2017 Anniversaries

 

 

70 Years


Grandmaster Andy Ah Po
Carmichael, California

Grandmaster Andy Ah Po, 9th Dan and founder of the Tang Soo Do Martial Way Association, began his martial arts training in 1947 in Hawaii at age 6, studying Si Lum Gung Fu. He later achieved Black Belts in Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, and Japanese Karate before leaving the islands in 1959 to join the Air Force, and in that same year began his lifelong training in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.
 

65 Years


Grandmaster Dale Drouillard
Dearborn, Michigan

While stationed in South Korea with the Army, Grandmaster Drouillard, 9th Dan, was the first American to train in and be awarded a Cho Dan, Pin # 757, by the late Grandmaster Hwang Kee. In 1960, he opened his club at the local YMCA in the city of Wyandotte, Michigan, earning it the distinction of being the first Moo Duk Kwan school established in the United
States.
 

60 Years
 

 
55 Years
 

 
50 Years


Master Floyd Soo

Orion, Michigan

Master Soo, 6th Dan, began his Korean Karate career in 1967, when he joined Master Sang Kyu Shim's Detroit Tang Soo Do Association. His first instructor there was Grandmaster Dale Drouillard who was a 3rd Dan at the time. Following a move in 1973, Master Soo began training with Master Mike March with whom he continues his study of Tang Soo Do to this day.
 


Master Annie Soo-Mott
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Master Annie Soo-Mott, 5th Dan, took up the study of Tang Soo Do in 1967, along with her brother, Master Floyd Soo, at Master Sang Kyu Shim's Detroit Tang Soo Do Association. She was 12 at the time. During her Cho Dan test in 1969 she had to break four un-spaced boards with a jump spinning back kick. Master Soo-Mott also continues her training with Master Mike March in the Michigan area.
 

45 Years

 

 
40 Years


Master Kevin Watson
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Master Watson began his training in Tang Soo Do / Soo Bahk Do under Dennis Miller in 1977. Over the years, he has been able to meet and train with many teachers in a variety of martial arts. He currently trains under Grandmaster Andy Ah Po under whom he was awarded his 6th Dan. The consummate Traditional Martial Artist, he has also been training in Kuniba-Ha Shito-Ryu under William H. Price, Soke since 1992 and is a 6th Dan Shihan in that system.
 

35 Years

 

 
30 Years


Asia Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation
Noarlunga, South Australia

Since its founding in 1987 by Kwan Jang Nim Stephen Washington, 9th Dan, the organization has promoted and maintained the original traditional values, principles and philosophies of Tang Soo Do through its membership and activities in Australia, Africa, U.S., Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. 
 

25 Years

 

 



 

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