Memphis Kims Martial Arts

Memphis Kims Martial Arts

Traditional Tae Kwon Do and Judo

About Us

Kim's Academy was originally established in Memphis (Bartlett), TN in 1982. Grand Master Kim became the Head Instructor in 1986. The school curriculum consists of two components: Traditional Tae Kwon Do and Judo. The school is sanctioned by:

  • Kukkiwon, World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters, Seoul, Korea
  • World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF)
  • Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU)
  • USA Taekwondo
  • Young-In University, Young-In, Korea
  • United States Tae Kwon Do Union, Olympic Training Center, Colorado
  • International Judo Federation (IJF)
  • United States Judo, Inc., Olympic Training Center, Colorado
  • USA Judo
  • United States Judo Association (USJA)

From the school's inception to the present day, Kim's Academy continues to press towards its goal of providing physical and mental training that will forge a healthy body and a clear mind.

School History

Grand Master

The head instructor of Kim's Martial Arts Academy is Grand Master Jung Ho Kim. Grand Master Kim is a native of Seoul, Korea. He has been training in the Martial Arts for over thirty years. He has earned seventh degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon do and Judo and a Fifth degree Black Belt in Hapkido. He is a graduate of the Yong-In University where, in 1980, he received a Bachelor of Physical Science in Martial Arts. Master Kim came to the United States in 1984 and settled in Chicago. There he met and began training Arlene Limas who, in 1988, went on to win an Olympic Gold Medal for the United States. Upon moving to Memphis, Grand Master Kim established Kim's Academy. Since then, Grand Master Kim has helped hundreds of students achieve their own personal level of success in Martial Art.

FREE Martial Arts Trial Program

Interested in trying out martial arts at our school? We offer a free trial program! Ideal for beginners - no experience necessary.

Our students gain fitness, confidence, perseverance, discipline and goal setting skills all while making friends and having a great time with our Kim's Martial Arts Academy family.

Call us today for FREE trial!

Phone: (901)300-0554