The first thing you should notice about the Tang Soo Do Masters Alliance is that
there is no apostrophe in the word "Masters", which would show ownership. You
see, we don't feel that we, the masters, own this organization. It is set up so
that the students have a great deal of control over the organization. We have a
board of directors made up of Red Belt through Master Belt holders.
The TSDMA was founded in January, 1996 by Masters
, Ken Laliberte
. All are from the
greater Waterbury area in CT. Since its inception, Master Kirk Landquist has
joined us and Scott Hanson was promoted to the master level in October of 1998.
Wes Pomeroy Jr. was promoted to Master in December of 2004.
Masters Howard Daniels, Ken Laliberte and Garth Charland were promoted to 5th
dan in August of 2003 and are therefore now our senior masters.
In November of 2007 Master Charland tested for the rank of Yuk Dan (6th) and
was promoted in March of 2008 by Master David Sgro through San Kil Tang Soo Do.
This promotion maks him the ranking master in our organization but it has no bearing on the directorship of the organization, the
senior masters remain Charland, Daniels and K. Laliberte. We have no interest in
a monarchy, history has proven that a democratic society is best.
Soo Do Masters Alliance is affiliated with
US Goodwill Tang Soo Do and the
World Dang Soo Do Union.