Thursday, April 5, 2007
18th Annual USA Masters Camp
One hundred and thirty-three WTSDA masters and candidates from around the world including Master Larry Dercole assembled at the University of North Alabama in Florence for the 18th WTSDA Masters Camp. This 56 hour annual program included intense training on numerous topics including Qi-Gong, acupuncture, sword mastery, kendo, nutrition, joint health and hyung, just to name a few. The program is directed by Grandmaster J. C. Shin and is the main vehicle to maintain uniformity and standards throughout our world's organization. Attending this event is by invitation only and a requirement for maintaining rank and promotion within our WTSDA. The growth of the WTSDA has generated the need to establish two additional camps held which are also held annually - the European Masters Camp held in Germany and the Latin American Masters Camp held in Argentina. The WTSDA Board-of-Directors meeting also coinciding with the camp provides the opportunity to discuss and vote on important issues. One isuue this year was the establishing of "World Tang Soo Do Day" a festive celebrating our family membership around the world. The kickoff for this event will be this coming November when WTSDA celebrates its 25th year anniversary. Stay tuned for our plans for this event.