Our Facilities

We want our students to enjoy a clean, safe and 10,000 Sq. ft spacious facility.

We use modern equipment and custom design our center with the comfort of our students and their families in mind.


Our Instructors

When selecting instructors we select outstanding men and women who have both a high level of martial arts skills and a passion for sharing them with others. We are confident that while watching any of our staff in action that you will see that our instructors love what they do!


About Master Y.J. Kim

Master Y.J. Kim has earned international recognition for his Taekwondo skills and teaching methods, and directs all his efforts to bringing the benefits of Taekwondo to the community.


Credentials

Experience

  • Bachelor of Sports Science, Majored in Taekwondo (Dankook University)
  • 2004 World Taekwondo Championship – Gold Medalist in Sparring
  • 2007 World Taekwondo Championship – Coach of Korea National Team
  • 2011 Asia Taekwondo Championship – Coach of Korea National Team / Umpire
  • 2017 Korean American Sports Festival – Director of Washington DC Taekwondo Team
  • 2019 Korean American Sports Festival – Silver Medalist in Ssireum Wrestling
  • Master Instructor at Grand Master H.K Lee Academy of Taekwondo in Herndon, VA (Under Grand Master H.K. Lee – 9th Degree Black Belt)
  • Master Instructor at United States Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy in Leesburg, VA (Under Grand Master Eung Gil Choi – 9th Degree Black Belt)
  • Former Technical Committee Chairman of  Korea Taekwondo Association in USA
  • Executive Director of Home of International Taekwondo (2017~)
  • President of Washington DC Taekwondo Association (2019~)
  • First President of Washington DC Ssireum Wrestling Association (2019~)
  • Regional Manager, USA at WRT (Non-profit Organization)

Certificates

  • 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • 5th Degree Black Belt in Kumdo (Sword Martial Arts)
  • 4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • Certificate for Kensindo master
  • Certificate of sports massage
  • Certificate of sports health
  • Certificate of exercise prescription director
  • Certificate of completion the Master Course for Poomsae by The Asian Taekwondo Union
  • Certificate of completion by Grand Master Kim Soo, Founder of Chayon-Ryo
  • Certificate for high level leadership from Kukkiwon (Headquarters)
  • Certified International Taekwondo Master Instructor
  • Certified International Taekwondo Umpire
  • Certified USA National Taekwondo Referee

Recognition

  • Marquis Who’s Who biographical listee (Founded in 1898)
  • Received Presidential Physical Fitness Award from Barack Obama (44th U.S. President)
  • Received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from Donald Trump (45th U.S. President)
  • Received award for certificate of appreciation from Diane Gagner (Mayor of Chatham- Kent, Ontario,Canada)
  • Received award for certificate of commendation from Grand Master Koang Woong Kim, 9th Degree Black Belt (President of Taekwondo Association in USA)
  • Received award for certificate of special citation from Grand Master Yoo Sun Lee, 9th Degree Black Belt (President of  Home of International Taekwondo)
  • Received Appreciation Award from Pan Am Taekwondo Union
  • Received Appreciation Award from Washington DC Sports Association
  • Received Appreciation Award from New York State Taekwondo Association
  • Received Appreciation Award from New Jersey State Taekwondo Association
  • Received Appreciation Award for Tournament Committee from Korea Taekwondo Association in USA
  • Received Award of Excellence from Korea Sports Association in USA
  • Received Certificate of Recognition from Greaten Korea Foundation
  • Received Appreciation Award from Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of Republic of Korea
  • Received Appreciation Award from U.S. Taekwondo and Martial Arts Grandmaster Federation
  • Received Certificate of Recognition from The Korean Women Veterans Association of Washington
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation from The Korean American Association of Greater New York
  • Received Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon

 

 


Come See For Yourself!

The best way to see if Master Y.J. Kim’s Martial Arts Center is right for you is to experience it for yourself. Please fill in your information in the below box and our staff will contact you to set up a time to visit our center. We look forward to having you as our guest!