Remembering Grandmaster Beaudoin

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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:

Link to a video tribute:

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

Congratulations 2020 Masters Candidates!

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The annual World Tang Soo Do Association Master’s Clinic is taking place this March and Region 1 is sending some new candidates!

The Sah Dan, 4th Degree, candidacy is at least a 2 year process and the invitation is for those who have decided the “Do” (a way of life) is important to us.

A Master is a Black Belt who doesn’t quit! It takes time, perseverance, dedication and most importantly the desire to serve.

Region 1 will be well represented by second year candidate Melanie Gorden (Dragon Fire Tang Soo Do) as well as Don Ellis Aguillo (Summit Mist Martial Arts), Maria Thomas (Aim High Martial Arts), Luis Segoviano (Incline Martial Arts) attending as first year candidates.

Congratulations to all!

Tang Soo!

2020 Championship Registration is LIVE!

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ATTENTION: This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, we will be hosting a virtual tournament. Follow this link for more info:

The 2020 online registration is now LIVE and open to the public! This year’s championship is hosted by Master Nelson and Master Williams of Loyal Heights Martial Arts.

Friday night before the championship we will hold our annual spring black belt test. Make sure to stop by and show your support to those testing for black belt ranks.

The championship will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at Tyee High School in Seattle, WA. Following the tournament, we invite you to let loose and joins us for dinner and a party!

On Sunday morning, all WTSDA members will have the opportunity to attend a clinic with special guest Grandmaster Robert Beaudoin. You can’t miss this!

Be sure to register early so you can get in on the action!

To REGISTER online, click here
For additional information about schedule, hotel, etc., check out the Championship Packet

2020 Region 1 event schedule is here!

Happy new year! With a new year comes a new set of training opportunities in our region. The 2020 Region 1 schedule is now available. There are plenty of great opportunities here to learn something new, improve your skills, and mingle with other WTSDA members from our region. If you have any questions, contact us at

2020 Event Schedule

You can download the schedule by clicking here or see the schedule below for a quick glance.