The World Tang Soo Do Association

A True "World" Organization


Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin
(December 20, 1936 - July 9, 2012)

Robert E. Beaudoin


Studio of the Month

March   2013

Twin Valley Martial Arts

Chief Instructor:

Mr. Tom Fletcher


New Holland Recreation Center,
123 N Shirk Rd,
New Holland Pa


(610) 582-3892

Number of Students:


Types of Classes:

Tiny Tigers, 4 to 8 yrs old
Traditional Tang Soo Do, 8 yrs and older.
Practical Combat Self-Defense



History of the Chief Instructor:

Mr. Fletcher began his Tang Soo Do training in 1994 in Upper Darby Pa under the Instruction of Master Dan Stango and Mr. Mark Ward, following the lineage of Master Young H and Young K Kwon.

Once he received his Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, he had the great fortune of training in the art of Philippine Kali under the instruction of Si Fu / Mataw Guro Dale Yeagar while continuing his training in Tang Soo Do. He had several brief training opportunities which he valued very much in Arts of Shoto Kon Karate, Western Boxing “Bobby”, Bai-Kai Kung Fu “Si Fu Nate”, Wing Chung Kung Fu “ Si Fu Dale Yeagar.

He moved to Elverson, PA in 1999 and continued his training in Upper Darby until 2003 when he met Master Peterman and was introduced to the WTSDA. He has been training under the instruction of Master Ken Peterman and Mrs. Nicole Peterman with Brandywine Martial Arts ever since.

In 2010 he was presented with the opportunity for his family to operate their own studio under the WTSDA and it was then that he began Twin Valley Martial Arts. Since then they’ve developed another WTSDA Tang Soo Do family - a group of people who just want to train together and share their passion for Tang Soo Do.

What makes your studio stand out from the rest:

Mr. Fletcher’s motto is to always train from the heart. All of his instruction and direction to his students comes from a pure passion for the Art of Tang Soo Do.

Student Testimonials:

Tang Soo Do means a lot to me but here is the main reason why I like it is because. Tang Soo Do is the one place where I can express my feelings on a target. And hang out with all the friends that I made in Tang Soo Do. I have I lot of Tang Soo Do experiences but these are the main reasons about what Tang Soo Do means to me.
~John Fletcher Age 11 – 4th Gup Brown Belt

You may think karate (Tang Soo Do) is just kicking and punching. To me karate is about loyalty and respect. It’s not about being able to beat people up, its self-defense. You have to know right from wrong. I really love karate it’s fun to be with my friends that’s what karate means to me.
~Emma Fletcher age 9 – 4th Gup Brown Belt

Tang Soo Do to me is not just a way of life but a way of living. It has made me physically and mentally a better person. Through the years of training, I realized that Tang Soo Do is not just about me as a person but about us as a whole. The teachings of my instructor have made me want to not only better myself but also better the people around me.
~Tom Hall Age 41 – 4th Gup Brown Belt

To me, Tang Soo Do is a moral & ethical code to live by to promote positivity in myself & everybody around me. The Art runs so deep & offers endless opportunities to express one’s self in the most beautiful of manners. The relationships, friendships & families that develop through our training are endless & priceless. I only wish everybody could take the time to experience what Tang Soo Do has to offer.
~Tom Fletcher Age 39 – 3rd Dan Black Belt