Kim Studio serves the individual through a rigorous training program characterized by patience and discipline for both students and instructors. By helping our students achieve a high level of physical fitness and mental preparedness we strive to develop not only the student's body, but their character. A healthy sense of self confidence and self-esteem enables the student to not only defend themselves, but also to help others.


A good martial arts school is never just business. Kim Studio was founded in Silver Spring, MD over 40 years ago by Grandmaster Ki Whang Kim. Master Kim's intention was to teach and make good, well rounded martial artists, not just money. Today, over 40 years later, our goal still remains to develop the individual into the best martial artist he or she can be. 

Skilled Instructors

Instructors are the back bone of a martial arts studio. They must not only be accomplished and experienced martial artists, but must also know how to communicate with students. At Kim Studio, you will find only the most dedicated instructors who have a minimum of ten years experience with their black belts. To Kim Studio instructors, martial arts is not just a job, but a way of life. 


A martial arts studio is a place of learning as an individual and as part of a group. Cooperation and camaraderie among people from all walks of life are important in a martial arts studio. Kim Studio provides a place where students of all ages can cultivate a sense of community and team spirit with each other and with the instructors. 


Kim Studio is not a chain or franchise. We don't believe in gimmicks. Our students get personal attention and are well grounded with a solid foundation of traditional techniques, some of which have been developed for over 600 years. We don't promise martial arts to be either fast or easy. We do promise to make you a martial artist.

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