Woo Sup Kim, the owner of Tiger Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do, based in Winston-Salem, said in a news release today that he has been named captain of the U.S. Olympics taekwondo team.
Kim will travel to London in August to manage both the men’s and women’s Tae Kwon Do teams.
Tae Kwon Do made its first appearance at the Summer Olympic Games as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea. It became a full medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and has been a sport in the Olympic Games since then.
Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea.
He studied Tae Kwon Do and got a major certification from Yong-In University in Seoul, Korea.
He became a former instructor at Master Chong’s World Class Tae Kwon Do in Buffalo, N.Y. and a former member of Korean Tigers Demonstration Team.
He is currently the owner of Tiger Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do, based in Winston-Salem.