OUR STORY

SUNCOAST TANG SOO DO is a member of the WTSDA which practices a form of Korean martial arts that is more than 2,000 years old. As a traditional martial arts studio, we focus on character development as well as physical techniques with a focus on kicks.

OUR STORY

SUNCOAST TANG SOO DO is a member of the WTSDA which practices a form of Korean martial arts that is more than 2,000 years old. As a traditional martial arts studio, we focus on character development as well as physical techniques with a focus on kicks.

OUR STORY

SUNCOAST TANG SOO DO is a member of the WTSDA which practices a form of Korean martial arts that is more than 2,000 years old. As a traditional martial arts studio, we focus on character development as well as physical techniques with a focus on kicks.

Traditional Martial Arts

Tang Soo Do is a martial art that focuses on respect and integrity. That means it’s not just about kicking and punching. This practice teaches life skills that help you become a better person in and out of class. You will become a technically strong, well-rounded martial artist and enjoy:

  • Improved physical conditioning, flexibility & coordination
  • Self-Confidence through personal achievement & goal setting
  • Self-Discipline & concentration skills to reach individual goals
  • Self-Respect for yourself and others
  • Confidence through the practice of self-defense skills

 Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist, educate and train individuals of all ages to reach their maximum potential so that they can be a positive influence in their home, at school, at work, and in their community.

We accomplish this by providing the highest quality instruction in the traditional art of Tang Soo Do with the ultimate goal to enhance the mental and physical well-being of all students.

Master Victor Lampasona – Chief Instructor & Studio Owner

 Master Lampasona has been a member of the WTSDA since 1996 and holds the rank of Sah Dan (Fourth Degree Black Belt). His strengths include the practical application of basic martial arts techniques, the art of breaking (Kyuck Pa), and real-world self-defense techniques. He enjoys studying martial arts philosophy and strives to ensure students increase their life skills and improve their personal effectiveness through their study of Tang Soo Do. Master Lampasona is also a certified C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Academy Instructor.

Both of his children and his wife train in Tang Soo Do and are active in the WTSDA. He uses his experience as a parent to motivate and encourage children. In addition, he uses his personal success in the academic and corporate worlds to ensure adult students achieve their maximum potential.

 

Our Instructors

Meet our instructors and get to know them more. 

Brian Ormiston, Cho Dan #049095

Mr. Ormiston began training in traditional Tang Soo Do as a member of Suncoast Tang Soo Do and the World Tang Soo Do Association in 2011.  Previous to joining SCTSD, Mr. Ormiston trained in Tang Soo Do during his teen years, from 1967 – 1972.  He enjoys all areas of Tang Soo Do training but has a special interest in self-defense. Mr. Ormiston completed SCTSD C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Academies and completed clinics taught by WTSDA Masters in Split Second Survival and Sin Moo Hapkido.  Mr. Ormiston holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and lives in Safety Harbor where he is a self-employed consultant on Environmental issues.

“My early training experience was extremely important to my personal development and success throughout my adult life. Tang Soo Do training is a way to a better life. My desire to help others motivated me to complete the training program to become a certified instructor with the WTSDA.  I am grateful to be able to assist the studio, and to help others enjoy their journey to black belt and the many benefits of practicing this traditional Korean martial art.” Mr. Brian Ormiston, 2018

Douglas Whiteley, E Dan #047726

Mr. Whiteley began training at Suncoast Tang Soo Do as a member of the World Tang Soo Do Association in 2010. Prior to joining the WTSDA, Mr. Whiteley earned a 1st degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do from the Cheezic Federation. He is also a certified C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Instructor. His martial arts interests include weapons training, the art of breaking (Kyuck Pa) and self-defense.

Mr. Whiteley owns his own business and lives in Trinity with his wife and two daughters who are both black belt students at SCTSD.

“I enjoy instructing to pass on the art of TSD to future generations. I believe the knowledge of self-defense is one of the most important pieces of training. Self-defense will help you avoid potential dangerous situations for you and your loved ones. – Mr. Doug Whiteley, 2018

Rusty Camacho, E Dan #043775

Mr. Camacho began training in traditional Tang Soo Do as a member of Suncoast Tang Soo Do and the World Tang Soo Do Association in 2006.  His martial arts interests include traditional form (Hyung) training, weapons training, the art of breaking (Kyuck Pa) and self-defense. Mr. Camacho has been instructing youth and adult students at SCTSD since 2011.  Mr. Camacho works in the trucking industry and lives in Hudson with his family (his son and nephew who are both Black Belt students at SCTSD).

“I became a martial arts instructor because I wanted to pass down that which was given to me. Training in martial arts is more than just learning the skills to kick and punch. It’s given me personal discipline, confidence and empowered me to overcome my own personal challenges and to set personal goals. As an instructor at Suncoast Tang Soo Do my goal is to help students succeed, both inside and outside the karate school.  Over the past several years I have seen our students meet their own personal goals, while some have even become leaders in our school.” – Mr. Rusty Camacho, 2018

Kenneth Thieme, Cho Dan #049097

Mr. Thieme began training in traditional Tang Soo Do as a member of Suncoast Tang Soo Do and the World Tang Soo Do Association in 2012.  His martial arts interests include traditional form (Hyung) training and self-defense. Mr. Thieme works in the printing business and lives in New Port Richey with his wife and two children who are both Black Belt students at SCTSD. 

“I believe training in Tang Soo Do is a great way to encourage character development and build self-confidence.” – Mr. Kenneth Thieme, 2018

Antonio Ortiz, Sam Dan # 044149

Mr. Ortiz began training in traditional Tang Soo Do as a member of Suncoast Tang Soo Do and the World Tang Soo Do Association in 2008. He has also trained in Nihan Goshin Aikido. His interest is in the technical aspects of all Tang Soo Do techniques with an emphasis on Hyung (forms) and Moo Ki (weapons). Mr. Ortiz is a full-time college student at the University of South Florida but still finds time to train and instruct at SCTSD.

“In my ten years of training I have grown within this art. I have learned discipline and respect that have ultimately benefitted me in life outside of the studio. As an instructor, I am responsible for passing down the art to students and guide them along their path to black belt and beyond. Being a student myself and actively training, I understand the challenges that each student faces and I aid them in overcoming those challenges, just as my instructors have helped me. I instruct to pass down the knowledge and way of life that I have learned so that one day each student will find their own true potential and purpose so that they too may pass down the art of Tang Soo Do to generations to come” – Mr. Antonio Oriz, 2018

Address:

8508 Old CR 54 New Port Richey, FL 

Enrollment Special:

2 months plus uniform for only $150