Grandmaster Jung Kil Kim was born on February 23, 1936, in Seoul, Korea. At the age of 6 year, he began studying Tang Soo Do. He received Black Belt #123 from Grandmaster Hwang Kee.
The nickname “Tiger” was earned in 1958 due to his aggressive fighting style. He attended the rank of Police Captain with the Korean National Police and was known across Korea as “Tiger Cop” and “Golden Head” for his uncanny ability to break objects with his head.
Grandmaster Kim was invited to Hong Kong in 1969 and instructed Bruce Lee in the art of breaking. Grandmaster Kim is on of the highest ranking Grandmasters in the world.