Tong Mun Kim
Pin # 3167
Grandmaster Kim was the Welterweight Silver Medalist in the 1966 Korean Army
championships. He was twice chosen as the most able instructor in an
elimination contest held by the Korean Federation to represent them
in Vietnam and Thailand.
Appointed as Assistant instructor to the USAF 314th Air Division at
Osan in 1969, he was selected by Grandmaster Hwang Kee to be on the
National Demonstration Team to demonstrate Tang Soo Do for the high
ranking military personnel and celebrities.
In 1972 he was appointed Head Instructor to the 314th Air Division
with five assistant Black Belt Instructors and some 350 students.
Grandmaster Kim was also appointed Chief Instructor of Greece and
accepted an invitation from Grand Master Kang Uk Lee, the Chief
Instructor for Europe, to take responsibility for Tang Soo Do in
Wales and West.
He was featured on the front cover of Combat Magazine, June 1983
issue, and performed at the Princess Ann Royal Show.
In 1984 he arrived in the United States to hold the position of Vice
President of the International Tang Soo Do Federation and serve as
Chairman of its Advisory Committee. That same year, he opened the
T.M. Kim Tang Soo Do School in Norcross, Georgia and formed his own
Soo Do Association.
On April 2, 2000, he was awarded 9th Dan from the International Tang Soo Do Federation.