Master Gichin Funakoshi

Founder of Shotakan Karate

Great Grandmaster Won Kuk Lee

Founder of Chung Do   Kwan 1944                Style:  Tang Soo Do

Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee

Founder:  Moo Duk Kwan 1945

Styles: Hwa Soo Do, Tang Soo Do,  & Soo Bak Do

Mr. Amos Judd(2nd Dan)

Grandmaster Schmitt's first Tang Soo Do Instructor 

1966-1968 Ft. Sam Houston Texas U.S. Army

Grandmaster David J. Schmitt

Founder: Dubuque Karate Club 1970

American Tang Soo Do Karate Institute: 1975

American Tang Soo Do Karate Alliance: 2011

1936-2012

Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin 

Founder: World Tang Soo Do Association 1982

Grandmaster Schmitt's second Tang Soo Do instructor from 1990-2011