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   2017

Middleburg Martial Arts

Chief Instructor/Owner:

Jan Lappin

Other Instructors:

Rachael Lappin-3rd
Anne Bono 3rd
Michelle Lappin 3rd
Jarrett Manzi 3rd
Stephanie Geoghagan 2nd
Matthew Ranck 2nd
Roger Walton 1st
Sarah Smith 2nd
Kayla Smith 1st


2360 Blanding Blvd.
Middleburg , FL. 32068



Types of Classes:

Tang Soo Do


History of the School

Started in 2001.

History of the Chief Instructor

Master Lappin began her martial arts in 70’s at U of Florida in judo. She started TSD in 1989 and got her 1st black belt in 1995. She trained under Master De Baca. Previously, she was a Regional Executive with Met Life as well as a Managing Director with Prudential. She holds a degree in Psychology, and enjoys working with kids, especially troubled teens. She earned her black belt in Judo in 2013 and Master’s belt in TSD in 2009.

What makes your studio stand out from the rest:

We work very hard to teach life skills and education. We offer an after-school program as well. Middleburg Martial Arts was written up in Martial Arts success magazine because of the way they teach their life skills.

Student Testimonials:

“I am the PE teacher ad athletic director at Lakeside Jr High. I have two kids here at Middleburg Martial Arts one is five and one is seven. They both have been here since age five. Lauren I think might have started before then when she was four one summer. I have had them here now three years year-round including the summer program. They are a wonderful place for these kids to be at to learn respect, to develop their coordination and also all aspects to their respect towards adults and others.”
Coach Patterson , Father of Tate and Lauren Patterson

“My daughter Mikeala has been coming here for about a year and a half and when she first started coming here she was very shy and introverted. Since she’s been here she’s been coming out of her shell a lot, doing things I never imagined her doing. She has more confidence in school and she sings in church, and performing in a talent show which she never would have done before. This has been a really great thing for her and she really enjoys it.”
Keely Deuschle, Mother of Mikeala Nowalk 12-14

“Ever since my daughter started here her father and I have noticed a vast improvement she now says yes ma’am no ma’am and does her chores without being prompted. She’s opened up; she had always been very shy, very very withdrawn. She’s actually gone up to kids her own age says hi and introduces herself. We were having a little bit of financial trouble and she went in here room and saved up all her allowances, everything she had and brought me her jar and told me that I could have it because she didn’t need it. It was amazing; I don’t think she would have ever done that before. Her improvement has been amazing.”
Bobbi Horner, Mother of Beth Montoya 4-1

“While in a parent/teacher conference with my 6 year olds teachers, I mentioned that we had enrolled him in the karate program at MMA. When I told them thae time frame that we had started the program, both of my son’s teachers looked at each other and told me they could see a difference in him in just the few months since he began attending. One of the main reasons we started karate was to help him gain more focus and discipline and both teachers agreed they could tell a difference in both of these areas. I am thankful to the staff at MMA – they truly care about their students.”
Stacie Towns, Mother of Aiden Towns