Grandmaster Chung Il
Pin # 475
Grandmaster Chung Il Kim is the
President of the
International Association of Korean
Martial Arts (IAKMA).
He has been training in the Korean martial arts for over 51 years
and teaching for over 40 years. His instructor in Korea was Master
Se Jhoon Oh (Pin # 26). Master Oh was a student of Grandmaster Hwang Kee, Tang
Soo Do's founder.
Grandmaster Kim is a 10th
degree Black Belt in Korean Martial Arts, and is one of the highest
ranking Black Belts in the world in Tang Soo Do.
He trained the Korean
police for three years in self defense tactics and techniques. He
was also an International Champion in the 1960's.
Grandmaster Kim has been teaching in
the U.S. since 1970 and currently teaches
the Black Belt classes in Tang Soo Do Karate and Tae Kwon Do
Kennedy's Martial Arts Academy in Elk Grove, Illinois.