Who is Grandmaster Y.K. Kim

Y.K. Kim is a modern philosopher, and the chairman and founder of Martial Arts World: The home of life champions.
There is no one quite like Y.K. Kim. People call him crazy, a big liar, a con artist, and a genius. He is proud that people call him these things because he works like crazy to transform our society one life at a time. He wants to revolutionize YOUR life and change the world with The 5 Pillars of True Success.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Y.K. Kim serves as a living testament that the American dream is alive and kicking. He left his homeland in 1976 to come to the U.S., with only his black belt and a heart full of hope. Homeless and without a green card, but imbued with a pioneer spirit, he worked hard, shedding blood, sweat, and tears to overcome cultural shock, financial difficulties, and a language barrier in order to achieve the American dream. He has reached a rare level of success that includes:

  • Author of Winning is a Choice, Success in Martial Arts Business, Tae Kwon Do, Health is the Foundation of Success, Tae Kwon Do World, 6 Martial Arts World books, Join the Millionaire Club, U.S. National Exercise, and The 5 Pillars of True Success.
  • Motivational speaker on topics such as: Leadership, motivation, success, and “The 5 Pillars of True Success.”
  • Producer, writer, director, and star of the action movie epic Miami Connection,
  • Publisher and editor-in-chief of Martial Arts World magazine,
  • The proclamation of Y.K. Kim Day in Central Florida and the Commonwealth of Virginia,
  • Hall of fame inductee into the Grandmasters Society,
  • Chairman of a consulting company that specializes in marketing, seminars, and software.

Grandmaster Y.K. Kim’s next goal is to build a four-year Martial Arts University in order to provide future leaders for the world. He wants to extend Martial Arts World to every corner of the earth. His goal is to have over 100 million members worldwide and an over $100 billion organization. He has a strong burning desire to spread The 5 Pillars of True Success and make the world a better place to live.