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.
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.