The Kido Kwan Martial Art International™ welcomes all martial artists interested in expanding their education and perpetuating their skills into the future. Our purpose in the Kido Kwan™ is to preserve General Choi’s Taekwon-Do as well as to continue and create, innovate and perpetuate the ever changing, fascinating art of Taekwon-Do. The Kido Kwan Martial Art International™ has developed a reputation for maintaining a very high level of proficiency in the art, coupled with sound ethics. We are a synergistic group striving to be humble, honorable, responsible and respectful. We also strive to reach the highest level of perfection, developing our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual thoughts and actions. Our trained, professional Instructors possess extraordinary skill, talent, knowledge and wisdom. Their leadership qualities provide a positive atmosphere, which is coupled with innovative and progressive training ideas designed for those students who would like to learn Taekwon-Do the way General Choi, Hong-hi intended it to be. Only this way can we all truly perpetuate the art of Taekwon-Do into the future. Our instructors, students, and new members of the Kido Kwan™ are encouraged to seek continuous improvement, and constant innovation. As mentioned before, we must continue to break traditional ways of thinking, realizing that a Taekwon-Do practitioner may make small improvements by developing new skills. Quantum leaps and revolutionary advances in the martial arts require new road maps and new paradigms. This offers distinctively new ways of thinking about old problems.
All of us in the Kido Kwan™ have worked hard to develop and provide for our members a distinctively unique method of sharing and teaching the updated techniques, self defense and patterns. This creative, innovative, progressive and logical approach expedites the students’ comprehension by internalizing his/her mind and motion, so they can perform at maximum potential. Therefore, the student can achieve their goals (both short and long-term) in a very efficient, productive and professional manner. This will allow them the opportunity to achieve the rank of Black Belt in as little as 1250 hours of training, and will ensure the quality performance, understanding and knowledge necessary to gain self-mastery of the individual, as well as success in the art of Taekwon-Do. The Kido Kwan™ has gained its reputation by building on quality and logic; these main building blocks are standard universal requirements for establishing a firm foundation. We have a solid structure and a very stable association. We currently have over a 96% retention rate (for black belt and color belt students).
The Kido Kwan™ has achieved worldwide credibility, recognition, and exposure. We have accomplished this by developing and producing hundreds of extremely creative and proficient Taekwon-Do practitioners, as well as many of black belts throughout the world. And of course sharing and promoting the exchange of information that is not readily available at least not free from other sources if at all!
When becoming a member of the Kido Kwan Martial Art International™ AKA Kido Kwan™, one will attain prestigious and unparalleled status in an organization with an unquestionable professional standard of excellence, and quality. We are inferior to none, equal to any, superior to many – SINE PARI!
Douglas G. Nowling
Director and Founder of the Kido Kwan