Grandmaster Jae Hun Kim first established the institute at Boston, Massachusetts in 1974. He carries the tradition set by some of the most recognized Taekwondo masters in the world. He was especially fortunate to receive personal teachings from General Choi Hong Hi, – the acknowledged founder of modern-day Taekwondo – and from Grandmaster Park Jung Tae, founder of the Global Tae Kwon Do Federation. As Grandmaster Kimʼs key protege, Singaporeʼs Master Santos Rivas heads J H Kim Main and East.
Todayʼs world headquarters is located at 102 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA (02215). There are 15 J H Kim Taekwondo Institutes around the globe – Singapore, USA, Ireland, China and Korea.