Congratulations to Master Kristin Duethorn on being awarded the rank of 6th dan. Master Duethorn is the co-owner of Quest Martial Arts in Putnam, Connecticut. She is the chairperson of the United States Goodwill Tang Soo Do Association where she mentors school nationwide, Certified adrenaline response self-defense instructor, accomplished competitor and has won numerous Tang Soo Do championships nationally and internationally.
She is an accomplished teacher, competitor, and self-defense expert.
Quest Martial Arts is celebrating it's 30 year anniversary as a Northeast Connecticut institution
Congratulations to Dan #328 Ian Kurzrock (L) for being picked for the USGTSDA Silver scholarship. KJN Voelker presented the award tonight after teaching a class on breathing and forms.
Congratulations to Litchfield Tang Soo Do & Charland Karate Black Belt Jeremy Collette (R) on being named one of the USGTSDA Scholarship recipients. Mr. Collette was presented the award tonight at LTSD by KJN Stephen Voelker. Tang Soo!
Congratulations to SBN Kristin Duethorn- Women's Black Belt Forms Grand champion. Master D. is the chairperson of the USGTSDA. She is the co-owner of Quest Martial Arts in Putnam with Grandmaster Mike Bogdanski. She is pictured here with KJN Marco Desipio
Annually The TSD Masters Alliance holds a charity fundraiser at KJN Charland's school in Watertown, CT. Congratulations to Coleen Solitro of Quest Martial Arts (Putnam, CT) and Tyler Leclerc (New York) for being this years champions
Garth Charland was promoted to the rank of 7th Dan. Kwan jang Nim Charland is the owner of the Charland Institute of Karate and Fitness in Watertown, CT. He is a senior advisor to the U.S.G.T.S.D.A., former USG chair and co-founder of the Tang Soo Do Master's Alliance. KJN Charland was a top sparring competitor and is a renowned breaking expert.
It was a great weekend for the USGTSDA as students and instructors participated in the American Tang Soo Do Association’s annual tournament in Andover, Massachusetts. The event was hosted by Grandmaster Penny Mitchell who along with her fantastic team of senior masters, ran a fantastic event. There were divisions for breaking, extreme breaking, all weapons, chil sung forms, traditional forms, and sparring. Many students, and their instructors brought home medals reflecting their hard work and dedication. The USGTSDA, however, supports this event because it represents true Tang Soo Do atmosphere. We deeply appreciate the opportunity for our students to get out of their studios and test not only their skill, but their character in an environment where both are expected. Next up: New England Championships on May 2nd in Old Saybrook, CT- save the date!
The main purpose of the USGTSDA is to benefit the physical and mental health of its members through the practice and development of Tang Soo Do by providing Clinics, Tournaments and other events on a Regional, National and International level.