About Region 2

Mission Statement

If you are new to our Region, please contact our Regional Director for guidance and assistance. Region 2 covers the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. A total of five states all together and sometimes neighboring states when requested.

"The mission of Region 2 is to assist and help sustain and improve the quality and growth of Tang Soo Do by assisting all certified WTSDA members, studios and clubs in its five state service area."

Each state may have many WTSDA certified studios and clubs, each studio and club may have many certified WTSDA members. Region 2 supports the entire region with training, guidance and growth. The region serves a similar purpose as studios and clubs - to assist and provide support to all WTSDA members within the region, ensuring that all WTSDA members partner with a certified WTSDA studio or club for continued growth. This is done by collectively drawing all studios, clubs and it's members together, many times during the year for WTSDA professional training.

Senior Master Williamson
Regional Director

Master Williamson is the founder and owner of Starworld Martial Arts Academy. He is married and has four children.

He began studying Taekwondo in the 1970’s and then joined the United States Army and started studying Tang Soo Do with the World Tang Soo Do Association in 1985 in New Jersey under Master Vance Britt. He earned his Black Belt in 1988 and received orders to go to Germany. While he was stationed in Germany serving for the United States Army he opened his first Tang Soo Do school on the Military Base. While in Germany he also was exposed too and briefly studied the arts of Aikido and Chinese boxing. By 1992 he had opened three Tang Soo Do Schools in Germany.

Back stateside he got stationed in sierra Vista, Arizona in 1992. He opened a Tang Soo Do school where he retired from the Army after 20 years. In Arizona he reestablished his passion for Aikido under Master Mitsugi Saotome; teaching both Aikido and Tang Soo Do in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Since then, Master Williamson became a Board Certified 6th Degree Senior Master Instructor, a certified Bully Expert Professional, World Tang Soo Do Regional Director and a Certified Practical Self Defense Adjunct Professor. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has a Life Time College Teaching Certificate from the Arizona State Regency Board.

Master Williamson has published a number of highly respected books including 7 Strategies to Defeat a Bully (English and Spanish), the Instructor’s Guide to teaching anti bullying strategies, the Encouraging Happiness for children and the Practical Self Defense Guide for College Students.