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70 Years

Grandmaster Song Ki Kim
Soungtan, South Korea

A student of Jeong Suk Kim (Dan # 158), Grandmaster Kim began training in Tang Soo Do in 1951 and has been dedicated to the growth of the art ever since. He was instructor of the Korean military army brigade at Osan, Korea in 1957 and later founded the Tang Soo Do School at the US Air Force base, Osan, Korea in March of 1958. On January 31, 1960 he founded the Tang Soo Do Regional headquarters at Kyoung Ki province of Korea. He is also founder and president of the World Dang Soo Do Union.

60 Years
55 Years

Master Michael Shintaku
Renton, Washington

Master Shintaku, 8th Dan. began his training in Tang Soo Do in 1966 at the age of 14 under the tutelage of Grandmaster Mariano Estioko (# 759), earning his Cho Dan in 1970. In 1976 he relocated to Seattle, Washington but didn't begin teaching Tang Soo Do until 1978 when he founded the Seattle Tang Soo Do Association. In 1980, Master Shintaku, then a Tang Soo Do 3rd Degree Black Belt, began training in Shito-Ryu, a Japanese style of karate, receiving a 1st Degree Black Belt in 1982.

50 Years

Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation
Wolcott, Connecticut

Founded in 1971 by Grandmaster Robert Cheezic, Dan # 2278, the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation is the oldest continually operating Tang Soo Do organization in the U.S. To date, the Federation has a board of over 50 master belts that assist in overseeing the operation of 70 federation sponsored schools worldwide.

45 Years

40 Years

Master Constantino Terrigno
Lake Mary, Florida

Master Terrigno, 6th Dan, began his martial arts training in February 1981 in Kyokushinkai and then Isshinryu until 1987 when he began studying Tang Soo Do under Masters Darrell Schulze and his instructor Master Young Ki Hong, son-in-law of Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee. He currently trains under Grandmaster Andy Ah Po and is a member of the Tang Soo Do Martial Way Association. Master Terrigno is also the creator and editor of this site, Tang Soo Do World.

35 Years

30 Years

Master Rodrigo Cruz
Viera Soo Bahk Do, Rockledge, FL

Master Cruz, 6th Dan, has been training since 1991 under Grandmaster H.C. Hwang, son of the late Grandmaster Hwang Kee, founder of the Moo Duk Kwan. He has taught throughout his 12-year teaching experience at the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation headquarters studio in Springfield, NJ, and is still active in his participation and support of National and Regional events. He is the owner / Chief Instructor of Viera Soo Bahk Do in Florida and also Regional Examiner for Region 4 (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana), as appointed by the Board of Directors of the Federation.

25 Years



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