Friday, November 28, 2008

It's a Baby Boy for Master Serapio

Congratulations to Master Walter Serapio of Mar Del Plata, Argentina for the arrival of their new baby boy, Walter Javier Serapio.
Send your message to the Serapio family.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

20th Anniversary WTSDA Argentina

On December 7th, 2008, the WTSDA-Argentina celebrated their 20th anniversary during the Argentina National Championship. Special presentations and a Black Belt show included many of the Argentina Masters and Instructors as well as several visiting masters from Chile, Mexico and the USA. Grand Master Jae C Shin was also in attendance for this landmark event. The Championship was hosted by Master Hugo Fratinni and was held at the Club Independente in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Region 12 (Mexico) UPDATE November 11, 2008

TO: WTSDA Masters, Instructors and members of Mexico:
FROM: Region 12 Director Master Larry D'Ercole
2260 Main St. #9 Chula Vista, CA. 91911
Tel. 619/429-9122 e-mail

Thank you for your participation and assistance in last weeks Regional Championship in Ensenada, B.C.. It was wonderful to have our family gathering and enjoy the hospitality of the event host, BSBN Victor Vea and his team. We are grateful for his efforts to make the event special and accommodating.

1. Our DAN members in Mexico are growing and we feel that one of the next goals for our association is to establish an annual MEXICO DAN CAMP. The camp would be an essential training tool and have a major influence for DAN members seeking higher promotion in WTSDA. I have asked several Masters to research various locations for the camp so that we may consider the most economical and logical site. We will welcome anyone's ideas and suggestions in order to begin this project.

2. In preparation for future Regional and National Championships. We would like to create a Black Belt Show for the opening ceremonies of each event.
The Black Belt Show will consist of DAN members only and each school will have approximately 2:00 minutes for their performance. The combination of all the schools performances will create approximately a 20 minute show.
Also, each performance must have it's own music.
For the best results we would want to collect and combine all of the music collected onto one CD. In this way the show can run without interruptions. Please begin your music selection and your ideas for your schools 2:00 minute section. Please select and send me your music as soon as possible and I will convert it all onto one CD and mail it back to you. Send me the music (CD) via mail or e-mail soon.
I would like to begin the BLACK BELT SHOW project for the next Championship scheduled for February 2009.

3. The 2009 Sonora State Championship will be held in Guaymas, Sonora at the end of February. The exact date will be confirmed soon. The host of the event is BSBN Jose Duenas Soto and directed by Master Santos Gomez. For more information please contact Master Santos Gomez at:

4. After careful consideration we are excited to announce the site of the 2009 Mexico National Championship. Please reserve the weekend of November 6-8, 2009. The site will be Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Hosts of the event BSBN Rodolfo Serna & Pablo Cervantes. This is a new city with a new school and new instructors. Special Guest for this event is Grandmaster Jae C Shin.

5. A reminder that all DAN members are required to renew their DAN membership and teaching licences for 2009. Please complete your renewal by December.

Tang Soo!

December 3-5 Latin America Masters and Leadership Clinic Buenos Aires, Argentina
December 6 South America Regional DAN Examination Buenos Aires, Argentina
December 7 Argentina 20 year Anniversary Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
February 6 Central American Regional DAN Examination San Jose, Costa Rica
February 7 Central American Championship San Jose, Costa Rica
February 28-29 Sonora State Championship Guaymas, Sonora
March 19-22 Masters CAMP USA University of No. Alabama
November 6-7 Mexico National Championship Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico