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.

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


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


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.
September 1, 1986
Appointed President of the Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan Canada Branch by the President of the World Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan Headquarters.
Appointed Canadian Branch Master of Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan.
Executive member of WTF Taekwondo Association of Canada
Appointed Team Leader of the Canadian Olympic Taekwondo Team
Received the Award of Excellence from the National Coaching Association of Canada
April 24, 2008
Received a letter of commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters)
September 3, 2008
Appointed to the Kukkiwon International Advisory Committee
February 10, 2010
Appointed to the Kukkiwon Research and Development Committee
June 30, 2011
Appointed as a Kukkiwon Advisory Member

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 .