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About Us

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Welcome to Kim’s School of TaeKwonDo! We have served the Bellaire, Meyerland, and Central/Southwest Houston area for almost 20 years.

We believe in not only teaching TaeKwonDo at a high level, but are committed to martial arts as a path to becoming a better person at any age.

We are a family school, not just in the ownership, but in philosophy. Following the example of our founder, 8th degree Grand Master Kim, we see the school and all students as a family in itself. We believe in encouragement, holding to expectations, and responsibility to each other.

TaeKwonDo meets you at whatever ability, age, and physical condition you are in and builds from there. We have classes for children, teens, adults, and special family classes for parents and children to have the unique opportunity to train together.

We strive to instill the core values of TaeKwonDo in each of our students. These tenets are Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self–Control, and Indomitable Spirit. The tenets of TaeKwonDo are a guide for how each of our students treat each other and how they overcome adversity inside Kim’s School of TaeKwonDo and out.

Please call us at 713-661-6766 to set up a free trial lesson.

Schedule

Class Times Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
9:50-10:30
(40 mins)
Family
Training
10:30-11:20
(50 mins)
Teens
& Adults
11:20-12:10
(50 mins)
Child
All Ages
3:45-4:30
(45 mins)
Child
4-6
Child
4-6
Child
4-6
Child
4-6
Child
4-6
4:30-5:20
(50 mins)
Child
6-8
Child
6-8
Child
6-8
Child
6-8
Child
6-12
5:20-6:10
(50 mins)
Child
8-12
Child
8-12
Child
8-12
Child
8-12
Teens
& Adults
6:10-7:00
(50 mins)
Teens
& Adults
Teens
& Adults
Teens
& Adults
Teens
& Adults
Black
Belt
7:00-8:00
(60 mins)
Adults Adults

 

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Instructors

Master Kim

Master Kim

  • Rank: 5th Degree Black Belt
  • Earned: 2012
  • Started: 1991
  • Certified under Grand Master Hae Man Park, 9th Degree Black Belt
  • Affiliations:  Kukkiwon, Chung Do Kwan, World Taekwondo Federation, Houston Tae Kwon Do Association

Master Kim started taking taekwondo in 1991. She began teaching taekwondo when she was a green belt. Master Kim has been continuously teaching and training for the past 23 years. Her ownership of the school has ben for the last 8 of the school’s 20 years.

Master Kim explains her longevity in a sport where people come and go: “I started taekwondo out of my interest in physical fitness, but taekwondo has managed to maintain that interest because it is fulfilling on many levels with social, educational, therapeutic, cultural, even artistic value. Taekwondo is useful for self-defense and instills discipline and a fighting spirit.” Taekwondo provides Master Kim a positive outlet in which to relate to her community.

Master Kim talks about the many students who have been a part of the school: “Over the years, this school has provided teaching excellence in taekwondo for the local community. We have recently celebrated the school’s 20th year anniversary. We are proud to have ties to black belts here in Houston, the United States, and across the world.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela

Master McClung

Master McClung

  • Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Earned: April 05, 2011
  • Started: September 1994
  • Recognitions:
    • Demo Team Coach
    • 1997 State: Silver and Silver
    • 1996 Nationals
    • 1996 State: Silver and Bronze
    • Several Local Tournaments
    • Certified Referee
    • Coaching, Reffing, and Assisting for State and Local Tournaments

Growing up Master Sean was an angry child. He got in a lot of fights and was trouble for his mother and his teachers. In order to get exercise and hopefully expend excess energy, Master Sean was in enrolled in TaeKwonDo under Grand Master Kim. His attitude gradually began to change. Master Sean ended up being a better student and a better son thanks to everything he learned on the mat. “I truly owe everything I have accomplished on and more importantly off the mat due to the lessons learned in class.” It is because of these lessons that he now teaches. He enjoys watching each of his students grow in both TaeKwonDo and as people.

The relationship between time and anti-time is analogous to the relationship between matter and anti-matter, and upon contact, the two would annihilate each other, causing the rupture in Space.
– Lieutenant Commander Data

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau

  • Rank: 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Earned: 2003
  • Started: 1992
  • Recognitions:
    • 2000-2003 Quebec Provincial Junior Champion
    • 2000-2003 Canadian National Junior Championships
    • 2000 Canada Open Champion
    • 2001 Canada Open Champion
    • 2002 US Open Championships
    • 2003 Quebec Cup Champion
    • 2003-2006 Quebec Provincial Champion
    • 2003-2006 Canadian National Championships
    • 2003-2006 Canadian Olympic Team Carding
    • Certified Referee by the Quebec Taekwondo Federation
    • Certified Coach by the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program

Personal Statement: At an early age, Taekwondo instilled in me a great level of confidence, strength, respect and determination. I obtained my black belt in 1999 and started teaching and competing at numerous provincial, national and international sparring competitions. I was part of the Quebec and Canadian sparring teams from 2000-2006 where I trained with and competed against a number of Olympic athletes. I also had the chance to participate in a number of elite athlete training camps, both in Canada and the United States. After retiring from formal competition to dedicate time to my academic studies, I have continued training and instructing Taekwondo, not only for personal fitness, but also for the tenets that Taekwondo promotes: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. Teaching Taekwondo allows me to share the knowledge and passion that I have acquired and to witness the growth that Taekwondo imparts to students in both its practice and life outside the dojang.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

Sarah Schneider

Sarah Schneider

  • Rank: 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Earned: February 5, 2006
  • Started: September 2001
  • Recognitions:
    • Coaching and assisting at various local tournaments
    • Clark University Tae Kwon Do Club President, 2010-2012
    • 2005 Nationals: Silver, Sparring
    • 2005 Houston National Qualifier: Bronze, Sparring
    • Various local tournaments, Sparring and Poomse

Personal Statement: I began Taekwondo at age 11 with a friend who had recently started, and it quickly became an integral part of my life. I absorbed as much Taekwondo as possible by sparring, performing in demonstrations, learning weapons, and competing in tournaments. While I maintain that sparring is the best workout in the world, the goal setting, determination, and respect I’ve learned in Taekwondo means that its benefits in my life extend well beyond physical fitness. I began teaching at Kim’s School of Taekwondo in August 2014, and am honored to be able to teach and learn in a community that is dedicated and supportive.

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

  • Rank: 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Earned: April 2015
  • Started: February 2013
  •  Recognitions:
    • 2013-2014 Kim’s TKD Demo Team Member
    • 2013 Texas Open Taekwondo Championship
      • Gold in Poomsae
      • Gold in Breaking
    • 2013 35th Annual UMA Taekwondo Championships
      • Gold in Poomsae
      • Silver in Breaking
      • Sparring corner judge volunteer
    • 2014 Texas Open Taekwondo Championship
      • Gold in Poomsae
      • Bronze in Breaking
    • 2015 Houston Open Taekwondo Championship
      • Gold in Poomsae
      • Setup/tear down volunteer, timekeeper

Personal Statement: I started Taekwondo when I was 8, but I was unable to continue due to my family’s financial situation at the time. Twenty years later, I decided it wasn’t too late to give up on my dream of Taekwondo. I love the sport for its challenge, its messages, and, most of all, how it pushes me to be a better version of myself than I was the day before. Now, having reached 1st Dan, I plan to continue my training for as long as I can and help pass on the teachings of Taekwondo to the next generation.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”
— Henry Ford

Testimonials

A wonderful school for Tae Kwon Do for all kids of all ages even little ones. My son is 5 and thoroughly enjoys going to class.

Sharon Kwok Loyd

Great team, they are a real TKD family.

Aeobb Kadhem

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