Master James P. Reid

My first training in Martial Arts started 1988 in Omagh, Co Tyrone Ireland. I first studied a Japanese style Wado Ryu under instruction from Mr. Hughes. I trained there for about two years before moving to London where I continued training at a number of schools, studying different Japanese styles. During this time that I was introduced to the Korean style of Martial Arts, Tang Soo Do. I joined the East London school under the instructions of Master Mackay in 1991. I continued training there until 1993 when I left to travel to the U.S.A. In 1994 Master Mackay came to visit California and I was introduced to Master Bell at his school the First Tang Soo Do of Fremont. In April of 1996 I decided to join the First Tang Soo Do of Fremont and since then I have been an active student under the instruction and guidance of Master Bell. I now hold the rank of Master Sah Dan (4th Dan) after testing in January of 2010. Martial Arts is an integral part of my life, maintaining a conditioned Mind, Body and Spirit the true essence of the art..

Master Reid currently teaches in San Francisco, CA.
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