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Traditional genius meant having a high IQ. I propose that modern genius means being crazy.
Crazy means exceptional action. Action makes things happen; inaction does not.
Success: 1% is the idea, 99% is action.
Put your goals into action, never and ever give up until you achieve your goals.

        -Y.K. Kim

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Who is Y.K.Kim?


Grandmaster Y.K. Kim is a modern philosopher, great public speaker, respected author, successful entrepreneur and founder of the modern martial arts.

There is no one quite like Y.K. Kim. He has revolutionized people’s lifestyles with The New American Dream and U.S. National Exercise.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Y.K. Kim serves as a living testament that the American dream is alive and kicking.

He left his homeland in 1976 to come to the U.S., with only his black belt and a heart full of hope. Homeless and without a green card, but imbued with a winning spirit, he worked hard, shedding blood, sweat and tears to overcome cultural shock, financial difficulties and a language barrier to achieve a rare level of success that includes:

  • Author of Winning is a Choice, Success in Martial Arts Business, Taekwondo, Health is the Foundation of Success, Tae Kwon Do World, 6 Martial Arts World, U.S. National Exercise, and The New American Dream.

  • Public speaker on the NEW American Dream and U.S. National Exercise.

  • Producer, writer and star of the action movie Miami Connection

  • Publisher and editor-in-chief of Martial Arts World Magazine

  • Hall of fame inductee in the Grandmaster's Society

  • Winner of the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award for outstanding public service

  • The proclamation of Y.K. Kim Day by the City of Orlando

  • Chairman and founder of Martial Arts World, the home of life champions

His next goal is to build a four-year Martial Arts University to provide future leaders for the martial arts industry and the world, as well as to extend Martial Arts World to every corner of the earth to spread the 5 kinds of fitness to make the world a better place to live.

Special message from Y.K. Kim:

Please join me to promoting the 5 Kinds of Fitness to make world a better place to live. How?

  1. Join the NEW American Dream Team to receive daily motivational philosophy.
    Click here to join

  2. Practice the 5 kinds of fitness daily to be healthy, wealthy and successful.

  3. To spread the 5 kinds of fitness to your family and friends.

Send your suggestions or success stories:
ykkim@ykkim.com



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