GrandMaster Jin Ki Lim

Taekwondo is a traiditional Korean form of martial arts. Grandmaster Jin Ki Lim wanted to share his experiences and expertise in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido with the world. JK Taekwondo was founded by Grandmaster Jin Ki Lim in 1992. The first studio was opened in Glendale. The JK family is spread all across the world and continue the teachings of Grandmaster Jin Ki Lim and that of JK. 

JK Taekwondo is strives to be more than just a martial arts school. We focuses on discipline and physical fitness as well as teaching the knowledge and understanding of Korean martial arts. Indeed, the facility teaches young children discipline, respect, goal setting and adults techniques for fending off attackers and mental stress reliever. But it also sustains a family-oriented community, and an environment in which students of any age can reach their fullest potential.

But this isn't about me, it's about you. I want to share Tae Kwon Do with the world. I want to share it with you! I hope you will come to our schools all across California. I hope you will become a part of the JK family and I hope to see you soon!


Grandmaster Jin Ki Lim

1980 Pro Tae Kwon Do's Asian Champion
1981 1st Place in World TKD Championionship
2007 Vice President of California Tae KwonDo United (CTU)
2007 Coach for USA National Team
2007 Bodyguard to Korea President Park, Geun-hye
2009 World Champion in 12th IMAF World Cup of Martial Arts
2010 8th Dan Tae Kwon Do Kukkiwon (01015386)
2010 6th Degree in International Hapkido Federation (600627)
2011 1st Class Qualification for Tae Kwon Do (1621004)
2012 United States National Defense Corps., G4, 8th Division, 3 Brigade, 3 Battalion, Major JK Lim
2014 Vice President of American Tae Kwon Do United (ATU)
JK Tae Kwon Do World Invitational Tae Kwon Do Championship Director
1st Class Internation Referee as of July 2014
2015 Elected as California Unified Taekwondo Association (CUTA) President 


Recognition and Awards