History

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Great Grandmaster Joo Won Kang
Founder of Kang’s Taekwondo Academy

May the pursuit of excellence through the Kang’s Taekwondo Academy help set the standard for the future challenges that you will meet in your everyday life.

1954
May 10, joined Taekwondo – Chang Moo Kwan
1964
Instructor for the Republic of Korea Army
1965
Lead instructor in Vietnam
1969
Police Department Instructor
August 15, Grand Opening of Kang’s Taekwondo Academy in Korea, Branch of Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan.
1974
Moved to Canada
1975
Invited instructor at Baltimore, MD.
1976
August 15, Grand Opening of Kang’s Taekwondo Academy in Canada at 449 Portage Avenue (across from The Bay at One Canada Centre)

Organized

1977
Founding member of the National Taekwondo Federation of Canada
1978
Founding member of the Manitoba Taekwondo Association (ALF. WTF)
Founding member of the North American Taekwondo Union
1979
Founding member of the Pan American Taekwondo Union
Hosted the first official Canadian Taekwondo Championships and Team Trial for World Championship.
1982
Founder of the Korean Culture Taekwondo Black Belt Association of Manitoba.
1993
Hosted the 15th Canadian Taekwondo Championships and Team Trial for the World Championship.
Annually
Host of the Can-Am Games Invitational Tournament

Participated

1978 – 2003
On many occasions participated as the Head of the Canadian National Team, also as Manager, Coach or Official Delegate to International and World Events.
1997
Executive member of WTF Taekwondo Association of Canada
2000
Appointed Team Leader of the Canadian Olympic Taekwondo Team
2000
Received the Award of Excellence from the National Coaching Association of Canada

National Team Members from Kang’s Taekwondo Academy

Over the years, a number of Kang’s Academy members have won Gold, earning a place on the Canadian National Team, some going on to medal in International competitions.

Many of the Kang’s Academy Team have advanced to the Semi and Quarter Finals and several have brought home Silver and Bronze medals from the National Games .