Why Choose T. Kang Taekwondo?

T. Kang Taekwondo is one of the few schools in the world that is based on TRADITION and REPUTATION.

The T. KANG TAEKWONDO schools are the largest and oldest group of Taekwondo schools in the New York area. We represent over 70 years of world-class Taekwondo experience headed by world renowned Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang, 9th Dan Black Belt.

Grandmaster Kang is a grandmaster like no other. He is a first generation grandmaster who started his training in Korea in 1967. He learned directly from his father, Great Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang, 10th Dan Black Belt and the highest ranking Taekwondo instructor in the world.

Our school’s history dates back to 1969 when it was established under the name New York Taekwondo Academy by Great Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang. He started his training in 1938 learning directly under the founder of the first Taekwondo school in Korea, Great Grandmaster Won Kuk Lee.

Grandmaster Kang is very active in his Taekwondo studios. He not only engages with students, but also teaches classes on a daily basis. Finding an active grandmaster who still teaches is extremely rare. To this day, he teaches traditional Taekwondo the way it was originally taught, concentrating on physical and mental well-being while emphasizing proper respect and discipline.

Despite receiving numerous requests from Taekwondo instructors to teach at his studios, Grandmaster Kang has never hired outside instructors. Unlike other martial arts schools, every member of his teaching staff, including Masters, Sahbumnims, Senior Instructors and Assistant Instructors, are home grown, having started their training at T. Kang Taekwondo as white belts.

We believe these qualities separate us from other martial arts schools.

OUR PLEDGE – We are dedicated to giving you and your child the most professional, well-supervised and highest quality instruction available in any martial art anywhere!

History of the T. Kang Taekwondo School

  • The Kang System of Taekwondo represents over 70 years of world-class experience in martial arts training.
  • The Kang Family established the first Taekwondo Academy in Brooklyn, New York in 1969.
  • The program’s phenomenal success is based on training methods developed and tested over time by Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang.
  • Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang trained in the martial arts directly under his father, the world-renowned Great Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang, 10th Dan Black Belt, the highest ranking living Korean martial artist in the world.

Great Grandmaster Suh Chong Kang

  • Started martial arts training in 1938
  • Founder of Kuk Mu Kwan Taekwondo in 1963
  • Head Instructor of the Korean Military Intelligence Agency – known presently as KCIA (1957 – 1969)
  • Commanding Instructor for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army (1960 – 1968)
  • President of American Taekwondo Association (1969 – 1978)
  • Vice-President of International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) (1977 – 1983)
  • President of American Taekwondo Federation (1978-1995)
  • Chairman of World Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Federation (2001 – Present)
  • His students include world-renowned Masters and Grandmasters

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


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

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Hours of operation

Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: Once a week class available

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday: 10:30am – 4:00pm