Merafuentes Korean Karate was established in 1998. We would like to thank you for choosing our martial arts school. Thanks to our wonderful parents and students we have a 3,000 square foot facility. Our chief instructor is Master Junior Merafuentes has his 6th degree black belt in Kang Duk Won, and is always eager to learn more. His knowledge, passion and respect for martial arts has expanded to more than just Kang Duk Won but to all styles. He not only operates two businesses, Merafuentes Korean Karate and Merafuentes Valley Trophies, he is a family man with a wonderful wife, of over 20 years, and two great
kids young adults. This is the reason why he created the logo for the school, “Family Marital Arts at its Finest!”
Here will help you in your studies of martial arts center. These studies will help explore the limits of strength, endurance and spirit. In doing so, you will achieve many goals in life. You will also receive an education that teaches the skills of how to resolve conflict humanely and intelligently. This is done by combining physical self-defense with mental self-defense skills. You will learn and practice these skills along many others so that you will be able to employ them in everyday life experiences. We look forward to your upcoming training in our martial arts school!
The purpose of this class is to discuss the ideals and ethics upon which traditional martial arts training – like yours in American Kang Duk Won Karate – has been founded. From Bodhidharma to Funakoshi to the present, one can recognize profound parallels in the offerings of these ways of wisdom and practicality in every day living. The challenge, of course, is to maintain the discipline in our daily lives which will enable us to better understand and apply the lessons these philosophies ultimately offer.
As a member of American Kang Duk Won Karate, you are in line with the same martial spirit and philosophies which were detailed in the earliest documented systems of unarmed combat. It is essential that we understand the significance of our own place in the history of these disciplined art forms and their lifestyles.
Each of us has a moral and civic responsibility to reflect the teachings of American Kang Duk Won Karate in a positive and well tempered manner. At the end of a workout, our art should not be left in the training hall. It should be with us as we walk home, enter work, meet new people, accept our daily challenges, and even when we pause to appreciate the beauty of nature around us. When approached with an open mind, the way of karate can influence every aspect of a person’s life.
We are not practicing a sport. The Art of American Kang Duk Won has been handed down through the years always expressing a careful consideration for spirit, loyalty, and virtue in all we do.
As martial artists today, we are similar to the legendary practitioner of the past. Each of us can make as much of our training as we allow ourselves to envision. The only limits one will experience in his traditional training in American Kang Duk Won Karate are those which are self-imposed. Therefore . . .
The possibilities of our successes and personal growth are without bounds!
—Kang Duk Won Association