Taekwondo is an ancient Korean art of self-defense which has been developing for over 20 centuries. The fundamental components of Taekwondo are kicking, blocking and punching. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
Taekwondo is not only a method of physical conditioning. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our mind and body. Taekwondo enhances our mental discipline, concentration, respect, patience and self-control.
Since the opening of Kim’s Taekwondo in 1978, Grand Master Kim has expanded the legacy of Kim’s Taekwondo to 75 branch schools around the world(i.e Greece, Mexico, USA, Morocco, etc.) . Kim’s Taekwondo has the largest community of branch schools than any other in Canada.
In 2008 at the Beijing summer Olympics, Karine Sergerie who had trained with Grand Master Kim since a young age obtained a silver medal. To this day, Karine is the only female athlete to have received a silver medal in Taekwondo at the Olympics.
- Awarded to Grand Master Keun Ha Kim by the government of South Korea The Order of Civil Merit Moran Medal. Awarded for providing outstanding and meritorious services in the fields of politics, economics, arts, etc. The services of Grand Master Kim have positively influenced the welfare of the citizens of Korea and promoted national development.
- Awarded to Grand Master Keun Ha Kim by Her Majesty the Queen, The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Awarded for providing a significant contribution to international affairs between South Korea and Canada as ex-President and current Chairman of the federation of Korean-Canadian associations. And also for showing leadership in the Canadian Taekwondo community.