Grandmaster Cheezic
is founder and President of Cheezic Tang Soo Do. While stationed in the U.S. Air Force in Korea in 1959, he earned black belt #2278 in Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do from the style's founder, Hwang Kee. After returning to the United States, Grandmaster Cheezic began to share the art of Tang Soo Do with others in his Waterbury, Connecticut community. What began with one student has grown for more than 50 years into the internationally respected Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation, an organization with thousands of members worldwide. To learn more about our Grandmaster and his Tang Soo Do journey, visit his biography.

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Our Philosophy

The Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation promotes the education of men, women and children in the traditional Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do. Founded by Grandmaster Robert A. Cheezic, the Federation is the governing body for its international roster of member schools. One of the oldest, most respected martial arts organizations in the United States, Cheezic Tang Soo Do is comprised of world-class martial artists from beginner to master level, all certified by the Grandmaster himself. Our goal is to teach self-respect and respect for others through the study and practice of Tang Soo Do. The ideas of respect and tradition are pervasive in all of our activities and for all students at every level of achievement. For more information about us, including our history, school locations and more, visit "About Us". For detailed updates and information about our activities, schools, instructors and more, view our "News" section.


Respecting Our History: Where it all began

The photo below represents Grandmaster Robert Cheezic (seated with certificate in hand) as he was presented with his 1st Dan Black Belt papers by Grandmaster Hwang Kee, the Founder of Tang Soo Do. This October 1960 photo, taken in Korea, also includes Grandmaster Cheezic's personal Instructor, Jae Chul Shin (standing 2nd from the right in the back row). One month after this photo was taken, Grandmaster Cheezic returned to Waterbury, Connecticut where he began teaching Tang Soo Do.












See the box below for a listing of upcoming Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation events!



It's more than just karate! The 2014 Cheezic Tang Soo Do Golf Outing will take place on Sunday, August 10, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. The golf course location in central Connecticut will soon be announced. The cost for 18 holes with a golf cart will be approximately $55 to $65 per person. The price includes a sleeve of golf balls (3 balls) with the Cheezic Tang Soo Do logo. If you are interested in participating in this golfing event, please contact Master Adam Gorski via email at or by calling 201-253-5586 ASAP. We need the initial count of participants to finalize the prices and book the tee times, so please respond as soon as possible if you are interested. Students, family members and friends of Cheezic Tang Soo Do are welcome!

CTSD Federation Trip ITALY 2014: Fully escorted tour to Rome, Assisi, Padua and Milan on 9/6/14-9/14/14. Rates per person for this trip is $2895 (this includes round trip airfare, ground transportation, all hotel accomodations, and most meals). Rates are per person, double occupancy, so call a friend and contact Carol Casiglia at Synnott Travel at 203-575-1010 to make your reservations today.

2014 Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation Karate Kamp Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, August 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Colebrook, Ct. View the flyer in our downloads section and join us for martial arts seminars, our 10th Annual Iron Chef contest, games, great food and more!.

2014 CTSD Federation tournament standings for forms and breaking have been posted in the downloads section of this site. Congratulations to all competitors!

2014 CTSD Federation tournament standings for sparring and weapons (FINAL) have been posted in the downloads section of this site. Congratulations to all competitors!