Who's Who in Tang Soo Do


Grandmaster Song Ki Kim
9th Dan
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 the World Dang Soo Do Union.


Magazine Credits




Tae Kwon Do Times - Jan 2008

2014 WDU / USGTSDA Championship opening remarks




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