|GrandMaster Joseph E. Kim|
GrandMaster Joseph E. Kim is a 7th Dan Black Belt recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon and USA Taekwondo.
GrandMaster Kim is recognized as one of the most successful Taekwondo Instructors and Coaches in the United States. He has produced over 250 Black Belts as well as several National and International Champions. GrandMaster Kim has dedicated his life to the development of Taekwondo in the Cleveland community.
His school in Avon, Ohio, is one of the largest in Ohio. GrandMaster Kim began his martial arts career in 1974 under the direction of his father, Eternal GrandMaster Myung Hwan Kim. At the age of 11 years old GrandMaster Kim earned his first degree Black Belt in 1980. He is a graduate of St. Edward High School.
In 1989 he became a permanent athlete resident at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a multi time member of the U.S. National Taekwondo team including earning a bronze medal at the 1990 Pan Am Games and World Cup. GrandMaster Kim is a 2 time U.S. Olympic Festival Gold Medalist and National Champion. His competitive record can be viewed on his resume.
GrandMaster Kim is also an accomplished coach in the NFL. He was hired by Bill Belichick of the Cleveland Browns in 1992 to assist in developing players fighting skills. Since then he has been active in NFL for 18 years working with 6 NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, and Buffalo Bills. He has worked for an Arena Football Team with the Tampa Bay Storm. He is currently working with the Buffalo Bills and Penn State University. GrandMaster Kim is the only Martial Artist in the world to work with 6 NFL teams.
GrandMaster Kim resides in Avon Lake, Oh, with his wife of 17 years, Jeana, and two beautiful daughters, Katie and Lexi.
Taekwondo and my life - GrandMaster Joseph E. Kim's 7th Dan Black Belt Thesis