April 8 – 15, 2023 Mr. Kim’s Visit to Korea



Mr. Kim was in Korea to conduct training seminars for Taekwondo instructors from Korea, China, and Singapore, as well as promotion tests for 46 students who tested for their 1st and 2nd Dan Black Belts. Mr. Kim also approved the opening of two new branch schools in Korea and Indonesia during this trip.

April 8 – 15, 2023 Mr. Kim’s Visit to Korea

Our students were featured at the Tet 2023 Festival in Boston. Their demonstrations included Forms, Women’s Self Defense, Board Breaking and Sparring. The audience loved the performances of our students, and it was a fun and exciting experience for our team members.

November 7, 2022 – KUKKIWON

Mr. Kim was invited to meet with Mr. DS Lee, president of Kukkiwon, and Mr. JB Park, director of Taekwondo Research Institute, at the Kukkiwon headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Many of the key issues regarding the future development of Taekwondo were discussed at the meeting.

October 2022 – Power Building Mondays

We have added a power building class to our weekly training schedule. We have been conducting this class on Mondays at 7:40 pm from October 3rd. The response has been very positive. We would like to encourage all adult class students wishing to increase their power in basic techniques to include this class in their training regimen.

June 2022 – Dragon Boat Festival

Our students had an exciting time performing at the 2022 Boston/Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

May 26 — 30, 2022 Mr. Kim’s Seminars in Korea

Mr. Kim conducted seminars from May 26th to May 30th in South Korea for our students and instructors in the region. The seminars were packed with enthusiastic attendees.  We plan to resume our international activities going forward. Our students are welcome to accompany Mr. Kim on these trips, so please let us know if you would be interested in joining Mr. Kim on one of these trips.

March 18-20, 2022 — Instructor K.E. Mun’s Visit to Boston Headquarters

Instructor K.E. Mun visited the Boston School from March 18th – 20th to go through another round of instructor training before opening her branch school in Virginia. Mr. Kim included a number of students from the Boston area who expressed an interest in helping to teach at the school in the future so they could benefit from this training as well. Everyone enjoyed meeting Ms. Mun and training alongside her.

September 7, 2021 — Fall Taekwondo Classes

We continue to offer both onsite and online (Zoom) classes for our students as we start the new school year. We have also brought back sparring and sparring drills classes at the school as more and more of our students have been vaccinated.

March 12, 2021 — International Hanmadang

Our 2021 International Hanmadang was a great success. 29 schools participated in the demonstrations, and over 3,000 students and family watched the event from the US, Asia and Europe.

Dec 31, 2020 – Year End Note from Grand Master Kim


July 13, 2020 – Classes Resume at The School


We are pleased to inform you that all members are now allowed to attend classes at the school as part of Governor’s Phase 3 Plan.

Space in each class will be controlled to be in line with social distancing guidelines, so please call or e-mail the school to reserve a spot before coming to the school.

We will continue with the online classes for those times you are not able to attend classes at the school.

March 2020 – Online Classes

We have moved our classes online so our students can continue their training in Taekwondo safely at home. The response from our membership has been great. Please contact the school if you need the information to join these online classes.

January 2020 — Taekwondo Times Magazine

Mr. Kim is featured on the cover of Taekwondo Times January Issue. His Axe Kick picture was taken on November 24th specifically for the Taekwondo Times cover page.  The accompanying article in the magazine about Mr. Kim was written by Gabriell Paye.  We are truly fortunate to have him as our teacher.

November 2019 — Mr. Kim’s Visits to Ilsan and Shanghai

Mr. Kim visited Korea and China to conduct seminars, and to attend two receptions commemorating the 45th anniversary of our institute.

October 4-6, 2019 — 45th Anniversary Celebration

Our 45th anniversary celebration started with a three-day seminar on Traditional Forms, attended by 70 instructors and Black Belts from the US, South Korea, China, Ireland, Singapore and Japan. The celebration also included a formal dinner, attended by 120 of our key members from around the world. It was a meaningful, educational and fun weekend which will be remembered and cherished by our members for many years to come.

September 15, 2019 — Living Cultural Treasure

The Tae Kwon Do Times organization has designated Mr. Kim as the first person ever to receive the “Living Cultural Treasure” honor.  Congratulations to Mr. Kim.  We are so fortunate to have him as our teacher.

August 2019 — Kukkiwon Top Ranked Do-Jang

Our school received the Kukkiwon Top Ranked Do-Jang designation for 2019. We appreciate receiving this recognition three years in a row from Kukkiwon, and we are committed to working even harder to further improve our school for all of our members.

April 2019 — Mr. Kim Visits Korea and Singapore

Picture 1: Children are waiting to take their Black Belt promotion test in Korea. 91 students from throughout Korea took their Black Belt promotion test during Mr. Kim’s visit.  Picture 2: Friday evening Forms Class is popular in Korea as well.  Picture 3: Participating students in one of six seminars Mr. Kim conducted in Singapore.

March 2019 — KBS TV Documentary

KBS TV aired their Taekwondo documentary on March 23rd and again on March 26th. Our school is featured in the documentary for about five minutes, including class scenes and interviews with Mr. Kim and a number of our students. It is a great honor for us to be included in this official documentary. We will continue to work hard to improve our school even further going forward.

December 2018 – Kukkiwon Top Ranked Do-Jang

Our school received the Kukkiwon Top Ranked Do-Jang designation for 2018. We appreciate receiving this recognition two years in a row from Kukkiwon. We will continue to do our best to improve our school further in 2019.

November 17-26, 2018 — Mr. Kim Conducts Seminars in Korea and China

Mr. Kim visited Korea and China from November 17-26 to conduct seminars and promotion tests. Our network in Asia is continuing to grow stronger, evidenced by the number of students who tested for our Black Belt rank during Mr. Kim’s trip, which grew to 152 this time.

September 2018 — Intensive FRS Seminar

The 2018 Intensive Training Seminar on Full Range Sparring was held at the Boston Headquarters from September 21 – 23. Instructors from Korea, China, Singapore, Ireland, and Seattle joined the participants from the Boston area. The seminar was a great success, and appreciated by everyone in attendance.

April 14 & 15, 2018 — Mr. Kim Visits Singapore Schools

Mr. Kim visited Singapore and conducted seminars for our students from Singapore and Malaysia. We now have 12 branch schools in Singapore and 2 branch schools in Malaysia. David Horrigan, Heewon Mang, and Taejin Yoon accompanied Mr. Kim on this visit.

April 2018 — Mr. Kim’s visit with KTA

Mr. Kim was invited by Korea Taekwondo Association, the largest national Taekwondo organization in the world, to meet with their President C. S. Choi and Vice President K. Y. Choi on April 5, 2018 to discuss various issues facing Taekwondo around the world.

February 2018 — Instructors from Korea / China Visit Boston

Instructors Sinwoo Lee, Zhang Wei, and Sangwoo Seo visited the Boston Bon-Kwan from February 9-12 for training. These national level competition fighters said they really enjoyed the Full Range Sparring training at the headquarters.

November 2017 — Shanghai International Hanmadang

2017 Shanghai International Hanmadang and festivities were held from November 3rd-6th, which included demonstrations, competitions, and seminars. Demonstration teams from the US, Korea, Ireland, Singapore, and China performed at the main event on November 5, 2017.

June 2017 — Children’s Competition

320 competitors and hundreds of spectators came to the Boston School for our 2017 U.S. Regional Championship. It was fun and exciting, and a great learning experience for our young students.

May 2017 — 2017 Top Ranked Kukkiwon Do-Jang

Our school received the Kukkiwon Top Ranked Do-Jang designation for 2017. We appreciate this recognition from Kukkiwon, and we are committed to working even harder to further improve our school for all of our members.

April 2017 — Mr. Kim’s Visit to Singapore, Korea, and China

Mr. Kim visited Singapore, Korea and China to conduct classes for our students as well as seminars for instructors from those countries. Mr. Kim also approved the opening of six new schools in Asia.

June 2016 — Boston Dragon Boat Festival

Our Greater Boston demo team performed at the Dragon Boat Festival on June 12, 2016

April 2016 – Mr. Kim’s Visit to Korea and Singapore

Mr. Kim visited Korea and Singapore April 9th – April 17th, to conduct seminars and tests for our students in those countries. Mr. Kim also approved two new locations, to open later this year, in Gunpo, South Korea and in Lenyang District of Shanghai, China.

November 2015 – Shanghai International Hanmadang

Members of Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute from the US, Asia and Europe came together at the school’s international Hanmadang in Shanghai, China on November 15, 2015.

October 2015 — U.S. Hanmadang

On October 24th, our Boston branch schools came together to perform in our 2015 U.S. Hanmadang. Friends and family came to watch the demonstrations and join in the festivities.

October 2015 — Mr. Kim’s Visit to Seattle

Mr. Kim conducted seminars in Seattle on October 18th as part of Seattle School’s 10th anniversary celebration.

February 2015 – Ireland Instructors Visit

Six instructors from our school in Cork, Ireland, headed by Senior Master Cyril Mc Sweeney, visited the Boston Headquarters February 19th – 22nd and received intensive instructor training.

November 2012 – Kukkiwon Seminar

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.

September 2011 – 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.