Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Honor & Recognition

December 13th will be remembered as a day of honor and recognition as TSDKI concluded the year by proudly announcing the studio's most recent Black Belt Promotions.

Barbara Bellini, a dedicated student, great competitor, and a true role model received her SAM DAN (3rd degree) rank as her family stood by. Barbara has served as an assistant instructor throughout the year and was awarded title as the Women's Senior Grand Champion at our recent Region 20 Championship last October in Chula Vista, CA. She has also celebrated 1st and 2nd place wins at the 2008 World Championship held this past summer in Orlando, FL. Tang Soo!

Mario Gonzalez, an example of the word commitment and genuinely demonstrating the spirit of perseverance received his CHO DAN (1st degree) in ceremonious fashion while his family proudly looked on.
Tang Soo!

Erik Berumen, embodies the speed and power of a young man. His strong desire and steadfast focus on goals, requirements, and understanding have manifested to the level of Yu Dan Ja. Erik was awarded his CHO DAN (1st degree) with resounding applause. Tang Soo!

Best wishes on this, their new beginning, and as Grandmaster Shin reminds us, "A True Martial Artist Wears Their Belt Not Only Around Their Waist But Around Their Hearts". We look forward to their continued success and bringing pride to their instructors, studio, and to our entire family of the World Tang Soo Do Association.

Master Larry & Leslie D'Ercole

Monday, December 15, 2008


Congratulations to our most recent GUP promotions.
December 13th Testing Group I (White-Green Belts)

FOCUS: A Key to Success.

Efrain Perez annihilates his target during his power and accuracy requirement.

Adrian Ballesteros, Allyson Masumoto, Arahi Espinoza, Danielle Ferber, Mariana Parra, Christopher Corning, Israel Ochoa, Andres Espinoza, Alberto Ballesteros, Sulema Barajas, Jaelen Cruz, Jesus Mayoral, Erfain Perez, Denisse Mayoral, Marina Ballesteros, Angelee Ferber, Natalia Xibille, Adriana Xibille, Paula Robison, Veronica, Ochoa, Mae Stoke.

December 13th Testing Group II (Brown Red Belts)

Angelo D'Ercole, Melissa Avila, Isabel Molina, Amanda Masumoto, Anica Bunag, Juzenne Cruz, Alexis Stoke, Jason Ferber, Brandon Nordengreen, Erick Morales, Jose Figueroa, Andrew Lona, Alejandro Perez, Oscar Franco, Andres Gonzalez, Alejandro Sarmiento, Eric Berumen, Jeremy Bunag, Oscar Pineda, Adrian Cervantes, Mario Gonzalez.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

After-School Program Donates $1000.00

Another successful after-school karate program has been completed. This one was at the Greg Rogers Elementary school (upper photo) in Chula Vista, CA. The six week session offered classes weekly with 25 participants and 5 dedicated assistants - Jeremy Bunag, Anica Bunag, Alexis Stoke, Allyson Masumoto and Amanda Masumoto. The program generated $1000.00 that was donated to the Greg Rogers School.

The Wolf Canyon Elementary School (lower photo) involved 24 students with 3 dedicated assistants - Andres Espinoza, Arahi Espinoza, and Angelo D'Ercole. This program generated a $600.00 donation for the Wolf Canyon School.

Tang Soo!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


For all Tiny Tigers and Little Dragons students:

Friday, November 21st at 5:00PM

Only for recommended Gup students:

Saturday, December 13th with schedule as follows:

White to Green belts at 11:00 AM

Brown to Red belts at 2:00 PM

"Reaching the Edge of Excellence"
Tang Soo!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Tang Soo Do Karate Institute's first Halloween party was held Oct.30th. Students and friends dressed in their cool costumes arrived with delicious eats to share with everybody.
The studio was transformed and decorated with frightening scenes to fit the occasion. Children enjoyed a variety of fun Halloween games and danced under an eerie strobe light
for several hours of excitement and

Don't miss our next big bash planned for Friday, December 19th as we close out the year with our annual Christmas party. Get ready for more fun and games as we recount our past year's achievements and prepare for the coming years events. "Goals are stepping stones to higher achievements". Tang Soo!

Monday, October 20, 2008

TSDKI competes at Arizona Championship

The Arizona Region 2 Championship held this past October 18th included some visiting participants from TSDKI. Alejandro Perez, 1st gup, Andy Perez Cho DAN and BSBN Leslie D'Ercole SAM DAN made the six hour trek over the mountains and across the desert to the Phoenix area for a day of competition with our WTSDA neighbors. Region 2 is composed of five states of the greater Southwest; Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. Black Belt divisions were the events early morning opening categories. With little rest, our team's arrival gave them only seconds to report to their respective rings adding challenge to the competition.
Even under this pressure our own BSBN Leslie D'Ercole was able to present and out perform her category, scoring three first places and accumulating a perfect (30) points for the championship. Leslie has now won the Adult Female Grand Champion honors twice in as many weeks; the Region 20 Championship in Chula Vista, CA. and the Region 2 Championship in Gilbert, AZ.. ...We salute you!

We also are very proud of TSDKI's Andre's Perez, Cho Dan, for his awesome performance in the extremely tough junior Black Belt category and for his exemplary assistance as a time-keeper for the days other competitions. Congratulations also to Alejandro Perez, 1st Gup, who achieved 1st place in sparring and 3rd place in forms. Well done TSDKI members!

We encourage all our students to participate in championships outside our own Region 20. These additional challenges help to promote skills and allows for meeting others in our WTSDA family. These lessons and experience helps us all to "Reach the Edge of Excellence".
Tang Soo!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Congratulations Region Twenty Championship!

Congratulations to all competitors and families for their participation in the October 11th, 2008 (“Reaching the Edge of Excellence”) Championship.
It was our sincere pleasure to welcome the following WTSDA studios to Chula Vista’s Park Way Gym in our city’s downtown district; United States Karate Academy-San Diego, Allied Gardens Karate Academy-San Diego, The University of California TSD-San Diego, Costal Canyon TSD Club-San Diego, Mountain Lion TSD-Costa Mesa, CA., Caltech University TSD-Pasadena, CA, High Desert TSD-Victorville, CA., Irvine TSD-Irvine, CA., TSD Karate Institute-Chula Vista, CA., Garcia TSD-Tijuana, Mexico, Ryun Ma TSD-Chihuahua, Mexico, Tang Soo Do Juarez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Ensenada TSD-Ensenada, Mexico.

Our special guest, grand master Jae C. Shin along with some 250+ enthusiastic participants enjoyed a full day of competition and performances. An action filled opening ceremonies included a special tribute in honor of the grandmaster’s visit. A team of 4-8 year olds from the Chula Vista studio presented a unique version of the WTSDA anthem as well as the ever popular “Chipmunks’ Show” all tediously choreographed by BSBN Leslie D'Ercole.

An entertaining “Flamenco Dance” presentation by Corinna Peraza and her talented group of young performers from Tijuana, Mexico added culture and amazing expression to the celebration.

The regional black belt demonstration was yet another opening ceremony surprise. This show, the very first of its kind, involved black belts from all of the region twenty studios. A busy list of martial arts performances and specialties choreographed to a single non-stop 18 minute exhibition treated the crowd to some very dynamic displays of defense techniques, weapons handling, advanced board breaking, and precision skills.

The creativity competition also entertained the audience as the talents of Allied Gardens Karate Academy and the TSD Karate Institute competed for the wining honors. Congratulations to the hard work and commitment of both teams and to first place winner, TSDKI!

Tiny Tiger/ Little Dragon competition was next with a record breaking 50 participants ranging in ages 3-7. Moms, dads, tigers and dragons armed with video cameras surrounded and swamped four different rings dedicated to the category. Each child presented a brief martial art performance followed by the “capture the belts” to the delight of family and friends. All were presented with trophies and participation certificates.

Spirited and fierce Gup competition continued through the day with many inspiring performances by both child and adult. Master of ceremonies, Sig Luther announced the names of the jubilant winners as Master Ken Purnell presented their trophies at podium.

Reaching even higher, the championship stepped up the competition to the next level as the exciting Black Belts categories now took to the floor. Classic, expert and absolutely thrilling competition among our regions best was a treat to behold. Each noteworthy performance and particularly the free-sparring categories left spectators in wonderment of how precise, well controlled and powerfully their abilities were displayed and without any injuries.

The closing ceremonies revealed the highest honors of the event as competition coordinator Master Clare Marsch tallied up the points earned and announce the results of the 2008 Region Twenty Grand Champions.
Jr. Grand Champion Male Gabriel Macedo Allied Gardens TSD San Diego
Jr. Grand Champion Female Crystina Soto Allied Gardens TSD San Diego
Sr. Grand Champion Male Shane Nelson Allied Gardens TSD San Diego
Sr. Grand Champion Female Barbara Bellini TSDKI Chula Vista, CA.
Adult Grand Champion Male Salim Odero UCSD TSD San Diego
Adult Grand Champion Female Leslie D’Ercole TSDKI Chula Vista, CA.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the instructors of each studio for their cooperation and hours of preparing students for the event. We wish to also thank and recognize the many behind the scenes volunteers who have work so feverishly to bring this event to reality. In particular; Aricelli Lona, Stanton Horiuchi, Mae Stoke, Rose Masumoto, Sig Luther, John Cruz, Glen Masumoto, Barbara Belinni, Chat Bunag, Helene Lynch, Olivia Figueroa, Master Clare Marsch, William Glenn, Susan Molina, Michael Cardinal, Mark Schoenberger, When Kwon, and Master Patrick Marsch.
On behalf of all the students and families of Tang Soo Do Karate Institute
We truly congratulate all participants of the 2008 Region Twenty Championship and especially for BSBN Leslie D’Ercole’s devoted efforts to help guide all of us in reaching the edge of excellence!

Tang Soo!
Master Larry D’Ercole

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pizza Party / Potluck Friday

Attention Tang Soo Do Karate Institute Family and Friends:

Please be invited to our World Championship Celebration and Countdown to our California Regionals Championship Party this Friday.

What? Pizza Party / Potluck
Who? Everyone is invited
When? This Friday July 25th 7:00 pm
Where? Tang Soo Do Karate Institute 2269 Main St, 9 Chula Vista CA, 91911
Why? To celebrate our TSDKI's World Championship competitors home-coming
...and to commence countdown for the California Regional Championship to be held here in Chula Vista in October. We will begin organizing event volunteers for this project. Thanks for your support.

Pizza provided. Potluck is welcomed.
(World Championship participants should bring any awards won in Florida and uniform for the photo).


Sunday, July 20, 2008


Woooo! Woooo! Woooo!
Congratulations to our award winning Tang Soo Do Karate Institute competition team! They have recently returned from the World's Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Fla. with Gold, High Honors, and Pride. On July 11-12th our team joined with over 2,000 WTSDA participants representing many countries for two days of martial arts competition skill and camaraderie. Sponsored by the World Tang Soo Do Association, the classic biannual event was held at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Our TSDKI team ranged from our very youngest member, three year old Giordano D'Ercole, to our most senior black belt members - Allen & Barbara Bellini, Sig Luther, and Leslie D'Ercole . Erik Stoke represented the junior black belts along with a talented squad of color belt ranks including; Alexis Stoke, Amanda Masumoto, Angelo D'Ercole, Erick Morales, Anica Bunag, Jeremy Bunag, Juzenne Cruz, Eric Berumen, Mae Stoke, Kevin Stoke, and Allyson Masumoto. Five year old Guillermo Paquian commanded the Little Dragons category. All were matched against other highly spirited USA and foreign competitors in weapons, free-sparring and forms categories with outstanding results. The medals tallied; (8) Gold, (9) Silver, and (9) Bronze! AWESOME!
In addition to the competition, several team members were involved with opening ceremonies demonstrations displaying dynamic women's self-defense skills, the unique world masters team-form, and a very entertaining pre-school children's show. Excitement and anticipation had been mounting since the beginning of the year with hours of focus-training and coaching to become the best they can be. Attitude is everything! The team was so pumped up with positive energy and ambition for success. Developing and applying this kind of mind-set and confidence are the real prizes here that you can take home and wear. Special recognition is given to our instructors; Leslie D'Ercole, Sig Luther and Barbara Bellini for their contagious spirit of excellence, infectious motivation, and model of sportsmanship. Congratulations!Now we are looking forward to our California Regional Championship scheduled for October 11th. The event will be held here in Chula Vista giving many more of our talented members the opportunity to experience the thrill of competition and to demonstrate their best.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Our World Championship Competition Team!!

The competition team of Chula Vista's Tang Soo Do Karate Institute has their sights set and are ready to disembark for the World Tang Soo Do Association's world championship in Orlando, Florida. The biannual event attracts similar teams from around the globe representing more than forty countries for two days of martial arts skill, camaraderie, and the chance to becomes champions of the world. This year's event marks the eleventh mega-gathering since 1986 and will be held July 11-12th at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Previous event sites included the cities of Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Anaheim and in 1992, San Diego. The hot-shot martial arts team representing Chula Vista spans a spectrum of ages and skill levels from our very youngest member, Giordano D'Ercole, a three year old Tiny Tiger to our most senior members Mr. Allen Bellini, Sig Luther,and Leslie D'Ercole, all representing third degree black belt divisions. Barbara Bellini, 2nd DAN, and Erik Stoke, 1st DAN will represent their respective black belt divisions. The Children's red belt categories will be represented by Alexis Stoke and Amanda Masumoto. The Children's brown belt categories will be represented by Angelo D'Ercole, Erick Morales, Anica Bunag, Jeremy Bunag and Juzenne Cruz. Eric Berumen will represent adult blue belts. Mae Stoke, Kevin Stoke, and Jaelen Cruz will represent their respective orange belt divisions. Allyson Masumoto will represent the girls green belts and five year old Guillermo Paquian will command the Little Dragons category. In addition to the competition, several team members will be involved with special demonstration shows as part of the events opening ceremonies program. Others will participate in special Qi-Gong classes offered by WTSDA Grandmaster Jae C. Shin. The excitement and anticipation has been growing steadily since the beginning of the year with countless hours of focus and training to become the best they can be and hopefully the best of the best. "Attitude is everything" says Larry D'Ercole, veteran team director and master instructor at Tang Soo Do Karate. "It is simply awesome to be surrounded by so much positive energy and ambition to succeed. I know our team will do well".

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Master Dercole !

Happy Birthday Daddy!
Have an awesome Day...We love you so much !!!
Thinking of you,
Angelo, Giordano and Gianina

Friday, June 6, 2008

Kung Fu Panda or Tang Soo Panda ?

... a fun time and a funny movie with a great message.

Sunday June 8th was Movie Night for TSDKI. This, our second outing in as many months grew and doubled in popularity. The anticipation of the new "Kung Fu Panda" animated movie created excitement for dozens of our studios families and friends. All arrived early at the Otay Ranch Town Centre AMC in Chula Vista, CA. to insure themselves a seat for the sold out time slot. Shortly before showtime our families socialized in the theater's lobby for a special gift give-a-way of "Kung Fu Panda" posters, tattoos, stickers, and appropriately renamed the event "Tang Soo Panda".
Stay tuned for future movie night announcements.

Monday, June 2, 2008


A May 23rd Rank promotion review yielded high marks and high spirit in performance and character from several of our institutes finest members. The young and confident artists presented their required and demanding skills while demonstrating wonderful manners as proud parents looked on. Awesome!!
Congratulations to; (1st GUP) Alexis Stoke, Brandon Nordengreen, Jason Ferber, Amanda Masumoto, Jose Figueroa, (2nd GUP) Jose Tello, (3rd GUP) Brian Mitchell, (4th GUP) Oscar Pineda, Oscar Franco, (6th GUP)Sulema Barajas, Danielle Ferber, Allyson Masumoto, (7th GUP) Diane Tello, Andres Espinoza, and (9th GUP) Ryan Mayoral.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons Promotion!

Giordano D'Ercole,Guillermo Paquian, Marina Ballesteros,
Mairead Perez, Jason Washington ,
Aidan Perez and Dillan Lauzon.

Congratulations to our youngest members for their new rank promotion! On May 16th, the Tigers & Dragons group (aged 3 to 6 years ) demonstrated their skills and fulfilled the requirements for their respective ranks.
Also, special appreciation to Jeremy Bunag, Anica Bunag and Erik Morales. Their assistance is a reflection of their leadership potential.

Keep up the excellent work and enthusiasm,and achieve your next goal!


Movie Night on May 10th was awesome! TSDKI members and their families enjoyed the evening socializing and viewing "The Forbidden Kingdom" at the AMC Theater - Otay Ranch Town Center featuring super Martial Artists stars Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

The special night out was so much fun that we have decided to do it again in June. Our next Movie Night is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th featuring " Kung Fu Panda". All children, families and friends are invited to come and enjoy this great film with us!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Promotion Congratulations!

On Saturday, April 19th TSDKI's GUP testing was realized with spirited skill and proud promotions.

The candidates included our adult team of the "Moms & Dads Class" marking this the inaugural testing appointment for this new class. Most of the first-timers arrived anxious and perhaps a bit nervous but all were well prepared. The test also included members of our children's class and test assistants BSBN Sig Luther, KSN Barbara Bellini, BKSN Erik Stoke, Amanda Masumoto 2nd Gup and Jeremy Bunag 4th Gup.

Pictured (first row l-r) David Barajas, Anica Bunag, Jesus Mayoral, Dennise Mayoral, and Joel Ruiz.

(second row l-r) Adrian Cervantes, Efrain Perez, Kevin Stoke, Mae Stoke, Angelee Ferber, Norma Guevara, Paula Robison, and Corinna Peraza.

Friday, April 18, 2008

TSDKI School Calendar (updated 4/18)

Apr 19 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Apr 19 Adult Gup Test 12:30 PM
Apr 26 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
May 3 Regional DAN Test Allied Gardens 1:00pm
May 4 (Sunday) Cinco de Mayo info booth Third Avenue Festival

May 10 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
May 10 Movie Night at AMC OtayRanch TC "Forbidden Kingdom"
May 16th (Friday)TTLD review and promotion 5:00pm

May 17th Black Belt Class Child Safety Fair 9:00am
May 17th CV Kiwanis Club "Child Safety Fair" Rosebank Elementary
May 23 Gup Exam (Friday) 5:00pm
May 24 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
* May 26th - Memorial Day No Class
May 31 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
May 31 TSD Tijuana Clinic JFK Primary School Tijuana 8:00am
Jun 7 Region 20 Black Belt Class (Reg. Championship Poster Release)
Jun 7 St. Charles Fair Demo 4:30 PM

Jun 14 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Jun 21 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Jun 27 TTLD review and promotion 5:00pm
June 28 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

* July 4th Independence day No Class
*Jul 10-16 World Championship Florida (Abbreviated Class Schedule)
Jul 19 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Jul 26 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Aug 2 Region 20 Black Belt Class
Aug 9 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Aug 15th (Friday) TTLD review and promotion 5:00pm
Aug 16th TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Aug 16) Gup Exam 2:00pm
Aug 18-23rd Buddy Week

Aug 23 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

* Sept 1st Labor Day No Class
Sept. 6 Regional Black Belt Class
Sept/ 13 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Sept. 20 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Sept. 26 TTLD review and promotion 5:00pm
Sept 27 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Oct 10th Region 20 DAN Testing 3:00 pm & Instructors Dinner
Oct 10 Championship Set Up crew Parkway Gym 10:00-11:30pm

Oct 11th Region 20 Championship & Championship Party
Oct 18 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Oct 25 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Nov 1 Region 20 Black Belt Class
Nov 8 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Nov 8 WTSDA Day Celebration
Nov 14 TTLD review and promotion 5:00pm
Nov 15 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

Nov 15 Gup Exam 2:00 PM
Nov 22 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am

* Nov 27 Thanksgiving No Class
Nov 29 TSDKI Black Belt Class Morning 8:00am to 9:30am
Dec 6 Regional Black Belt Class 2:00pm

Dec 20 TSDKI Christmas Party
*Dec 24 thru Jan 1 School Closed

Good Morning Black Belt Classes - Saturdays

TSDKI Black Belt classes (TSDKIBBC) are now held every Saturday morning 8:00am promptly with the exception of the first Saturday of each month when the Regional Black Belt Classes (Reg.BBC) are held at various locations at 2:00 pm.

(TSDKIBBC) classes are only available to DAN members, Cho Dan Bo and 1st Gup Red belt students. Plan to arrive on time and prepared with t-shirt for Qi-Gong, dobolk, and footwear for possible outside training (no sandals or flip flops).

Good Tang Soo Morning!

California's Region No. 20 Championship 2008

REACHING THE EDGE OF EXCELLENCE! Announcing the 2008 Region 20 California Championship. We are scheduled for October 11th and in our hometown of Chula Vista, California. Posters, details and additional information will be provided soon. Please check back for updates. Studios from other regions including Arizona and Mexico are also invited to our special event. Championship volunteers are needed to assist in the varios tasks and duties of the event. To register as a volunteer contact our staff at; tel. 619/429-9122, or e-

Thursday, April 17, 2008

USA Masters Clinic March 26, 2008

WTSDA USA Masters Clinic University of North Alabama Florence, Ala. March 26, 2008.
(top photo) One hundred and forty Masters and candidates of the WTSDA are pictured here during the 2008 Masters Clinic held heach year in Florence, Alabama.
(lower photo) shows TAC chairman Master Bill Strong, center is special sword training specialist, Dr. A. Takeuchi, right Master Larry D'Ercole.

Tigers and Dragons Promotion April 4, 2008

Announcing or newest achievers!
(front row left-right)
Giordano D'Ercole, Dillan Lauzon, Guillermo Paquian, Dante Corti, and Maya Horiuchi.
(back row left-right)
BSBN Leslie D'Ercole Salinas, Aidan Perez, Marina Ballesteros, Alexis Lona, Arahi Espinoza, Master Larry Dercole, and Mairead Perez.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

WTSDA World Championship 2008 Info and Application

!!Registration Closes May 31st. !!
Every two years our WTSDA comes together on a grand scale by organizing a World Class event entitled "The WTSDA World Championship". Students and families representing most if not all of our member countries converge to create one of our organizations most unique and largest gatherings. Family vacations are also planned around the event for an even more enjoyable experience. The championship boasts competition categories for all members from Tiny Tigers to Black Belts and every age and rank groups in between. It's never too early to begin your plans, journey, and registration. The 2008 World Championship is scheduled for July 10-11th in Orlando Florida. Registration must be completed by May 31st. Period.
You can view and download details and applications by visiting and click on the World Championship link.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Introducing the new "Moms / Dads Class"

Moms, Dads, and Grand moms too are enjoying TSDKI's new Adult training program.

Designed and taught by Instructor Leslie D'Ercole SAM DAN, this special "Moms/Dads Class" was launched in early January and meets Saturdays at 12:15pm.

The class is attracting interest and is constantly growing each week with new friends and family of our existing members. This martial arts styled workout gives even more purpose to the healthful exercise activity demand of adults.

A hearty "Tang Soo!" to our new adult generation. You're looking great!

Tang Soo!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

TSDKI 1st Black Belt Class of the Year !

Attention Black Belts, Cho Dan Bo and 1st Gup members!
Our first TSDKI Black Belt class of the year is scheduled for
Friday, January 25th at 7:30 PM
The following senior students are expected to attend:

Mr. Sig Luther, Sam Dan
Mrs. Barbara Bellini, E Dan
Andres Perez, Cho Dan
Erik Stoke, Cho Dan
Mario Gonzalez, Cho Dan Bo
Erik Berumen, 1st Gup
Efren Roman, 1st Gup
Oliver Withney, 1st Gup

Tang Soo!
BSBN Leslie Dercole

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Welcome to 2008!

Dear TSDKI Family:

Happy New Year 2008!
We hope you've enjoyed a beautiful holiday season and are already to begin this new year with renewed energies and attitudes. The freshness of the new year brings with it many new opportunities for learning, growing, and achieving your personal potential. Lets dedicate ourselves to discipline and excellence in your martial arts and in your everyday life.

On Saturday, January 5th, we've launched our new "Parents Class". Moms and dads are all invited to join in the training fun and feel the benefits of an active life style and a family activity. The class meets on Saturdays 12:15 to 1:30pm. We'll help you get started. Join us anytime during January for a FREE MONTH and see for youself that Martial Arts are for Everyone!

In July our destination will be Orlando, Florida for the unique experience of world class competition at our WTSDA's 12th world championship. Meet and share talents with students and instructors from other regions and countries around the world. This WTSDA championship and festival comes around every two years and is considered the largest, most interesting and most important event of our organization. Start planning your summer vacation in Florida.

In October Tang Soo Do Karate Institute will host our own Regional TSD Championship here in San Diego. Special additions to this event will include a championship dinner party and possibly some interesting Qi-Gong classes by special guest, Grand Master Shin. We will need all our members efforts to make this a success. Here is your opportunity to volunteer!

These are just a few of the many exciting plans for the new year. Most of all we are looking forward to seeing you in class and working together for self-improvement and high achievement.
Tang Soo!

BSBN Leslie Dercole