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Grandmaster Dan Kim

  • · 8th Degree black belt over 40 years experiences
  • · MBS Tae Kwon Do Academy Grandmaster
  • · Lion King Tae Kwon Do Academy Grandmaster
  • · Advisory of New York State Tae Kwon Do Association
  • · Vice President of Greater New York Tae Kwon Do Association
  • · Advisory of Korea America Taekwondo Association
  • · President of the Five ring Tae Kwon Do Academy (1985-2001)
  • · Coach of Seoul Dongdaemoon Junior & Senior High School Tae Kwon Do Team (1992-1996)
  • · Supervisor of Seoul Kwanghee Elementary School Tae Kwon Do Team (1986-1992)
  • · International Tae Kwon Do Referee
  • · Council of Seoul Olympic Game Tae Kwon Do Team (1988)
  • · Council of Seoul Asian Game Tae Kwon Do Team (1986)
  • · Chief of Korean National Tae Kwon Do Demo Team (1980-1982)
  • · Korean national Tae Kwon Do Champion (1976-1982)
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What is Taekwondo?

Like any martial art properly taught and properly practiced, Taekwondo is a non-agressive and ethical system of self-defense.

Taekwondo developed from humble beginnings over 1,000 years ago and has since spread internationally to become one of the world's most successful and popular martial arts. Its practitioners enjoy physical and mental discipline, as well as excellent fitness and the ability to defend themselves if necessary. Taekwondo is not only a combat sport, but is also a way of life for enthusiasts around the globe.

The word Taekwondo itself is made up of three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning to kick or jump; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, which means "the way." Loosely (if not literally), it can be thought of as "The Way of the Hand and Foot."

While famous for its wide range of kicks, Taekwondo also emphasizes breaking power, such as splitting wood and bricks using only the bare hands and feet. Training involves a variety of techniques, to include punching, kicking, dodging, jumping, parrying and blocking. Taekwondo also focuses on sparring and learning formal patterns of movement called forms.

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