USTU Team Coach
In 1979, Grandmaster Kim was selected by the USTU to coach the national team. After making numerous contributions to the advancement of Taekwondo organizations, Grandmaster Kim came to the decision to devote his remaining years to his own school and concentrate solely on teaching his students. He continues to teach every day even today, which is unusual for most Taekwondo grandmasters. Teaching is something that Mr. Kim enjoys tremendously, and he makes it a point to tell other instructors at the school that one should only teach Taekwondo if he or she thoroughly enjoys teaching all kinds of students – not only the talented ones but also those who are not as gifted.
Grandmaster Kim’s experience outside of the martial arts circle is also quite interesting. He earned a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also served in the Korean Air Force as a Captain. The academic training and skills Grandmaster Kim obtained from MIT and Harvard led him to a successful career with General Electric where he served for many years as Vice President (GETSCO), in the Northern Pacific Operations Centre. In that position, his chief responsibility was in the marketing of aircraft engines and aerospace products to that region of the world.