Master Youngjin Kim, 5th degree black belt, founded J. Tiger Martial Arts in 2015, but his Taekwondo journey began well before then. He started Taekwondo at the age of 7. After earning his black belt at age 8, he knew teaching Taekwondo was his future.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Taekwondo and was a Sparring Champion at Yong in University in South Korea where he attended from 1998-2003. Also in that time, he was a South Korean Army Instructor from 2000-2002.
Master Kim was on the Taekwondo team coach in the state of Kyung Gi in South Korea in 2004, and a member of the national Taekwondo Demonstration Team in 1998-2002.
He moved to Ohio in 2005 with his wife and two daughters and became a Head Master Instructor in Columbus, Ohio from 2005-2014. He and his wife opened J. Tiger in Dublin, Ohio in 2015 and they have been enriching lives since. They are committed to creating a Taekwondo school where the students become family.
3 Fun Facts about Master Kim: His favorite thing about Taekwondo is teaching. His favorite food is everything. Hidden Talent: Cooking.
Boost FOCUS, Instill RESPECT, Inspire CONFIDENCE, Create BALANCE, Nurture SELF CONTROL, Foster LEADERSHIP
And have a little fun too!
Haesun Kim – After School Care Director
Gillian Jung – Office Manager
Nikki Ault – Media Relations