About Master Y Kim

The leader of our organization is Master Young Joo Kim, a former member of both the Kukkiwon Tae Kwon Do Headquarters Demonstration Team and the Korean Tigers Demonstration Team.


  • 6th Degree Black Belt
  • Korean Tigers Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team
  • Sang Ji university Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team Captain
  • Kukkiwon Tae Kwon Do Headquarter Demonstration Team
  • Martial Arts Musical "JUMP" (character - son in law)




Master Y Kim has earned international recognition for his Tae Kwon Do skills and directs all his efforts to bringing the benefits of Tae Kwon Do to the St. Louis community.

Our Philosophy

Master Y Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do(Master Y Kim's Martial arts School) is the leading provider of martial arts instruction in the St Louis, MO area. For over 30 years we have been teaching the martial art of Tae Kwon Do to children, adults, and families.

When we state that our goal is to teach the highest quality martial arts, it refers not only to high standards of technical skills, but to the character development and leadership skills that are an essential element of truly learning Tae Kwon Do. Therefore, our training includes skills valuable in daily life: focus, cooperation, self-control, confidence and respect.

We know from experience that training in Tae Kwon Do helps students in their personal and professional life. The positive character traits that develop will help them at work and school, at home and on the playing field.

Our Mission Statement

Provide the highest quality martial arts instruction
Empower our students with valuable skills for daily life
Contribute to a safe and peaceful community
We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere
of positive energy and respect in our dojang.