1968– Master Jae Chul Shin formed the U.S. Tang Soo Do Federation in Burlington, New Jersey
1982– The Charter convention of the World Tang Soo Do Association was held in Philadelphia, PA., USA. With the advent of the World Tang Soo Do Association, Tang Soo Do began a new era of development as a traditional martial art.
2010– Grand master Shin accepts the rank of 9th degree black belt at the 2010 WTSDA World Championships. Thereby promoting Master Beaudoin to 8th dan grand master.
2012–The association moves it's headquarters to Burlington, NC, fulfilling one of Grandmaster Shin’s dreams of a purpose built headquarters for the World Tang Soo Do Association.

Our Locations!

Join the WTSDA Region 21 family and enjoy the brotherhood that we have to offer. Our goal is to share this wonderful martial art to as many people in the Florida and Georgia region.


  • Challenge yourself

  • Build confidence

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Help your flexibility

  • Raise your physical fitness

  • All while having a great time


Please contact any one of our locations if you have questions about martial arts and how you can join one of our professional locations or clubs. 

our goal

Our History

We are Region 21 of the World Tang Soo Do Association.

We represent the studio owners, instructors and students in Florida and Georgia.We may be comfortable or we may be struggling to make ends meet. We might be new to Tang Soo Do, or we have many years in the martial disciplines. Whether we have black belts or white ones, we earned our rank with sweat and hard work. We practice alone at home, and help each other in class. 

​We avoid dispute and violence, but we walk with the peaceful mind of the unafraid. We are Martial Artists.When you're ready to give up the couch and the television, we'll be here. Karate is for the rest of your life.

Who We Are

Moo Do Academy of Martial Arts
Mr. Richard DeFeo
4490 N. US Hwy 1
Palm Coast FL 32092

Middleburg M.A.
Master Jan Lappin
2360 Blanding Blvd
Middleburg FL 32068

Central Florida Tang Soo Do
Master Matthew Hutchinson
110 Athletes Row
Apopka FL 32703


World Karate Academy
Master Charles E. Richards
1781 Ebenzer Road SW

Conyers, GA 30094


Rock Solid Karate
Master Scott D. Sandt
3042 McEver Road
Gainesville GA 30504

Ethos Tang Soo Do
Brian Gourlay
106 Liberty Center Place
Saint Augustine FL 32092

Region 21

Nevado Karate Arts
Master Derrick Nevado
5211-7 Timuquana Road
Jacksonville FL 32210

Golden Isles Tang Soo Do
Master Brian Califf
First United Methodist Church
1400 Norwick St.
Brunswick GA 31525

Treasure Coast Tang Soo Do
Mr. John Torres
Intergenerational Rec Center - Vero Beach
1590 9th St SW

Vero Beach, FL 32962

Suncoast Tang Soo Do
Mr. Victor Lampasona
Mr. Jerry Orlando
8508 Old CR 54
New Port Richey FL 34653