Starworld Martial Arts Academy 2021 Student Events

Here are our upcoming events for the month of May 2021:

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May 2021  Events:

May 1st 2021:  Belt Testing Day at Palm Valley Elementary School

May 3rd – 6th 2021: Basic Parkour Ninja Skills Training Week

May 9th 2021:  Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!

May 10th – 13th 2021 : Intermediate Parkour Ninja Skills Training Week and Enrollment Special

May 15th 2021 :  Black Belt Test and Clinic in St. George, UT

May 17th – 20th 2021: Intermediate Parkour Ninja Skills Training Week

May 21st 2021: New Student Orientation


May 22nd 2021: Nuclear Dodgeball Night Parent Night Out (PNO) , 6.30pm – 8.30pm

PNO Registration with 1 Snack

PNO Registration with 2 Snacks

May 24th – 27th 2021:  Advanced Parkour Ninja Skills Training Week

May 31st 2021: School closed in observance of Memorial Day





2021 Student Belt Test Dates

Please know there are no make-up test. However, a student who misses their belt test due to an unexpected emergency may request a private make-up test.

    • First of the Year Belt Test Saturday, February 27th, 2021
    • Spring Belt Test Saturday, May 1st, 2021
    • Summer Belt Test Saturday, July 17th, 2021
    • Fall Belt Test Saturday, September 11th, 2021
    • Winter Belt Test Saturday, December 4th, 2021


2021 Black Belt Test Dates

Please know there are no make-up test no matter the reason. If you miss the test, you must wait till the next cycle.

    • Saturday March 13th, 2021 Pre-Black Belt Test in St. George, Utah (you must pass the pre-test to test for Black Belt in May 2021)
    • Friday May 15th, 2021, St. George, Utah May’s Black Belt Test
    • Saturday August 28th, 2021, Pre-Black Belt Test in Peoria, AZ (you must pass the pre-test to test for Black Belt in October 2021)
    • Friday October 22nd, 2021, Goodyear, AZ October’s Black Belt Test


2021 Holiday – No Karate Classes

Holiday Name Day of Week 2021 Observed Date
New Year’s Day Friday January 1st, 2021
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday January 18th, 2021
Washington’s Birthday Monday February 15th, 2021
Memorial Day Monday May 31st, 2021
Independence Day  Monday July 5th, 2021
Labor Day Monday September 6th, 2021
Columbus Day Monday October 11th, 2021
Veterans Day Thursday November 11th, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 25th, 2021
Christmas Day  Friday December 24th, 2021


2021 Karate Day Camps

  • TBA


2021 Leadership Regional Clinics

  • March 13th, 2021 – St George, UT  Black Belt TAC/Pretest & Leadership Gup Clinic (you must attend and qualify if you plan to test for Black Belt in May )
  • May 15th, 2021 – St George, UT  Black Belt Test & Leadership Gup Clinic
  • August 28th, 2021- Gilbert, AZ  Black Belt TAC/Pretest & Leadership Gup Clinic (you must attend and qualify if you plan to test for Black Belt in October )
  • October 22nd, 2021 – Goodyear, AZ Black Belt Test
  • October 23rd, 2021 – Goodyear, AZ  Region 2 Championship Tournament


2021 Martial Arts Tournaments

  • October 23rd, 2021 – Regional Championship, Goodyear, AZ


Informational Newsletters

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