Tiger Kim’s Academy since 1976, Teaches three traditional Korean martial arts Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido. Founder Grand Grandmaster Tiger Kim, is the highest ranking Black belt in Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do in Denver, Colorado.
Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do are the main components and the primary focus at Tiger Kim’s which certifies black belts throughout the world from its headquarters in Seoul, Korea (The Kukkiwon). Literally, Taekwondo means “the way of the foot and the hand”. The History and Traditions of Taekwondo can be traced back into ancient times in Korea. Many of the long-standing traditions are still upheld at Tiger Kim’s Academy.
At this academy, students learn various forms (Poom Sae) from the arts of Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do. They also learn self-defense and sparring techniques which are practiced with a partner. During Taekwondo class, each student wears a white uniform (Do Bok) with the belt of their rank. Beyond the physical techniques, students also learn the traditions of respect and discipline.
Taekwondo Promotion Rank Testing is held every three months (March, June, September and December) normally the first week of the month. Testing gives the students the opportunity to increase their rank by performing physical techniques, and demonstrating knowledge via a written and or oral test. Testing is not only to increase rank, it is also a learning experience designed to increase the students’ knowledge. With dedication, perseverance and commitment towards one’s goal and becoming a Black Belt can be earned within two and a half years by an average student. More