Our Mission Statement
  • TO listen and understand the wants and needs of our students and families and to address those wants and needs specifically.

  • TO continually educate and train ourselves and update our skills in communication and instruction to maintain our commitment to excellence.

  • TO educate and train our students and families so that they are empowered to protect themselves and maintain optimal health.

  • TO maintain an environment that gives each individual the opportunity to pursue and achieve a greater level of personal success and freedom.

About Master Jungtae Kim​
  • Certified 6th Degree Black Belt with World Taekwondo Federation

  • Graduated from Yong-in University in Taekwondo(B.A.) Seoul, Korea

  • Certified Taekwondo Master of Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarter)

  • Certified Physical Education Teacher (Middle and High School)

  • Republic of Korea Army Special Forces Taekwondo Instructor

  • 25 Years of Taekwondo Experience

  • Most Dedicated Taekwondo Instructor, CUTA 2010

  • Korean Government Dispatched Taekwondo Instructor to North America, 2010  

A native of Seoul, Korea, Master Kim began training in Taekwondo at 6 years old. He competed extensively in Korea as a member of various elementary, middle and high school teams. He represented Seoul in national tournaments and was awarded gold and silver medals. 

Upon graduating high school, Master Kim applied to the number one Taekwondo University, Yong-In University, and competed with 500 other students.  Out of the 12% that was accepted, Master Kim achieved the highest total score for sparring, kicking, and poomsae, and was awarded a full scholarship.


Established in 1953, Yong-In University is Korea’s premier school for Korean athletes. Its varying athletic programs have produced countless international competitors, Olympic team members and coaches & masters in every sport.

During Korean military service, Master Kim was a passionated Taekwondo instructor and dedicated sergeant. He served in the Special Forces unit for 2 years undergoing special warfare operations and missions. 

In 2010, the Korean government selected Master Kim to dispatch to the United States. He dispatched to California, and taught in the U.C. Berkeley Martial Arts Program and CUTA Taekwondo schools.


In 2012, he started his unique Taekwondo programs for kids recreational, and elite training, and produced black belt students, over ten California state champions, two US Open bronze medals and two US national junior team members.

Master Kim is a highly dynamic demonstrator and teacher. His tremendous skills and energy make students excited for ever single class. With over 25 years of Taekwondo experience, Master Kim is dedicated to helping each and every member of the academy gain the maximum benefit from their training.


Master Kim's Taekwondo Academy


415 769 1127

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