2013 Master’s Clinic

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 8:52pm — 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 three (3) 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 Friday, March 1st to Sunday, March 3rd at Federation headquarters in Suwanee and also at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth, GA.   


2012 Southeast Black Belt Camp

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:55pm — webmaster

 The Southeastern region of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation had its second annual Instructor’s Symposium on Friday, November 2nd & its 10th annual Black Belt Camp on the weekend of November 2 – 4, 2012. Everything was held once again at Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap, AL. The Instructor Training Symposium (ITS) & Camp started on Friday morning November 2nd at 9 am with approximately 175 Masters, instructors, and instructor trainees coming together to learn, grow, and share.


2012 New England Regional Championships

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:33pm — webmaster

On the weekend of October 20 -21, the New England Region of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation (APTSDF) held their annual Regional Championship and fall Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt Test) in Dover New Hampshire. The event was hosted at Great Bay Karate and hosted by Sr. Master Antonio Rivera of Meriden, CT.  It was our honor to have Kwan Jang Nim St. James and Sr. Master Deborah Jett from Headquarters attend again this year.  


2012 International Championships & Master's Clinic

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 9:36pm — webmaster

On July 11, 12, and 13th 2012, the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation hosted its annual Ko Dan Ja Master's Clinic and bi-annual International Championships. The events took place at several different locations including Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth, GA, APTSDF World Headquarters in Suwanee, GA, and the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, GA.


2012 New England Regional Black Belt Camp & Dan Shim Sa

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 9:54pm — webmaster

The 2012 New England Black Belt Camp was held May 4th, 5th, and 6th in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts at Camp Winadu.

Friday night started with ten students taking part in the Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt test). Best of Test went to Riley Curtin, from Cambridge Tang Soo Do, and Samantha Maxwell, from Great Bay Tang Soo Do. Samantha also took top honors in the written exam with a score of 95%.

While the Dan Shim Sa was taking place, the rest of the group participated in a general workout session led by Mrs. Noelle Drewicz and Mr. Oleg Khodko, both Sam Dans.


2012 Southeast Regional Championships

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 9:35pm — webmaster

Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts (BAMA), owned by Sr. Master Heather Potter and Mr. Will Potter, Sam Dan hosted the very successful event. The black belt test opened with the announcement of the high scores on the written test. Charlie Smiley of BAMA scored highest among the children with a 96, and among the adults, Laura Lee Sandberg of Karate World of North Georgia scored highest with a perfect score.


2012 TAC Tour - The Art of Ho Sin Sul - The Next Step

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 3:37pm — webmaster

The Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation came together to kick-off its second annual TAC Tour of the Southeastern and Northeastern United States. Kwan Jang Nim John St. James, founder of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation and Senior Master James Allison, TAC Ho Sin Sul Coordinator joined forces for the four (4) week tour.  Master Allison in addition to being a 5th 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. 


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.


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