vrolijk, E Dan hosted Grandmaster John St. James and Sr. Master James Allison for the 3rd Annual APTSDF Black Belt Seminar, Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt Test), All Island Clinic, and the first ever Elite Warrior Training seminar with the Royal Dutch Marines from December 1 thru the 3rd on the beautiful island of Aruba in the Caribbean.


2011 New England Regional Championships

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 9:40pm — webmaster

 The APTSDF held its Regional Championship Tournament on October 15, 2011 in Dover, NH, hosted by Great Bay Tang Soo Do. There were 80 competitors representing four schools. Besides Great Bay, students came from Southbury Academy of Karate and Rivera's Tang Soo Do in Connecticut, and Cambridge Tang Soo Do in Boston.  The Black Belt portion of the tournament took place Saturday morning. The female championship trophy went to Noelle Drewicz, and the male trophy went to Oleg Khodko, both from Cambridge Tang Soo Do.


Energy 101 – Life, Nature, and Self Defense (Part One)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 3:14pm — Grandmaster

We are going to look at energy in this article at both the micro and macro level. We are also going to look at why understanding energy is the key to building a healthy, balanced life, as well as effective self defense. Since this article is being written for martial artists, it is important to remember that energy is a product of proper balance. What we put in our mind and body, how much sleep we get, the food we eat, all directly affect our energy level.


2011 New England Regional Black Belt Camp & Dan Shim Sa

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 1:21pm — webmaster

The 2011 APTSDF New England Black Belt Camp took place May 13-15 at Camp Winadu in Pittsfield, MA.

Eight students took part in the Dan Shim Sa: 2 for Sam Dan, 2 for E Dan, 4 for Cho Dan. The Best Test award for youth went to Haley McClure of Southbury Academy of Karate. The Adult Best Test award was given to Noelle Drewicz of Cambridge Tang Soo Do.

During the Dan Shim Sa on Friday night, the rest of the group rotated through three exercises. Mr. Mark Farquarson, 4th Degree Black Belt worked with us on forms and flow sets, Ms. Kayla Turgeon led a drill on Tang Soo Do combinations, and Mr. O'Sullivan offered Ho Sin Sul techniques.


2011 Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation Master's Clinic

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 10:43pm — webmaster

The Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation, headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia recently hosted their annual Ko Dan Ja or Master’s Clinic. Masters and Master’s candidates from across the U.S. traveled to the annual Ko Dan Ja and spent four (4) days focusing on the history, tradition, culture, philosophy, and physical skills related to the ancient art of Tang Soo Do. The clinic took place from Thursday, March 24th to Sunday, March 27th at Federation headquarters in Suwanee.   


2011 TAC Tour - The Art of Ho Sin Sul - Building The Foundation

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 11:28pm — webmaster

The Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation came together to kick-off its first ever TAC Tour of the Southeastern and Northeastern United States recently. Kwan Jang Nim John St. James, founder of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation and Master James Allison, TAC Ho Sin Sul Coordinator joined forces for the three (3) week tour.  Master Allison in addition to being a 4th Dan Master instructor with the APTSDF is also the founder and president of the International Hapkido Sun Moo Kwan Association and an 8th Dan in Hapkido. The Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation and the International Hapkido Sun Moo Kwan Association are associated through the Asia Atlantic Alliance and work closely together. 


2010 Aruba General Clinic

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 12:53pm — webmaster

The Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation recently conducted a two day advanced training symposium on the island of Aruba. Mr. Richard Vrolijk, E Dan – owner and Kyo Sa of Aruba Tang Soo Do hosted Kwan Jang Nim John St. James, the President and Founding Master of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation. 


2010 Southeast Regional Black Belt Camp

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 5:43pm — webmaster

The Southeastern region of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation had its annual black belt camp on the weekend of October 22-24, 2010. It was held at Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap, AL, for the tenth time. Camp started on Friday evening with the fall black belt test. There were approximately fifty participants, almost all of whom exceeded their instructors’ expectations to make for a very successful exam. Best test went to Benjamin Leverett of Two Dragons Martial Arts for the children and Jackie Snezek of Karate World of North Georgia for the adults.


Peak Performance - The Right Action Continued

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 9:49pm — Grandmaster

The Right Action can also be translated as the right conduct or the right behavior. As such, a black belt leader, champion, and or master trains him or herself to take action and to be morally upright at all times. This includes acting in a way that brings honor to oneself and to others.

In Tang Soo Do, the right action encompasses our Five Codes of Tang Soo Do, our 7 tenets, and our 10 Attitudinal Requirements. It also includes the Five Laws that are part of any solid teacher/student relationship. These include being loyal & honest which is always a two (2) way proposition, support even when it’s not easy, no secrets, follow-up and follow through, and constant and never ending improvement.


2010 New England Regional Blackbelt Camp & Dan Shim Sa

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:34pm — webmaster

The 2010 Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation New England Black Belt Camp and Regional Dan Shim Sa took place over the May 21st-23rd weekend. This was the 4th annual event of its kind in the New England region. The setting was YMCA Camp Woodstock in the Northeastern hills of Connecticut, where the picturesque background set the stage for a wonderful and productive time. Some 20 test candidates brought their skills and talents to the test center on Friday evening and performed admirably for the test panel.


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