Welcome to Dr. Kim’s World Taekwondo Academy


  • To teach the highest quality martial arts in the United States
  • To empower our students with valuable black belt life skills for daily life
  • To contribute to a safe and peaceful world

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 30 Years Serving Central Kentucky
  • Kukkiwon 8th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Kukkiwon Certified Masters & Instructors
  • State-of-the-Art and Safe Facilities
  • A Positive Learning Environment
  • Personal Attention for Every Student
  • Flexible Class Schedules
  • Practical Self-Defense Techniques

Our Black Belt Character Building Curriculum

Dr. Kim’s Taekwondo is the leading provider of martial arts training in the state of Kentucky. Grandmaster Kim personally developed the belt test curriculum taught in our academy and designed it to include traditional Taekwondo forms (poomsae), Olympic style sparring (kyorugi), practical self-defense (hoshinsul), kyokpa (breaking) and life skills. Our masters and instructors focus on teaching students “valuable life skills,” such as respect, focus, discipline, confidence, self-control, and indomitable spirit so that students can apply these skills to all aspects of their daily life.

Community Outreach Program

Tiger Kim Foundation was founded in 2010 to raise money to share with the community.  It is a non-profit organization that performs charity work for the community and provides assistance to people in our community as well as other communities.  Our students raise money to share with the community throughout the year by hosting bake sales, silent auctions, and fundraising events.  Each of our black belt candidates is required to raise money and donate to the various charity organizations:  

  • Kentucky Children’s Hospital
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky
  • Children’s Hemiplegia & Stroke Association
  • Catholic Action Center
  • Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Riding Hope of Central Kentucky
  • Lupus Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • Overseas Organizations

Dr. Kim’s World Taekwondo Academy has donated more than $50,000 in our community in terms of charity and scholarships.

It is Our Honor to Announce that some of Dr. Kim’s Alumni Students went to the Nation’s Top University with Scholarships:

James Snow: Stanford University

Sam Doty: Northwestern University

Sarah Al-Zubi: Harvard Medical School

Layla Al-Zubi: Johns Hopkins University

Ishi Aaron: Cornell University

Levi Lutz: University of Maryland

William Toth: University of Minnesota

Ayah Al-Zubi: Harvard University

Christian Skinker: Princeton University

Hinano Goto: Keio University, Japan

Saisha Dahr: National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist & Perfect ACT Score

We can make a difference!