Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Master Dok Kim began studying traditional Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do And WTF TaeKwon Do when he was six years old. Became very active in Olympic style competition. As a teenager he won numerous tournament awards. In 1989 Master Kim moved with his family to Colorado where he began studying Tae Kwon Do under renowned instructor Master Jung Lee. While studying in Master Lee’s Won Shim Tae Kwon Do Academy Master Kim advanced in Sul Sa Do, a traditional martial art focusing on self defense and weapons techniques, in addition to further pursuit of Olympic style competition. Over the years he has practiced a variety of martial arts including Yudo, Hapkido, Kumdo, and kick boxing.
In 2012 he was promoted to 7th Dan in Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do.
Master Kim has taught traditional Korean martial arts in the Golden area for nearly Twenty years and has run the Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center for the last Eighteen. In addition he has taught at Mitchell, Ralston, and Bergen Meadow Elementary Schools for a number of years and directs the Colorado School of Mines Tae Kwon Do club.