Grand Master T.H. Kim

Grandmaster Tong Hwan Kim, or T.H. Kim, is the current Grandmaster of The Global Tang Soo Do Association.


He has brought the GTSDA to become a 21st Century Tang Soo Do organization whose purpose is to serve its instructors, students, member studios, and communities by passing on his vast knowledge of Tang Soo Do.

Grandmaster T.H. Kim currently holds rank in Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do. He is regarded by his students and peers as an excellent martial artist. During his time competing, he won many tournaments and championships in the U.K. and also the United States. His passion is assisting martial art owners to achieve success in running their martial art studios and passing along his vast Korean Martial Art knowledge to his students. He emphasizes a “lead by example” mentality, and his students hold him in the highest regard.


The 2nd son of Grandmaster Tong Mun Kim, Grandmaster Tong Hwan Kim began Tang Soo Do training in 1978 in Cardiff, Wales, UK. He came to the U.S. in 1985 and opened his first school at the age of 18. He has since been training and teaching in Korean arts, mainly Tang Soo Do.

Now, he has devoted his life to teaching Tang Soo Do and using his entrepreneurial skills in transforming the Global Tang Soo Do Association founded by his father into a 2nd generation Tang Soo Do organization whose goal is to spread the art throughout his organization, GTSDA.


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