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KH Kim Taekwondo

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1984, KH Kim Taekwondo has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


3141 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

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KH Kim Taekwondo Owner

Hi, I’m Ki Hong Kim.


I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 1984, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Northbrook by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at KH Kim Taekwondo are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 10,000 Square-Foot Training Facility With 30 Foot Ceilings
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes KH Kim Taekwondo Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at KH Kim Taekwondo:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Grandmaster Ki Hong Kim is an active 9th Dan member of the Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters, and the WTF, World Taekwondo Federation. His achievements span more than 50 years, from being a Taekwondo champion in his youth to an international leader of Taekwondo today.

He has been chosen to lead and represent the United States in various capacities at international level competitions and has had direct involvement with the Olympic Games as a 1st Class International Olympic Referee. He recently served as the USA Taekwondo Team Leader for the 2015 World Taekwondo Championship. He was the Tournament Director for the 14th U.S. Junior Olympics in 1994, which had the largest in attendance, over 5,000 competitors on record. His duties also included serving as a U.S. Team Delegate for the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic and the 2001 Pan American Junior Olympics, as well as a WTF Delegate for the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic. 

In 2009, he organized the first annual U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang and was the Tournament Director for its first three years, spreading this grassroots movement in the United States. His most recent project has been the promotion of the Kukkiwon Poomsae Seminars in the United States, the Kukkiwon Special Promotion Tests, and the Kukkiwon Masters License Certification Seminars.

Grandmaster KH Kim travels worldwide to promote Taekwondo and helps lead Taekwondo organizations in Korea, India, China, Romania, Hungary, Philippines, Russia, and South America. In addition, he serves as the Kukkiwon Advisory Member and is the General Secretary of WTMU, World Taekwondo Masters Union, the biggest single U.S. organization working for Kukkiwon.


Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by KH Kim Taekwondo students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.


One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at KH Kim Taekwondo!

  • Grandmaster Ki Hong Kim

    Grandmaster Ki Hong Kim


    9th Dan

  • Master Ghzaf

    Master Ghzaf

    Head Master

    5th Dan

  • Marianne Puthenmadom

    Marianne Puthenmadom

    Program Director

    3rd Dan

  • Justin Potvin

    Justin Potvin

    Instructor & Manager

    2nd Dan