Currently a 6th degree black belt, Bong began his training at age 3. His training came from his father, Grandmaster Dong W. Kang, who holds the highest rank in Taekwondo, the ninth degree black belt. Moreover, Grandmaster Kang was recently inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.
As A Competitor:
As A Teacher
Master Bong Kang began teaching at the age of 13. His gift with children is unparalleled. He enjoys all aspects of martial arts and what it can offer to students of all ages. Master Kang has been operating the Broken Arrow Tae Kwon-do location for over 12 years. Hundreds of students from Broken Arrow and surrounding communities have risen to the coveted level of Black Belt rank through the skillful tutelage by Master Kang. Additionally, Master Kang is responsible for many demonstration teams who’s performances have been seen over the entire Midwest.
Many champions have risen from this group including a U.S. Open and National Champions. Master Kang is also responsible for many more students having the pleasure of experiencing tournaments, camps, and seminars right here in Oklahoma.
Master Bong Kang Talks about Community, Discipline, Character and What it takes to be a Champion!
Our friends over at Art of Learning held an amazing interview with Master Bong Kang that you can watch below. A few minutes into the video you can see why having a teacher like Bong can make the difference, literally between life and death. In this interview Master Kang shares his teaching methods, philosophy and talks in depth about the life skills students learn through Taekwondo. You can visit the original story and watch the original full video here.
As A Community Member
Master Kang’s heart is also about family and community. The Dojang hosts many good grades pizza parties, character stripe parties, picnics, harvest parties, and outreaches. We have worked with blue star mothers, habitat for humanity, walked neighborhoods to collect canned good items and donated them to loaves and fishes and broken arrow neighbors, taught over 8000 children in local area schools about character, and respect, hosted demonstrations at local area churches centered around Christ which in turn over 100 people have given their life to Christ, volunteering 2 summers on the North side to teach kids about respect and life skills,(( DVIS=?)), adopted families for Christmas, raised over $5000 for the St. Francis Children’s hospital, and over $30,000 for St Jude’s Children’s research hospital.
Some of Master Kang’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing, spelunking, hiking, mountain biking, guitar, piano, drums, smoking meat, reading, cooking, missions work, small groups mentoring. Master Kang’s favorite kicks are back kick and back turning kick. Most important, Master Kang values family togetherness and growing in life skills for a better tomorrow.