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American Kang Duk Won is a martial art that teaches self-defense and personal fulfillment.  The foundation of Kang Duk Won is based upon discipline.  Upon the foundation of discipline, a student develops competence which leads to confidence.  Confidence then matures to self-discipline, a necessary attribute for success in today's world.  In the words of Grandmaster Arndt, "If there is no discipline, there is no art."  Although we teach self-defense concepts, we train our students how 'not to fight' through the development of self-confidence and building skills to avoid dangerous situations. 

TAE KWON DO is a Korean martial art and means, “The art of smashing and destroying with the hands and feet”.  The term Tae Kwon Do was adopted in 1955 after a meeting of the heads of all the major styles in Korea.  KANG DUK WON is a style of Tae Kwon Do and translated means, “The arena for the teaching of virtue.”