U.S. Taekwondo Academy
Moving Tradition Forward...

U.S. Taekwondo Academy
Moving Tradition Forward...

Sr. Grandmaster Koang Woong Kim 

Senior Grandmaster Koang Woong Kim Founded the U.S. Taekwondo Academy. Sr. Grandmaster Kim is also credited as being one fo the founding fathers of Taekwondo in America. Currently, Sr. Grandmaster Kim holds the international rank of 9th Dan Black Belt. Sr. Grandmaster Kim also holds the following noteworthy achievements: 
  • Man of the Century
  • Highest ranking Black Belt in Taekwondo outside of Korea
  • Most decorated International Referee in the world
  • Grandmaster to more than 100 internationally recognized Black Belt students

Grandmaster Jonathon Edward Kim

Grandmaster Jonathon Edward Kim is a second generation Grandmaster. With over 30 years experience in the field of Taekwondo along with the pedegree to back it, Grandmaster Kim prides himself on his knowledge of Taekwondo and his ability to make everyone who enters his school feel welcome. Currently Grandmaster Kimholds the international rank of 7th Dan Black Belt. Grandmaster Kim also holds the following noteworthy acheivements:
  • Inducted into the MArtial Arts Hall of Fame, 2012
  • International Referee, 3rd class

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Welcome to the U.S. Taekwondo Academy webpage. Here you will everything you need to know whether you are a prospective student or a current member of our huge family. Please feel free to browse our website and don't hesitate to contact us with any and all questions yo may have!
Established in 1978, the U.S. Taekwondo Academy is pillar of the community and the staple for martial arts in Kenosha. For 39 years the U.S. Taekwondo Academy has opened its doors to anyone willing to walk in. Here at the academy we are more than just a school... we are a family

"If you ask how big my family is, I'd say all the members of the academy".
-Grandmaster Jonathon Edward Kim

Along with our firm belief in the value of family, we hold at our foundation four pillars. Self Confidence, Respect, Discipline, and Focus. These pillars are the blood that pumps through the academy and are instilled in each and every member. It is our goal and mission to move tradition forward by inspiring each member to grow witin these four areas of life. In addition, the U.S. Taekwondo Academy follows closely the ancient Tenets of Taekwondo. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverence, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit help to strengthen the core of each member of the academy.



Self Confidence

Knowing the rules, and follwing


Assign value to people, and things


Setting goals, and identifying milestones to complete those goals


Belief in one's self

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The U.S. Taekwondo Academy is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation. The WTF is the organization that governs Taekwondo as an Olympic sport
Along with the Olympic affiliation that comes with the WTF alliance, ALL U.S.Taekwondo Academy Black Belts 1st. Dan and up are registered with Kukkiwon in Korea

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Pillars of the U.S. Taekwondo Academy

Current Cycle:
Next Promotion:
April 22, 2017
Next Black Belt Test:
​April 25, 2017