Author: kerrylee

An Interview with Master Kim

World Champion: At the age of five in Seoul, Korea, Grandmaster Charles Kim was a reluctant student of Tae Kwan Do. In his native country, young men were expected to start training very early and it was a highly demanding, almost militaristic regimen — not easy for such a young boy. While the training was rigorous, Master Kim keenly remembers when his passion ignited. It was when he entered his first tournament at the age of 13. From that moment on, he knew he would devote his life’s work to Martial Arts. In 1979, Master Kim represented the U.S. at the World Games in Korea and won the Gold Medal, making him Martial Arts World Champion. Teacher: For over 25 years, Master Kim has been a highly respected leader and teacher in the Martial Arts community of Southern California and has taught his unique form of Martial Arts to adults and children alike. He and his wife, Elizabeth, founded the Beverly Hills Martial Arts Center in 1990 and now have two studios on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood and Tumblekick Studios in Studio City. Perhaps the spark to Master Kim’s unique training style was his stringent introduction to Martial Arts as a boy. He says of his classes today, “Many of the games and drills we use to motivate the children, we use in the adult class. The goal is...

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Cardiovascular and Bone Strength Benefits of the TumbleKick AirTrack for Children

The TumbleKick AirTrack for Cardiovascular Fitness A Tool to Excel Coordination A Fun Way to Build Bone Density Exercise Every Part of the Body! Our TumbleKick AirTrack provides a fun way to get a cardio-vascular workout that moves every part of your child’s body.  It’s an excellent way to obtain a cardio-vascular workout and it’s just plain fun.  Recent scientific research suggests that jumping promotes lymphatic circulation – translation? – maybe fewer sniffles this year? Jumping & Bone Density As reported in the Wall Street Journal, bone density development in children is very important. They cited an increase in childhood fractures in recent years with a lack of physical activity as one of the culprits. The antidote? Physical activity and specifically, ‘jumping.’  Jumping ‘just 10 minutes a day three times’ can increase bone density. With us, that is an easy prescription to fill. Coordination Our AirTrack is a great way to develop coordination and balance. Using Kicking Pads, Padded Sticks and other equipment, students learn martial arts trick and gymnastic techniques which, in turn, enhance coordination and balance. Even the simple move of both feet jumping off the AirTrack at the same time helps with coordination and, as an added benefit, builds bone density. Studio Owners! Add the TumbleKick Airtrack to Your Program. And “Take Your Training to a Higher Level” Assistant Instructor on the TK AirTrack Studio Owner...

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