Friday, April 25, 2014

Kung Fu fighting for charity

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM

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(Credit: Martial Arts World)

Grandmaster Y. K. Kim/Martial Arts World is sponsoring and presenting the US National Exhibition Championships at Olympia High School on April 26  to benefit  “The House of Hope,” a local organization that helps troubled teens.

In 2012, we wrote about Y. K. Kim establishing a base in central Florida after filming his movie Miami Connection. Kim is the brains behind the American TaeKwon-Do Federation and is a ninth degree black belt, which is the highest achievement one can accomplish in martial arts.

Today he makes his living as a central Florida motivational speaker and martial arts trainer. In addition to his local work, he established six Martial Arts World locations throughout the country. Kim's next goal is to build a four-year Martial Arts University.

The U.S. National Exhibition Championships will be a stepping stone in gaining the recognition Kim needs to "revolutionize" the way we look at health and fitness.

So, come out and get a chance see some authentic kung fu, ju jitsu and muay tai, all rolled into one style called Modern Martial Arts, performed by students competing for a place in history under the guidance of Y. K. Kim. Maybe you'll even get a chance to test this man's karate choppin' grip when you shake his hand.

The details:

When: April 26, 6 p.m.

Where: Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Rd.

Price: $9 in advance and $15 at the door.

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