Our mission is to develop motivation, self-efficacy, and other values that guide students through life to become responsible, respectful, and positive members of the community.
Mountain Kim Martial Arts Studio opened its very first tae kwon do school in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area in Falls Church in 1973. Grand Master Mountain Kim, who was a Korean martial arts champion, would give demonstrations in grocery stores, parking lots, and anywhere else he would be allowed to perform in his white dobok. His demonstrations of breaking stacks of boards with his bare hands and feet would draw crowds, and Kim would hand out fliers about his tae kwon do and judo classes.
Tae kwon do has always been the national sport in South Korea and now it is also an official Olympic sport. Kim runs a chain of more than 20 Mountain Kim Martial Arts schools in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Tae Kwon do is a positive, safe, yet challenging martial art and fitness class that teach coordination, mental focus, self-discipline, self-efficacy, and healthy mindset.