A wide variety of business and storefronts have come to call North Olmsted their home. One very exciting operation existing within the heart of North Olmsted is J.K.Kang’s Taekwondo Center: a spectacular, recreational training facility.
Currently open for its 25th consecutive year, the business is owned, as the name suggests, by Mr. Kang, and managed by top mentor David Jo. The training centers offers both traditional taekwondo courses as well as Muay Thai Kickboxing training. Only composed of five staff members, the site is successfully able to hold six classes a day, totaling 33 in-depth and fundamental sessions a week.
J.K.Kang’s first opened for business across the street from their current storefront on Lorain Road. Originally, the center started in a simple 1,200 square foot building, but through expert management and delightful customer service, the business was able to expand to their current location of 6,000 square feet. J.K.Kang’s is a high quality facility with a number of expertly trained and respectable staff members. Today, J.K.Kang’s is viewed as the most enjoyable and efficient martial arts training center in all of Northeast Ohio. Mohammed Ayad, an instructor at J.K.Kang’s, expressed that “the best part of teaching there is to be able to witness the development in students from when they start to years later; getting to see how all kids, even those with learning challenges, are able to focus and learn the routines taught there, growing as students.” Additionally, the facility offers the average monthly martial arts training fee in Ohio. Despite being able to charge more in accordance to the level of caliber of their classes and resources, management believes in fair, lower price practices.
J.K.Kang’s enjoys its location within North Olmsted, manager Jo stating that it is a good area with a lot of traffic exposure, good for driving-by clients interested in said services. Although 2016 was a slower year for the business, the center is currently experiencing steady growth and patronage. If ever looking for an exceptional workout or distinguished martial arts training, be sure to check out J.K.Kang’s Taekwondo Center at 27069 Lorain Road, a true recreational pillar within the city of North Olmsted.
Written by Cameron Keys, NOHS SITES student.