Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Dan Gable
I am a martial artist.

"I am a martial artist." I see through different eyes.
I see a bigger picture when others see grey skies.
Though many can't conceive it, I stand...facing the wind.
My bravery, not from fighting, but from my strength within.
I am a martial artist. I'll walk the extra mile.
Not because I have to, but because it's worth my while.
I know that I am different, when I stand on a crowded street.
I know the fullness of winning, I've tasted the cup of defeat.
I am a martial artist. They say I walk with ease.
Though trained for bodily harm, my intentions are for peace.
The world may come and go, but a different path I'll choose.
A path I will not stray from, no matter, win or lose.

-Karen Eden
Karate-do is probably the most widely practiced martial art in the world. Other popular martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Aikido,
are practiced in some countries and not in others. Karate, though, seems to be practiced every where. The reasons are many. As a method of
self-defense, karate is unparalleled. Its karate-do, the study of karate as a way of life. Everybody can benefit from this aspect of the art because
each of us can become at least a little bit better of a person, with better character and increased sensitivity.

virtually anyone who enjoys average heath, regardless of age or sex. Tae kwon do's high, spinning kicks, and judo's and aikido's hard jarring
falls eliminate many older members of society from practicing them. Karate, thought, doesn't suffer any such limitations. You can practice
karate fast or slow, hard or soft, intensely or gently. You can do it at your own pace, and you can practice effectively by yourself (provided, of
course, that you are under the guidance of a qualified instructor).

We invite you to follow us along the path of karate-do. We promise you an interesting, exciting, challenging, and safe journey. We are a non
profit associated to Amateur Athletic Union group under the 501(c)(3).The Golden Tiger Club is a proud member of two of the oldest and most
respectable organizations dedicated to the promotion of martial arts in the United States. Both organizations are non-profit groups. The USA
National Karate-do Federation ( which is the only karate organization that is sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
(USOC). The other organization is The Amateur Athletic Union of the USA ( It was created in 1888 to establish standards
and uniformity in amateur sport.

At G.T.S.S., we care about the quality of our students because they are the one that will carry on the tradition for many years to come. Our staff
members are the most qualified in their respective fields: karate, aerobics, strength exercise etc. Our goal is to bring back the standard of
martial arts to where the old master intended in the physical and spiritual senses and take it into the 21 century digital age.

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          2010 The Excellence in Youth Awards
Honorable Mention

CONGRATULATIONS to Golden Tiger Shotokan Studio and its Students. GTSS has just received the
2010 Delaware County the Excellence in Youth Awards, Honorable Mention Award. The award is
co-sponsored by Delaware County Workforce Investment Board, its Youth Council and the Delaware
County Council. We are humble to be nominated and to receive the award. It shows GTSS 's effort to
make invaluable contributions to the community, especially the youths. We will continue the good cause,
and be part of the community. Thank you very much for all your support.      
Summer Camp 2011
Lots of field trips and a lot of Fun!