E. Beaudoin started his study of the Martial Arts in 1960-61
while in the U.S. Air Force studying Chinese at Yale University.
He earned his Black Belt under Master Jae Chul Shin while in
Korea in 1962-63.
Dr. Beaudoin has taught thousands of
students in the Waterbury area for more than thirty-five years
and has promoted over three hundred Black Belts and ten Masters.
His students have been from all professions and walks of life,
and from four to seventy years old.
Grandmaster Beaudoin teaches many of
his own classes including Tiny Tigers, Little Dragons, Advanced
Children and Cho Dan Bos, as well as the Black Belt Excellence
class. He also conducts the Masters Forum and special clinics...
On July 17th 2010, following a
proclamation signed by over 100,000 members of the World Tang
Soo Do Association, and after 28 years as head of our
association, Grandmaster Shin accepted the honour of ninth Dan
at a special ceremony held at the World Championships in
Greensboro North Carolina. Making way for Master Beaudoin to be
promoted to 8th Dan Grandmaster.
Following Grandmaster Shin’s passing
Grandmaster Beaudoin has now been recognised as the head of the
World Tang Soo Do Association, to lead the association and
fulfill Grandmaster Shin’s dream of our own headquarters.