Staff

Senior Master Bill Ma

Senior Master Bill Ma

  • 8th Dan Black Belt
  • Chief instructor T. Kang Taekwondo Sheepshead Bay
  • Trained under Grandmaster T. Kang since 1982
  • 30 years of teaching experience
  • US top ten competitor 1984-1993; NASKA, PKL
  • Responsible for staff and class development

Senior Master Bill Ma has trained under Grandmaster T. Kang for 32 years. He has competed nationally in tournaments from 1984-1993. Rated top ten in forms competition and in 1990 was ranked top five by the Professional Karate League.  Promoted to Sahbumnim in 1988 and was the head instructor of TKT Bensonhurst from 1990-1996. In 2002 earned the title of Master Instructor and is currently the head instructor of TKT Sheepshead Bay.

There’s something to martial arts and especially the way Grandmaster Kang teaches it that addresses not just the body and fitness, but it addresses the mind and it addresses your approach to life.
 
I’m a 3rd dan black belt now and that’s one of the top achievements of my life. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I can’t imagine what my life would’ve been the last 10 years, and my family’s life without martial arts, and specifically without Grandmaster Kang. It’s just led to so many good things and has grounded us these years.
 
The greatest gift you can give yourself is health. You can have all the riches and fame in the world but if you’re sick and can’t get better, then you can’t enjoy anything.
Michael Imperioli

Emmy award winning actor

Having started at the school at 8 years old, I consider myself to have grown up taking classes at T. Kang Taekwondo. When I first became a member, both my parents and I were unsure if it’d become a hobby that I’d truly be dedicated to. 12 years later, I still love Taekwondo!

The quality of the people, the facilities, and the instruction at the school is difficult to find at any other Martial Arts school or gym that I’ve ever visited. Furthermore, as a college student who has won numerous scholarships and internships, I would not have developed the strengths that have allowed me to thrive in both academic and professional settings without the lessons I learned and support I received at T. Kang Taekwondo.

Marguerite Hollander

Drexel University Student, MGA Partners Architects

Not only is Grandmaster Kang a mentally and physically gifted practitioner of Taekwondo, but unlike many other Grandmasters, he is an exemplary teacher of the art.  I started Taekwondo in 2002 at another school and in 2005 I started training with Grandmaster Kang.

His form and abilities in Taekwondo were remarkable, but what really impressed me in 2005 and continues to impress me to this day is his and his entire staff’s ability to teach the basics of this complicated martial art to students of all ages and abilities.  He doesn’t just focus on the gifted students—he takes the time to focus on the needs of everyone.  He is a great teacher and a great example for all to follow regarding health and fitness.

Lee Ann Jaffee

Real Estate Broker, Stribling

TRIBECA

85 Worth St

New York, NY 10013

212 219 0043

tkangtkd@gmail.com

Hours of operation

Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday: 10am to 3pm

MARINE PARK

2960 Avenue U

Brooklyn, NY 11229

718 891 1400

tktaveu@gmail.com

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: Once a week class available

SHEEPSHEAD BAY

1645 Sheepshead Bay Road

Brooklyn, NY 11235

718 332 1400

tktsbay@aol.com

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

CANARSIE

9607 Flatlands Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11236

718 345 6200

kangelite@gmail.com

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday: 10:30am – 4:00pm