About Us

Founded in 1989, the Hopkins Taekwondo Club is the oldest martial arts club at Johns Hopkins University.  Following the original interpretation of the art (loosely ITF), Hopkins Taekwondo seeks to enrich its students through understanding of the mental, physical, and philosophical aspects of this Korean martial art. We focus on both the traditional practice of martial arts and modern fitness practices.

Hopkins Taekwondo’s instructors are trained by Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang, a 9th degree black belt based in New York City. Grandmaster Kang has been teaching Taekwondo since 1969, and his father was one of the original grandmasters at Taekwondo’s founding.