Our mission at Supreme Martial Arts NYC is to provide the skills needed to help our students succeed in life such as confidence, focus, self-esteem, and physical well being.
We will encourage and motivate our students to be the best they can be, but not to feel pressured to compete with others. We will strive to make our communities better and stronger.
We reinforce solid character development in students of all ages and constantly strive to maintain our commitment by leading by example. We will make our communities stronger one Black Belt at a time!
Headmaster Kyo Kim
Headmaster Kyo Kim comes from a family that boasts three generations of taekwondo Masters. He is certified 6th-degree black belt in taekwondo, as well as a 4th-degree black belt in Hapkido. He has over 31 years of martial arts experience, including 20 years as an instructor. He has made live appearances on KBS Nationwide Sports News, and been featured in many publications, including Taekwondo Magazine and many national newspapers, and was inducted into the Martial Arts World Magazine International Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2012.
For ten years, he has been the owner and headmaster of Supreme Martial Arts. Under his leadership, the school has been named best school in the tri-state area 6 times. During that time, the school has certified more than 50 black belts and produced over 25 national medalists, 8 national champions, and numerous state champions.
Before opening Supreme Martial Arts, he traveled all over the world as a member of the Korean World Tour Demonstration Team, led the Junior Seoul State Demonstration Team to numerous State titles, and was also a member of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Junior Demonstration team that marked taekwondo’s Olympic debut.
He is a world champion in freestyle breaking competition and became the youngest ever champion at the King of the Kings competition, a record that still stands to this day. He is also a former KTOC Grand Champion in full-contact fighting, and also earned silver and bronze medals for Forms. He is also a four-time National Champion, with 11 medals throughout the Junior and Senior competitions, as well as a US Open Junior gold medallist.
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