Master Kim’s Tiger Tae Kwon Do was founded in November 2005 and is located in the Kinnelon Mall. Head Master and owner, Master Yeong Jae Kim, is proud to provide an enriching environment that promotes the Korean martial art of Taekwondo for all to enjoy, learn and benefit from.
We offer programs for students of all ages and abilities - preschool through seniors and beginners through black belts. Our goal is to bring out the best in each student and to build a strong mind and body that will help each individual approach life’s challenges more confidently, positively and productively.
Our school is located in the Kinnelon Mall, with convenient access to the enclosed mall’s amenities. We offer a comfortable waiting and observation area, as well as dressing rooms and private restrooms within the school premises.
Master Yeong Jae Kim was born and raised in South Korea. He holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo with Master certification from Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters. After benefitting from years of training and education in Korea and earning top awards competing and coaching at international taekwondo competitions, he emigrated to the United States in 1998. His experience and credentials facilitated his recruitment by American taekwondo schools and he has continuously earned awards of recognition for his instructing and the promotion of taekwondo in the U.S.
Master Kim is most proud that he has the opportunity to advance Taekwondo in the United States, and encourages all to experience the benefits of practicing this ancient Korean martial art.
What is Taekwondo?
Originating more than two thousand years ago, Taekwondo is the traditional Korean art of self-defense.
Taekwondo, or "the way of the fist and foot," is recognized worldwide for its impressive kicking and striking combinations and most notably for its powerful, spinning and aerial kicking techniques. However, it is more than just another fancy form of martial arts. The true "art" of Taekwondo is to use the movements of the foot, hand, and body, and more importantly the mind, in the proper way to benefit the individual and those around in each situation.
Taekwondo is an art that not only promotes good health, physical fitness, and provides valuable self-defense skills. It improves concentration, self-discipline, and confidence -- all of which help enhance the student's judgement. Taekwondo is a unique system designed to cultivate a person with a strong moral conscience through physical training, mental guidance, and philosophical values. More than just a system of physical and mental exercise, Taekwondo is a way of life