Sahbumnim Mel Gutic

Sahbumnim Mel Gutic

  • 5th Dan Black Belt
  • Started training in 1984 under Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang
  • 1989-1991 Nationally Ranked Black belt Heavyweight fighting
  • 1990 Taekwondo Full Contact NY State Gold medalist
  • 1990-1996 competed in Amatuer and Professional Kickboxing
  • 2012 Overall Mens Fighting Grand Champion on the NY Taekwondo Circuit
  • 2012 Bushi Martial arts Challenge Grand Champion
  • 2012 NY State Martial Arts Championship, Grand Champion
Sahbumnim Gutic started the Martial Arts 30 years ago in August of 1984 under Master Tae Sun Kang (currently Grandmaster). Like most kids, martial art movies had a big influence on him. Once he took his first class, he was hooked! The school was open everyday and he went everyday! Once he received his Black belt, Grandmaster Kang put him in his Instructor training program. He didn’t think that Taekwondo could get any better. Helping others reach their potential and watching their progress (especially the kids) was extremely rewarding. He has been very fortunate to have been trained by the whole Kang Family including Great Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang and all his sons. He received his 5th Dan in 2012 and he is currently Senior Instuctor at T.Kang Taekwondo in Marine Park. He didn’t know back then that Black belt was just the beginning of an exciting lifelong journey.

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


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