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 is 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.