Grandmaster Song Ki Kim
Pin # 312
A student of Jeong
Suk Kim (Dan # 158),
Grandmaster Kim began
training in Tang Soo Do in 1951. In 1956 he began teaching and has been dedicated to the
growth of the art ever since.
He was instructor of the Korean military army brigade at Osan, Korea
in 1957 and later founded the Tang Soo Do
School at the US Air Force base, Osan, Korea in March of 1958.
On January 31, 1960 he founded the
Tang Soo Do Regional headquarters at Kyoung Ki province of Korea.
Over a thousand of his former
students have gone on to become high ranking Masters and
Grandmasters around the world. Among those are Grandmaster
Mariano Estioko, the second American to ever receive a Black Belt in Tang
Soo Do and founder of the Western Pacific Tang Soo Do Association,
and Grandmaster Chun Sik (C.S.) Kim, founder of the International
Tang Soo Do Federation.
He is also founder and president of
Dang Soo Do Union.