The story of our school begins with Grandmaster Jae H. Kim, who moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1971. He started teaching Taekwon-do 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 Mr. Kim’s approach, which combines an analytical approach acquired through his academic studies at Western universities, with special expertise developed in the East by Taekwon-do masters.
When Mr. 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, he knew it was time to open a Taekwon-do school of his own, where his students could practice under his supervision day and night. Thus, the Jae H. Kim Taekwon-do 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.
The institute became well known in the Taekwon-do communities around the world for two of its unique classes. Anyone interested in Taekwon-do “Forms/Patterns” will be delighted to know that the school is recognized as a world leader in Traditional Forms. In fact, Mr. Kim is one of just a handful of active teachers left in the world who had the honor of receiving personal training from the acknowledged founder of Taekwon-do, General Choi. The other class is called Full Range Sparring which utilizes striking as well as grappling techniques. The school has been offering this training long before MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) became popular on TV.
Most people practice Taekwon-do nowadays for fitness and self defense. The school utilizes a continuous enrollment system which allows you to start your training in Taekwon-do at any time throughout the year. We welcome beginners, as well as people with experience in Karate, Judo, Kung Fu, and other martial arts. New students are given introductory lessons on an individual basis so that the student can practice at his/her own pace. The school encourages prospective students to visit and observe a class, so please call or visit the school if you would like to find out more about Taekwon-do and Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute.