W. Kim Tae Kwon Do


EricAssistant Master

Eric Clausell

What I like best about being an instructor:

I love it when I try a new teaching method and it ends up being very effective.

Why I Chose TKD:

I originally started in Tang Soo Do which is another Korean martial art that had a common root in Moo Duk Kwan. When I moved to the area I chose to train in TKD because I loved the items it had in common with Tang Soo Do as well as the items unique to it, such as the dynamic kicking and exciting sparring.

Why I chose W. Kim TKD to train:

When I visited the school I immediately saw that the school was serious about training students in TKD but also focused on creating a friendly training environment. The quality and expertise of the Kims’ instruction played a big part in my decision.

Why I chose W. Kim TKD to instruct at:

Quality of instructors, masters, and grand masters.

Year I joined:


My favorite kick:

The one that hits all by itself


Kinesiology, new technology, cognitive science, and football.


Reading, brewing, and tinkering.

Favorite food:

The one that doesn’t bite back.

Favorite color:


My life/school achievements:

BSA Eagle Scout, National Merit Scholar, Golden Key National Honor Society



College Degree/Employer:

BS Computer Engineering, WVU Honors program