Starworld Martial Arts Academy 2020 Student Events

Here are our upcoming events for the month of November 2020:

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November 2020  Events:

November 7th 2020: Region 2 Black Belt Test, 10am – 1pm, no regular classes

November 9th – 12th 2020:  Obstacle Course Week

November 11th 2020: School closed in observance of Veteran’s Day



November 14th 2020:  Fall Fit-Defense Boot Camp



November 16th – 19th 2020:  Kicks and Tricks week

November 21st 2020: Belt Test for Youth, white to orange, 1pm

November 23rd – 25th 2020: Pre Spot Light week and Pre Black Friday Sale


November 26th 2020: Happy Thanksgiving from our Starworld Family to yours! School is closed!

November 27th 2020: Testing and Graduation Martial Arts Boot Camp


November 30th – December 3rd 2020: Spot Light Week


December 4th 2020: Friday Night Tigers and Dragons Belt Testing, 1pm

December 5th 2020: Intermediate Students ( Green and Brown Belt ) Belt Testing, 1pm

December 12th 2020: Advanced Students ( Brown and Red Belt ) Belt Testing, 1pm




Buddy Week: Click HERE and give an invitation to your Buddy to complete so they may attend karate class with you for free!


2020 Student Belt Test Dates

  • Saturday, February 29th, 2020 (All Students Test for New Rank this day)
  • Saturday, May 9th, 2020 (All Students Test for New Rank this day)
  • Saturday, July 25th, 2020 ( Makeup and New Students test this day)
  • Saturday, September 12th, 2020 (All Students Test for New Rank this day)
  • Saturday, December 5th, 2020 (All Students Test for New Rank this day)

2020 Black Belt Test Dates

  • Saturday February 8th, 2020, St. George, Utah (you must attend this pre-test to qualify to test in May)
  • Friday May 1st, 2020, St. George, Utah (May’s Black Belt Test)
  • Saturday August 29th, 2020, Peoria, AZ (Only those testing for Black Belt will participate)
  • Friday October 16th, 2020, Goodyear, AZ (October’s Black Belt Test)

2020 Karate Day Camps

  • Winter Camp January 2nd-3rd, 2020
  • Spring Camp, March 9th – 12th, 2020
  • Summer Camp, June 20th – July 10th, 2020
  • Fall Camp, October 5th – 8th, 2020

2020 Regional Leadership Clinics

  • February 8th, 2020 – Black Belt Camp and Pretest (you must attend and qualify if you plan to test for Black Belt in May ), St George, UT
  • May 1st-2nd, 2020 – Leadership Clinic and Black Belt Test, St George, UT
  • August 29th, 2020- Black Belt Test Only , Peoria, AZ
  • October 16th – 17th, 2020 – Leadership Clinic and Black Belt Test, Goodyear, AZ

2020 Martial Arts Tournaments

  • May 16th, 2020 – Friendship Tournament, San Diego/Chula Vista, CA
  • July 17-18, 2020 WTSDA World Championships, Greensboro, NC
  • October 17th, 2020 – Regional Championship, Goodyear, AZ


Starworld Newsletter

Region 2 Newsletters

WTSDA Newsletter Fall 2017


Dear Black Belts,

I wish to recognize your outstanding achievement. You sought, you worked hard and you succeeded. This honor will be with you for the rest of your life.

You are now responsible to maintain the honor of this title. This is not an easy task, but it was your commitment to enter the society of Black Belt. You swore to assume the responsibilities in your willingness to take the test. Now as a Black Belt, you must devote yourself as a teacher, as a leader, as a representative of Tang Soo Do, and, most of all, as an example of a Black Belt.

As a Dan member, the following responsibilities apply:

  1. Attend all school belt testing events to support and lead.
  2. Attend all school demonstrations within our local community  to support, perform, assist with and advertise.
  3. Region 2 annual Championships are mandatory to participate and compete in as well as be a judge.
  4. Black Belts are expected to participate at one Black Belt/TAC Clinic a year, one Black Belt review a year and one Regional Leadership clinic a year.
  5. Attend the WTSDA Championships held every two years in Greensboro, North Carolina.

I hope you have an honorable Black Belt life. I am proud of you and look forward to working with you to achieve our common goals.

Tang Soo!


Grandmaster Jae C. Shin
Founder, World Tang Soo Do Association




Students must first pass a Black Belt Review also called a pretest. Once you pass your pretest, you are given 30 days to hand in your paperwork and testing fees. Please don’t wait till the last minute to start working on your paperwork. You must hand in All your paperwork to Master Williamson.

  1. Essay – (Words required – Cho Dan 1,000, E Dan 2,000, Sam Dan 3,000). Topics include projects that support your WTSDA and studio growth.
  2. Proof of Participation in each World Tournament since Black Belt or add one year of training.
  3. Proof of Attending Regional Clinics since being a Blue Belt or Add one year
  4. Three (3) Professional Picture Photos (thumbnail size, borders trim if using passport pictures (no xerox copies).
  5. Signed Black Belt Test Application Form with Testing Fee Click HERE
  6. Signed Black Belt membership Form (Blue Belts Only) With Membership Fee Click HERE
  7. Completed Black Belt Community Service Project turned in with pictures and results of your project’s outcome. Click HERE