Welcome to the Kim & Lee's Olympic TaeKwonDo Academy.
Kim & Lee’s Olympic Taekwondo School provides quality instruction in "WTF" Olympic Style Taekwondo and Hapkido self-defense. We are an official WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) and KUKKIWON (World Taekwondo Headquarters) Member. We teach in accordance with The World Tae Kwon Do Federation and KUKKIWON regulations.
Kim & Lee's Olympic Taekwondo Academy is the only martial art school in Cedar Rapids where we teach regulation Olympic Style Taekwondo. Kim & Lee's Olympic TKD Academy, is the only school in Cedar Rapids able to give Kukkiwon Black Belt certificates to their TKD members directly. Only Kukkiwon black belt certificate holders can participate in the Olympics, International competitions and be able to be USA National Team Members.
Grand Master Kim was born and raised in Korea, and moved to the United States in 2008. He opened his own TKD academy in 2009 at Lindale Mall. He teachs not only TaekwonDo but Hapkido (self-defense martial arts). He recelty move to a new location at 1850 Blairs Ferry Rd, NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
About Grand Master Kim.
* born in Korea
* Experienced for over 39 years as a Taekwondo athlete (Olympic style) and a master
* 8th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo (Kukkiwon, The World Taekwondo Headquarter)
* 8th Degree Black Belt Hapkido
* WTF International Taekwondo Referee
* Kukkiwon International Blackbelt Promotion Examiner
* Kukkiwon World TKD Hanmadang Judge
* Master’s degree in Physical Education
* Awarded the best instructor of Korea in 1999
* Achieved many 1st Place awards in TKD Championships in Korea
* Achieved 2nd Place award in World TKD Championship
* Achieved USA National Champion --Sparring 2011, Sparring & Sports Poomsae 2012, Sparring 2013
* Achieved 2nd Place award at 2013 US Open International Championship
* Awarded the World Best International Referee
* Achieved 1st Place award at 2019 World Taekwondo President Cup