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Chin Mu Kwan Founded March 12, 1959

65 years of Traditional Taekwon-Do


Chin Mu Kwan Taekwon-Do became a Federation (CTF) in 1966, around the same time the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) was formed. CTF promotes traditional Taekwon-Do and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in Taekwon-Do certification.

In the center is the Founder of CTF, Great Grandmaster Howard Y. Kang (Kang, Yon Ho), on the left is Grandmaster Stephen Davis, and on the right is Grandmaster Fred Destolfo, the original Grandmasters of Chin Mu Kwan Taekwon-Do.

Great Grandmaster Howard Y. Kang passed away April 4th, 2021. With his passing Master Charlie Kang (Great Grandmaster’s son) has been promoted to Grandmaster and thus the CTF lineage and legacy remains in the Kang family.

Chin Mu Kwan literally means “True Martial Art Home” the art of Taekwon-Do as a self defense.

CTF Officials:
Founder: The late Great Grandmaster Howard Y. Kang 9th Dan

CTF Senior Advisers:
Grandmaster Charlie Kang 9th Dan
Grandmaster Stephen Davis 9th Dan
Grandmaster Fred DeStolfo 9th Dan

CTF Advisors:
Grandmaster Lenny Young 9th Dan
Grandmaster Bob Davis 9th Dan

CTF contact email address: sctf9@outlook.com

Tenets of Taekwon-do
(Taekwon-Do aims at achieving):

Indomitable Spirit.

Taekwon -Do Oath:
I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon – Do.
I shall respect the instructor and senior.
I shall never misuse the Taekwon – Do.
I shall be champion of freedom and justice.
I shall build a more peaceful world.