Olympic Gold Medalist - The Grand Master J.K. Kim (2024)

Olympic Gold Medalist - The Grand Master J.K. Kim (2024)

Myself alongside Olympic Gold Medalist, Grand Master J.K. Kim (1932), had the honor of sharing insights into our martial arts philosophies at the Original and International USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame event in May 2024. Grand Master Kim, renowned as a distinguished Olympic Taekwondo coach, brought his wealth of experience and wisdom to enlighten participants at the seminar.

Grand Master J.K. Kim's illustrious career is a testament to his unwavering dedication and exceptional skill in the realm of Taekwondo. His remarkable achievements include clinching the Olympic Gold Medal in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, as well as securing multiple World Championship Gold Medals in New York (1993), the Philippines (1995), and Hong Kong (1997), along with a World Cup Gold Medal in Egypt (1998).

As an instructor of both National and International Champions, Grand Master Kim's influence extends far beyond the confines of competition. With over 30 years of experience in the field, he is the proud owner of two World Champion Taekwondo Dojangs, where he imparts his invaluable knowledge and fosters the growth of aspiring martial artists.

Grand Master Kim's philosophy is encapsulated in his empowering motto: "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, NEVER GIVING UP!" This mantra reflects his unwavering belief in the indomitable spirit of the human potential and serves as a guiding principle for all who aspire to greatness under his tutelage.