Since 1973, Mountain Kim Martial Arts has provided its members with a roadmap to success based on self-defense, confidence, and goal-setting skills.
1967 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Grandmaster Mountain Kim, a Korean Taekwondo and Judo champion, came to America in the early 1970’s in search of a better life.
He had two objectives. He wanted to own his own business and he wanted to help people. Since he was an expert martial artist – a martial arts school was the perfect fit.
In 1973, he opened the first Mountain Kim Martial Arts school in the basement of a tiny building in Falls Church, VA. That tiny school helped fuel the explosive growth of martial arts (particularly Taekwondo) around the D.C. Metropolitan area.
When the first Mountain Kim Martial Arts opened in 1973, Grandmaster Kim made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of D.C. Metropolitan Area by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.
Our mission at Mountain Kim is simple: to make a positive impact on our local community.
We accomplish this in three ways. First, by using the martial arts as a vehicle for personal development. We help our members improve physically and mentally.
Second, by developing our students into strong leaders on the mat, which in turn creates strong leaders in the community.
Third, by partnering with local organizations to help give back.
Through these three steps, we are able to accomplish our mission.
We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.
Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.
Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.
Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by Mountain Kim Martial Arts students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.
Mountain Kim Martial Arts gives back to the community in many ways. Many of our locations hold free anti-bullying and women’s’self-defense clinics to help empower members of our local community. Some work directly with their local elementary schools and raise thousands of dollars that go right back to the elementary schools. Others donate gift certificates and packages to local fundraisers.
If you have an idea please reach out, we’re happy to help. We're committed to serving and empowering our communities!
One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!
From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!
One more reason you will love martial arts at Mountain Kim Martial Arts!