Grand Master Patrick L. Slezak

BIo & Career Highlights



Grand Master Patrick L. Slezak

8th Degree Master in Tang Soo Do- Dan #14675 World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation

Over 40 Years of Teaching Tang Soo Do and Self-Defense Classes

Over 25 Years Owning and Operating Slezak’s Karate School

Taught Karate Physical Education Classes for Conemaugh Township School District, North Star School District, St. Andrews Parochial School, and Westmont School District

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Black Belt and Master Ranks Obtained:

1st Dan – U.S. Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 20674

Grand Master Hwang Kee (Founder of Tang Soo Do) – 1974

 

2nd Dan – U.S. Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 20674

Grand Master Hwang Kee (Founder of Tang Soo Do) – October 10, 1980

 

3rd Dan – U.S. Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 20674

Grand Master Hwang Kee (Founder of Tang Soo Do) – December 10, 1983

 

4th Dan – World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation - Dan # 14675

Grand Master Jae Joon Kim (Grand Master Hwang Kee’s 38th Black Belt)

 August 9, 1992

 

5th Dan – World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 14675

Grand Master Jae Joon Kim – October 7, 1994

 

6th Dan – World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 14675

Grand Master Jae Joon Kim – October 11, 1999

 

7th Dan – World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 14675

Grand Master Jae Joon Kim – September 11, 2005

 

8th Dan & Title of Grand Master – World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation – Dan # 14675 - Grand Master Saul Kim – October 31, 2011

 

Awards:

1992 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1994 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1995 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1995 – Letter of Appreciation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1995 – Certificate of Appreciation of Slezak’s Township Karate School – World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1995 – Certificate of Appreciation from the Women’s Help Center, Inc. Children’s Christmas Carnival

1996 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1996 – All American International Brotherhood Award For Outstanding Support & Continuous Contribution – Dr. Harold E. Mayle, Head Coach Team USA – 1996 World Cup Team Trials

1996 & 1997 St. Jude Children’s Hospital for Contribution and Support

1998 – Letter of Appreciation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

1998 – Goodwill Games of Martial Arts – Cancun, Mexico – Team USA Karate Outstanding Coach

1998 – AAU Taekwondo Nationals- Herb Perez Team USA Olympic Team Fighter Seminar Guest – Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach County, Florida

1999 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

2001 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

2001 – World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation Honored Member Award  - Presented by Grand Master Jae Joon Kim at the 2001 World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation International Championships

2003 – Letter of Commendation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

2004 – Letter of Appreciation World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Federation

2004 – Altoona Academy of Taekwondo Championships – March 27, 2004

Most Supportive School

 2004 - Altoona Academy of Taekwondo Championships – August 8, 2004     Most Supportive School

2005 – Altoona Academy of Taekwondo Championships – March 19, 2005    Most Supportive School

2007 – Altoona Academy of Taekwondo Championships – March 17, 2007     Most Supportive School

2007 – Altoona Academy of Taekwondo Championships – September 23, 2007 Most Supportive School

2008 – Altoona Academy of Taekwondo Championships – March 30, 2008    Most Supportive School                       

2008 – Letter of Appreciation World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation – Grand Master Saul M. Kim (Son of Late Grand Master Jae Joon Kim)

2009 – Camp Parc ‘Laps of Light’ 2nd Place Award for Contributions & Support

2010 – Camp Parc ‘Laps of Light’ 2nd Place Award for Team Contributions & Support

2010 – Camp Parc ‘Laps of Light’ 3rd Place Award for Individual Contributions & Support

2011 - Promoted to the Rank of Grand Master by Grand Master Saul Kim, President of the World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation

2011 - World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation Award for Continued Dedication

2011 - Camp Parc 'Laps of LIght' 3rd Place Award for Individual Contributions & Support

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