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Kang Do Won Martial Arts - 6 Reviews - 1269 E 305th St, Wickliffe, OH - Martial Arts & Self Defense Schools Reviews - Phone (440) 373-1520

Kang Do Won Martial Arts

1269 E 305th St (at North of Euclid Ave., - South of Rte. 2)
Wickliffe, OH 44092
(440) 373-1520
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I have been a Kang Do Won student for nearly 10 years. I joined the Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute because my husband had begun training there six months earlier and he was v...


We took our son out of this school two days after a payment was taken from our account for the upcoming month. It was made very clear without us having to ask that we would not ...

Testimonial of a Kang Do Won Student 1/7/2007

I have been a Kang Do Won student for nearly 10 years. I joined the Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute because my husband had begun training there six months earlier and he was very enthusiastic about it. I, on the other hand, regarded his training as a middle-age crisis but figured that we could have some fun together. Yes, we have had fun – and a lot of sweat and tears – but training in this traditional martial arts school changed everything. It is impossible to explain in mere words how Grand Master Richard J. Lewis (the head teacher) and the school’s instructors have improved our lives. But I can tell you that I am much happier and more successful than the person who walked into the Kang Do Won a decade ago. The majority of these internal and external changes have come through training under Grand Master Lewis. I am physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger as a direct result of my training. Much of the training involves attitude adjustment. We learn how to truly change our thought processes; this behavioral modification results in more harmonious interactions with people in our lives – like family, friends and co-workers – as well as teaching us to communicate clearly and directly. From the martial way perspective, we are taught to fight, quite effectively, so in the end, we do not have to. I cannot recommend this martial arts school more highly. It improves lives in a traditional setting, which is contrary to the martial entertainment businesses that predominantly exist today. If you are looking for a true, traditional martial arts school, or striving to change your life (holistically) for the better, this school, the Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute, can fulfill you and your family’s needs. Maureen Soeder Professor of English, Cleveland State University Lakeland Community College 3rd Degree Black Belt Instructor, Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute more

Training at the Kang Do Won 11/2/2006

I began studying Lewis Tae Kwon Do one year ago. I had observed numerous classes attended by my niece and nephew. I finally decided to accept the challenge of walking onto the training floor. In a very short time, I began to feel stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. Grand Master Lewis has created an atmosphere that guides you into becoming more aware of how you deal with everyday life, and all the stress that comes with it. Prior to entering the training floor, we are taught to "empty the cup". This involves tipping a silver cup just near the entrance to the floor. When doing this we are symbolizing emptying our minds of the daily stresses of the outside world. I have started to use this same technique as I arrive at and leave work. While we are taught many physical techniques, the control over mental focus has become a more important part of my training. I have a long way to go on this journey, and welcome the company of others on this road. more

"A New Beginning" 10/20/2006

Six months ago, I began the process of investigating Martial Arts Training for my 10 year old son. At the time, I knew nothing about Martial Arts but had heard from various sources that it may be what I was looking for: a place for him to build self confidence and discipline. I began calling and visiting several schools in the area. My first visit happened to be the Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute. We met with Grand Master Lewis and had the opportunity to observe a class. I was very impressed but was unsure because of my lack of knowledge. I departed with the clear intention of visiting other schools which was the advice given to me by Grand Master Lewis at the time. With each visit to other schools it quickly became apparent to me that if I was to enroll my son anywhere, it would be at the Kang Do Won. As it happened, 1 1/2 months later, he became a student at the Kang Do Won. In this short period of time, I cannot describe adequately the difference it has made in our lives. The Kang Do Won has not been a program to send my child to. Rather, it has been the place for "a new beginning." This phrase is the words my son used when he described how his life is now different since becoming a student of Grand Master Lewis. I sit on the parent’s bench and observe most of the classes that my son attends. Through my observation I believe this school is successful for many reasons most important being the experience of Grand Master Lewis. His presence and continual watchful eye on all of the students as well as the instructors seems to have created a place where students can feel comfortable and secure in attempting things that they may have never dreamed possible. It also offers at the same time positive support and guidance for the students. The outstanding instructors are all trained and under the supervision of Grand Master Lewis. The consistency, structure, order and clear expectations of what is required of all students and their families create a safe and challenging environment where, respect, discipline, courage, honesty, leadership and patience are developed. The investment required of me as a parent both of my finances and time, has produced results far beyond anything I ever expected. Not only have I witnessed an increase in discipline and self confidence in my son, he has gained so many of the other intangible "gifts" that money can ever buy. I am so grateful that we are able to have this opportunity, to meet so many really good people and to experience all that we have. I also realize that this is a long term commitment and process of growth and we look forward to the future with hope. My recommendation is to go and take a look for yourself. I doubt that you will be disappointed!!! more

Where 'Champions of Life' are Forged 9/28/2006

I have been a student of Grand Master Richard J. Lewis at the Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute for a little over nine years. In that time, I have seen an incredible number of success stories - including my own. Beginning my martial arts training at the age of forty two I have so far achieved the rank of second degree black belt. “Kang Do Won” is Korean for “School of Inner Strength.” As a traditional martial arts school, the primary focus is on strength of mind and spirit - using the art of Lewis Tae Kwon Do as a vehicle for achieving this goal. The training is not only physical, but academic as well - covering such elements as physics, history, philosophy and biology. Requirements for advancement to each rank includes a written test as well as a demonstration of physical skills. Grand Master Lewis takes a personal interest in each student, monitoring and directing their growth and advancement in all these areas - mental, spiritual, academic, and physical. Over the years, I have personally seen: - dramatic improvements in students with regard to confidence, self-esteem and discipline. - students improve focus and respect - which translates to success in school and the workplace; - young children advance rapidly in the development of social skills and physical dexterity; - children with learning disabilities actually achieve passing grades in school; - adults excelling in their professions well beyond their expectations; - many students achieve superior athletic skills. These are not isolated experiences. Rather, they are literally day to day occurrences. The Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute has been a vital part of the community for twenty two years and is truly a school where “Champions of Life are Forged.” If you are looking for a martial arts school, you owe it to yourself to consider the Kang Do Won. more
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  • The Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute was founded by Grand Master Richard J. Lewis in 1984. It has been providing excellence in Traditional martial arts instruction and self-defense training for men, women, children and families, ages 4 years & older, at it's current location in Wickliffe, Ohio since 1985. We help students improve their self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, determination, discipline, courage, grades and social skills.

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