AMERICAN KANG DUK WON
KARATE
HISTORICAL LINEAGE



I: (EARLIEST REFERENCES)

BODHIDHARMA
(460 - 534)
CHU'AN FA
SHAO-LIN SI ("SMALL FOREST TEMPLE"), CHINA

CHU'EH YUAN PIN
CHU'AN FA (KEN FAT)
(1587-1681)

ASON - AWAH - WAI SHIN - ZAN
CHU'AN FA
C. 1790 - 1820
FUCHOU & FUKIEN SHAOLIN TEMPLE, CHINA

MATSUMURA SOKON
C. 1809-1899
SAKIYAMA SHURI, OKINAWA
SHORIN - RYU (SHAOLIN)

ITOSU ANKO
KUBAGAWA, OKINAWA
(1832 - 1916)

KAKEN TOYAMA
(1888-1966)
KUBAGAWA, OKINAWA
SHORIN RYU (SHAOLIN)

CHU'AN FA
C. 1910
MANCHURIA, CHINA



YOON BYUNG IN
(1898 - ?)
KWON BOP
1946
SEOUL, KOREA


II: (MODERN REFERENCES)

PARK CHULL HEE
(C. 1910 - ?)
KANG DUK WON
ORIGINAL SCHOOL OF TAE KWON DO
1955
SEOUL, KOREA

KUM CHUN KIM
(1943 - 1983)
KANG DUK WON
UIJOMBU, KOREA
WASHINGTON, DC &
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, USA
1957 - 1983

KANG DUK WON
WATERTOWN, NY 1969
AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE - EST. 1980




ROBERT C. LAWLOR
KANG DUK WON KARATE 1969-1980
AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE - EST. 1980 - present
YMCA, WATERTOWN, NY 1969
1969 - PRESENT

AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE DIRECTORS
MASTER BLACK BELTS

AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE
CHIEF INSTRUCTORS, SENIOR INSTRUCTORS, INSTRUCTORS
UNITED STATES AND CANADA

30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
"SPIRIT - LOYALTY - VIRTUE"
1969 - 1999


(This history was originally researched and published by Master Frank A. Palumbo, Jr. (1999).
The students and instructors of the American Kang Duk Won Karate style would like to thank those martial artists
from various styles across the United States who assisted in the completion of this history.
By sharing your records, letters, and time to discuss knowledge in these areas, you have greatly assisted us
in maintaining our ties with the very rich heritage of traditional karate training.)
Reference Page for above compilation

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