ABOUT US

Tiger Kim’s Academy since 1976, has incorporated the three major Korean martial arts of Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido. Founded by Grandmaster Tiger Kim, the school reflects his many years of diverse martial arts training.

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. More

PROGRAMS
TAEKWONDO

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. Students learn various forms (Poom Sae) from the arts of Tae kwon do. They also learn self-defense and sparring techniques which are practiced with a partner.

TANG SOO DO

Tang Soo Do a two thousand year old martial art known as the way of Tang’s open hand. Tang Soo Do is a primitive form of Taekwondo. It teaches full contact and full motion techniques for optimal power and speed. For the more experienced weapons are taught being a extension of one’s body.

HAP KI DO

Hapkido is taught as a self defense when you cannot kick or being grabbed. Hapkido incorporates techniques as well as Taekwondo blocks, strikes and kicks. The Hapkido arsenal includes grabbing, throwing, falling, joint locks, and pressure point techniques.

KICK BOXING / MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Mauy thai kick boxing is taught in the traditional way with full contact fighting in mind. We want to make a champion out of you with hard conditioning, blood, sweat and tears. Learn now and get to the ring. Tiger Kim’s has been featured in the original Ultimate Fighting Championships and UFC.

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE

Tiger Kim’s Academy collects a donation for Breast Cancer Research Foundation by teaching a Women’s Self Defense Class every month. This class will teach practical Awareness, Confidence, Self defense, and Traditional Self defense (Hapkido).

TKA INSTRUCTORS

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Tiger Kim's Academy Calendar

Below class schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have questions about specific class times or events, please contact us by phone at (303) 388-1408.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    At what age can my child start taking classes?

    Children as young as 3 1/2 years old are eligible to take courses. We offer mixed classes where families may participate together.

    How safe is it to learn?

    Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo program is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are supervised by certified black belt instructors. All students are taught techniques in a step by step manner and at their own pace. a thorough stretching routine, official Olympic sized matted flooring, and the use of protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety. You will also find our instructors to be friendly, patient, enthusiastic and great motivators.

    How much is tuition or membership fees?

    Because we custom tailor our course plans for each individual student, we do not discuss tuition fees over the phone or the internet. If you are serious about becoming a student at our school, please call and set up an appointment and visit us during our normal business hours. We can then discuss a flexible workout regiment and fee schedule that will maximize the potential for you to succeed.

    *Beware of martial arts schools offering courses at extremely low prices. Instructors at these schools tend to go through the motions, but don’t provide any real expertise, knowledge, and techniques to improve your skills. Remember, you get what you pay for!

    What if I never did martial arts before, or if I'm currently out of shape?

    At Tiger Kim’s Academy, we have ongoing enrollment, so beginners are always welcome. Our special Introduction program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. First time students receive one on one instruction designed to answer common questions and provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. In addition the belt system used in Olympic Taekwondo allows all students to train at their own pace and to improve their physical condition gradually.

    Do I have to sign a contract?

    No, but most of our students do commit to an extended-length course. Depending on what rank you wish to achieve, we offer various short-term and long-term course plans.

    How often do students attend classes, and how flexible is the schedule?

    In order to attain benefits and progress at a reasonable rate we recommend that students attend classes two to three times per week. Our convenient location and full time staff allow us to offer an extremely flexible unlimited class schedule. Classes for all levels and ages are held several times a day six days a week and students are able to choose the classes that work out best for them.

    Does your school participate in tournaments and competitions?

    Yes, our students participate in state, and national competitions. We also host the America ’s Cup Martial arts Open Championship. But it is not a requirement for your training.

    I achieved a belt rank at another school. Can I start at that rank at your school?

    Generally this is possible, you must provide proof of rank such as a certificate of rank from your past martial arts school. However, if you don’t have this, when you come in we can evaluate your past training and recommend a proper starting rank that is commensurate with your experience. Accelerated courses are available for those with previous Tae Kwon Do experience.

    How long does it take to become a Black Belt?

    The Black Belt in Taekwondo is symbolic of an advanced level of skill as well as above average physical, mental, and emotional strength. The length of study necessary to attain a Black Belt varies depending on ones effort and dedication. On average, our students train for a period of three to three and a half years to attain Black Belt status.

    How long does it take to start seeing results?

    Studying Taekwondo has lifelong benefits and is designed to be a lifelong study. However, initial benefits start appearing after a few months of consistent practice. Children begin to show improved listening, confidence, and self discipline. Adults gain more energy and feel healthier. Over time, the benefits become even more apparent and dramatic. As with learning any skill, consistent attendance and personal effort make a big impact on ones? knowledge and rate of progress. One thing is certain, whether you are interested in the benefits of Olympic Taekwondo for yourself or your child, now is a great time to start!

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