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Our History & Affiliations

Grandmaster Mountain Kim

President and founder of Mountain Kim Martial Arts

Grandmaster Mountain Kim, the President and founder of Mountain Kim Martial Arts, was one of the first people to start a Tae Kwon Do school in the metropolitan area.A former Taekwondo and Judo Team Leader and graduate of Hanyang University, Korea, with BA in Physical Education, Grandmaster Mountain Kim, has many accomplishments including: 8th Degree Taekwondo; Chun Buk korea State Champion Taekwondo 1964 and 1965; Korean National Champion Taekwondo 1968 (twice) and 1969; World Medalist Jud; 8th Degree Judo; Master Hapkido; President Haidong Gumdo Association Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Region; and Vice President Virginia State Taekwondo Union.


Yamasaki Academy

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

We are an affiliate of the

World famous Yamasaki Academy.

                Mario Yamasaki is one of the best known and most respected MMA referees in the world. Fernando Yamasaki started his martial arts training in judo and wrestling before starting his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Mario Yamasaki moved to the US and opened the first Brazilian/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school in the DC area in 1995. Fernando joined Mario and business partner Francisco Neto in 2003. Currently the Yamasaki family has several schools and affiliated schools around the United Sates, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Europe.

Erik Paulson

CSW Combat Submission Wrestling

We are an affiliate of the

World famous Eric Paulson

Combat Submission Wrestling

Erik Paulson is the founder of Combat Submission Wrestling, and STX Kickboxing. He runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, California, where he trains MMA fighters 

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