Kang’s Taekwondo was founded in 1971 by Grandmaster D.W. Kang, one of the few 9th degree black belts in existence. He believes in a martial arts school that has traditional values of courtesy, honor, respect, along with great physical martial arts training. He was voted best instructor in the world in 1981 and in 1988. His experience alone sets the standard of instruction that you receive every time you walk through the doors.

Kang’s Taekwondo has over 47 years of history in Tulsa and the surrounding communities.

What makes Kang’s Taekwondo different from any other martial arts school is that we focus on more than just punching, kicking, fitness, and self defense. We want to instill life skills into each and every student, which is so important for creating a better education and overall quality of life. Life skills like respect, confidence, discipline, etiquette, focus, perseverance, positive attitude, and more are what we encourage and imprint in each and every one of our students.

As an organization we want to see our students succeed in life. Not only individually but as a whole unit. This is why we encourage the entire family to get active, involved and train together. We build black belt families at Kang’s Taekwondo.

Throughout our history we have produced an Olympic Bronze medalist, many international, national, and state champions. Moreover, producing over 5,000 black belts (and counting) is a mark of martial arts excellence. This echoes the adage, a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step.

The History of Taekwondo

As it is literally translated from Korean language, Tae means "to kick or strike with the foot," Kwon means "fist or to strike with the hand," and Do means "discipline or art." Combined, Taekwondo literally means "the art of kicking and punching"--"the art of unarmed combat." Over the years, Taekwondo had become a unique Martial Art that incorporates the quick, straight line movements that is seen in various Japanese systems and the flowing circular movements that are seen in most Chinese styles. What truly separates Taekwondo apart from all other styles is its varied and uniquely powerful kicking techniques. Yet, Taekwondo is far more than just a system concerned with physical power, it is an art directed towards the moral development of its students.

The Tenets of Taekwondo

Taekwondo is built upon 11 commandments that are used to guide the moral development of students. Not a single student will be able to fully understand these tenets can ever hope to master the true essence of the art. You can find these written on the walls of our Dojang:

  • Loyalty to your country
  • Respect your parents
  • Faithfulness to your spouse
  • Respect your brother and sisters
  • Loyalty to your friends
  • Respect your elders
  • Respect your teachers
  • Never take life unjustly
  • Indomitable spirit
  • Loyalty to your school
  • Finish what you begin

All of the classes at Kang’s Taekwondo are full encompassing and all revolve around the concept of creating a whole, complete person.

To be the best, train with the best.

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