Our School

Jae Hun Kim Taekwondo Institute was founded in 1974 by Grandmaster Jae Hun Kim in Boston, USA. Grandmaster Kim carries the tradition set by some of the most recognized Taekwondo masters in the world. He was especially fortunate to receive personal teachings from General Choi Hong Hi – the acknowledged founder of modern-day Taekwondo – and from Grandmaster Park Jung Tae, founder of the Global Tae Kwon Do Federation.
The story of our school began with Grandmaster Kim moving to Boston in 1971 to attend MIT. He started teaching Taekwondo at area universities, where his classes quickly filled with eager students as people took notice of Mr. Kim’s unique teaching style. They instantly recognized the value of Grandmaster Kim’s approach, which combines an analytical approach acquired through his academic studies at Western universities, with special expertise developed in the East by Taekwondo masters.
When Grandmaster Kim’s Taekwon-do classes at the universities could no longer hold the burgeoning number of students coming to him from all over the Boston area, and with encouragement from General Choi who wanted Grandmaster Kim to establish an exemplary Taekwon-do school in Boston for the world to see, Grandmaster Kim decided to open a Taekwondo school of his own, where his students could practice under his supervision day and night. Thus, the Jae Hun Kim Taekwondo Institute was born on July 15, 1974, on Brookline Avenue in Boston. The school has flourished at that location ever since, attracting Taekwon-do students of all ages and backgrounds, from around the world.
Over the course of 40 years, our Institute has become renowned worldwide for its systematic and intuitive method of instruction, coupled with the highest level of professionalism. Our Institute is mentioned frequently as a premier Taekwondo school in the world by various martial arts organizations. The school has been featured in numerous publications as a leader in the field. Our school was selected in 2009 as the top Taekwondo school in the world by Mookas Media, the world’s largest martial arts media corporation, and we received the “2009 World School of the Year Award” from the same organization.
The Singapore Network was established in 2003 to bring Grandmaster Kim’s unique brand of Taekwondo to Singapore. The International Network has since expanded to close to 50 schools in 8 countries (USA, Singapore, Korea, Ireland, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia).