The WTSDA holds it’s Master’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.
This year Master Rupp was invited to join the team of now four Masters to train and help the candidates get through the testing process to the next level of Fourth Degree Black Belt and then eventually Masters rank. There were only 23 females attending the clinic with a total of 166 participants this year. This was an honor for Master Rupp to be chosen for this team.
Tang Soo Do is a traditional martial art over 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 it has experienced in its 30 years of existence-over 150,000 members-32 member countries-and over 25,000 Black Belts.
The organization has experienced phenomenal growth since its birth, but if one were to try to single out the most unique thing that gives it its character, World Tang Soo Do with all its diversity displays a loving unity of brotherhood and sisterhood that can be felt throughout its membership, and its contribution to humanitarian aid around the world.