The T Kang Students (mostly of the past)!

Michael Munday (Mr. Munday)

A guy who loves Asia and Japan. Is training to be an instructor and likes people too. Rumor has it he's in Hawaii now with kids. Hope to see him next time I stop by the Islands.


Long time student. Been there a long time now. I used to spar him years ago and has moved up the ranks. I'll never forget how his glasses used to fall off during sparring when he was a brown belt.

The Cantemalis

A whole family who joined together and have been practicing in the school for over 12 years (well 15 years ago!).

Lynn Burgos

A student from my color belt class. One of the few who made it to Black Belt with me and then vanished, but I have heard from her recently. She's doing well.

An aspiring instructor who likes to bang his shins against walls, trees and other hard objects. He was happily working in govt stuff in NY. Started his company and is always on the move.

Akim and Bashkin

Two guys who had ability and loved sparring. They disappeared many years ago but were in my white belt class with me.

Eric Tseng

Old Sparring partner of Mr. Busiz. Practiced really hard, and did well. His grandfather had red hair, but was Chinese?! Is rumored to have moves over to the H. Kang Canarsie school. Always sought new religions.


A student who practiced really,really hard the summer of '95 when I got to return to the schools. She got the student award for lower belts that summer.


Did really well until she tried a difficult jump on her black belt test and hurt her leg. She got better but I haven't seen her in the school recently.


Very powerful, fast and deadly. But a very nice guy who teaches now and can drive.
Last saw him happily in a sp techniques class in the Manhattan school in 2003. Also seen him working out in the Manhattan school more recently.

One of the youngest and best black belts from 88-92 or so. I think he moved away.


Another student from my white belt class who became an instructor and then moved away for work reasons to California...


Used to be unable to serve properly in the camp Volleyball Tournaments, but now one of the head Instructors of the Bensonhurst school. Was an Immigration lawyer in California and happily married. He is now living in Brooklyn and has a great family and a great job.


Was the best student in the school in '86. He made it to black belt quickly, but then gave up. He then became obese. Poor guy.

Willy Marshall Sr. and Willy Marshall Jr.

Two good friends of mine. Willy Jr. joined the armed forces. I haven't seen Willy Sr for a long time either. They moved their Tae Kwon Do school from opposite Astroland to the shopping center near Trump Village and Warbasse where the old shoe store used to be.

I forgot his name again

One of the newer instructors who I know but can't recall his name! I think he has his own school now.

and many many others....