TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING

THE LATER years - in THE United States

Grandmaster Kang was invited to come to the United States by the U. S. Military.  Tae Kwon Do was under the jurisdiction of the education department of Korea, and after receiving approval from the Korean government in 1964, he moved to the United States as a national athlete.  Initially he came to the United States to teach at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado as an officer in the 728th U.S. Armed Forces.

He also established many schools including the first Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do schools in Incheon City,

Jinhae City, Sachun City and Seoul.  The largest of these schools which was the Yong Dong Po school in Seoul was attended by the 5 youngest masters sponsored by Grandmaster Kang to come to the United States in 1968.

A true Martial Artist is never ruthless to the weak,

and never weak to the Powerful.

The basic school underlying Kang's United Arts College, LLC was founded in 1964 by Grandmaster Myung Kyu Kang.  The College is the oldest Moo Duk Kwan - Tae Kwon Do School in the country.  Grandmaster Kang was a 10th degree Master "Moo" means military and the philosophy of dedication, determination and brotherhood are taught with a unified approach to martial arts.


Tae Kwon Do (The Way of Foot and Hand)  Moo Duk Kwan (Military Brotherhood Association) incorporate the tenants of hand to hand combat with the kicks, punches, throws and ground techniques of Karate, Judo, Aikido, Jui-Jitsu, Wu-shu, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and others.  These are just tools for the goal of learning the best way of life.

tHE early years - in asia

GRANDMASTER MYUNG KYU KANG



Our Sabumin (Teacher/Father) was laid to rest on November 28, 2012.  It is hard to say how many lives he touched and benefited, surely many.  Tens of thousands of students were trained under him.


One of his (our) philosophy's is: Plan like you will live for 1,000 years, you never know when you will die, maybe today or tomorrow, but you plan like you will live for 1,000 years.  Striving for your goals when you fall down, you get back up.  Fall down again, get back up again, until you reach the goal.  This is the Master's way!


Grandmaster Kang made plans for his school to live and last 1,000 years.  These are our plans.  We uphold Grandmaster Kang's philosophy, techniques, teaching methods, and legacy.  


More information on Facebook and a eulogy video by Master Roxburgh at Grandmaster Kang's wake.

He has taught over 70,000 students and over 5,000 black belts.

At the time he was awarded the 10th degree Black Belt in Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do, he was only 1 of 3 living 10th Degree Grandmasters.

He retired from the University in 1999 after teaching for 29 years as a professor of physical education focusing on Tae Kwon Do and Judo.

Yong Dong Po School - Seoul, Korea

Grandmaster Kang was also instrumental in getting Tae Kwon Do accepted into the Amateur Athletic Union.

in December 1969.

Korean Air Force Academy

kang's united arts colle​ge, llc

JANUARY 17, 1933 - NOVEMBER 23, 2012

                                                                            Grandmaster Myung Kyu Kang  

Upon arriving in California he attended and taught at the California State University in Sacramento, getting both a BA degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Physiology. During this time, in 1989, he was the first foreigner to be invited into communist China to teach martial arts at Shanghai University.

Shanghai University (1989)

THE Tradition continues

Grandmaster Kang was born in a village on the plains of Manchuria (now called Shim Yang, China)  in 1933. Practically everyone practiced the fighting arts (self defense) and he started training with his grandfather - the village's self defense leader - at the age of 3.  With the war looming, his

family moved to Seoul, Korea where he started training under such

famous Masters as: Sam Yun Nam, Kye Yoon Lee, and Chang

Young Chung.  He later attended the University of Korea Yudo

College in which he earned his degree.

His desire to learn and study in the United States grew and after much research, he moved to Sacramento, California.

While living in Korea he taught Tae Kwon Do at the Korean Air Force Academy for 8 years and taught special techniques to the Korean Air Force 23rd Intelligence School, a very elite special forces unit.

Master Kang in Shanghai, China (1989)

Grandmaster Kang was awarded the Dan Bak Medal, 

Korean Air Force Academy

Grandmaster Kang was born in a village on the plains of Manchuria (now called Shim Yang, China)  in 1933. Practically everyone practiced the fighting arts (self defense) and he started training with his grandfather - the village's self defense leader - at the age of 3.  With the war looming,

his family moved to Seoul, Korea where he started training under

such famous Masters as: Sam Yun Nam, Kye Yoon Lee, and

Chang Young Chung.  He later attended the University

of Korea Yudo College in which he earned his degree.


While living in Korea he taught Tae Kwon Do at the Korean Air Force

Academy for 8 years and taught special techniques to the Korean Air Force

23rd Intelligence School, a very elite special forces unit.


the second highest award from the Republic of Korea