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Master Y. S. Kim

Founder & President

Master Kim began studying Tae Kwon Do at the young age of four years old. 

Master Kim earned his Master's Degree in Physical Education from the Korea National Sport University (KNSU) and graduated as Valedictorian.

 

As a 7th degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt, Master Kim is also:

  • Licensed 2nd Class International Taekwondo Master from Kukkiwon

  • Licensed 2nd Class Promotion Test Examiner from Kukkiwon

  • World Tae Kwon Do (WT) International Referee 

  • President of Korean American Tae Kwon Do Union

  • President of U.S. Korea Tae Kwon Do Association of North Carolina 

  • Director of Korea Sports Association in U.S.A.

  • Former President of KNSU Tae Kwon Do Alumni Association in Pan America

  • Worked with the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee for 10 years 

  • Coordinator of Korea National Olympic Team

  • Licensed Teacher of Physical Education from Korea Gov.

  • Received a certificate from  the U.S. Congress House of Representatives and New York State Assembly for his dedication and outstanding to the development of Tae Kwon Do throughout the world

 

Master Kim was the International and Korean National Tae Kwon Do Champion and has been awarded commendations from the President’s Council of the United States, World Tae Kwon Do (WT), Pan Am Taekwondo Union, Kukkiwon, Korean Sports and Olympic Committee as well as Korean Government officials for his dedicated service and outstanding contribution.

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Master E. J. Lee

Co-owner & Manager

Master Lee is from Seoul, South Korea. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from the Korea National Sport University (KNSU) and graduated as Salutatorian.

Master Lee was the FIRST female member of the Tae Kwon Do team of Korea National Sport University.


As a 6th degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt, she is also:

  • Licensed 3rd Class International Taekwondo Master from Kukkiwon

  • Vice President of Korean American Tae Kwon Do Union

  • Licensed Teacher of Physical Education form Korea Gov. 

  • Vice President of U.S. Korea Tae Kwon Do Association of North Carolina

  • Certified Sports Therapist

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Certified ​Kickboxing Aerobic Instructor

 

Master Lee was a Korean National Tae Kwon Do Champion and has been awarded accolades from the National Community Service of United States, Pan Am Tae Kwon Do Union, Korea Sport Council, Kukkiwon and U.S. Korea Tae Kwon Do Association.

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Master Tae

Master Instructor & Athlete

  • 4th degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt 

  • Started Tae Kwon Do in 2004

  • Certified Master Instructor by KATU & U.S. KTA

  • 7-time Consecutive North Carolina State Games Gold Medalist (2013-2019)

  • The 10th & 15th World Tae Kwon Do Culture Expo Championship Gold Medalist (2022, 2016)

  • The 1st KNSU International Tae Kwon Do Championship Gold Medalist & MVP (2017)

  • 3-time Ambassadors Cup Gold Medalist (2019, 2017, 2015)

  • 6-time Powerade State Games Gold Medalist (2015-2020)

  • 7-time Consecutive KATU Championship Gold Medalist (2013-2019)

  • Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Maryland State Games Gold Medalist

  • Kukkiwon's President Award Recipient (2017)

  • 2-time President's Volunteer Service Award Recipient (2019 & 2021) 

  • Master Tae is working towards her Bachelor's in Psychology at Davidson College

                                       INSTRUCTORS

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4th Degree KUKKIWON Black Belt

KRISTIAN SANCHEZ

Started in 2010