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Grand Master Teacher Richard J. Lewis
- 8th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
- 4th Dan Black Belt in Sun Do
- 3rd Dan Black Belt in Bong-Sool
- Born 1950
- Began Training 1964
- Husband of Master Teacher Judeth M. Lewis
- Father of...
Senior Master Teacher Gary M. Hotchkiss
Junior Master Teacher Elizabeth M. Cintron
- Cleveland Karate Hall of Fame 1986
- Grand Master of the Year 2000...
E.U.S.A.M.A.A. Hall of Fame
- Pinnacle of Success Award 2001...
E.U.S.A.M.A.A. Hall of Fame
- Founder and Grand Master of the Kang Do Won
- Creator of 'Kang Do'

- President and Grand Master of D. H. Choi's Moo Do Won/USA
- Creator of the 'Strive to Survive'

Self-Defense and Assault Prevention Seminar
- Founder of the...
American Warrior Traditional Martial Arts Tournament
- Retired July 1, 2015
- Other Interests...
Construction
Home Remodeling
Counseling
Writing
Martial Arts Tournament Management
Electronics
Science Fiction
Sports
Billiards
Shooting
Motorcycling
Website Construction & Management
Vehicle Customization

Senior Master Teacher Gary M. Hotchkiss
- 7th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Kwon Chang'
- Born 1982
- Began Training 1989
- KDW Student of the Year 1994
- Son of Grand Master & Master Lewis
- Brother of...
Junior Master Teacher Elizabeth M. Cintron
- Police Officer
- Owner and Head Master of the Kang Do Won
- President of the Moo Do Won/USA
- Director of the...
American Warrior Traditional Martial Arts Tournament
- Coach and Player on the...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Other Interests...
Sports
Movies
Construction
Shooting
Dancing
Paintballing
Motorcycling
Criminology/Police




Master Teacher Judeth M. Lewis
- 6th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Eagle'
- Born 1958
- Began Training 1989
- KDW Student of the Year 1993
- Wife of Grand Master Richard J. Lewis
- Mother of...
Senior Master Teacher Gary M. Hotchkiss
Junior Master Teacher Elizabeth M. Cintron
- Registered Nurse since 1980
- 14 years in Critical Care Nursing
- 14 years in Home Health Care Nursing
- Specialty in Intravenous Therapy
- BCLS, ACLS, PALS Certified
- CAPA
- CPAN
- S.A.N.E. Trained
- Attended Ursuline College
- Graduate of St. Alexis School of Nursing
- Manager and Head Coach of...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Instructor of the 'Strive to Survive'
Self-Defense & Assault Prevention Seminar
- Other Interests...
Art
Calligraphy
Sports
Shooting
Interior Decorating
Gardening
Motorcycling
Movies
Writing
Cooking

Master Teacher Matthew P. LoPiccolo
- 6th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Pic'
- Born 1963
- Began Training 1982
- Father of Instructor Matt LoPiccolo, Jr.
- Director Customer Service Logistics
- B.S. Computer Science... John Carroll University
- M.B.A... Baldwin Wallace College
- P.M.P... Project Management Institute
- Other Interests...
Golf



Junior Master Teacher Tony Sacco
- 5th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Dragon'
- Born 1957
- Began Training 1986
- KDW Student of the Year 1990
- Business Manager
- B.S. Chemical Engineer... Case Western Reserve University
- M.B.A... Cleveland State University
- Other Interests...
Jogging
Bicycling
Cooking
Reading
Ballroom Dancing


Junior Master Teacher Elizabeth M. Cintron
- 5th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Queenie'
- Born 1984
- Began Training 1989
- KDW Student of the Year 1999
- Daughter of Grand Master & Master Lewis
- Sister of...
Senior Master Teacher Gary M. Hotchkiss
- Finance & Accounting Service Auditor
- Associate of Arts... Lakeland Community College
- B.S. Accounting... Bowling Green State University
- Coach and Player on the...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Other Interests...
Sports
Paintballing
Movies
Motorcycling



IN MEMORIUM
Passed Away Tuesday, June 16, 2015
You Will Never Be Forgotten!
Probationary Junior Master Teacher Maureen A. Soeder
- 4th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Silk'
- Born 1963
- Began Training 1998
- KDW Student of the Year 2002
- College English Teacher...
Cleveland State University
Lakeland Community College
- B.S. English... Cleveland State University
- Masters Degree in English... Cleveland State University
- Freelance Writer
- Former Drug Education Officer...
Lake County Narcotics Agency
- Instructor of Kang Do Won Junior Self-Defense Program
- Other Interests...
Sports
Reading
Traveling
Motorcycling



Probationary Junior Master Teacher Rosemarie Teresi
- 4th Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Dragon Lady'
- Began Training 1996
- KDW Student of the Year 1999
- Graduate from Cosmetology School
- Chairman & Judge for many Nail Competitions
- 1st Place in State of Ohio for Acrylic Nails
- Teaches Acrylic Nails
- Hair & Nail Salon Owner since 1971
- Other Interests...
Gardening
Interior Decorating
Baking/Cooking
Fashion
Dancing
Biking
Walking



Senior Instructor Courtney Richardson
- 3rd Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Mystique'
- Born 1989
- Began Training 2003
- KDW Student of the Year 2015
- Bachelor of Crafts at Kent State University
- Glassblower at Hale Farm and Village
- Other Interests...
Art/Drawing
Swing Dancing
Writing
Hiking
Frizbee
Reading
Weaving
Cooking
Archery


Senior Instructor Nicholas A. DiTirro, Ph.D.
- 3rd Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Sasquatch'
- Born 1963
- Began Training 1994
- KDW Student of the Year 2016
- Professor... Lakeland Community College
- B.S.C.I.S... Cleveland State University 1986
- M.B.A.... Cleveland State University 2001
- Ed.S... Nova Southeastern University 2003
- Ph.D... Nova Southeastern University 2005
- Member... L.C.C. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee
- Other Interests...
Networking

Security
Technology/Internet Safety
Travel
Reading
History Enthusiast
Recreational Bicycling
Hiking



Senior Instructor John Kingston
- 3rd Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Goose'
- Born 1965
- Began Training 2005
- KDW Student of the Year 2006
- ASQ (American Society for Quality) Certified Mechanical Inspector
- Certified Quality Engineer/Technician
- Other Interests...
Music
Theater
Theatrical Lighting
Reading
Camping
Bicycling
Home Brewing


Poom Instructor Vanessa Apelons
- 2nd Poom Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Puff'
- Born 2001
- Began Training 2007
- KDW Student of the Year 2013
- Member of the...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Other Interests...
Academics
Sports
Camping
Being with Family & Friends


Instructor Mary Wyrzykowski
- 2nd Dan Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Zap'
- Born 1996
- Began Training 2006
- KDW Student of the Year 2010
- Other Interests...
Fuzzy Animals
Swimming
Crafts
Video Games
Movies
Drawing

Probationary Poom Instructor Jordan Hunt
- 1st Poom Black Belt
- Nickname... 'T-Bolt'
- Born 2004
- Began Training 2009
- KDW Student of the Year 2012
- Member of the...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Other Interests...
Academics
Basketball
Video Games

Probationary Poom Instructor Vlad Estrin
- 1st Poom Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Bobcat'
- Born 2004
- Began Training 2011
- KDW Student of the Year 2016
- Member of the...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Other Interests...
Sports
Ballroom Dancing
Academics

Probationary Poom Instructor Robert Laney
- 1st Poom Black Belt
- Nickname... 'Gila'
- Born 2003
- Began Training 2011
- KDW Student of the Year 2014
- Member of the...
'Kang Do Warriors' Competition and Demonstration Team
- Other Interests...
Swimming
Archery
Hunting & Fishing
Camping
Hiking
ATVing
Video Games
Food
TV
Football
Wrestling
Lego League




 


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