Family that kick together stick together
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.
Master Brad started training in Taekwondo in 1999, and has been training under Grand Master Douglas Kim at Golden Taekwondo Family Center since 2000. He advanced to the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in 2019. Accomplishments in individual forms competition include US Nationals competition 2017 bronze, 2018 bronze, and 2019 silver medals, and US Open competition 2015 bronze, 2017 silver, 2018 silver, and 2020 silver medals.
Instructor Paul Schulte began training in Tae Kwon Do under Grand Master Douglas Kim in 2013. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt and is training to earn the rank of Tae Kwon Do Master. Instructor Paul has won gold medals in forms and power breaking events while competing in several U.S. Open meets. Instructor Paul is currently leading an after school Tae Kwon Do programs at a local grade school and is an assistant instructor for daily classes at Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center.