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7/31/13 Carlsbad TSD deaffiliates from APTSDF

We have decided to withdraw from the APTSDF. Carlsbad TSD will be moving in a new direction now, for better or for worse!

1/26/13 Carlsbad TSD completes its tenth testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 1st dan
  • Cristian Espinosa - 3rd gup
  • Nathaniel Hong - 3rd gup
  • Karen Hong - 4th gup
  • Jason Hong - 6th gup
  • Bob Nance - 8th gup
  • Pierce Nance - 8th gup
  • Drew Nance - 8th gup
  • Edison Choy - 8th gup
9/29/12 Carlsbad TSD completes its ninth testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 1st gup
  • Cristian Espinosa - 5th gup
  • Karen Hong - 5th gup
  • Jada Williams - 7th gup
  • Jason Hong - 7th gup
  • Alex Sanchez - 8th gup
  • Bob Nance - 9th gup
  • Pierce Nance - 9th gup
  • Drew Nance - 9th gup
  • Edison Choy - 9th gup
6/6/12 KJN teaches seminar at Carlsbad TSD

KJN was in town and made a special trip to teach a seminar at Carlsbad TSD! He started with a lecture on moo do protocol, mental preparation, and the concept of having an empty cup to fill at training sessions. Next, we learned some basic aikido one step techniques. Finally, KJN finished with a review of the gup forms and suggestions on how to improve them.

It is always a pleasure to see KJN in Carlsbad, and we look forward to seeing him at International Championships and future seminars at Carlsbad TSD!

5/19/12 Carlsbad TSD completes its eighth testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 2nd gup
  • Barbara Beauford - 3rd gup
  • Cristian Espinosa - 6th gup
  • Karen Hong - 6th gup
  • Isael Gonzalez - 8th gup
  • Jason Hong - 8th gup
  • Branden Richards - 9th gup
  • Alex Sanchez - 9th gup
1/28/12 Carlsbad TSD completes its seventh testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Cristian Espinosa - 7th gup
  • Karen Hong - 7th gup
  • Jason Kang - 9th gup
9/24/11 Carlsbad TSD completes its sixth testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 3rd gup
  • Cristian Espinosa - 8th gup
  • Isael Gonzalez - 9th gup
4/23/11 Carlsbad TSD completes its fifth testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 4th gup
  • Barbara Beauford - 4th gup
  • Jada Williams - 7th gup
  • Cristian Espinosa - 9th gup
12/6/10 Carlsbad TSD wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

As the year comes to a close, we would like to wish all of our students a safe and happy holiday season. Our last class this year will be Wednesday, December 15th. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 5th 2011.

11/20/10 KJN runs first APTSDF clinic in Carlsbad!

Today, KJN St. James visited Carlsbad TSD and ran the first ever APTSDF clinic on the west coast. The gup students at Carlsbad TSD are very fortunate to have such personal access to KJN. He covered many advanced topics, including:

  • Moo Do philosophy and protocol.
  • Breathing exercises.
  • Chi exercises.
  • Advanced aikido one-steps.
  • Self-defense against the knife.
  • 3-step sparring exercises
The attendees all finished the class with big smiles and got a glimpse of what awaits them as they further their training in TSD! Again, many thanks to KJN for taking the time out of his schedule to attend our school and teach this personal clinic.
9/22/10 Carlsbad TSD completes its fourth testing cycle

  • Jerome Williams - 5th gup
  • Barbara Beauford - 5th gup
  • Jada Williams - 9th gup
  • Vanessa Whitlow - 9th gup
3/27/10 Carlsbad TSD switches to Wednesday nights, 7-8pm

Starting today, classes will only be held on Wednesday nights at 7pm. We plan to go back to two classes a week in the near future, but for now, there is only one class per week. Be sure to make the most of it!

7/29/09 Carlsbad TSD completes its third testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 6th gup
  • Barbara Beauford - 6th gup
  • Tony Aguilar - 8th gup
7/11/09 Carlsbad TSD completes its second testing cycle

Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 7th gup
  • Barbara Beauford - 7th gup
2/21/09 Carlsbad TSD completes its inaugural testing cycle

After four months of training, Carlsbad TSD held its first gup test today. Congratulations to the following students for passing their test:

  • Jerome Williams - 8th gup
  • Barbara Beauford - 8th gup
10/31/08 Uniform pricing and class fees

I was able to find a great wholesale deal on uniforms, so I'm pleased to announce that they will be available for $15 each. This includes the uniform and flag patches.

The intro package is now $45, which includes the following items:

  • Uniform
  • Flag patches on shoulder
  • Federation patch on chest
  • Student handbook
  • Lifetime membership in the APTSDF
While you are not required to be a member of the APTSDF to participate in class, I would like to ask everyone to purchase a uniform so that we can follow proper protocol in class. Jeans and t-shirts are not proper attire for Tang Soo Do, and it is important that everyone be in uniform.

The federation membership is required if you wish to test in February. For those that decide not to test, that is fine, but I will not be able to promote you to a different belt. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

9/26/08 Classes to start Tue 10/7/2008

The first day of classes is re-secheduled for Tuesday October 7, 2008. I hope that you will be able to join us!

9/23/08 Class start date delayed -- STAY TUNED --

I'm sorry to report that class will not be starting today. We need to take care of some paperwork before class can officially begin; we're hoping that this can be resolved in the next week or so. Please stay tuned, and we'll update the web page when we have a confirmed date. Sorry for the inconvenience!

9/17/08 Stay focused on positive things!

In tough economic times, it's easy to notice all the negative things happening around us. With bad news everywhere, such as stores going out of business, people losing jobs, etc, it's hard to keep our minds off of negative thoughts. We need to stay focused on positive things to succeed. Whether you own a business, have a job, own your home, etc, you need to look for ways to succeed instead of thinking about the failures around you.

For every business that is closing, there are at least two more that are succeeding. Focus on what they are doing to thrive, instead of looking at the ones that are dying. A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep your eye on the ball. Stay focused on your goals, whether you want to get a promotion, build your business, etc.
  • Maintain your daily success habits. If you've already been successful, stick with what's working! Don't abandon good habits if you already have them!
  • Relationships are always #1. Don't forget that personal relationships are even more important in tough times. Do your best to build and maintain them!
8/11/08 Letter from the instructor - A new journey!

After studying Tang Soo Do for 8 years in Boston, I have decided to start a new school here in Carlsbad to take my training to the next level. My goal is to share the art that means so much to me with as many of you as possible. I hope you will join me on this journey together - it will be an adventure of a lifetime!

8/10/08 CarlsbadTSD.com is launched!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of CarlsbadTSD.com. Classes will be starting on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30pm. For more information, please send e-mail to info@carlsbadtsd.com. This site will be updated in the days to come.


Carlsbad Tang Soo Do - In Moo Kwan
1953 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009
info@carlsbadtsd.com
760-683-9541

Last Modified: February 09, 2014