We want our students to enjoy a clean, safe and spacious facility. We use modern equipment and custom design our center with the comfort of our students and their families in mind.
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 and Experience
- Master instructor (under Grand Master H.K. Lee – 9th Degree Black Belt) at Grand Master H.K Lee Academy of Taekwondo
- Master Instructor (under Grand Master Eung Gil Choi – 9th Degree Black Belt) at United States Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy
- Dankook University Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, majored in Taekwondo
- 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
- 4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido
- 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo
- 2004 World Championship – Gold Medal in Sparring
- 2007 World Championship – Coach of Korea National Team
- 2011 Asia Championship – Coach of Korea National Team
- 2017 Korean American Sports Festival – Director of Washington DC Taekwondo Team
- Former Technical Committee Chairman of Korea Taekwondo Association in USA
- Executive Director of Home of International Taekwondo
- President of Washington DC Taekwondo Association
Certificates and Recognition
- Certificate for Kensindo master
- Certificate of sports massage
- Certificate of sports health
- Certificate of exercise prescription director
- Certificate for high level leadership from Kukkiwon (Headquarters)
- Certified International Taekwondo Master Instructor
- Certified International Taekwondo Umpire
- Certified USA National Taekwondo Referee
- Received award for certificate of appreciation from Chatham- Kent, Ontario,Canada (Mayor – Diane Gagner)
- Received award for certificate of commendation from Taekwondo Association in USA (President GM Koang Woong Kim – 9th Degree Black Belt)
- Received award for certificate of special citation from Home of International Taekwondo (President GM Yoo Sun Lee – 9th Degree Black Belt)
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!