Thank you for visiting YB World Taekwondo Academy!

YB World has been teaching students the art of Taekwondo for 24 years in Stamford, CT. Our programs are specifically designed to improve the functions of the body and mind. Additionally, students follow the longstanding principles of Taekwondo which include compassion and respect. Everything that students learn in the classroom will have an application in their daily lives. It could be a self defense technique that may save a life in a dangerous situation or just an improved level of focus during school or business work.
Whether you are looking for an after school/work activity or Olympic level training, we can accommodate your needs. All of our instructors have been personally trained by our founder, Grand master Yong Beom Kim, Ph.D. Chairman of Martial Arts Major Program at the University of Bridgeport and former Korean National Taekwondo team coach. Each one of them have over ten years of experience teaching Taekwondo and will provide a safe and encouraging environment to achieve your goals.
Even though we observe the ancient traditions of Taekwondo education, we strive to be on the cutting edge of modern technology. We offer an online curriculum where students can watch videos of our instructors performing the forms and techniques they learn in class. If you want to practice at home, or just quickly review while on your phone or tablet, the online curriculum is a great resource that is not available at most other martial arts schools.
We encourage you to review our programs and schedule to find the one that works best for you and your family. Please send an inquiry through our website for a free trial class and get started today!


“Self-confidence is built with patience and time and affects academic and social development. My daughter, Allison, is comfortable undertaking challenging task and will readily assume a leadership role.”Candice Dziuba
“Our 12 year old son has trained with Grandmaster Kim for 6 years. His philosophy of fostering self-esteem and personal growth has complimented our efforts as parents. We have witnesses significant growth in self-discipline and excellent grades.”Michelle Truglia (Mother)
“I heard great things about YB and decided to have my granddaughter try it out. What is more important, she feels physically and emotionally stronger which has influenced every aspect of her life.”Sharon Bear
“Taekwondo has developed my focus and self-discipline by encouraging me to always give my best effort. I can achieve my goals, both in and out of the Do Jang.”Allison Dziuba, Age 15 2nd Degree Blackbelt

The YB Team