about us

grand master In shik kim

founder and head master

Grand Master in Shik Kim is a world renown 8th degree black belt in Taekwondo and Judo and is the founder of the World Taekwondo Union. He graduated from Yong In University, one of the current top producers of world/Olympic champion Taekwondo and Judo players, and was the South Korean President's personal body guard, national champion competitor, and voted best teacher of the year.


Master Kim founded I.S. Kim's MA  over 40 years ago with the vision of spreading the benefits of martial arts around the world. He believes in developing a strong mind, strong body, and the highest personal values: respect, discipline, honesty, humility, and perseverance. 

master jennifer kim

Jennifer Kim is a 5th dan black belt and has been practicing martial arts for over 28 years. She has competed and coached at the state,

collegiate, and a national level.  She specializes in working with children as young as 3.  Her classes are focused on developing: personal sense of well being, managing emotions, good work ethic and motivation.


Jennifer graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Human Development, focusing in child development.  She has researched at UCD CCFS (Center for Child and Family Studies) and worked with children as young as 2 years old.

Fun fact:  One of Jennifer's hobbies is to do glamour for her students and parents who have important events (ball, prom, work parties, graduation)

master joshua park

Joshua Park is a 5th dan black belt, he has been practicing martial arts for over 25 years. His expertise is teaching students, as young as 5 years old, technical and mental skills in self defense and sparring. He has competed and coached at the state, college and national level. His classes focus on developing: good character, explosiveness, proper technique, range of motion, and strategy. His goal is to help students develop their personal desire for excellence in martial arts and life.

He graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Economics and is currently a Financial Advisor at one of the largest  investment firms in the world.


Fun fact: One of Josh's hobbies is to practice game theory math and help tutor students.


(on the right)

Jacob Baker is a 2nd dan Taekwondo and 1st dan Judo black belt, he has been practicing martial arts for over 18 years. He has competed at the state, collegiate and national level. His classes focus on developing: excellent basics and conditioning. "Alot of champions made a name for themselves with nothing more than the fastest and sharpest basic technique."

He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in History and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Intelligence at Georgetown University. 


Fun fact: Jacob has practiced the guitar as long as he has practiced martial arts. He enjoys working out and music, often times together.