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2008 International Championships

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 7:59pm — webmaster

On July 18-19, the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation hosted its 2008 International Championships at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Several hundred people attended the event and there were competition divisions for weapons, free sparring, breaking, traditional forms, team forms, and creativity.


2007 Aruba Dan Test & General Clinic

Mon, 10/22/2007 - 10:33pm — webmaster

The Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation recently conducted a four day advanced training symposium on the island of Aruba. Mr. Richard Vrolijk, Dan - owner and Kyo Sa Nim 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.


2007 New England Regional Championships

Mon, 10/22/2007 - 10:56am — webmaster

Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation - 375 people gathered for the first ever APTSDF New England Regional Championships held at Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville, Connecticut. The event being hosted by Sa Bom Nim Steve Fernandez, Sa Dan and attended by Kwan Jang Nim John St. James and eight other Federation Masters and Master's Candidates was a tremendous success.


APTSDF Team USA Attends 2007 Asia-Pacific Tang Soo Do Championships in Australia

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 11:05am — webmaster

In August, Team USA of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation headed by Kwan Jang Nim John St. James headed down under to the enchanted continent of Australia to attend the 2007 Asia Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation International Championships.


Federation Studio & Instructor Featured In A Child Safety Television Segment

Sat, 07/07/2007 - 1:45pm — webmaster

Master Carole Coker, owner of The Family Karate Center and Coker's Tang Soo Do in Montgomery, Alabama has been chosen to tape Child Abduction Prevention Tips on The Christian Broadcast Network. The Program is called "The Family Karate Center Presents: Stranger Danger Tip of the Week". Different safety segments and self defense quick-release moves were taped by the Tiny Tiger and Little Dragon Students at Master Coker's school.


A Tribute To A Warrior - We Will Miss You Master Morris Coker!

Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:09am — webmaster

When one thinks of Morris they have to have a smile on their face. He was loving man, a great husband, a great martial arts instructor, a wonderful friend, and a true student and warrior!

When I first met Morris many years ago, I saw him standing at the side of our training hall with a video camera in his hand. He seemed quiet and reserved and yet nothing could be further from the truth.


Fall 2006 Tae Kwon Do Times Article

Wed, 11/29/2006 - 11:24am — webmaster

Originally published in Fall 2006 Tae Kwan Do Times.


2006 International Championships

Mon, 08/14/2006 - 1:42pm — webmaster

The week of July 24th was huge for the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation under the direction of Master J. John St. James, Chil Dan. The Federation, headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, put on it's annual Masters (KODANJA) Clinic (July 25 - 28), and it's International Championships, Awards Banquet, and Championship Party (July 28 - 30) at both the Marriott Boca Center and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.


MA Success Magazine - J. St. James Article

Mon, 07/25/2005 - 1:49pm — webmaster

Originally published in MA Success Magazine, July 2005 Edition.


Protocol In Martial Arts

Sun, 04/10/2005 - 2:18pm — webmaster

In traditional Martial Arts, protocol is of vital importance.  The protocols spring from the tradition of each style and from the tradition of the Martial Arts in general.  Without protocol, there would be no preservation of tradition.  Without tradition all we would have left is perhaps a game or a physical fitness program.  Martial Arts is bigger than that.  The reason it is bigger is because we preserve those good things about our Art that have been proved true and useful throughout the centuries.


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