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.
Professor of English,
Cleveland State University
Lakeland Community College
3rd Degree Black Belt Instructor,
Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute