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


  • Challenge yourself

  • Build confidence

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Increase your flexibility

  • Learn effective self defense skills

  • Improve your physical fitness

  • Join a worldwide family

  • Gain self control

  • Have fun!

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. 

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, and 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

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

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

​Chomic Combat Karate
Mr. Nicholas Chomic
2730 SR 16, Suite 104
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Treasure Coast Tang Soo Do
Mr. John Torres
690 2nd Lane

Vero Beach, FL 32962

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

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

Conyers, GA 30094


Ripple Effect Martial Arts
Master Rachael Macy
1851 Golden Eagle Way #44
Fleming Island, FL 32003


A1A Martial Arts
Ms. Michelle L. Lappin

Ponte Vedra High School
Ponte Vedra FL, 32081

Central Florida Tang Soo Do
Master Matthew Hutchinson

72 E. Main St.

Apopka, FL 32703

OUR locations

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

OUR History

Suncoast Tang Soo Do
Master Victor Lampasona
8508 Old CR 54
New Port Richey FL 34653

OUR goal

Elite Martial Arts Institute IV
Mr. Tim Murphy
Estero Rec Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928

Trifecta Strike Martial Arts
Master Juanya Williams

3655 Preston Ridge Road
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA