US Goodwill Tang Soo Do Founders
Founded in 2000, the US Goodwill Tang Soo Do Assocation was the vision of Steven J. Voelker and David L. Sgro. Each had already started their own Tang Soo Do organizations and recognized the need for brotherhood and fellowship between not only their schools but other Tang Soo Do schools who were no longer connected to larger organizations. Their vision was to create an association of schools that could meet for regional, national and international events to share technique through the spirit of competition, clinics and seminars.
Steven Voelker, Kwan Jang, Pyong Hwa Kunin Tang Soo Do
With 44 years in the Martial Arts and a full time Instructor and Studio owner since 1985, Kwan Jang Nim Voelker is a wealth of knowledge. He Founded Pyong Hwa Kunin Tang Soo Do in 1998 and Co-Founded the United States Goodwill Tang Soo Do Association (USGTSDA) in 2000. He is on the USA Executive Committee as Vice President of the World Dang Soo Do Union in the USA.
Kwan Jang Nim Voelker has trained under many of greats of Tang Soo Do, including KJN Charles Ferraro, KJN Hwang Hyun Chul, KJN Andy Ah Po, KJN Robert Beaudoin and KJN Shin Jae Chul. His Instructor Song Ki Kim, Dan # 312 is the CJN of the World Dang Soo Do Union. Voelker holds the rank of 8th Dan in Tang Soo Do, 5th Dan in Shio Karano JuJitsu and 1st Dan in Judo.
In addition to teaching full time at Middlesex Tang Soo Do Academy, Kwan Jang Nim Voelker taught Tang Soo Do and Combatives to the Cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London Ct. Kwan Jang Nim Voelker coached TEAM USA in 1999 England, 2001 Greece, 2002 Holland, 2003 England, 2005 South Africa, 2006 Greece, 2007 USA
and Korea in 2010.
Kwan Jang Nim Voelker has often noted “we don’t just teach kick and punch, we develop champions for life”.
Middlesex Tang Soo Do Academy
1363 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT 06475