|Some of the achievements of Master
Laurence J. D'Ercole.
1973 Entered martial arts training under Young H. Kwon and the US
Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
1973-1976 Gup rank promotion in front of legendary panelists, C.S.
Kim, Jae C. Shin, Ki Yun Yi, Byung Yu, Shin Duk Kang, He Il Cho, Jun
Chung, Fred Scott.
1976 Achieved 1st DAN Black Belt US Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
1979 Achieved 2nd DAN Black Belt US Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.
1982 Charter Member of the World Tang Soo Do Association.
1982 Initiated World Tang Soo Do schools in Mexico.
1983 Appointed as Regional Director for Mexico, Central and South
1984 Selected as one of five representatives for the China Cultural
Exchange Tour to Shaolin Monastery.
1985 Received the WTSDA Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year award.
1987 Knighted 4th DAN Master by legendary Grandmaster Jae C. Shin.
1987 Received the WTSDA Hall of Fame Master of the Year award.
1987 Member of the 3rd China Cultural exchange program to China and
the Shaolin Monastery.
1988 Initiated World Tang Soo Do schools in Argentina.
1989 Initiated Tang Soo Do as accredited curriculum in Mexico colleges
- Colegio de Bachileres del Estado de Sinaloa (COBAES).
1990 Initiated World Tang Soo Do Schools in Chile.
1991 Initiated World Tang Soo Do Schools in Bolivia and Peru.
1992 Host for WTSDA?s 4th World Championship - San Diego, CA.
1994 Knighted 5th DAN master by legendary Grandmaster Jae C. Shin.
1990-2002 Graduated from thirteen consecutive and intensive Masters
only Training Camps.
1998 Initiated World Tang Soo Do Schools in Costa RIca.
2002 Received CDT Tactical Master Instructor Certification
2002 Knighted 6th DAN by legendary Grandmaster Jae.C. Shin
1977 - 2000
Produced Five World Grand Champions - WTSDA World Championships
Trained and graduated more than 800 genuine Black Belts.
Trained and graduated more than 15 Master Instructors.