- 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.
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