Habit of Resiliency

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 12:57pm — Grandmaster

Also known as the ability to bounce back strong. Sooner or later, every great Champion and every achiever suffers setbacks, road blocks and obstacles.

Tough times never last…but tough people do.



Happy New Years!

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 9:54pm — Grandmaster

Happy New Years!

2010 is here and it's time to start the New Year Fast & Furious...

Are you eager to make it your best ever?

Would you like it to be your best for Health...Wealth and Happiness?


2009 Southeast Regional Championships & Dan Shim Sa

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 2:14pm — webmaster
On the weekend of October 23-25, the southeastern region of the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation had its fall cycle Dan Shim Sa (Black Belt test) and review, as well as its annual championships in Trussville, Alabama. Over 100 Black Belts and Cho Dan Bo (Black Belt Candidates) tested or reviewed at the Trussville Athletics Center on Friday night October 23rd. Two hundred (200) plus competitors gathered the next day, October 24th at the same facility for the regional championships.


2009 New England Regional Championships

Sun, 11/01/2009 - 1:26pm — webmaster

The Fall New England Regional APTSDF Dan Shim Sa took place on Friday, October 9th at the Southbury Academy of Karate in picturesque Southbury, Connecticut. The Regional Championships proceeded the very next day with participant ranks ranging from tiny tigers and pee wees all the way to senior black belts. Both events took place with high expectations which were both met and exceeded in a seamless fashion. 


Vision Tour 2009

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 8:36pm — webmaster

Two martial arts Federation founders from across the world came together to kick-off Kwan Jang Nim John St. James’s Vision Tour of the Southeastern and Northeastern United States recently. Kwan Jang Nim St. James, founder of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation and Kwan Jang Nim Stephen Washington of the Asia Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation joined forces for the nearly three week tour.


Moo Do Philosophy - More of the Right Mindfulness

Wed, 09/02/2009 - 6:27pm — Grandmaster


In the last article on Moo Do Philosophy – “The Right Mindfulness”, I gave several examples of practicing the Right Mindfulness as part of your Tang Soo Do training. Since our training is both in and out of the dojang, I will continue with this subject with several more examples on a more philosophical slant.



Success Series - Habit of Consistency

Tue, 08/25/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster

Habit of Consistency 

Progress happens one step at a time.

There is no sudden leap to greatness.


Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Thu, 08/20/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster

In this next chapter of Moo Do Philosophy – The Right Mindfulness, let’s explore three key concepts to peak performance training and self mastery. They are “Breaking Through Limitations”, “Mushin”, and “Doing What you Do Perfectly”.



Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Wed, 08/12/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster
The teacher looks for effort…Not skill – There is an old Chinese saying that goes, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” This means that we are all exactly where we are suppose to be in life. I will never forget when I realized this for the first time. There are many lessons we are not ready for. This is why the Master teacher or instructor looks for effort…not skill. They realize that it takes time to learn anything of value.


Habits of Excellence - Repetition is the Mother of Learning and Skill

Mon, 08/10/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster


 "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently practicing and applying basic fundamentals."

-- Jim Rohn


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