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 24 years working with 10 NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins. He has worked for an Arena Football Team with the Tampa Bay Storm. GrandMaster Kim is the only Martial Artist in the world to work with 10 NFL teams.
GrandMaster Kim resides in Avon Lake, Oh, with his wife since 1992, Jeana, and two beautiful daughters, Katie and Lexi.