Grandmaster Yeong B Kim, Ph. D

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"In my experience of practicing Taekwondo, I discovered that the true purpose of martial arts is to cultivate yourself. When you are wearing the martial arts uniform, we are all equal…we must all understand and respect each other to reach self-perfection."

Welcome to YB World Taekwondo Academy

We are a traditional martial arts school for 27 years in Stamford teaching students World Taekwondo Federation certified Taekwondo with a focus on education and character building.

Our members receive traditional Taekwondo instruction as well as building concentration, self-confidence and self-discipline.

Events & Updates

We are opened and on regular schedule!

Belt Promotion Test

Movie Night X Valentines

Tournament Class & Weight Loss

If your student has the required 4 silver tips on their belts, then they are ready to test for the next belt!

High Ridge students will be testing on February 22nd & 23rd. The times are still pending. 

Hope Street students will be testing March 1st & 2nd. The times are still pending.

What better way to enjoy your Saturday evening with your significant other. Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14th. Thus, we will be having our Movie Night on Saturday, February 10th.

Please be advised, that due to the limited space of our Tournament Style class. We will prioritize Black Belt students. This class will be a joint-class with both High Ridge & Hope Street students. The classes will begin in the beginning of February at 7:00 PM. It will focus on the three major fundamentals of Taekwondo: Sparring, Poomsae, & Breaking. 

The requirements to attend these classes are as follows:

  • Minimum belt requirement is green belt
  • You must have sparring equipment
  • The minimum age requirement is seven (7).
  • You must sign the waiver form prior to signing up for the class. 

Check out our video from It’s Relevant News

This video features interviews with Grandmaster Kim and his son Abraham Kim regarding the importance of self confidence and discipline to prevent bullying in schools.  The students in this video are all black belts and attend middle school and high school.

Check out our video for our campaign to end bullying in schools.

We believe students of all ages can put an end to bullying by building their own self – confidence as well as setting a good example for others.  As you watch the video, you can see how our instructors conduct class for young children as well as teenagers.


81 High Ridge Road

1074 Hope Street


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