A Message From
Master H C KiM
Welcome to Master H C Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do Center! We believe teaching just one student has an impact that reaches far beyond the walls of our school—affecting those around us and our community, ultimately making the world a better place. We are excited to bring the benefits of our martial arts program to Overland Park, Kansas and Johnson County. Our team is committed to making the time you spend with us one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
To teach the highest quality of martial arts
To empower our students with valuable skills for daily life
To contribute to a safe and peaceful community
The study of Tae Kwon Do is not about learning how to do fancy kicks or strong punches, but learning how to develop the relationship between your body and mind. The body cannot get stronger without the mind, nor the mind without the body. Working on maintaining this relationship is an essential element of truly learning and understanding Tae Kwon Do.
Our training and curriculum reflect our philosophy. Students will learn how to kick and punch and become physically stronger; however, they will also find new meanings for the words confidence, focus, perseverance and respect. In turn, the physical and mental strength our students build will help them at work, school and home. We believe this is the highest quality of martial arts, and we believe this is how we can empower our students. Together we will contribute to a safe and peaceful community.
H C Kim
Founder of Master H C Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do
Master H C Kim
Over 15 Years of Teaching Experience
Master Hyeon Cheol Kim began his Tae Kwon Do training at the age of nine. He continued to train through middle school and high school by competing with his schools’ sparring teams. Master H C Kim began his first job as a Tae Kwon Do instructor right after graduating high school. He continued to develop his teaching skills by serving as a Tae Kwon Do instructor to other soldiers while enrolled in the Korean Army. Upon completing his army training, Master H C Kim worked as a Little Tiger’s instructor for elementary school students for five years before moving on to get his Bachelor’s degree. He graduated from Korea’s Yong-In University in 2006 majoring in Tae Kwon Do. In that same year, on the recommendation of one of his professors, Master H C Kim moved to Buffalo, New York to study under four-time US National head coach Grandmaster Sun Chong. Master H C Kim worked as a Master Instructor at Master Chong’s World Class Tae Kwon Do schools for six years further honing his Tae Kwon Do teaching skills.
Now Master Hyeon Cheol Kim dedicates his teaching expertise and Tae Kwon Do experience to bringing the benefits of Tae Kwon Do to the local community. We at Master H C Kim’s Tae Kwon Do Center realize the lifelong impact a great teacher may have on a student. Our classes and instructors blend fun with discipline and patience with enthusiasm to create the best learning environment. Master H C Kim and his staff are dedicated to helping each student draw out his or her personal best.
Kansas State President of American Taekwondo United (ATU)
2006 – 2012 Program Director of Master Chong's World Class Tae Kwon Do Centers in Buffalo, NY
6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
3rd degree Black Belt in Yong Mu Do
Black Belt in Judo
Kukkiwon certified Tae Kwon Do Master Instructor (2005)
Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism certified Tae Kwon Do coach (2005)
Korea Tae Kwon Do Association (KTA) certified Tae Kwon Do referee (2005)
Graduated from Yong-In University (2006), Bachelor’s Degree in Tae Kwon Do