GM Bobby Kim

Country : South Korea

UNIVERSITY CHAMPION 1666 / SOUTH KOREA

Name: Bobby Kim (U.S. citizenship)
Korean name: Woong Kyung Kim
Date of birth: April 25, 1942
Place of birth: Mapogu, Seoul Korea
Domicile of origin: Ganghwakun Kyungkido, South Korea

Academic Background :
Graduated from Korea University ( WooSuk ), BA degree ,February 1968)

Professional Work Experience:
Gold medalist of the first Korean national Taekwondo championships in 1967
(obtained the lightweight champion)

*Came to the United States as a Taekwondo Master teacher on January 1969

*Taught Taekwondo to cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy from October 1969
to 1979

*Taught Taekwondo to policemen at the City of Denver Police Dept and Police
Academy Since the early 1970s

*Taught Taekwondo to policemen at the City of Aurora Police Dept and Police
Academy Since the early 1970s
*Worked as Taekwondo master teacher for Colorado School of Mines Since the
early 1970s

*Worked as Taekwondo master teacher for Colorado University Since the early
1970s

*Worked as Taekwondo master teacher for Colorado State University Since the
early 1970s

*Worked as Taekwondo master teacher for University of Denver (credit course)
Since the early 1970s

*Worked as Taekwondo master teacher for C.U. Denver Campus (credit course)
Since the early 1970s

*Worked as Taekwondo master teacher for Metropolitan College (credit course)
Since the early 1970s

*Taught Taekwondo to Douglas County Public Schools Since the early 1970s

*Served as U.S. Central team Coach for the First World Taekwondo
Championship held at the Kukkiwon, seoul, Korea 1973
*Founding member of the Pan American Moo Duk Kwan Society, (First in Denver
Startup Executive Member)

*Served as the 5th Chairman of Colorado Korean Association

*Served as the 15th President of Colorado Korean Association (from December
1992 to October 1994)

*Served as Sixth Overseas The National Unification Advisory Council Member
(June 30, 1995 to July 1 1997, ), for Republic of Korea Gov. President Kim,
Young-sam

*Served as Tenth Overseas The National Unification Advisory Council Member
(from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003). For Republic of Korea Gov. President Kim,
Dae J

*Honorary Member of Korean Film Actors Association (as an U.S. citizenship
holder)
*Appeared as starring actor in many Korean films during the 1970s (credited in 19
movies)

*Appeared in three American movies as the leading actor and many other films as
special performer.

*Appeared as starring actor in The Indonesian movie ”Dangora Kitam” and
produced two American movies.
*Starred in the movie “The Deadly Kick”; with a famed [Hong Kong] actor Lieh Lo
“Five Fingers of Death”, which was the first Korean film to be screened in USA
theatrical release in 1980s. It was the first Korean movie to be imported into
the United States. The cities screened in the USA were Denver regional theaters,
Colorado Springs, Pueblo, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christ, Texas; and
Oklahoma state cities, etc. From this moment on, ‘Korean Wave’ has started, and
the Deadly Kick was already popular and demanded movie in Southeast Asia and
Europe.

Awards and Achievement:

*Appointed as an Honorary Lieutenant of Denver Police Department

*The Recipient of Honorary citizen of Wichita Fall City, Texas (10/23/1993) and
Albuquerque City, New Mexico 10/4/1969)
*Received Commendation from Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Korea (12/1994)

*Received a Letter of Appreciation from U.S. Senator: Wayne Allard (12/2000)

*Appointed as a Korea Saemaul Movement Advisory Committee (10/2003)

*US Congressional Record, Tribute to Bobby Kim ( WK Kim) , Recognized for the
first time as a Taekwondo instructor from Korea and received a Lifetime of
Achievement Award with U.S. military and on the big screen contribution and for
teaching the ways of Taekwondo to cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy from
1969 to 1979 by House of Representatives Washington DC: HON. Mike Coffman
of Colorado In the House of Representatives (7/17/2013)
& Came to USA in January 1969, since then he became a teacher, film actor,
filmmaker, and inventor: founder of American Package Design, Inc. and American
Pictures, Inc. Operated 27 Taekwondo schools throughout USA in the 1970s, and
taught thousands from all walks of life as well as Served as a role model and a
community leader throughout his life. His unique service to America is a testament to
the American dreams – HON. Mike Coffman of Colorado In the House of Representatives

(7/17/2013)

Advisory board member of 2018 Winter Olympic Organizing Committee
PyeongChang,, Korea, Jan. 12, 2018.

*Top World Martial Artist Medal
G. Master Bobby Kim)
For excellent training, being among the best high degree martial artists and
exceeding in intelligence : for growing and improving the field of martial arts
around the world.
By President G-Master H.Y. Kwon World Martial Arts Grandmasters
Federation WMAGF. October 19, 2019

*G Master Bobby Kim, Chairman of Board, KSCA Foundation ( IRS 501 (c) (3)
since 2019
*People of the Year 2020, Top 10 Martial Artist in the World, By WMAGF,
August 18, 2020

*2021, U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, with grateful recognition
the AmeriCorps and the office of the President of the United States Honors
Bobby Kim, with the recommendation of the Colorado Korean Athletic
(Sports) Association by President Master Lee Han Won with Board of
Member