Sang Koo Kang was born in Seoul, Korea in 1966. As is the case with many Korean children, Sang's early childhood was a hard existence and his only escape from the harsh realities of life was his introduction, at the age of 5, to Tae Kwon Do. Through his dedication to Tae Kwon Do, young Sang discovered immediate success and excelled over all of his peers in the sport.
In his teen years, Sang relocated to the United States and continued his martial arts training in Tae Kwon Do. Always driven to succeed, he worked hard to distinguish himself in the dojang while struggling to make ends meet for himself and his family. Sang survived those early days by immersing himself in the daily rigors of training, going to school, playing football and teaching Tae Kwon Do classes to elementary school children.
As a football player, Sang's on-field accomplishments attracted the attention of Jimmy Johnson who was the head football coach at the University of Miami. Sang was unable to attend the University due to his perilous financial situation and a need to be near his father. Instead, Sang enrolled at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he played as a walk-on freshman eventually earning a position on the team for the next 4 years.
In 1990 Sang opened his very first martial arts school in Miami Beach Florida. With a progressive attitude and a strong emphasis on compassion, patience and self perseverance, Sang opened a second location in the community of Pembroke Pines, a third location in Miami Gardens, a fourth location in Weston, a fifth location in South Beach and a sixth location in Coral Gables. Sang's popularity soared and he spread his training program to the masses by adding ten more training locations in communities throughout South Florida.
Master Sang also specializes in custom tailoring training to provide individualized private lessons to many busy executives and working professionals, as well as dignitaries, famous actors and professional athletes. Among these are local politicians, the Saudi Prince and Princess and Wimbledon Champion Boris Beck and NFL Hall of Fame and Actor Jim Brown and their families.
Master Sang Koo Kang has become an inspiration to the entire South Florida Community and the many persons he has met in his travels. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and he has designed a specialized "TNT" program that incorporates traditional Tae Kwon Do with Muay Thai (Kickboxing).
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