One of the Greatest Gifts you can give Yourself and Your Children is a Traditional Martial Art Education... MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN & FAMILIES... COME JOIN US ON A HEALTHY PATH TO GREATNESS!

                to the Kang Do Won Martial Arts Institute &
                Website...Located in Wickliffe, Ohio since 1985 and
                Inducted into the International Karate & Kickboxing
                Hall of Fame in 1987. Grand Master Lewis has been
                teaching Traditional martial arts and a comprehensive
                system of self-defense since 1971.

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This is the beginning of a new day.

I have been given this day to use as I will.

I can waste it, or grow in my art and be of some service to my family, friends and fellow students.

But, what I do with this day is important, because I have exchanged a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever.

I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it.

     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 to men, women, children and families at it's current location in Wickliffe, Ohio since 1985.
      The martial art, 'Kang Do', as taught at the Kang Do Won (Kang Do Won translated means... "School of Inner Strength"), transforms average people into extraordinary individuals. This transformation occurs because the educational focus is on positive personal growth, healthy character development and behavioral modification. The self-defense skills that Kang Do Won students acquire as a result of their training are only effective with the necessary 'inner strength' (heart) required to implement them.
Self-defense starts with self-confidence.

Training at the Kang Do Won creates extraordinary Children and Adults by
helping them achieve the following...

  • how to deal with and defend against bullies and aggressive or dangerous individuals

  • how to identify and avoid dangerous environments and situations

  • how to decrease and potentially neutralize the negative effects of A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.

  • improved work ethics, academic behavior, study habits and grades

  • how to be more assertive and have a stronger, more confident presence

  • improved social skills

  • the inner-strength needed to reject peer pressure and the temptation to indulge in smoking, alcohol, drugs and/or inappropriate sexual activity

  • development and/or improvement of  the following personality and character traits...
                  - self-esteem   
                  - self-confidence  
                  - self-respect      
                  - discipline
                  - determination       
                  - courage            
                  - honesty       
                  - responsibility
                  - concentration      
                  - initiative    
                  - trustworthiness  
                  - obedience


  • development and/or improvement of leadership skills

  • weight control

  • improvement in personal health, physical condition and athletic skills (never again will you or your child sit on the bench and watch other more skilled individuals play the game)

Greatness awaits those Children and Adults who
"Dare to be Better!" at the Kang Do Won.


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