Elite TOMA Martial Arts Academy Professional Instructors

All martial arts instructors at Elite TOMA Martial Arts Academy in Trooper, PA are trained to ensure that our martial arts classes are safe, effective, and fun.

Our instructors and instructor assistants are trained to focus on more than just teaching martial arts skills. Elite TOMA Martial Arts Academy staff also are taught how to work with all students, tailoring their martial arts teaching methods to fit the individual child.

Emphasis is put on encouragement and positive correction.

We are committed to teaching the physical skills of martial arts while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student.

Through weekly martial arts training, instructors advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities to become even more effective martial arts teachers.

The Elite TOMA Martial Arts Academy instructors are required to continually enhance their martial arts knowledge and personal growth. They are expected to take instructor classes regularly and test at least once per year.

Our Trooper martial arts staff at Elite TOMA Martial Arts Academy looks forward to working with you.

Here is some additional information about our Taekwondo instructors:

Martial Arts Instructors Biographies

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 South Korea, Grandmaster Kim began his studies at the age of 10 years old and has devoted his life to martial arts. He 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 Instructor. He has been training for 20+ years and teaching for 10+ years. 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 University.

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. 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.

Instructor Halee Kim – Senior Instructor

The youngest of the Kim Siblings, Instructor Halee Kim is also a 3rd Degree Black belt and is a previous 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 has a Bio-Medical Engineering Degree from 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.