On January 29th, 2020, the World Tang Soo Do Association lost its long time leader, Grandmaster Robert E. Beaudoin. This loss was sudden and affected us all very deeply. On the day of his passing and the weeks which followed, there was an outpouring on social media from all over the world. So many kind words and stories were shared about this dedicated individual.
Here is an article written about him in his hometown newspaper: https://www.rep-am.com/obituaries/2020/02/01/robert-e-beaudoin/
Link to a video tribute: http://videos.lifetributes.com/1051341#
Here is a video of Grandmaster Beaudoin receiving the rank of 9th Dan which was planned to be giving less than six months later
A nice reflection shared by Master Larry Dercole