They are wonderful instructors. I have trained with them for 4 years, and I love them. Couldn’t ask for better instructors.
— Aliye Hart

Grand master Taegyu Lim


Grand Master Lim is the founder of Taekwondo Korea Center. Along with his 40+ years of never-ceasing passion and experience in Taekwondo, he was the Korean national champion (1982-1991), the Taiwan National Olympic Team coach and an international referee ( 1991-1992), and the Korea's Best Taekwondo Instructor of the Year (2006-2007, 2009). Under his instruction, his Taekwondo Korea Center has been awarded the Korea's Best School of the Year Award (2003-2009), won first place at the Chicago Taekwondo Expo (2012), the Illinois  Taekwondo State Championship (2012-2015), and the U.S. Open Hanmadang Championship. Beyond his past and future achievements and awards, Grand Master Lim prays that his teaching of Taekwondo will be used to lead and guide individuals to the righteous path of life, brightening families and the world.


Master Eunwoo James Lim

Master James has 20 years of experience in Taekwondo, along with his 4th degree black belt. He was the Korean National Champion (2003-2009), USAT Illinois State Champion, and was awarded first place at the Chicago Taekwondo Expo and the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang Championship. Students note that Master James has the most scientific and technical teaching method and ability.


Master Junhyung John Lim

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Throughout his 17 years of experience in Taekwondo, Master John has excelled in many different ways. On top of his 4th degree black belt, he was the Korean National Champion (2006-2009), and received first place at the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang Championship and at the USAT Illinois State Taekwondo Championship. He was one of the top 8 at the 2015 USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Trials. As the Master with the most experience in competitions, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with his students and inspires them to achieve excellence.


Master joseph kimnach

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Master Joseph has 21 years of experience in Taekwondo, and his long years of training not only shows in his kicks (태) and punches (권), but also his way of life (도). More than his awards at USAT Illinois State Championship and numerous first places at the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang Championship, he is thankful and proud of his life of justice and righteousness. Daily, he strives to live a life of righteousness and continues to encourage others in his life to do so. Not surprisingly, his favorite superhero is Captain America. 


instructor megan kingston

instructor tiera hamilton

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black belt leaders

Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson