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WHO ARE WE?

Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo is a group founded in 1988 by an incredible martial arts grandmaster, named Nam Souk Kim. Over the years he inspired the growth of an old fashioned notion, that exercise and diet are the keys to health and happiness.  We are successful entrepreneurs, world-class athletes, computer programmers, HVAC experts, square dancers, mothers and fathers, students and teachers, leaders in our communities.

We are fit.  We are family.

Grand Master Nam Souk Kim

Grand Master Nam Souk Kim is the school’s founding father. Grand Master Kim holds a Kukkiwon certified rank of 9th degree black belt and sits on the council for World Taekwondo, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. He is among the original members of the Chung Do Kwan, founded in 1944. The Chung Do Kwan is the first of the five schools of modern Taekwondo. Grand Master Kim resides and in California, but visits our school regularly to provide instruction and preside over black belt promotion testing.

Master Rick Grimm

Master Rick Grimm is the chief instructor of Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. He has been practicing Taekwondo since 1991 and holds a Kukkiwon certified rank of 5th degree black belt with World Taekwondo and the Chung Do Kwan. Master Grimm also holds a black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art emphasizing grappling and self-defense techniques.

Mr. Mark Putman

Mr. Mark Putman is the local administrator of Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo and a senior instructor at the Bonner Springs location and holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt with World Taekwondo and the Chung Do Kwan. Mr. Putman also teaches the Little Dragons classes where children, aged 4-6 years, learn to kick, punch and block while they grow balance, self control and attention spans.

Ms. Tammy Wickwire

Ms. Tammy Wickwire is a senior instructor at the Bonner Springs location and holds a Kukkiwon certified rank of 3rd degree black belt with World Taekwondo and the Chung Do Kwan.

Mr. John Mathew

Mr. John Mathew is a senior instructor at the Bonner Springs location and holds a Kukkiwon certified rank of 3rd degree black belt with World Taekwondo and the Chung Do Kwan.

Mr. Tyler Wickwire

Mr. Tyler Wickwire is a senior instructor at the Bonner Springs location and holds a Kukkiwon certified rank of 3rd degree black belt with World Taekwondo and the Chung Do Kwan.