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Grand Master Shin

Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin is one of the most recognized names in Tang Soo Do today.

Born in Korea in 1936, Grandmaster Shin was 12 years old when he began training in  Tang Soo Do under Grandmaster Hwang Kee. By the time he was a Cho Dan, he was  already an assistant instructor at the central gym. He was recruited to the Korean Air  Force in 1958 and while there began teaching American soldiers.

He came to the U.S. in 1968 as a representative of the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association  and formed the U.S. Tang Soo Do Association at Grandmaster Hwang Kee’s request. That  same year, Black Belt Magazine honored him by devoting a full chapter to him in the  book, “20th Century Warriors,” putting him in the company of the most legendary  martial arts figures ever.

In 1982, he founded what is now one of the largest Tang Soo Do organizations in the  world, the World Tang Soo Do Association.

He is the author of five volumes in the “Traditional Tang So Do” series. Grandmaster Shin was Chuck Norris’ instructor in Korea.