Tatsu Do Martial Arts
Soke Cavalier and his Junior Students
Tatsu Do Dragon

Tatsu Do 32nd Annual Tournament
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Genesee Community College Gym
1 College Road, Batavia, NY 1402
Registration: 9:00am
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TATSU DO , The Way of the Dragon, was founded by Soke William R. Cavalier, Jr. in 1976. Soke began training in Chitu Ryu Karate in 1957. In 1958, Soke Cavalier moved to Florida where he trained in Yoshin Ryu Ju Jutsu and Shito Ryu Karate under the direction of Sensei Mattson. Upon reaching black belt status, Soke Cavalier returned to New York State and continued to train in various styles of Karate, Ju Jutsu and Kung-fu in both the United States and Canada. Sensei Mattson referred Soke Cavalier to the great Grand Master Durant, where he studied and ranked in Karate, Ju Jutsu, Aiki Jutsu, and kobudo (traditional okinawan weapons).
In 1976, Grand Master Durant gave Soke Cavalier permission to form TATSU DO MARTIAL ARTS, including: Today, Soke Cavalier is head of the TATSU DO organization and president of the Traditional Martial Arts Association. He holds the rank of 10th degree black belt in Tatsu Do and 9th degree black belt in Goshin Jutsu Ryu. Soke Cavalier was inducted into The International Karate Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH in 1988, The Eastern U.S.A. Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh, PA in 1991, the Goshin Jutsu Hall of Fame in Erie, PA in 1993, and the World Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH in 1995.

The TATSU DO system has well over 200 black belts in the Rochester and Auburn, NY area and elsewhere in United States. There are 12 TATSU DO schools in the area.
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Soke William R. Cavalier, Jr.
Soke William R. Cavalier, Jr.,
the Head Instructor, is a 10th Dan and the founder of TATSU DO.