Instructors

Master Kim's Tae Kwon Do Academy offers martial arts instruction in the Tempe area. Master Kim has been teaching children, families, and adults for over 25 years in both Korea and the United States!

Our school is dedicated to teaching the physical and technical aspects of Tae Kwon Do, as well as practicing its five tenants:

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

Our program is designed to build character in our students, and to train them to become confident strong leaders.

Visit us today, and you will immediately feel the energy and enthusiasm from our students and instructors!

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Grand Master Young Kim

Grand Master
  • 8th Degree Black Belt certified by World Tae Kwon Do Federation, Kukkiwon
  • Korean National J. B. team coach (1995)
  • NYS Demo team leader (1996, 1997)
  • Physical Education Teaching Certification in Korea (1994)
  • Master Tae Kwon Do Teaching License from World Tae Kwon Do Federation, Kukkiwon (ID#: 080078)
  • Over 25 years teaching Tae Kwon Do experience
 

 

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Gregory Waller

Senior Instructor
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Western State Tae Kwon Do Championship 2016 (Grand Champion)
 

 

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Sophia Kim

Junior Instructor
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Super Cup Championships in NY 2015, 2016 (Gold Medal)
 

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