Starworld Martial Arts Academy 2020 Student Events

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



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August 2020  Events:

August 3rd – 6th 2020:  Partner Drill Week

August 8th 2020:  Beginner Student ( White and Orange ) Belt Testing Day, 1pm

August 10th – 13th 2020:  Air Force Week

August 15th 2020:  Green Belt students Belt Testing Day, 1 pm

August 17th – 20th 2020: Life Skills Self Defense Week

August 22nd 2020: Little Dragons and Tiny Tigers Belt Testing Day, 1pm

August 24th – 27th 2020: Demo Team Skills Week

August 29th 2020:  May Cycle Students Black Belt Testing Day, 1pm

August 31st – Sept. 3rd 2020: Sparring Skills Week

September 5th 2020: Brown and Red Belt students Belt Testing Day


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. Signed Brick Donation Form With Donation Check Fee Click HERE
  8. Completed Black Belt Community Service Project turned in with pictures and results of your project’s outcome. Click HERE