Sahbumnim Mark B. Jones, Ph.D.

Sahbumnim Mark B. Jones, Ph.D.
  • 5th Dan Black Belt
  • Head Instructor T. Kang Taekwondo – Johns Hopkins University 2002-2006
  • Founder and Head Instructor T. Kang Taekwondo – University at Buffalo 2007-2009
  • Head Instructor T. Kang Taekwondo – Case Western Reserve University Taekwondo 2012-2018
  • Trained in T. Kang System stating in 1999
  • Over 20 years teaching experience

Mark B. Jones has over 20 years of experience in Martial Arts, specializing in teaching college age students. He has brought the teachings of Grandmaster Kang’s traditional taekwondo with him to each institute throughout his academic training. He has trained and taken competitive collegiate teams to both traditional- and olympic-style taekwondo tournaments. A Pennsylvania native, Mark earned his BS and MSE in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (University of Buffalo) in 2012.  Following his postdoctoral training at Case Western Reserve University, he was a junior faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He currently works in the biotech sector in Cambridge, MA, and assists teaching any of Grandmasters’ virtual students attending class via Zoom.

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

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