Our mission is to develop motivation, coordination, mental focus, self-discipline, healthy mindset, 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 taekwondo 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 taekwondo and judo classes. Kim now owns a franchise of more than 20 Mountain Kim Martial Arts schools in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.
After running the Mt. Kim Headquarters in Vienna for several years, Master Park opened the Mt. Kim Burke location in the Summer of 2017. The studio is equipped with industry standard 1.5-inch synthetic tatami Judo mats for safe falls, high quality training equipment, child-sized furniture in our activity rooms, and parents’ viewing areas.
All our staff members are certified by the World Taekwondo Headquarters and First Aid/CPR certified. In addition, our staff is handpicked and carefully trained to ensure the whole team is dedicated to providing education, entertainment, and safety to all our campers. All staff members also receive thorough background and driving record checks before joining our team. We are confident that we provide the best quality martial arts experience students can find in the area.