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*7th Dan Black Belt (Kukkiwon) *Certified Master (Kukkiwon) *Certified Poom/Dan Test Examiner (Kukkiwon) *Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Hanmadang Referee *WTMU (World Taekwondo Masters Union) Arizona State Officer *Arizona State Kukkiwon Test Examiner.

Grand Master Yu Kim grew up in Seoul, Korea and has been training in Tae Kwon Do since the age of ten. During his childhood, Grand Master Kim was exposed to various traditional methods of training and obtained his black belt under Grandmaster Jae Hoon Jung.

Grand Master Kim relocated to the United States in 1993 and began his tutelage under Grandmaster Jung Soo Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2006, he relocated to Gilbert, Arizona and opened Elite Tae Kwon Do School.

Currently Grand Master Kim is a certified Kukkiwon 7th Degree Black Belt and is a member of the USA Tae Kwon Do Association which governs national athletes who participate in the Olympic games. In addition, Grand Master Kim serves as a member of the Arizona Korean Master’s Association and continues to be an ambassador for Tae Kwon Do.

Over the past 30 years, Grand Master Kim has taught Tae Kwon Do to hundreds of students and has graduated a large number of black belts. Grand Master Kim has appeared in several martial arts publications to include the 40th Anniversary Special Edition of Martial Arts Magazine. Grand Master Kim has also posed for several martial arts suppliers such as TKO Boxing & Martial Arts Supply Company.