News & Events
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40th Anniversary Celebration
2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of our Taekwon-do school. On October 18th, our local Boston members came together to celebrate with Grand Master Kim on this memorable day.
June 27-29, 2014 - Ireland Visit
Mr. Kim visited Cork, Ireland, June 27th - 29th to conduct seminars and promotion tests at our Cork branch school. Cyril Mc Sweeney, our National Director for Ireland, has done an excellent job building up our membership there, with an enthusiastic and dedicated group of instructors assisting him at the school. Santos Rivas, David Horrigan, Phil George and Piera Giordano joined Mr. Kim on this trip.
April 15 – 20, 2014 - Korea Visit
Mr. Kim hosted a symposium for 100 Taekwondo school owners and instructors from across Korea. Mr. Kim also conducted seminars and training for Korea School students and Affiliate School instructors.
April 11 – 14, 2014 - Shanghai Visit
Mr. Kim conducted a number of seminars and tests in Shanghai, and opened our 3rd branch school there.
On February 8th, 2014, several of our students performed demonstrations at local institutions in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Year End Luncheon
November 2, 2013
Forms Class for New Black Belts (Korea School)
October 27, 2013
Full Range Sparring Seminar (Korea school)
October 26 - Pacific Area Instructor Training
Instructors from our network schools in Korea, Singapore, China and Japan attended the training session. Instructor training sessions were also held on October 25th and 27th.
Jae Hun Kim Taekwondo Institute is ready to move into Malaysia. The license agreement for our first school in Malaysia was issued on September 26, 2013. Santos Rivas, who started our Singapore network with Arlene Lim in 2003, will be heading our effort in Malaysia. This is yet another exciting step forward for our school.
Martin Williams conducted a seminar on Full Range Sparring in Cork, Ireland on July 19, 2013.
On May 27th, the Jae H. Kim Demonstration Team performed at The New England Conservatory Jordan Hall. The event was produced and directed by pianist Sarah Takagi.
April 21 - New Affiliate Schools
The new affialiate school directors were selected from more than 100 applicants.
April 20 - Forms Seminar
On April 20th, Mr. Kim conducted a forms seminar at the Korea school.
April 11 - Kukkiwon Plaque of Appreciation
On April 11th, Mr. Kim received a Plaque of Appreciation from Mr. W.S. Kang, president of Kukkiwon Taekwondo world headquarters.
Instructor Han and Instructor Yoon will be at the Boston school for training from February 28th until March 17th. Instructor Han will be teaching at the Korea branch, and Instructor Yoon is planning to open our 3rd branch in Shanghai. Instructor Yoon has been teaching at our branch schools in Korea and Singapore for the past five years.
Grand Master of the Year
Taekwondo Times selects Mr. Kim as 2012 Grand Master of the Year.
December 8, 2012
2012 Year End Luncheon
On Saturday December 8th, our members came together to celebrate the accomplishments of 2012, and to share thoughts of what the new year will bring.
November 17, 2012
Mr. Kim was invited by Kukkiwon (Taekwondo World Headquarters) to speak to more than 500 Taekwondo school directors and instructors at the first Kukkiwon seminar of its kind held in Seoul, South Korea on the future direction of Taekwondo around the world.
SBS Network Visit
SBS TV, a major TV network in Korea (similar to ABC, CBS and NBC in the US) selected our school as one of the schools to be featured in a documentary about Taekwon-do, based on the recommendation from Kukkiwon world headquarters. The SBS team visited our Korea branch on August 27th, and the Boston headquarters on September 7th. They videotaped our classes and interviewed a number of students at the two locations. The documentary aired initially in Korea on September 15th at 6:15 pm Boston time.
August 25, 2012
Children from our schools in Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Newton, Ashland and Seattle competed in 13 divisions. It was a great learning experience for the children, and a great deal of fun for everyone at the event.
Peter And Krystyna Visit Our Korea Branch
Instructor McSweeney Visits Boston
Instructor McSweeney, head of our branch school in Ireland, visited our Boston Headquarters June 14th - June 17th.
Mr. Kim Visits Our Korea Branch
(Bottom) Mr. Kim presents “Certified Affiliate School” plaques to school directors in Korea who have completed our 6-month instructor training program.
Mr. Kim Visits Our Shanghai Branch
2011 Year End Luncheon
On Saturday December 10th, 2011, the members of our school came together to celebrate the close of another great year! To view more pictures, please visit our Facebook Page
Filming of Frank Brachanow at our school on October 21, 2011, as part of Dr. Webster’s documentary on Mind/Body Medicine.
Mr. Kim Conducts Korea Taekwondo Association Seminar
The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA) asked Mr. Kim to conduct a seminar for 100 school owners in Korea. The seminar was held on September 3rd, 2011 at the Korea National Sports University. The seminar facility could only hold 100 people, but 124 school owners crammed into the room, many of whom had to stand during the seminar. It is yet another indication of the respect Mr. Kim has in the Taekwon-do communities around the world.
On June 4, 2011, members of our community came together to attend the 2011 Hanmadang festival. Festivities commenced with performances from branch schools in the Greater Boston area. Upon conclusion of the event, long time member Marilyn Hershfield was presented with an Honorary Black Belt for her continuous dedication.
New members are joining our Shanghai school everyday. It is interesting to see so many White Belts in each class. Our Shanghai school is going to be a huge success.
Grand Master Kim Visits Singapore & Korea
In April 2011, Mr. Kim traveled to our Singapore and Korea branch schools to conduct special seminars. Instructors and students traveled from all over the world to attend the events.
March 14, 2011 marked the opening of our school in Shanghai, China!
Forms Seminar in Cork, Ireland
Jinyan Du conducted Forms classes for our affiliate school in Cork, Ireland on February 19th and 20th. Everyone loved the classes. We plan to send more students to conduct or participate in seminars at overseas locations in the future.
Mr. Kim visited our Korea branch in early November. He had visitors from Kukkiwon, the Korea Taekwon-do Association, and instructors from all over Korea who came to see him give a brief seminar on his teaching methods.
Seattle 5th Anniversary Celebration
On October 23rd, Mr. Kim visited Seattle for the 5th Anniversary of our Seattle branch school. Santos and Arlene Rivas, who run our Singapore branches, also attended the celebration.
Korea Taekwon-do Association visits Boston
The Korea Taekwon-do Association visited our Boston school on July 9th & 10th to observe our classes and learn more about Grand Master Kim's teaching programs. It was an exciting time for our members. Click here to read a letter written by one of our students describing the visit.
"Our Famous Dojang" - By Linda Button
Cooperation Agreement between Sangji College of Korea and Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute. June 26, 2010.
2010 Black Belt Photo