Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation

Press release

from Grandmaster John St. James - Founder and President

It is with great joy that I announce the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Foundation's grant award for $1,000 dollars to International Master James K. Allison, Yuk Dan (6th Degree Black Belt) chief instructor of Warrior Tang Soo Do. Warrior Tang Soo Do operates programs at White County YMCA as well as several after-school satellite programs at area primary and secondary schools in White County, Georgia.

Warrior Tang Soo Do offers free martial arts classes to at risk children at Mossy Creek Elementary School, White County Intermediate School, and White County Middle School. Additional programs are on the drawing board to include summer school sessions and future leadership camps to teach more at-risk kids.

The primary mission of Warrior Tang Soo Do is to keep at-risk children off the streets and bring them in to a safe environment that teaches the values and benefits of traditional Tang Soo Do. To accomplish this goal, Warrior Tang Soo Do provides enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high poverty and low performance schools. Structured 50 minute classes that focus not only on physical fitness and Tang Soo Do training but also character development training and success traits that will help them succeed in life.

The Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Foundation is a Non-Profit (501C3) organization centered on serving the community and dedicated to sharing how the martial arts and Tang Soo Do in particular can change lives for the better no matter the background or status of an individual.

For more information about how you can help the APTSD Foundation, please contact the Federation headquarters at (770) 614-0006. You may also email

J. John St. James, President and CEO
Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation
APTSD Foundation, Non Profit (501C3)
Headquarters Phone Number: (770) 614-0006

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