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Grand Master Chul Jin Kim has dedicated his life to studying and teaching martial arts - not one single style, but several styles of martial arts.  His accomplishments include the following black belt achievements: 

9th degree Hapkido
8th degree Tae Kwon Do
5th degree Kendo
6th degree Judo

GM Chul Jin continues to be an avid student of the martial arts and practices regularly.  At this time he is actively enrolled in several courses of study including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kendo, and Iaido.  At Chul Jin Martial Arts Headquarters, students are taught Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Judo, Iaido, Kendo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hankido, and the skilled handling of numerous martial arts weapons.

GM Chul Jin Kim is a first generation student of Kuk Sa Nim Jae Nam Myong (Kuk Sa Nim = Grand Master / National Master Instructor) and served as the US President of the International Hapkido Federation from 1984 1999.

Kuk Sa Nim Jae Nam Myong is a founder of the first Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF) in Korea, which was registered by the South Korean Ministry of Education in 1969.  He was inaugurated as Grand Master that same year.  Later, in 1974, he founded the International Hapkido Federation (IHF).   Jae Nam Myong continued to further the teaching of Hapkido world wide through numerous tours, seminars and publications until his death in 1999.

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