The KIDO KWAN Martial Art International™ was originally founded in 1988 as the Korean Kido Kwan™ to represent the Korean based martial arts of Taekwon-Do (ChangHon & ChungDo Kwan), Hapkido and other martial arts as well. With the first school being under the direction of Master Kim, Yong-son at both his Kim’s Taekwon-Do locations on the East and North Side of Evansville (IN). After Master Kim’s departure the schools were “passed” into the hands of two of his black belts, with one staying on the east side and the other on the north. The east side location soon closed due to the lack of consistent instruction and the north side flourished and soon moved in to a much larger and well equipped location inside Living Well Fitness Center™ (Mill Road) just to the north of their location on First Ave. (next to House of Hong Kong).
1990 saw growth of the Korean Kido Kwan™ when the head instructor had moved to Columbus, GA. and left the day to day operations of running the Evansville Club to three other black belts. So in October 1990 the Kido Kwan™ grew to two locations! The 90′s saw a consistent growth in both locations, and by 1995 two other clubs were established by Kido Kwan™ black belts as they moved due to work, school or military service. By 1999 the Kido Kwan™ had locations in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. In December 2001 the Kido Kwan™ moved its headquarters school back to Evansville, and has seen growth in all the surrounding counties as well. Today the Kido Kwan™ is well established with several part time and full times clubs. We have a dedicated staff to run the web pages, the Kido Kwan Shoppe™, and our prized Kido Kwan Discussion Forum and Instant Chat™!
The Kido Kwan Martial Art International™ has been or currently is a member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation®, United States Taekwon-Do Federation®, KoreAmerica Taekwon-Do Union, the United State Taekwondo Union®, USATaekwondo®, United State Taekwondo Won™,North American Hapkido Association, World Hapkido Federation, World Hanmudo Association, and other national and international bodies of martial arts.