| Master Sang Woo Kim is one of the more accomplished Tae Kwon Do masters in the world, as well as being a master instructor of Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, he has had schools in Korea, been a Korean national champion and served the sport at the highest level in his native country. In person he epitomizes qualities of a true martial arts master.
Master Sang Woo Kim was born in South Korea in 1955. He began his martial arts training at age 7. Having been from a family deep rooted in martial arts, his father was a master in Judo and Kendo and Grandfather was a martial arts master in the Government's secret service. Master Sang Kim continued his training throughout his teenage years, he graduated from Chungang University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After university, Master Kim entered the military as an officer. He was assigned to the Korean Special Forces in the airborne division and he started teaching combat martial arts. During this period Master Kim had already achieved his 5th Dan in Tae Kwon Do. He was later given the position as head combat intructor for the Special Forces as demonstrated by his incredible physical and teaching abilities. After his service in the military, Master Kim opened up numerous schools in Korea. His first school was called "Dong Ku".
In 1986, Master Kim and his family imigrated to Canada. He started his club in the south end of London on Wortley Rd. and in his first two years he had 300 students. Of them 4 were junior Canadian Champions and later 8 were on the Ontario team. Some of his students later went on to compete in the national and international level. In 1990, 4 of Master Kim's students competed at the Canadian Nationals of which 2 placed second in all of Canada.
Master Sang Kim continues to produce many champions both in the ring and off. Nowadays, Master Kim has devoted most of his time in sharing martial art knowledge to the younger generation, the children. He has shown the same dedication that lead to the creation of many young champions to his teachings to the elderly and the young.
Master Sang Kim's dream and goal is to spread the beauty of Korean Martial Arts and its Korean Culture to Canadians and at the same time, help people better themselves through Martial Arts teachings.