World Tang Soo Do Association

The World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) is a traditional Korean Martial Arts organization. It is world wide, with over 150,000 members in several countries around the globe. The President and Grandmaster of the WTSDA is Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin, 9th Dan (9th degree Black Belt) in Tang Soo Do. This association is a tight knit group. It is one-of-a-kind for a group of its size.

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Our dojang (training hall), Tang Soo Do of Central New York, is an official recognized school of the WTSDA. Our instructors are WTSDA certified. The chief instructor and founder of Tang Soo Do of Central New York, Master Michael A. Molinaro, has been a member of the WTSDA since 1985. Master Molinaro trains with Grandmaster Shin on a monthly basis. Our dojang and instructor licenses must be renewed annually, ensuring that we are living up to the standards of the WTSDA. Also, many clinics and seminars are available to us through the WTSDA, providing opportunities for our instructors to become well rounded martial artists. As you would suspect, our students receive the benefits of this training! In addition, the WTSDA offers black belt and gup (color belt) clinics for our students to participate in. Do you like competitions? The WTSDA also offers several tournaments throughout the year for are students to experience!

All of our students become members of the WTSDA when they join our dojang. Their rank diplomas come from the WTSDA, and are signed by the Grandmaster himself. WTSDA membership grants us (our dojang, instructors, and students) credibility, standards, lineage, and a huge extended family!