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 Caleb Kim embarked on his TaeKwonDo journey under the tutelage of Master Douglas Kim at the tender age of 3. His dedication and perseverance led him to achieve his first-degree black belt at the age of 12, marking the beginning of a lifelong passion for TaeKwonDo. Since then, he has relentlessly honed his skills, becoming a respected Master at both Golden TaeKwonDo Family Center, Ralston Elementary School, and Mitchell Elementary School, where he has shared his knowledge and technique for over 4 years.
In 2019, Master Caleb showcased his exceptional skills by clinching the 1st place title at the US Open Hanmadang. His talent and determination continued to shine in 2022, where he emerged victorious once again, securing the 1st place spot at the Colorado State Championship. The following year, in 2023, he demonstrated his unwavering commitment by securing the 2nd place position at the US Open Hanmadang, further solidifying his standing in the competitive TaeKwonDo community.
Despite his impressive achievements, Master Caleb remains grounded and focused, continuing his rigorous training regimen and actively participating in various competitions. His journey is a testament to his passion for TaeKwonDo and his relentless pursuit of excellence in the martial arts realm.
Master Felipe Flores was 10 years old when he began training under Grand Master Douglas Kim at Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center.
In 2019 Felipe placed 1st at the US Open Hanmadang. He achieved his Master rank (4th degree Blackbelt) in 2020.
Felipe has been teaching Tae Kwon Do to students at elementary schools in the Golden area since 2017. He is also an instructor at Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center under the guidance of Grand Master Douglas Kim.
Master Paul Schulte began training in Tae Kwon Do under Grand Master Douglas Kim in 2013. He currently holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt. Master Paul has won gold medals in forms and power breaking events while competing in several U.S. Open meets. Master Paul is currently leading an after school Tae Kwon Do programs at a local grade school and is an Master for daily classes at Golden Tae Kwon Do Family Center.