Who's Who in Tang Soo Do


Grandmaster Tong Mun Kim
9th Dan
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 organization, the Global Tang Soo Do Association.

On April 2, 2000, he was awarded 9th Dan from the International Tang Soo Do Federation.




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