About Our Style

Grandmaster Nam Min Kim

Head Grandmaster

An accomplished martial artist in many disciplines, Grandmaster Kim currently holds the rank of 6th degree black belt from Kukkiwon, World TaeKwonDo Federation, 4th degree in Hapkido and 4th degree in Haidong Gumdo (Korean Swordsmanship).

Born and raised in Korea, Grandmaster Kim began his studies at the age of 10 years old and has devoted his life to martial arts. Master Kim then moved from Korea in 1977 and resumed studying martial arts in Maryland. He began competing at the age of 14, achieving State champion, Grand champion awards throughout the Tri-State Area. Incorporating child psychology into his classes, he opened his first martial arts school at the age of 18 and has since inspired countless martial artists for over four decades. Creating life champions, Grandmaster Kim is known and loved for his habit of making good things happen, his ability to inspire others towards success, his passionate and enthusiastic dedication to his students, and his open-mindedness to new ideas. He continues to demonstrate excellence in all areas including technique, competition, spirituality, and more importantly his ability to bring people together to achieve a shared vision.

Instructor Hyung Jun (HJ) Kim

Head Instructor

Studying under Grandmaster Kim starting at the Age of 6, Master HJ grew up as a student with Elite TOMA and transformed into the Head Master Instructor. He is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt training to become a 4th Degree and continues to work on his craft. He also manages and trains the Instructor Staff to ensure they are always prepared and teaching at their best. He is also a Graduate of the Smeal College of Business at Penn State Universtiy.

Instructor Hyung Gee (HG) Kim

Head Instructor, Team TOMA Head Coach

Also studying alongside Instructor HJ Kim, Instructor HG has been practicing Martial Arts for over 15 years competing and winning at the state and national level. He currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt and is working towards his next degree by the end of 2020. As the Head Sport Tae Kwon Do coach, he oversees the Team TOMA program and develops the student-athletes to become champions of life. The program has seen great national and local success with Senior AAU National Team members and Cadet/Junior AAU National Champions. He is finishing his Marketing Degree at Temple University.

Instructor Halee Kim

Senior Instructor

The youngest of the Kim Siblings, Instructor Halee Kim is also a 3rd Degree Black belt and is a current ECTC All -Star Team Member. As part of the Team TOMA program, she has been an AAU National Champion and a Senior AAU National Team Member. A great example of hard work and dedication, she teaches the students with compassion and instills character traits that will lead to success. She is currently studying Bio-Medical Engineering at Cornell University.

Mrs. Eun Joo Kim

Program Director

The head of the Program, Mrs. Eun Joo Kim works hard for all the students and families at Elite TOMA. She ensures students are enjoying their Elite TOMA experience in the Dojang and is always trying to assist parents with their busy lives. Mrs. Kim oversees all management for students testing, promotions, attendances, and programs so that families are well informed and comfortable with investing their time in the Elite TOMA program.

Assistant Instructors

Nick Candello, Nathanael Bryant, Nicholas Gorycki

Junior Instructors

Matthew Bellinghieri, Alex Gorycki, John Markowski, Jack Winters, Sarah Yoon

Mrs. Kelly Alexander

After School Program Director

As the After School Program (ASP) Director, Mrs. Alexander does an amazing job supervising and nurturing our ASP students who come to finish homework, study, and then attend class. She incorporates mindfulness and healthy choices as part of the after school program. She has two children who are both TOMA students, James recently received his first degree black belt and Kaitlyn is an orange belt.  Mrs. Alexander is a graduate of Villanova University School of Nursing and currently works at Lankenau Medical Center as a critical care/trauma nurse.  She also works per-diem as a substitute school nurse for Methacton and other school districts in the area and a Main Line Health Community Health nurse.