Jung Suwon Martial Arts

For Children, Adults and Families

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is one of the highest ranking martial artists in the world. Her training began at the age of 7 in South Korea, at a time when girls were not allowed to train in the martial arts. Overcoming physical, mental and social obstacles to achieve goals that others told her were impossible, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim founded the art of Jung SuWon – which means, “the way of uniting body, mind and spirit in total harmony.”


  • Founder of the Art of Jung SuWon
  • World’s Foremost Ki Energy Master
  • Chairman & CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
  • Honorary Commander, U.S. Air Force
  • Chairman of the Board, Martial Arts Leadership Federation
  • Susan B. Anthony Award, 1985
  • Courage to Dream Award, Asian World Film Festival, 2016
  • Ambassador to the Nations, Asian World Film Festival, 2016
  • Awarded CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Award in Entrepreneurship from the United Nations’ Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women, 2015
  • Appointed as Senior Advisor to the National Unification Advisory Council for the reunification of Korea, 2015
  • State of California, Woman of the Year, 2002
  • Women of Achievement Award, Sports 1991 & Corporate 2002
  • Women of Distinction Award in Technology, 2005
  • Selected as Grand Prize winner from all companies in state of California by the California Chamber of Commerce in Simply Success Stories contest, 2004
  • Head Coach for the U.S. Women’s team at the 1978 Pre-World Games in Seoul, Korea
  • Knight Chevalier and Grand Dame in the Orders of Constantine the Great and of Saint Helen, 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Supreme Grandmaster Byong Yu, 2011
  • Hope of Korea & Pride of Korea Award of Recognition, presented by Korean Media (MBC, KBS, KEMS, Joong Ang Il Bo, Korea Times), 2011
  • Grand Dame, Prior for the No. California Priory, Ambassador to Korea, Japan & China for the Orders of Constantine the Great and of Saint Helen, 2011
  • Humanitarian Award, Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Honorary Ambassador for State University of New York (SUNY) in Korea, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Stevie Awards for Women in Business, 2017
  • Much More!