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Tahoe City locals attend World Tang Soo Do masters clinic

TAHOE CITY and#8212; Master Tim Schroeder and Master Candidate Patrick Cerceau, of Tahoe City Martial Arts Academy recently attended a three-day Masterand#8217;s Clinic held at the University of Northern Alabama in Florence, Ala., attended by 32 different countries. The event was presented by the World Tang Soo Do Association and directed by Grandmaster Jae C. Shin.

The WTSDA holds its Masterand#8217;s Clinic every year for the purpose of enhancing its unique brand of Korean martial art and keeping it vital. The clinic is also used to keep the quality of instruction at a high level worldwide, and to maintain high standards of tradition. All candidates wishing to attain the coveted title of master, and also current masters going for higher rank, must test at this clinic before a panel of senior judges.

The majority of time is spent training in a variety of different martial art aspects such as: Advanced Korean healing exercise or and#8220;ki gong,and#8221; masterand#8217;s hyungs, knife defense, grappling, group sparring, hapkido, absolute gun defense, training with the sword, and judges certification.

Tang Soo Do is a traditional martial art more than 2,000 years old. Grandmaster Shin began teaching Tang Soo Do to students in the United States in 1968 and in 1982 chartered the World Tang Soo Do Association. The WTSDA is very proud of its organization and of the many accomplishments in its last 29 years of existence: More than 150,000 members from 32 member countries and more than 25,000 black belts.

The organization has experienced phenomenal growth since its birth. If one were to single out the most unique thing that lends it character, World Tang Soo Do with all its diversity displays a loving unity of brotherhood and sisterhood felt throughout its membership, and its contribution to humanitarian aid around the world.

For more information about Tang Soo Do, or to try out a free week of classes, visit Tahoe City Martial Arts Academy or call 530-581-1577. They are now located at 475 N. Lake blvd., Ste. 253 in Tahoe Cityand#8217;s Cobblestone Center.

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