U.S. TAEKWONDO ACADEMY

Moving Tradition Forward...

Established in 1978, the U.S. Taekwondo Academy is a pillar of the community. For 36 years the U.S. Taekwondo Academy has opened its doors to anyone willing to walk in. Here at the Academy we like to pride ourselves on how we are more than just a school. We are a family. "If you ask how big my family is, I'd say all the members of the Academy." -2nd generation Grandmaster Jon Kim.
Along with our firm belief in the value of family, we hold at our foundation our pillars. Self-Confidence, Respect, Discipline, and Focus build the four pillars of the U.S. Taekwondo Academy and are instilled into each member. It is our goal that each member will be inspired to grow within these areas. In addition, the U.S. Taekwondo Academy follows the ancient Tenets of Taekwondo. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit strengthen the core of each member of the U.S. Taekwondo Academy. We encourage you to contact us. 
Welcome to the U.S. Taekwondo Academy family!
Grandmaster Koang W. Kim founded the U.S. Taekwondo Academy. Grandmaster Kim is also credited as being one of the first to bring Taekwondo to America. Currently, Grandmaster Kim holds the international rank of 9th Dan Black Belt. Some other noteworthy achievements include:
  • Man of the Century
  • Highest ranked Black Belt outside of Korea
  • Most decorated international referee in the world
  • Grandmaster to more than 100 internationally recognized Black Belt students world-wide
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Grandmaster Jon E. Kim is a second generation Grandmaster. With over 30 years experience and quite the family to show for it, Grandmaster Kim prides himself on his knowledge of Taekwondo and ability to make everyone feel welcome. Currently, Grandmaster Kim holds the 
international rank of 7th Dan Black Belt, and in 2012 was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.