Grandmaster Kim is a 9th degree black belt, the highest rank for Tae Kwon Do. He has been studying and teaching Tae Kwon Do for over 45 years and manages the largest full-time Tae Kwon Do School in the region. Grandmaster Kim is the original Tae Kwon Do Master in Omaha, Nebraska and has been teaching in Omaha since 1968.
Grandmaster Kim was born in Seoul, Korea where he was accepted into Koreas most honored martial art school the Chung Do Kwan. In 1963 and 1965 he won Korean National Championship- the only man to do so twice. Grandmaster Kim furthered his ambitions by becoming the Chief Instructor of Tae Kwon Do for the Fifth Division Korean Army (DMZ) and later became the Chief Instructor of the renowned Tiger Division. Grandmaster Kim holds a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in biochemistry.
He is an International Grandmaster Instructor and official in the art and science of Tae Kwon Do, one of a select few chosen for this honor. Additionally, he is the director of the Tae Kwon Do Association and author of the Student Manual. In 1988 he was an active member of the Olympic committee overseeing the Tae Kwon Do exhibitions. In 2006 Grandmaster Kim was the Co-Chairman for the first World Tae Kwon Do Championship held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. He actively participates in the community doing demo's at local schools continuing to exemplify the principles behind this ancient tradition of Tae Kwon Do. The students of Grandmaster Kim are honored to study under him and value his willingness to share his knowledge of this ancient tradition.