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About GrandMaster Chong Su Kim

"He is keeping the tradition in Tang Soo Do"
-T.K.D. Times, November '91

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Grandmaster Chong Su Kim was born in Song Tan, Korea, and immigrated to the US in 1977 when
he made York, PA, his second home. He received his US citizenship in 1982 and is now becoming widely
recognized as a dedicated and strong community-minded citizen.
Grandmaster Chong Su Kim has traveled all over the world in order to help needy people
and promote the benefits of Tang Soo Do for everyone.
He has helped organizations raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
And, in the past years, his own organization
has raised tens of thousands of dollars for worthy charities.
Internationally well known and respected as a champion,
talented teacher, and a deep philosopher, Grandmaster Chong Su Kim
is an incarnation of Martial Arts excellence.



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The following list reveals some of the many accomplishments that demonstrate
Grandmaster Chong Su Kim's never ending pursuit of perfection:

  • Founder and President of the Pan-Am T.S.D. Federation
  • Former Undefeated all Asian Bantam Weight Champion (1968)
  • 1981 Master Kim "the show stopper" -York Dispatch
  • 1982 "Remarkable Man, Kim Chong Su!" - T.K.D. Times
  • 1983 "He makes breaking boards his business" by Daily News
  • 1985 First Korean master to train and exchange skills at Shaolin temple
  • 1986 "He is a martial artist who really uses his head" - PM Magazine
  • 1987 "Master Kim, besides being a mentor he is an excellent businessperson" -MDA
  • 1989 President of Korean Association of York,PA
  • 1991 "He's keeping the tradition in Tang Soo Do" -Cover of T.K.D.Times
  • 1994 Korea Tour
  • 1994 "Tang Soo Do traditional Korean martial art" -DoJang Magazine
  • 1995 Cover of Combat Magazine - England
  • 1997 Martial Arts Gallery of Fame with movie star Cynthia Rothrock and Eric Lee
  • 1998 The Nite with Stars at CBS with movie stars Chuck Norris , Steven Segal, Don "The Dragon" Wilson and
    Ernie Reyes Jr. and Sr.- Outstanding service award for Helping Hand
  • 2001 Central PA Korean Assoc. Vice President
  • 2001 with Arnold Schwarzenegger at Battle of Columbus, OH
  • 2005 Recieved Award recognition for the Keystone State Martial Art Hall of Fame
  • 2006 Received special congressional recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
  • 2007 W.U.M.A. - World United Martial Arts Alliance Honorable advisor
  • 2008 TAEKWONDO Times Special Press Correspondent and Photographer
  • 2009 Rhingo USA Grandmaster of the year.
  • 2009 Member of U.S. Grandmasters Society Hall Of Fame.
  • 2009 received special congressional recognition from Honorable Tood Platts
  • 2009 Martial Arts World Magazine Hall of Fame.
  • 2010 Tae Kwon Do Times Hall Of Fame Grandmaster Of The Year.
  • 2011 United States Martial Arts Hall Of Fame
  • 2011 Living Legends Of The Martial Arts - Grandmaster Kim Board of Directors
  • 2011 "Grandmaster of the Year" Tang Soo Do Living Legends.
  • 2011 World Martial Art Masters Association Hall Of Fame.
  • Grandmaster Chong Su Kim still strives for constant improvement in himself and his students.
    He seeks to make Tang Soo Do a priceless investment in life for everyone.