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Celebrating 40 years of Shins Karate in Philadelphia, Pa.




Grandmaster Jae C. Shin (Teacher of movie star Chuck Norris) Was Guest of Honor on December 14, 2008


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Barley's Black Belt Test - Sept, 2008




Pictured are Master Matt Kim, Master Anthony Kim, Master David Barley, Kathy Barley, Patrick Maguire, Brian DiMattia, Jen Beatty and all of Master Barleys students who tested for Black Belt.


Grandmaster Min's Annual Tournament

Joseph Chan won Grand Champion Trophies for both Forms and Sparring recently at Grandmaster Min's Karate Tournament.


FR - GM Man Bok Chae, Master Georgia Golden, GM Chong Su Kim, Joseph Chan, GM Young Ui Min, GM Joon K Seong, GM Jin K. Yim
BR - Master Hyung Man Min, Chief Master Young D. Kim, Senior Master Jim Sprich, Master George Kapterian, Master Dan Hyson, Chief Master Youn S. Kim, Master Russell Miller, Master Paul Renden

Master Dan Hyson, Senior Master Jim Sprich, GM Chong Su Kim, Joseph Chan, Chief Master Young S. Kim, Chief Master Young D. Kim, Master George Kapterian, Master Georgia Golden.


Congratulations Grand Champion Winners!

On October 11, 2008 Grandmaster Chong Su Kim, president of Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation, hosted their national championships at the York County School of Technology Gym. Pictured below are the top four grand champion winners: Weapons- Tuesday Stottlemyer (York, PA) , Breaking- Patty Aimsworth (Fredrick, MD ), Forms- Chris Zambrano ( Delaware County, PA ), Sparring- Michael Rehmert (York, PA) with President Grandmaster Chong Su Kim. Also, all 4 Grand Champions pictured with all the Grandmasters and Masters.




Black Belt Presentation - October 11, 2008

New Black Belts, Instructors, Deputy Masters and Masters under the guidance of Grandmaster Chong Su Kim were awarded their new ranks on October 11, 2008.



Masters and School Owner Convention 2008

Masters and School Owners belonging to the Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation traveled from as far as Mexico for the Masters Training Convention held by Grandmaster Chong Su Kim on October 10, 2008.



Easter Seals Demonstration

Kim's Karate performed a small demonstration on August 19, 2008 for the Easter Seals Group.


Pictured with the Easter Seals Group
Sr. Master Matt Kim, Jen Beatty and Chris Suehr.


Red Lion Street Fair - 2008

On August 9, 2008 Kim's Karate displayed precision, technique and dedication while performing at the annual Red Lion Street Fair.








Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation Interviewed by ABC news.

On July 22nd ABC news interviewed Grandmaster Chong Su Kim about the the ATA Karate school closing in Leaders Heights. Click Here to read the full story and watch the video.


Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation Michigan State Seminar Hosted by Sun Bae Sah Bum Nim Young Su Kim

June 20-21, 2008 Senior Master Young Su Kim conducted the 2008 Michigan State Seminar for all students in the Michigan area. Everyone was ready for a fun and exciting two days with Master Kim. Thank you, Master Balogh for coordinating such a successful event. Pan-Am TSD Michigan students are highly motivated individuals, thank you for your dedication to Tang Soo Do- Choong Chae Nim Chong Su Kim






First Place Win






New Black Belt from Kim's Karate May 17, 2008





At Kim's Karate's 30th Mother's Day Show Grandmaster Chong Su Kim promoted students to the rank of black belt 1st, 2nd , 3rd, and 4th Dan Master. It was a very joyful day to see so many students, friends, and family congratulating each other. Congratulations to new black belts: Gabriella Wilt, Micheal Visco, Cory Cizauskus, Linh Huynh, Loi Huynh, Holly Pennewill, Dakota Martinez,Dominic Amalfitano and Garrison Kearse. Congratulations to Jared Utz receiving 3rd Dan black Belt. Also Master George Kapterian is the first to student to reach master originally from our grasshopper program when he was five years old.


Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation Board Members visit for Bi Annual Black Belt Test on April 19, 2008.


Pictured from left Grandmaster C.S. Yu(Pocono, PA), Grandmaster Young Ui Min(Camp Hill, PA), Grandmaster Won Kun Bai(Ramsey, NJ), International master Sang Hi Kim.(Edison, NJ) Pictured seated: HQ Chief Master Young Dae Kim


June 28 2008

Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation visits Great Grandmaster Song Ki Kim and Grandmaster's Steve Voelker and David Sgro. Grandmaster Chong Su Kim was able to meet with long time teacher Great Grandmaster Song Ki Kim.


Pictured from the left: Chief Master Young Dae Kim, Grandmaster Steven Voelker, Great Grand Master Song Ki Kim, Grandmaster Chong Su Kim, Grandmaster David Sgro, and Chief Master Young Su Kim.


New 4th dan (degree) black belt master from Kim's Karate

George Kapterian has been training under Grandmaster Chong Su Kim since 1990. Mr. Kapterian continues to train at Kim's Karate's Headquarters located on Mount Rose Ave. He has finally fulfilled his childhood dreams in becoming a master of the martial arts. Mr. Kapterian received his master belt and certification on May 17, 2008. On this most memoriable day, Kim's Karate/Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Grandmaster Chong Su Kim has produced over 1200 black belts and has taught over 10,000 york county residents.


Master George Kapterian and his mother receiving master certification at Kim's Karate's 30th anniversary show.


Michael Rehmert - Junior Grand Champion Sparring.

On May 10, 2008 Michael Rehmert competed in sparring at Grandmaster Yi's tournament and won Junior Grand Champion. Michael had to win 8 fights in a row to win his well deserved title of Junior Grand Champion.


Longbeach California Belt Testing and Clinic

On March 19, 2008 Grandmaster Kim traveled to Longbeach California TSD Acadamy for their belt testing and clinic.

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Alexandria, VA- Champion Demo Team from Mun Kyang city South Korea demonstrated in 5 states including US open in New Orleans and Maryland State TKD Championships. The spectacular show was one of the best martial arts shows ever witnessed in the U.S. Many thanks to all of the masters and grandmasters to help coordinate such a one in a life time event. And congratulations for winning three years in a row the Korean national demonstration team competion.




Pictured, from left, Grandmaster Chong Su Kim (President of Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation) Master Chang H. Lee (White Marsh, MD) Master Kwang C. Yang (Alexandria, VA) Master Choi (Champion Demo Team Leader, Mun Kyang, Korea) Grandmaster Joon K. Seong, Fredericksburg, VA)


We had surprise visit from 82nd airborne Div. Assoc. Central Pa. Chapter.






GM. Kim received membership from chapter.


New representative appointed @ Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation
Master Sergio Corral-Frias from Chihuahua, Mexico recently traveled to visit and train under the guidance of Grandmaster Chong Su Kim (President of Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation) to become more advanced in his study of Korean Tang Soo Do. In order to achieve the 4th Degree Master level with this Federation, Master Corral-Frias was pleased to be challenged by a four day, hard-core training period in order to demonstrate to Grand Master Kim that he was worthy of the level of Master with this Federation. His training included weapons review, sparring, basic and advanced technique, as well as maintaining the proper attitude expected of a Master and representative of the Pan-Am Tang Soo Do Federation. Master Corral-Frias is a welcome addition to the Pan-Am Tang Soo Do family.