BROKEN ARROW, Okla - For Bong Kang, Tae Kwon Do is an art form, a family heritage and a way to help make his country proud.
"Based on our history and reputation, my brother and myself are both National Champions. I won the US Open a couple years ago in Las Vegas" he said. "So because of those accolades and reputation, the phone call was given to be a part of the Olympic team."
Kang is one of five honorary captains joining the U.S. team in London for the 2012 Olympics. "I'm going to be there to support the team," he said " We’re going do whatever we can to help them achieve their Olympic dreams and Olympic goals."
He's following in his father's footsteps; Grand Master Dong Wong Kang was also a part of the Olympics, helping train hundreds of national and junior champions.
"I've been to the Olympics several times, every human being should be there once in a while," said Dong Wang Kang, who coached an Olympian to the bronze medal in 1992. "Everyone should dream to go to the Olympics."
Bong Kang is a 9-time state champion and he doesn't rule out going to the Olympics to compete for himself.
But Kang says he's currently perfectly content teaching future Olympians the right technique.
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