Grand Master Jin S. Shim

General Information

  • Over 40 years of experience in Tae Kwon Do
  • 8th Dan Black Belt approved by Kukkiwon
  • 2006 U.S.A. National Team Head Coach
  • 2012 U.S.A. National Team Leader
  • International Master (W.T.F.)
  • International Referee Certificate (World Taekwondo Federation)
  • Presidential Sports Award from George W. Bush (2001)
  • Presidential Physical Fitness Award from Barack Obama (2011)
  • Presidential Champion Award From Barack Obama (2011)
  • World Taekwondo Federation Citation (2001/2007/2011)
  • Pan American Union Citation (1998)
  • Bay Area Open Taekwondo Championship Tournament  Director
  • California Untied Taekwondo Association (C.U.T.A)  Vice President
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Professional Experience

Master/Owner

U.S Taekwondo Academy Sunnyvale, CA / 1995-Present

  • Teach physical and mental aspects of Taekwondo in junction with putting together demonstration exhibits

Physical Education Instructor

Silicon Valley Korean School Cupertino, CA / 1995-Present

  • Develop and train Taekwondo martial art skills in a fitness venue

Physical Education Taekwondo Instructor

Evergreen College San Jose, CA / 2005-2009

  • Taught college students physical and mental aspects of Taekwondo in junction with putting together demonstration exhibits

Head Instructor

Sports Mission Academy  Cupertino, CA / 1990-1994

  • Taught college students physical and mental aspects of Taekwondo in junction with putting together demonstration exhibits

Taekwondo Instructor

Korean Reformatory  Seoul, Korea  / 1988-1989

  • Taught Taekwondo to youthful offenders ages 18 and under

Korea National Taekwondo Demonstration Team Member (W.S.M) / 1987-1989

  • Toured in the U.S, Korea, Japan, and Canada for a demonstration for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education    Program from 1987 to 1989
  • Demonstrated at Pan American Taekwondo Exhibition Game in 1987(Televised by 38 countries in the world)
  • Demonstrated in the U.S, which was requested by the U.S Taekwondo Association in 1987
  • Demonstrated for the Japanese Taekwondo Association in 1987 and 1988
  • Demonstrated at the 1988 Olympics Game
  • Demonstrated in the Bill Ingram Mission Center in Chicago
  • Demonstrated for Hawaii Taekwondo Exhibition in 1987 and 1988
  • Demonstrated for the U.S Olympic Taekwondo Center in Colorado Springs in 1989
  • Demonstrated for the Taekwondo Exhibition Game at Madison Square Garden, New York in 1989
  • Demonstrated in ABC School District in Los Angeles to prevent drug usage
  • Demonstrated over 250 times at an assembly in the U.S, Korea, Canada, and Japan

Head Instructor

Korean Army  Seoul, Korea / 1985-1987

  • Teach physical and mental aspects of Taekwondo for Korean Army

Head Instructor

Han Sung High School  Seoul, Korea / 1983-1985

  • Coached for Taekwondo team
  • Developed curriculum to bring out the best talents to participate in National tournaments, competitions, and championships
  • Taught physical and mental aspects of Taekwondo
  • Prepared students to compete in national competitions and tournaments

 

Certifications

  • World Taekwondo Federation Certified 8th Degree Black Belt
  • 2012: USA National Team Leader for 12th FISU World University Taekwondo Championship in Korea
  • 2009-Present: Bay Area Open Taekwondo Championship in California Director
  • 2002-Present: Founding member of the American Martial Arts Association
  • 2012: National Collegiate Taekwondo Championship Award to Referee
  • 2011: World Taekwondo Federation Citation
  • 2011: Presidential Physical Fitness Award from Barack Obama
  • 2011: Presidential Champion Award from Barack Obama
  • 2011: International Referee Certificate (World Taekwondo Federation)
  • 2011: Certificate of Qualification for Taekwondo Instructor by Kukkiwon
  • 2011:National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships Awarded to Referee
  • 2009: 1st Pan American University Taekwondo Championship Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2008: 3rd Hanmadang International Referee Course conducted by Kukkiwon
  • 2008: World Taekwondo Culture Expo Certificate of Appreciation in Korea
  • 2007: World Taekwondo Federation Citation
  • 2006: U.S.A National Team Coach 9th FISU World University Taekwondo Championship in Spain
  • 2002-2005: Vice President for Western Collegiate Taekwondo Council
  • 2001-2005: Co-Director for American Open Taekwondo Championship in California
  • 2001: Presidential Sports Award from George W. Bush
  • 2001: World Taekwondo Federation Citation
  • 2001: Certificate of Appreciation from California State Taekwondo Association
  • 2001: Martial Arts, Fitness, and Health Taekwondo Magazine Recognition Award
  • 2001: Certificate of Honor from American Martial Arts Association
  • 2001: Certificate of Appreciation from International Taekwondo Championship in CBS Studio Center
  • 2000: West Covina Police Department Appreciation
  • 2000: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Appreciation
  • 1998: Pan American Union Citation
  • 1996: Korea Taekwondo Association Referee
  • 1975-1985: 11 Time Korean National Taekwondo Champion