Name Roger LaFrance
Black Belt # 045
Rank 7th Degree Master Black Belt
Date Started Training 1965
Dojang Location Federation Headquarters

Martial Arts Specialty

Tai Chi Chuan
Educational Background Masters of Science Degree: Biology
Martial Arts Philosophy Experience takes time and practice, always do and be the best you can be. There is no small good deed. Never give in or give up. Keep the spirit and pass it on - always adjust toward the positive. Be aware, learn, share, enjoy and never miss an opportunity to keep silent.
Special Accomplishments

Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2004

World Professional Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2012


Master Roger LaFrance began studying Cheezic Tang Soo Do in the fall of 1965 at the Waterbury YMCA under Grandmaster Cheezic. Currently he trains at Federation Headquarters in Naugatuck, Connecticut. A high school teacher for 35 years, Master LaFrance holds a Masters of Science degree in Biology and is currently a Protein Biochemistry Research Scientist. In recognition of his distinguished martial arts career, he was inducted into the 2004 Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the 2012 World Professional Martial Arts Hall of Fame. A specialist in Tai Chi Chuan, Master LaFrance teaches classes in that discipline at Federation Headquarters.
Master LaFrance offers words of wisdom that apply to martial arts training and to life in general, “Experience takes time and practice, always do and be the best you can be. There is no small good deed. Never give in or give up. Keep the spirit and pass it on - always adjust toward the positive. Be aware, learn, share, enjoy and never miss an opportunity to keep silent.”

















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