US National Championship

US National Championship

Join us!

You are cordially invited to the 2nd World Tang Soo Do Association US National Championship on October 8-9, 2021! The Championship is being held at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, 250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA 18349.

We are excited to offer two days of fervent competition and skillful demonstrations by martial artists of all ranks and ages, and an opportunity to share in the camaraderie of our Tang Soo Do family! When not competing, everyone can enjoy the largest indoor waterpark in North America, an arcade that never seems to end, and other wonderful amenities. Located in the Pocono Mountains there is so much to see and do not only at the resort but off-site as well.

In 2020 the Board of Directors approved the promotion of Grandmaster William R. Strong to 9th Dan. This prestigious event will take place during the championship!


World Tang Soo Do Association events are important in our growth as an organization and provide each of our members the opportunity to hone their skills and further develop as martial artists.

There will be many competitive divisions, and all participants 10-years-old and younger will receive a participation medal if they have not received another award.

Friday (beginning at 3 PM ET)

Team Hyung Competition

Individual competition for all youth and adult Black Belt divisions

Saturday (beginning at 9 AM ET)

All other divisions will compete on Saturday after opening ceremonies and Grandmaster’s promotion.

• Tigers/Dragons divisions

• Special Needs divisions

• Senior Gup divisions

• Youth Gup divisions

• Adult Gup divisions

A more detailed schedule will be posted closer to the event.

Members training in World Tang Soo Do Association studios in the United States and its territories are eligible for Grand Champion and Division Champion awards.

There are three forms for this event:

1) Team Hyung Registration(Chief Instructor only); $100/team

2) Individual Competitor Registration and Payment • Tigers/Dragons: $65 ($40, if registered by Sep 2)

• Youth/Adult/Senior: $90 ($65, if registered by Sep 2)

3) Volunteer Form (opsn to members and family)

Volunteer assistance is vital as we prepare for the event, during the Championship weekend, and to wrap up afterwards. Whether you are available to help with administrative tasks, pack/unpack materials, support competition, or man committee tables, your time and assistance is greatly appreciated.


Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is an authentic African-themed resort featuring well appointed guest rooms, a fun-filled family entertainment center, on-site signature restaurants, full-service Spa Kalahari, retail shops, and state-of-the-art convention center.

For additional information, visit Kalahari’s website or click the links below:


Resort Map

Room Features

Video Gallery

Kalahari Wellness Initiatives

The Pocono Mountains in Northeastern PA is a wonderful place to visit all year long! Whether you enjoy outdoor adventures, golf, water sports, cultural exhibits, a tasty brew, or great dining, consider enjoying the area during your extended stay. (Rooms are discounted at Kalahari for our group extending their stay before or after the event.)

Click to view an interactive map of the Pocono Mountains

Nearby International Airports and Transportation

Wilkes Barre Scranton International, Avoca, PA (AVP) ~25 mi (~45 min)

Lehigh Valley International, Allentown, PA (ABE) ~45 mi (~55 min)

Newark Liberty International, Newark, NJ (EWR) ~90 mi (~95 min)

Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, a (PHL) ~115 mi (~130 min)

There are limited public transportation options in the area and no direct shuttles from regional airports to Kalahari. Check your favorite rideshare app or private transportation options.