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Sunrise Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Staff below:
Grand Master Kim and Head Master Kang
Our martial arts instructors and instructor assistants are all required to complete an intensive martial arts leadership training prior to teaching or assisting in the classroom. During these martial arts training classes, the focus is on more than just teaching martial arts skills. Instructors also learn how to work with all students, tailoring their martial arts teaching methods to fit the individual child. Emphasis is put on encouragement and positive correction.
Our martial arts instructors are committed to teaching the physical skills of martial arts while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student. Through weekly martial arts training, instructors advance their own martial art and educational knowledge to become even more effective martial arts teachers.
The Sunrise Tae Kwon Do instructors are required to maintain their personal level of martial arts knowledge. They are expected to take class on a regular basis and test at least once per year.
Grand Master Joon H. Kim
Master Joon H. Kim was born in Korea and began studying the marital arts in 1969. After earning his bachelor degree in physical education from Korea’s famous Yon Sei University, he immigrated to the United States in 1990 and made San Francisco his second home. After moving to the southern California area, he founded Sunrise Tae Kwon Do in 1992.
Grand Master Kim is internationally known and respected as a top competitor, excellent instructor, and innovative coach. Throughout his martial arts career, he has held numerous posts in administrative and training capacities. In 1996 he was named Secretary General of the California State Tae Kwon Do Association (CSTA) and held that position until 2000. In 1998 he led the U. S. National Collegiate team to the 5th World University Games in Mexico as its Head Coach. From 1999 to 2002 held the Vice-Chair of Education for the National Collegiate Tae Kwon Do Association, and in 2004 he was chosen as the Vice President of the CSTA. Grand Master Kim currently holds the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt and has amassed more than 35 years of training, teaching, and coaching experience.
Although qualified to instruct at any level, Grand Master Kim enjoys concentrating his teachings on younger students. His patience, wisdom, and commitment to their personal and martial arts growth are unequalled. Grand Master Kim has dedicated his teachings to the mental growth of our junior practitioners and is consistently successful in instilling goals and a desire to achieve in even our youngest students.
Head Master Kang
Master Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and started his impressive Tae Kwon Do career at the age of 9. He graduated from, Kyung Won University with a major in Tae Kwon Do. Then spent a number of years as a member of the Korean National Tae Kwon Do Demo Team. He then traveled the globe demonstrating Tae Kwon Do with the 10 Countries Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team. He then came to the U.S in 2004 and taught in Texas for four years before coming to California to join the Sunrise family. Currently he holds a fifth degree black belt not only in Tae Kwon Do but also Hapkido.