HEADQUARTERS Black Belt Graduation: February 10, 2017
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Wolcott, CT on February 10, 2017. Congratulations to the 5 people who graded!

Apprentice to 1st
Dan # Name Dojang
2668 Thomas Kwashnak Middlebury
2669 Hansuja Chaurasia Wolcott
2670 Logan Anders Huculak Naugatuck
2671 Neim Dani Middlebury
1st to 2nd
Dan # Name Dojang
2525 Emilio Calvano Woodbury

CAPE COD Black Belt Graduation: February 04, 2017
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Graduation at the Cape Cod dojang on February 4, 2017. Congratulations to the 6 people who graded!

Apprentice to 1st
Dan # Name Dojang
2667 Angelina Theriault Cape Cod
1st to 2nd
Dan # Name Dojang
2464 Zachary Wannie Cape Cod
2462 Jacob Pass Cape Cod
2461 Alexa Paige Cape Cod
2nd to 3rd
Dan # Name Dojang
2112 Addie Eileen Paige Cape Cod
2111 Ginny Paige Cape Cod

CAPE COD Gup Graduation: February 04, 2017
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Cape Cod dojang on February 4, 2017. Instructor: David Freeman. Congratulations graduates!

MIDDLEBURY Gup Graduation: February 2017
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Middlebury dojang. Instructor: Master O'Connor. Congratulations graduates!

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BRISTOL FAMILY CENTER Gup Graduation: December 22, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted the very first gup graduation at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center on December 22, 2016. Instructors: Master Needham, Mr. Calderon, Miss Needham. Congratulations to all!

WEST HAVEN Gup Graduation: December 21, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a gup graduation at the West Haven dojang on December 21, 2016. Instructor: Master Santaus. Congratulations to all!

NEW LONDON Gup Graduation: December 15, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted Little Ninjas and gup graduations at the New London dojang on December 15, 2016. Instructor: Mr. Padua. Congratulations to all!

Little Ninjas

LAKEWOOD-TRUMBULL Gup Graduation: December 16, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted Little Ninjas and gup graduations at the Lakewood-Trumbull dojang on December 16, 2016; instructor: Master DeGuzman. Congratulations to all!

Little Ninjas

HAMDEN Gup Graduation: December 14, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a gup graduation at the Hamden dojang on December 14, 2016. Instructors – Master Gorski and Mr. Widomski. Congratulations to all!

WASHINGTONGup Graduation: December 2, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a gup graduation at the Washington dojang on December 15, 2016. Instructor – Mrs. Caco. Congratulations to all!

Little Ninjas

ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY Gup Graduation: December 5, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a gup graduation at St. Louis University on December 5, 2016. Instructors: Mr. Nam Nguyen, Ms. Leila Thampy, Mr. David Cormier.

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY Black Belt Grading: December 5, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic also conducted a blackbelt grading for the SLU Karate Club. Congratulations to Ms. Talitha Budi, #2665, promoted to 1st Dan.

CCSU Gup Graduation: December 1, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a gup graduation for the CCSU Karate Club on December 1, 2016. Congratulations to all and to their new apprentice blackbelt, Gaby Bierwirth!

WATERTOWN Gup Graduation: November 28, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Watertown dojang – great showing at almost 50 strong! Instructor: Master Welton

WATERTOWN LITTLE NINJAS Congratulations to the first ever Watertown Little Ninjas on earning their first belts! Instructors: Master Landry and Master Lawlor

WATERBURY Gup Graduation: November 23, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club November 23, 2016. Instructors: Master Harry Needham, Mr. Calderon, Miss Darcy Needham. Congratulations graduates!

HEADQUARTERS Black Belt Grading: November 18, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Wolcott, CT on November 18, 2016. Congratulations to the 25 people who graded!

Apprentice to 1st
Dan # Name Dojang
2645 Nicholas Leonard Hamden
2646 Mehr Chhatre Hamden
2647 Veronica Hussey Danielson
2648 Serenity Evans Danielson
2649 Shana Evans Danielson
2650 Isabella Gonzalez Danielson
2651 Eric Nocera Danielson
2652 Natalia Reali Danielson
2653 Jesse Lodge Naugatuck
2655 Daniel Figureroa New Milford
2657 Joseph Szarkowicz Foster
2658 Brianna Santos Lakewood-Trumbull
2659 Ben Orton Woodbury
2661 Kathryn Ghecas Roxbury
2662 John Burton Bethlehem
2663 Kevin Burton Bethlehem
2664 Sarah Bolan Lakewood-Trumbull
1st to 2nd
Dan # Name Dojang
1428 Jessica Sevetson Foster
2430 Isabella Santos Lakewood-Trumbull
2431 Archie Santos Lakewood-Trumbull
2454 Theresa Krepil New Milford
2508 Alex DaSilva Foster
2nd to 3rd
Dan # Name Dojang
2207 Felicia Scott Danielson
2224 Patty Gareau Foster

Congratulations Emilio! Invitation to grade to 2nd Dan

Pictured here with Master Wilke is 12 year old Emilio Calvano receiving his invitation to grade to 2nd dan.

WOODBURY Gup Graduation: November 16, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Woodbury dojang on November 16, 2016. Instructors: Master Wilke, Master Guglielmetti, Mr. & Mrs. Butler. Congratulations graduates!

Steven Trotta & John Geraci receiving their new rank.

Kid Kicks

Adults

USA NAUGATUCK Gup Graduation: November 15, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the USA Naugatuck dojang on November 15, 2016. Instructor: Mrs. Buckley for Kid Kicks, and Mr.Meleschnig/Mrs. Buckley teaching the adults. Congratulations graduates!

Kid Kicks

Adults

GIRLS INC. First Tournament!
Congratulations to Zenobia Hernandez and Ariana Estrada from Girls, Inc. on their first tournament! Instructor: Master Rita Hubbard.

DANIELSON Gup Graduation: November 13, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Danielson Martial Arts dojang on November 13, 2016. Instructor: Master Daryl Laperle. Congratulations graduates!

AMAC FOSTER Gup Graduation: November 9, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the AMAC Foster dojang on November 9, 2016. Instructor: Master Ken Saucier. Congratulations graduates!

AMAC FOSTER Gup Graduation: November 9, 2016
Congratulations to the Paynes, father and son, for earning the rank of apprentice blackbelt at the AMAC Foster grading!

NAUGATUCK Gup Graduation: October 25, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Naugatuck dojang on October 25, 2016. Instructor: Master Neil Mascola. Congratulations graduates!

NEW SCHOOL Bristol Boys & Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, run by the Institute of Martial Arts-Wallingford.

NEW PROGRAM Little Ninja program at Watertown Parks & Recreation
Guest instructor - Master Landry, assisted by Watertown's own Master Lawlor and staff from the Institute of Martial Arts.

CANTON Gup Graduation: October 21, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for Sawyer's Martial Arts in Canton on October 21, 2016. Instructor: Master Mark Sawyer. Congratulations graduates!

Tang Soo Do New England Fall Classic: at the XL Center in Hartford on October 15th.
Congratulations to Master Mascola - 1st in Weapons - 1st in Forms -1st in Sparring - Grand Champion total points Congratulations also to Gabe Benet (CCSU - 1st in Sparring, and Roopesh Motiram (CCSU) - 3rd in Forms

Yankee Nationals: Highlights from the 2016 CT Yankee National Tournament!

Jr. Grand Champion

Master Belts

Malden TSD

Breaking

MASTER BELT GRADING: Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Master Belt grading in Wolcott on September 30, 2016. Congratulations to the 8 new masters and 3 current masters who earned their next rank.

3rd Dan to 4th Dan Master Belt
Dan # Name Dojang
1471 Neal Mascola USA Naugatuck
1702 Taylor Fluckiger Sawyer's Martial Arts
1770 Michael Gizzi USA Naugatuck
1775 Christina Stepalavich Northeast Martial Arts Academy
1805 Heather Fenn Sawyer's Martial Arts
1887 Jessica Gagner Danielson Martial Arts
1888 Sara Dean Danielson Martial Arts
1982 Jill Goldfarb Sawyer's Martial Arts
4th to 5th Dan Master Belt
Dan # Name Dojang
1272 Wendy Guglielmetti USA Woodbury
1293 David Leeper USA Woodbury
1294 Susan Leeper USA Woodbury

WALLINGFORD IMA Gup Graduation: September 24, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Wallingford dojang on September 24, 2016. Instructors: Master Needham and Master Landry.

USA BETHLEHEM: Invitations to grade to Black Belt presented to John Burton and Kevin Burton. The father and son will participate in the November Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation grading. Pictured is Master Wilke, Grandmaster Cheezic and the Burtons.

WARREN Gup Graduation: September 23, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Warren dojang on September 23, 2016. Instructor: Mrs. Fran Caco.

NEW LONDON IMA Gup Graduation: September 22, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the New London IMA dojang on September 22, 2016. Instructor: Mr. Padua. Congratulations graduates!

USA NAUGATUCK MOMMY & ME CLASS, Sarah O'Bryan and daughter - The family that kicks together sticks together!

BETHLEHEM Gup Graduation: September 19, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Bethlehem dojang on September 19, 2016. Instructor: Mr. Butler. Congratulations graduates!

BETHLEHEM Gup Graduation: September 12, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for Bethlehem's Kid Kicks on September 13, 2016. Instructor: Master Gugliemetti. Congratulations graduates!

ROXBURY Gup Graduation: September 12, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the the Roxbury / Bridgewater dojang on September 12, 2016. Instructor: Master Dunn-Laranetto. Congratulations graduates!

HAMDEN Gup Graduation: August 24, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation at the Hamden YMCA on August 24, 2016. Instructor: Master Adam Gorski and Mr. Widomski. Congratulations graduates!

USA NAUGATUCK Gup Graduation: August 22, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the USA Naugatuck dojang on August 22, 2016. Instructor: Master Wilke, Master Buckley, Mr. Meleschnik. Congratulations graduates!

Riley Cook awarded the yellow lion

WOODBURY Gup Graduation: August 20, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a gup grading at the Woodbury dojang on August 20, 2016. Instructors for Kid Kicks: Master Wilke, Master Gugliemetti, Melanie & Bruce Butler. Instructors for Juniors: Master Wilke, Master Gugliemetti, Linda Kierber, and Bruce Butler. Congratulations to all!

LAKEWOOD-TRUMBULL Gup Graduation: August 19, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Lakewood-Trumbull dojang on August 19, 2016. Instructor: Master David DeGuzman, assisted by Mr. Miller. Congratulations graduates!

CHEEZIC TANG SOO DO FEDERATION NEWS AND INFORMATION

 

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: 08/12/2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Wolcott, CT on August 12, 2016. Congratulations to the 31 people who graded!

Apprentice to 1st
Dan # Name Dojang
2622 Samantha Mitchell West Haven
2623 Sarah Madsen West Haven
2624 Daniel Braen Hamden
2625 Jack O'Donnell Canton
2626 Logan Orschal Canton
2627 Remi Huyghebaert Canton
2628 Jack Wolf Woodbury
2629 Harry Clark Woodbury
2630 Liam Hubbard Woodbury
2631 Aditya Mamidi Woodbury
2632 Nico Wenis Woodbury
2633 Alden Weigold Woodbury
2634 Kaitlin Melillo Woodbury
2635 Priscilla Nascimento Naugatuck
2636 Natalia Lizak Naugatuck
2637 Leah Quijano Naugatuck
2640 Hayden Rosensteel New Milford
2641 Tracey Baranowski New Milford
2644 Deepak Prakash Naugatuck
1st to 2nd
Dan # Name Dojang
2272 Timothy Brodeur CCSU/Canton
2346 Matthew Landry-McWilliams Wallingford
2350 Trai Gozzi Wallingford
2393 Jason Golembeski New Milford
2479 Alfred Ng Woodbury
2482 Nelson Yap Woodbury
2483 Jeff Taylor Woodbury
2484 Sara O'Bryan Naugatuck
2nd to 3rd
Dan # Name Dojang
2141 Kyle Landry-McWilliams Wallingford
2161 Keith Krepil New Milford
2220 Ben Meleschnig Naugatuck
2221 Eric Wrogg Naugatuck

WATERBURY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Gup Graduation: August 08, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Waterbury Boys and Girls Club on August 8, 2016. Instructors: Alex Calderon and Master Needham. Congratulations graduates!

NEW LONDON IMA Gup Graduation: June 30, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the New London dojang on June 30, 2016. Instructor: Mr. Padua & Ms. Ingraham Congratulations to all!

MIDDLEBURY Gup Graduation: June 27, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Midllebury dojang on June 27, 2016. Instructor: Master Rita Hubbard & Associate Master Jessica O'Conner. Congratulations to all!

FOSTER RI Gup Graduation: June 24, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Foster RI dojang on June 24, 2016. Instructor: Master Saucier. Congratulations to all!

NEW HAVEN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Gup Graduation: June 14, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the New Haven Boys & Girls Club dojang on June 14, 2016. Instructor: Reina Cordeina. Congratulations to all!

MASONS AT MASONICARE MASTERS' DAY June 11, 2016
The Institute of Martial Arts-Wallingford performed for the Masons at Masonicare for Masters' Day on June 11, 2016.

WATERBURY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Gup Graduation: June 7, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club on June 7, 2016. Instructors: Alex Calderon and Master Needham. Congratulations graduates!

WALLINGFORD Gup Graduation: June 4, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Wallingford dojang on June 4, 2016. Instructors: Master Needham and Master Landry. Congratulations to all!

Gups

Kickin Kids

Little Ninjas

 

GIRLS, INC. Gup Graduation: June 2, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Girls, Inc. dojang on June 2, 2016. Instructor: Master Rita Hubbard. Congratulations graduates!

 

WATERTOWN Gup Graduation: June 1, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Watertown dojang on June 1, 2016. Instructor: Master Martina Lawlor. Congratulations graduates!

 

JUDGING SEMINAR May 27, 2016
Judging expertise provided by Masters Needham, O'Neil, Landry & Melo in sparring, forms, weapons & breaking.

 

RUMSEY HALL Gup Graduation: May 25, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Rumsey Hall dojang on May 25, 2016. Instructor: Master Doug Wilke. Congratulations graduates!

 

NEW MILFORD Gup Graduation: May 25, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the New Milford dojang on April 25, 2016. Instructor: Master Leeper. Congratulations graduates!

 

NAUGATUCK Gup Graduation: May 16 & 19, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted Gup Graduations for the Naugatuck dojang on May 16 & 19. Instructor: Master Doug Wilke. Congratulations graduates!

 

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: 05/06/2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Wolcott, CT on May 6, 2016. Congratulations to the 19 people who graded. Welcome to the inner circle!

Apprentice to 1st


Dan #

Name

Dojang

2607

Sarah Caprilozzi Washington

2608

Isabella Calvano Woodbury

2609

Brian Mohl Woodbury

2610

Gillian Brown Woodbury

2612

David Marimekala Naugatuck

2613

Sean Sayer Naugatuck

2614

Martin Longo Naugatuck

2615

Gina Greco Naugatuck

2616

Michelle Bernardini Naugatuck

2617

Thomas Shiskin Lakewood/Trumbull

2618

Craig Puffenburger Roxbury

2619

David Muldowny Foster, RI

2620

Ted Du Foster, RI

2621

Alex Szarkowicz Foster, RI

1st to 2nd Dan


Dan #

Name

Dojang

2405

Ben Frisbie Warren

2450

Jeremy Ramos Lakewood/Trumbull

2451

Emily Ingersol Lakewood/Trumbull

2452

Claire Caco Washington

2455

Roberto Grelle Foster, RI

 

WEST HAVEN Gup Graduation: April 16, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the West Haven dojang on April 16, 2016. Instructor: Master Darryl Santaus. Congratulations graduates!

 

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: 2/19/2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Wolcott, Connecticut on February 16, 2016. Congratulations to the thirty-three Black Belts who graduated. Welcome to the inner circle!

Apprentice to 1st


Dan #

Name

Dojang

2588

Sam Lounsbury

CCSU

2589

Kayla Parmalee

Wallingford

2590

Makayla Hone

Wallingford

2591

Greg Doyle

Wallingford

2592

Autumn Murray

Wallingford

2593

Audrey Larson

Wallingford

2594

Sam Gaydos

Wallingford

2595

Emma Smith

Woodbury

2596

Chris Hellinger

Woodbury

2597

David LoCascio

Lakewood Trumbull

2598

Sebastian LoCascio

Lakewood Trumbull

2599

Dominic LoCascio

Lakewood Trumbull

2600

Anthony Distefano

Lakewood Trumbull

2601

David Sheehan

West Haven

2603

Matthew Dawes

Middlebury

2604

Victoria Staples

Danielson

2605

Maxwell Cleaveland

Danielson

2606

Lisa Hellinger

Woodbury

 

 

 

1st to 2nd Dan


Dan #

Name

Dojang

1601

Shayna Bartell

CCSU

2270

Carlos Plaza

CCSU

2389

Cole Mullen

New Milford

2390

Bob Murphy

New Milford

2394

Jessica Baranowski

New Milford

2397

Amitra Hoq

Lakewood Trumbull

2435

Sean Evardo

Naugatuck

2444

Jared Gabriel

Lakewood Trumbull

 

 

 

2nd to 3rd Dan


Dan #

Name

Dojang

796

Brian Antonucci

Shelton

1379

Darcy Needham

CCSU

1943

Chris Cappiello

Wallingford

1946

Brian Murray

Wallingford

2067

Jesus Blanco

West Haven

2109

Michael C. Peloquin

Danielson

2157

Logan Gregory

Woodbury

 

 

 

 

DANIELSON Gup Graduation:February 18, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Danielson dojang on February 18, 2016. Instructor: Master Daryl Laperle.  Congratulations graduates!

WASHINGTON Gup Graduation:February 17, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Washington dojang onFebruary 17, 2016. Instructor: Frannie Caco.  Congratulations graduates!

WOODBRIDGE Gup Graduation: January 28, 2016
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Woodbridge dojang on January 28, 2016. Instructor: Master Joe Antonucci.  Congratulations graduates!

HAMDEN Gup Graduation: December 12, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Hamden dojang on December 12, 2015. Instructor: MasterAdam Gorski, Stan Widomski.  Congratulations graduates!

TRUMBULL Gup Graduation: December 11, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Trumbull dojang on December 11, 2015. Instructor: Master Dave Deguzman.   Congratulations graduates!

SHELTON, BRIDGEPORT, STRATFORD Gup Graduation: December 5, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Bridgeport, Shelton and Stratford Y dojangs on December 2, 2015. Instructor: Master Nancy Robinson.   Congratulations graduates!

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY Gup Graduation: December 3, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the CCSU dojang on December 3, 2015. Instructors: Master Harry Needham, Master Kristina Needham.  Congratulations graduates!

 

WATERBURY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Gup Graduation: December 2, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for theWaterbury Goys & Girls Club dojang on December 2, 2015. Instructor: Mr. Alex Calderon.  Congratulations graduates!

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: U.S.A dojangs: 11/20/2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Wolcott, Connecticut on November 20, 2015. Congratulations to the thirty-six Black Belts who graduated. Welcome to the inner circle!

DAN #

NAME

DOJANG

INSTRUCTOR

Apprentice to 1st Dan

 

 

2568 Sarah Plante Cape Cod Doyle
2569 Nick Albino Woodbury Wilke
2570 Kyle Lemelim Cape Cod Doyle
2572 Maggie McCormack Cape Cod Doyle
2573 Alexander Williams Monroe Sansonetti
2574 Michael Hanrahan Cape Cod Doyle
2575 Sydney Cleaveland Danielson Laperle
2576 Conor Kane Trumbull Deguzman
2577 Olivia Hussey Danielson Laperle
2578 Brian Connolly Orange Sansonetti
2579 Connor Resse Naugatuck Wilke
2582 Liam Moran Woodbury Wilke
2583 Jack Walden Trumbull Deguzman
2584 Angela Groody Woodbury Wilke
2585 Emily-Grace Cotta Foster Saucier
2586 Isabella Duquette Foster Saucier
2587 Nicholas Bearse-Santos Cape Cod Doyle
       

1st to 2nd Dan

 

 

 

1995 Charlie Hardiston Fed Headquarters Grimes
2264 Jessica Gallagher Naugatuck Wilke
2309 Cameron Christie Cape Cod Doyle
<2310 David Freeman Cape Cod Doyle
2312 Danny Paige Cape Cod Doyle
2314 Betty Mula Fed Headquarters Grimes
2398 Lauren Mulinski Naugatuck Wilke
2400 Karli Butcher Naugatuck Wilke
2410 Adele Carr Hamden Gorski
2413 Shane Marx Foster Saucier
2425 Jack Halliwell Stratford Rec Sansonetti
2429 Mike Haverstock Orange Sansonetti
       
2nd to 3rd Dan      
2018 Pawel Widomski Hamden Gorski
2117 John Feeney Foster Saucier
2135 Matt Miller Trumbull Deguzman
2153 Amy Gareau Foster Saucier
2165 Patrick Jezierny Trumbull Deguzman
       

ROXBURY / BRIDGEWATER Gup Graduation: November 10, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Roxbury and Bridgewater dojangs on November 10, 2015. Instructors: Master Dunn-Laranetto and Mr Busch.  Congratulations graduates!

NEW LONDON Gup Graduation: October 15, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the New London dojang on October 15, 2015. Instructor: Roberto Padua. Congratulations graduates!

WASHINGTON Gup Graduation: October 14, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Washington dojang on October 14, 2015. Instructor: Frannie Caco. Congratulations graduates!

ASSOCIATE MASTER BELT GRADUATION: 10/9/2015
Master Antonucci conducted an Associate Master Belt Graduation in Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 9, 2015. Congratulations to the three new 4th Dan Associate Masters in the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation:

Justine Leeper Dan #1440, James Velky Dan #1494, and Jessica O'Connor Dan #1697

WALLINGFORD Gup Graduation: September 30, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Wallingford dojang on September 30, 2015. Instructors: Master Harry Needham, Master Lyne Landry. Congratulations graduates!

WALLINGFORD Gup Graduation: September 19, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Wallingford dojang on September 19, 2015. Instructors: Master Harry Needham, Master Lyne Landry. Congratulations graduates!

MASTER BELT GRADUATION: 9/18/2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Master Belt Graduation in Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 18, 2015. Congratulations to the two new 4th Dan Masters in the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation:

Master Kristina Needham, Dan #922 and Master Lorraine Dunn Laranetto, Dan #1748

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations! 2015 Cheezic Tang Soo Do Golf Outing Champions! Special thanks to Master Adam Gorski for organizing this annual event.

 

TRUMBULL/DANBURY Gup Graduation: August 24,2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Trumbull/Danbury dojangs on August 24, 2015. Instructor: Master David Deguzman, Matthew Miller. Congratulations graduates!

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: U.S.A dojangs: 8/14/2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading in Waterbury, Connecticut on August 14, 2015. Congratulations to the fifteen students who graduated to 1st Dan Black Belt and the seven students who graduated to 2nd Dan Black Belt. Welcome to the inner circle!

DAN #

NAME

DOJANG

INSTRUCTOR

Apprentice to 1st Dan

 

 

2552

Orlando Lima

West Haven

Santaus

2553

Ryan Lima

West Haven

Santaus

2554

Sarah Herrera

West Haven

Santaus

2555

Clifton Du

Foster, R.I.

Saucier

2556

Mason Weigold

Warren

Wilke

2557

Alexander J. King

Warren

Wilke

2558

Anna Demagistris

Naugatuck

Wilke

2559

Kylie Ramponi

Naugatuck

Wilke

2560

Andrew Hopkinson

Naugatuck

Wilke

2561

Nicholas Quijano

Naugatuck

Wilke

2563

Seth Caco

Washington

Caco

2564

Nicholas O-Connor

Foster, R.I.

Saucier

2565

Kyle O[Connor

Foster, R.I.

Saucier

2566

Julie Sterling

New Milford

Leeper

2567

Sean Stall

Canton

Sawyer

 

 

 

1st to 2nd Dan

 

 

 

2247

Mary Pataky

West Haven

Santaus

2305

Reina Melendez-Cordero

SCSU

Deutsch

2358

Gregory Wilkelstern

New Milford

Leeper

2372

Andrew White

Woodbury

Wilke

2384

Emma McGowan

West Haven

Santaus

2387

Joseph Debs

West Haven

Santaus

       
2nd to 3rd Dan      
2071 Bridget Wilkinson Orange Sansonetti
       

STRATFORD RECREATION Gup Graduation: August 12, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Stratford Recreation dojang on August 12, 2015. Instructor: Master Chris Sansonetti. Congratulations graduates!

IMA NEW LONDON Gup Graduation: August 5, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the New London dojang on August 5, 2015. Instructor: Roberto Padua. Congratulations graduates!

 

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: POLAND dojangs: July 12, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Grading for the Poland dojangs on July 13 2015. Instructor: Master Marcin Kostyra. Congratulations graduates!

 

SHELTON-BRIDGEPORT-STRATFORD Y Gup Graduation: June 13, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Bridgeport, Shelton and Stratford YMCA dojangs on June 13 2015. Instructor: Master Nancy Robinson. Congratulations graduates!

 

WATERBURY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Gup Graduation: June 3, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club dojang on June 3 2015. Instructors: Master Michael Cavallaro, Alex Calderon. Congratulations graduates!

 

BRIDGEPORT Gup Graduation: June 2, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Wakeman Bridgeport Boys & Girls Club dojang on June 2, 2015. Instructors: Master Nancy Robinson, Jonathan Robinson. Congratulations graduates!

 

WOODBURY Gup Graduation: May 16, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Woodbury dojang on May 16, 2015. Instructor: Master Doug Wilke. Congratulations graduates!

 

WATERTOWN Gup Graduation: May 6, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Watertown dojang on April 24, 2015. Instructors: Master Joe Antonucci, Master Martina Lawlor, Kirsten Lawlor. Congratulations graduates!

 

 

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: May 1, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Graduation May 1, 2015. Forty-three black belts were promoted at this special event. Congratulations and welcome to the inner circle. Tang Soo!

DAN #

NAME

DOJANG

INSTRUCTOR

Apprentice to 1st Dan

 

 

2527

Jason Loh

Shelton

Robinson

2528

Satvik Bagawadi-Ellur

Shelton

Robinson

2529

David Prause

Stratford YMCA

Robinson

2530

Tina Prause

Stratford YMCA

Robinson

2531

Julia Prause

Stratford YMCA

Robinson

2532

Jason Corey

Bridgeport

Robinson

2533

Chris Beauregard

Cape Cod

Doyle

2534

Anthony Costa-Robbins

Cape Cod

Doyle

2535

Zachary Buckler

Cape Cod

Doyle

2536

Jack Lyons

Cape Cod

Doyle

2537

Nik Lyons

Cape Cod

Doyle

2538

James Tillman

Roxbury

Wilke

2539

Tessa Tillman

Roxbury

Wilke

2540

Padric Moran

Woodbury

Wilke

2541

Evan Lin

Naugatuck

Wilke

2542

Isiah Shea

Naugatuck

Wilke

2543

Tara Calabrese

CCSU

Needham

2544

James Bachand

CCSU

Needham

2545

Roopesh Motriam

CCSU

Needham

2546

Ariana Rojas

Trumbull

Deguzman

2547

Caitlyn Arnone

Trumbull

Deguzman

2548

Jonathan Rosa

Trumbull

Deguzman

2549

Elizabeth Winnington

Trumbull

Deguzman

2550

Zachary Costa-Mello

Danielson

Laperle

2551

Audrey Hussey

Danielson

Laperle

1st to 2nd Dan

 

 

2323

Isabel Skarzinski

Trumbull

Deguzman

2324

John Plavnicky

Trumbull

Deguzman

2333

Elizabeth Verrill

Danielson

Laperle

2337

Edward Staples

Danielson

Laperle

2338

Lyric Lott

Roxbury

Wilke

2360

Tristan Estabrooks

Danielson

Laperle

2366

Julia-Anne Boxce

Foster, R.I.

Saucier

2370

Michael Raffaele

Roxbury

Wilke

2nd to 3rd Dan

 

 

1280

Mike Copenhaver

Cape Cod

Doyle

2001

Mark Davis

Roxbury

Wilke

2062

Taylor Peloquin

Danielson

Laperle

2073

Peter Meleschnig

Naugatuck

Wilke

2075

Michelle Querijero

Woodbury

Wilke

2081

Aliaksei Adamik

Shelton

Robinson

2090

Senad Otajagic

Danielson

Laperle

2091

Michael Peloquin

Danielson

Laperle

2127

Gabrielle Camarero

Shelton

Robinson

2128

Michele Camarero

Shelton

Robinson

2129

David Camarero

Shelton

Robinson

 

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY Gup Graduation: April 24, 1015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the SLU dojang on April 24, 2015. Instructors: David Cormier, Leila Thampy, Nam Nguyen. Congratulations graduates!

 

WEST HAVEN Gup Graduation: April 18, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the West Haven dojang on April 18, 2015.Instructor: Master Darryl Santaus. Congratulations graduates!

 

BLACK BELT GRADUATION: March 6, 2015 
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Black Belt Graduation on Friday, March 6, 2015.  Congratulations to all graduates and welcome to the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation inner circle!

 

Dan#

Name

Dojang

Apprentice to 1st Dan

 

 

2509

Jordon Hopp

New Milford

2510

Quinn Mullen

New Milford

2511

Connor Sterling

New Milford

2512

Alex Rogg

New Milford

2513

Tyler Rogg

New Milford

2514

Sasha Varghese

New Milford

2515

Kara Murphy

New Milford

2516

Stephen Rumble

Warren

2517

Miles Wazni

West Haven

2518

Joseline Rodriguez

Stratford Rec

2519

Devon Dupray

Stratford Rec

2520

Chole Hurme

Lakewood Trumbull

2521

Arianna Perreira

Lakewood Trumbull

2522

Matthew Scanzillo

Lakewood Trumbull

2523

Graze Terugini

Woodbury

2524

Louis Terugini

Woodbury

2525

Emilio Calvano

Woodbury

2526

Daniel Caldwell

Lakewood Trumbull

1st to 2nd Dan

 

 

2219

John Busch

New Milford

2222

Cristobal Aguirre

Roxbury

2303

Stephanie Shaw

New Milford

2318

Rebecca Sanchez

Orange

 

 

 

BRIDGEPORT-SHELTON-STRATFORD Y Gup Graduation: February 28, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Bridgeport, Shelton,and Stratford YMCA dojangs on February 28, 2015. Instructor: Master Nancy Robinson. Congratulations graduates!

 

NAUGATUCK Gup Graduation: February 26, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Naugatuck dojang on February 26, 2015. Instructor: Master Doug Wilke. Congratulations graduates!

 

WALLINGFORD Gup Graduation: February 14, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Wallingford dojang on February 14, 2015. Instructor: Master Lyne Landry. Congratulations graduates!

WARREN/CORNWALL Gup Graduation: November 13, 2015
Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Gup Graduation for the Warren and Cornwall dojangs on November 13, 2015. Instructor: Frannie Caco. Congratulations graduates!

FEDERATION MASTER'S GRADUATION: October 4, 2014

History has again been made in the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation! Grandmaster Cheezic conducted a Master's grading on October 3, 2014 in Waterbury, Connecticut at which 23 Masters were promoted, including the first tier of 8th Dans ever promoted in our organization. Ceremonial honors and presentation of certificates for these talented martial artists took place at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Connecticut Yankee Nationals Open Karate Tournament on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Congratulations and wishes of continued success as students, teachers and leaders of Cheezic Tang Soo Do to the following individuals:

CTSD DAN#
NAME
DOJANG
CURRENT RANK
0002
H. Skip Welton
Maine
8th Dan
0003
Robert Doyle
Cape Cod
8th Dan
0004 Joseph Antonucci Federation Headquarters 8th Dan
0012 Harry Needham III Central Connecticut State University 8th Dan
0045 Roger LaFrance Federation Headquarters 8th Dan
0056 David Deguzman Trumbull 8th Dan
0077 Harold Lindo Southern Connecticut State University 8th Dan
0177 Kenneth Fish Vernon 8th Dan
0188 William Allard Vernon 8th Dan
0194 Kenneth Saucier Foster, R.I. 8th Dan
0256 Doug Wilke Naugatuck 8th Dan
0092 Neal O'Neil Trumbull 7th Dan
0206 Mark Sawyer Canton 7th Dan
0055 Lori Coppinger Federation Headquarters 6th Dan
0245 Schuyler Greene Vernon 6th Dan
0365 Paula Saucier Foster, R.I. 6th Dan
0367 Michael Sudol Federation Headquarters 6th Dan
0484 Todd Deutsch Southern Connecticut State University 6th Dan
0299 Nancy Robinson Federation Headquarters 5th Dan
0600 Janet Grimes Federation Headquarters 5th Dan
0640 Tal Unrad Trumbull 5th Dan
1190 Michael Cavallaro Federation Headquarters 5th Dan
1576 Darryl Santaus West Haven 4th Dan