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High Desert Martial Arts Academy

"Chain of Command"
 World Tang Soo Do Association Grandmaster        Jae C. Shin

Grandmaster Jae C. Shin is the founder of the World Tang Soo Do Association, and is one of the leading figures of martial arts in the world today.

He was born in Korea in 1936, and began his long and distinguished career in martial arts at the age of twelve. During his childhood, an unknown monk initially inspired in him a strong desire to learn martial arts. Later, he joined Seoul Moo Duk Kwan central gym and began serious study under Grandmaster Hwang Kee, a founder of the Korean Moo Duk Kwan system.

By the time he was 1st Dan, he had already started his teaching career as an assistant instructor at the central gym. After that, he taught at Korean University, Seoul Central YMCA, various colleges, and many police and military institutions. His many years of teaching experience and his extreme dedication have added to his scientific and unique methods of teaching Tang Soo Do. His six fields of expertise include self-defense, forms, breaking, weapons, health care, and meditation. He has evolved these separate arts into one of the finest and most effective martial arts; The World Tang Soo Do system.

The year he came to the United States of America, Black Belt Magazine honored him for all time by devoting a full chapter to him in the book, "20th Century Warriors," putting him in the company of the most legendary martial arts figures ever. Grandmaster Shin, one of the most respected and well known masters in this century, is one of the few masters who has devoted his entire life to the traditional martial arts. In addition to insisting on disciplined, rigorous training and exacting techniques, he has always preached that the true value of martial arts training is in the application to everyday life.

He raised three Mottoes for his leadership of nearly 8,000 black belt members: TRADITIONALISM, PROFESSIONALISM AND BROTHERHOOD and he brings these qualities with him wherever he travels and teaches. Grandmaster Shin is respected as a true leader, teacher and master of masters.




Region 20 Director Master Patrick  Marsch 5th Dan     UC Tang Soo Do


Married To Master Clare Marsch with 3 children Nicole, Patrick and Elena

Began Martial Arts Training in the Stone Age 1972 (yikes)
Received Black Belt In Tang Soo Do in 1983 (old school timetable...:)
Began Teaching Tang Soo Do At University Of California San Diego 1983
Received Black Belt In Arnis in 1985 by Ernesto Presas
Lost World Tournament to Master  Purnel 1988, 2000,2002...(well you get the idea)
Won Region #1 Grand Champion 1992 (The year Master Purnell retired from competition)
Promoted to 4th Dan Tang Soo Do Master in 1996
Appointed Region #20 Director 2006  (recent action photo?  supplied by Master Marsch )

Instructor mentors to the instructors of High Desert Martial Arts              

Master  Purnell 5th Dan      Mr. Schoenberger 3rd Dan       Ms Cardinal  3rd Dan

Allied Gardens Tang Soo Do   Irvine Tang Soo Do    Mountain Lion Tang Soo Do

Chief  Instructor  Mr. Glenn Olsen, 2nd Degree Black Belt     Co-owner         Mr. Olsen began his training in High School wrestling and Judo in the bronze age.  He began boxing in a local program for a few years until he joined the Marine Corps.  In the Marine Corps he began training in Young Brothers Tae Kwon Do and at Brown/Black Belt level competed in the open circuit for two years until his discharge at Sergeants rank in 1980.  While in the Marines became acquainted with and a firm believer with Israeli weapons style of Defense. In the early Eighties trained with Master Yong Ki Hong in Tang Soo Do Mu Duk Kwon up to probationary Black Belt.   1st Degree in 2003, 2nd Degree in 2005, 3rd Degree in 2009 - hopefully.  In addition to instructing at HDMAA he also currently training with Team Katame in Judo at the Bullet Hole.   Most recent accomplishment are 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Forms and 1st Place Sparring at the 2008 World Tang Soo Do Games in July 2006.    Male Senior Division Grand Champion.  Other qualifications include Apprentice Instructor in progressive fighting systems  - Jeet Kune Do and testing for Brown Belt in Judo in December 08    


Senior Instructor Mrs. Sherry Courvoisier, 2nd Degree Black Belt    Co-owner Mrs. Courvoisier has always been interested in sports.  She began teaching group fitness classes in 1982 and was  certified in 1983 through the Aerobics Fitness Association of America (AFAA)   A fitness professional  teaching for over 20 years.  She  became interested in martial arts in 1998 when martial arts fitness classes became all the rage.  Annually upgrading her skills she decided to attend formal karate classes after talking with a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do who regularly attended her classes.  From her first class she was hooked and has been continually training for the last eight plus years.  HDMAA as well as her fitness class students have benefited extensively from her expertise.  HDMAA has a large number of adult students due to her fitness teaching skills in yoga, cardio fitness, strength conditioning, stretching and proper body mechanics in training.  Those facing her will find a strong and fierce competitor with endless energy.  In addition to instructing at HDMAA he also currently training with Team Katame in Judo at the Bullet Hole.  Additionally she provides private fitness instruction and private self defense instruction for women.            
Instructor  Mr. Bryan McIntyre, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Mr.  McIntyre began martial arts training in the military through hand to hand combat  training.  He  began his formal traditional arts training in 1988 with Master Price and continued  under Mr. McClusky until 1996 and attaining Black Belt in 1993.  His extensive background  includes training in pressure point knockouts, grappling, kenpo, kick boxing.   He transferred into the WTSDA  with nearly 13 years experience as a 1st degree Black Belt. Currently Mr. McIntyre is heading up the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the MMA Program at High Desert Martial Arts Academy.

Instructor Associate  Officer Jacob Laduke, 1st Degree (Deputy Sheriff)

Mr.  Laduke began  training through the Sheriffs department.  He began his formal traditional arts training in 1996 with Master Price and Mr. McClusky attaining Black Belt in 2004 at HDMAA.  His extensive  background  includes training in grappling, pressure points, kick boxing and police enforcement tactics.   He is currently training to enter the octagon in Mixed Martial Arts, and as participated in several Western States Police and Fire Games.

Instructor Associate  Officer Larry  Frye 2nd Degree (Deputy Sheriff)    

KENPO Instructor In 1969, Larry was introduced to the Ed Parkerís American Kenpo Karate System. In November of 1974, Larry was awarded his black belt from Ed Parker personally at the Pasadena studio under the direct instruction of Dave Hebler. Currently, Larry is the senior black belt for an American Kenpo Karate studio in Victorville, Ca., where he proudly carries on the tradition for Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker by teaching the same Ed Parkerís Kenpo Karate he was taught.  He received his 2nd degree in 2006.  In 1982, Larry began a career in  Law Enforcement, and has worked for several departments and has extensive experience in control tactics.

Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons Instructors                                                    Cho Dan  Karen Olsen   & Cho Dan Bo Michelle  Evans

The Tigers / Dragons program for 3-6 years olds are run by a mother and daughter team.  They are Cho Dan Bo - probationary Black Belts.  Both have been training the Art of Tang Soo Do since May of 2000. Their physical program centers around developing coordination, balance, and movement motor skills and just having fun.  Mentally children are prepared for working in groups, sharing, listening and respect for each other.




Instructors that have had a direct impact on the students and program at High Desert Martial Arts Academy

       Master Robert Price                                    Master Ricky Jackson                           Officer John Macias Sam Dan

                                                                                                                                      E Dan  Francis Macias



                          Group Picture of High Desert Martial Arts Instructors Chain of Command  - Region 20

Glenn Olsen 2nd Dan,  Bryan McIntyre Cho Dan,  (Visitor), Sherry Courvoisier E Dan, Francis Cardinal 3rd Dan, Mark Schoenberger 3rd Dan,  Master Marsch