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To All WDU-USA, USGTSDA Members, Tang Soo Do and Soo Bahk Do Friends,
I hope this finds you in good health and spirits. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Championship Committee I want to update everyone on the status of the 2019 WDU-USA National Championships
We have completed our preparations and we are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new friends in the spirit of competition. A highlight of this years event is the honoring of Cheong Jae Nim Kim, Song Ki as a Pioneer of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan by World Moo Duk Kwan President Hwang, Hyun Chul.
Unfortunately, GM Kim has recently sustained an injury that precludes him from traveling to the USA this year. Our concern is always for his health and well being, we pray for his complete and speedy recovery. It is incumbent upon all members of the WDU and USGTSDA to attend this years event, to represent our leader GM Kim, Song Ki in his absence.
We are rooted in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan. Our history and connection to the past is through Master Kim, with his guidance we to look to the future by sharing with our Moo Duk Kwan brothers and sisters. Our motto says it best “Camaraderie through Competition”. I look forward to seeing everyone October 5, 2019 in Norwich, Connecticut.
in Moo Do Spirit,
Dear Kwan Jang, Sa Bom, Kyo Sa, Tang Soo Do & Soo Bahk Do Practitioners and Friends,
We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits!
It is our honor and privilege to invite you, your students and their families to the 19th World Dang Soo Do Union & 12th United States Goodwill Tang Soo Do Association Championships. This event is a Tang Soo Do Open Invitational Tournament. We are honored to host Grandmaster Song Ki Kim, President of the World Dang Soo Do Union who will preside over the event.
Get ready for a day of competition that is full of goodwill, camaraderie, and fun. The Championships will be held at Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT conveniently located a few miles from historic Mystic CT and close to the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Historic Mystic is a short drive from the tournament location, and we hope families will take advantage of this event to plan a family vacation with fun-filled activities like kayaking, trail hiking, fishing, golf, biking, and let’s not forget the lobsta! We’ll also be close to historical landmarks like Gillette Castle, Mystic Seaport, Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum to name a few.
Online you will find your registration packet with tournament information, schedule of events, rules, and hotel information. Downloadable registration forms are posted on our website, www.usgtsda.com. And this year we have online registration for your convenience.
We will strive to maintain the high standard of performance established in the previous events, ensuring a positive once-in-a-lifetime experience! We look forward to serving you in October.
Yours in Tang Soo Do,
Steven Voelker, Kwan Jang
Co-Founder, Executive Director USGTSDA, Vice President W.D.U 1.860.388.6311
Kristin Duethorn, Sa Bom, Tournament co-director, U.S.G.T.S.D.A. Chair, W.D.U. Secretary (860.928.9218)
Mike Bogdanski Kwan Jang. Tournament co-director, Senior Advisor U.S.G.T.S.D.A., W.D.U Regional director 860.928.9218
Tournament hotel for Nationals.
Holiday Inn Norwich
10 Laura Boulevard
Norwich, Connecticut. 06360
ph-1 860 889.5201
Mention WDU/USG championships for a special rate of 169.00 per night
Nearby sites - Mystic seaquarium, Mystic village and seaport, US Submarine base.
Amenities- Indoor pool, fitness room, cocktail lounge, restaurant. Free shuttle to Mohegan Sun casino
Join us for a meet and greet in the lounge of the Holiday Inn from 6-8pm.
AT 8pm the lounge will host Karaoke!
There is a free shuttle to the Mohegan Sun casino. Just ask at the desk.
On Saturday after the tournament we plan to support the Casino too!
Special Little Dragon category
Foam sword sparring, non traditional form and board breaking only 50.00!