W. Kim Tae Kwon Do


Learn About Our Professional Martial Arts Staff

w kim tae kwon do family grand master kimAll martial arts instructors at W. Kim Tae Kwon Do in Palatine, IL are trained to ensure that our martial arts classes are safe, effective and fun.  Our ratio of Instructors and Staff to students is kept very low to maintain the best martial arts teaching possible.

Our instructors and instructor assistants are trained to focus on more than just teaching martial arts skills. Instructors also learn how to work with all students, tailoring their martial arts teaching methods to fit the individual child.  Emphasis is put on encouragement and positive correction.

We are committed to teaching the physical skills of martial arts while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student. Through weekly martial arts training, instructors advance their own martial art and educational knowledge to become even more effective martial arts teachers.

The W. Kim Tae Kwon Do instructors are required to maintain their personal level of martial arts knowledge and a high level of personal growth. They are expected to take classes on a regular basis and test at least once per year.

Our Palatine Martial Arts staff at W. Kim Tae Kwon Do looks forward to working with you.w kim tae kwon do grand master kim



   Grand Master Dae In Kim                  (Kwan Jang Nim)

 Head Master Tae Hyung Kim                (Sah Bum Nim)

       Master James Netzel                        (Sah Bum Nim)







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Assistant Master Mark Wilhelm

Assistant Master Rosario Postiglione

Assistant Master Charlie Morrison

Assistant Master Adam Jo

Assistant Master Eric Clausell

Assistant Master Samantha Lifson

Assistant Master Rachel Wilhelm

Assistant Master Rebecca Netzel

Assistant Master Margarita Geleske

Assistant Master Amy Netzel

Assistant Master Jeff Ross

Assistant Master Brent Steffens

Assistant Master Chloe Steffens

Assistant Master Jon McMillan

Assistant Master Manthra Venkat

Assistant Master Ehren Hager

Assistant Master Conner Gibson

Assistant Master Adarsh Muralidharan

Assistant Master Lara Postiglione

Instructor Sai Suresh

Instructor Vincent Lobo

Instructor Christopher Reagen

Instructor Bob Serikaku

Instructor Sylvia Graf

Instructor Matt Hrastinski

Instructor Nicholas Block

Instructor Tyler Glinka

Instructor Anthony Rampino

Instructor John Peters

Instructor Eileen Mattison

Instructor Abby Reagan

Instructor Jake Sutton

Instructor Mackenzie O’Connell

Instructor Andrew Hwang

Instructor Hannah Hwang

Instructor Justin Galbavy

Instructor Joel Hess

Instructor Hannah Chapa

Instructor Nicole Cannone Vasquez

Instructor Jerry Kegg

Instructor Connor Masi

Instructor Grace Bae

Instructor Nick Titterton

Instructor Akshara Ramakrishnan

Instructor Apoorva Ramakrishnan

Instructor Charles Strong

Instructor Jayden Shin

Instructor Lizzie Strong

Instructor Genna Sigibtroth

Instructor Kenny Johnson

Instructor Pranav Ramachandra

Instructor Matthew Im

Instructor Crystal Kim

Instructor Jared Lipsky

Instructor Tyler Staples

Instructor Amrik Embree

Instructor Kurt Pennell

Instructor Zoe Cannone Vasquez

Instructor Mary Tierney

Instructor Abishek Anand

Instructor Andrew Jo

Instructor Sarah Pentek

Instructor Kelly Kepka

Instructor Ananya Chandhok

Instructor Kate Tierney

Instructor Ian Dow

Instructor Ava Sclafini

Instructor Sanjay Patari

Instructor Dom Martelli

Instructor Sharokh Shah

Instructor Pamela O’Connell

Instructor Jane Fullett

Instructor Kimberly Slusarczyk

Instructor Stella Chung

Instructor Jimmy Towler

Instructor Nicolas Mirabella

Instructor Nathan Bekin

Instructor Tyler Martelli

Instructor Rishi Patari

Instructor Diego Chapa