Grand Master Il-Kwon Kim, is the founder and President of the I. K. Kim Ja Be Ryu Tae Kwon Do Organization and a 9th degree black belt. Grand Master Kim is also President of the World Martial Arts Federation and an internationally-known authority on martial arts.
Grand Master Kim was born in Korea and started training at the age of 7. His love of the martial arts brought him to the United States where in 1967 he started the I. K. Kim Tae Kwon Do Centers. Grand Master Kim studied under Grand Master Byung-Jik Ro who studied under Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi. Ja Be Ryu is the style that has resulted from Grand Master Kim's over 50 years of experience.
Grand Master Kim circulates throughout the different branches of the school, ensuring that the highest standards of instruction are being maintained.
On the Blackbelt page you will find a listing of students that Grand Master Kim has promoted to the rank of 1st dan and above.