“We saw a big change in our kid since we started going to YB world at hope street. Became more social, confident and an extrovert. The staff is amazing right from Mrs. Kim's friendly attention and consideration for every member and the professionalism and individual attention that Master Carlos and Master CJ gives to every kid. Small focused classes and individual roadmap for every kid is the reason you will see each kid growing at their pace in a very open friendly and collaborative environment. Strongly recommend it for every kid.”
– Ajay Choudhary,
“We love YB World! My children have been students for three years now and have thrived there! They have gained so much self confidence and maturity.
The instructors are all multiple level black belts....Grandmaster Kim is an 8th Degree Black Belt! This school is the real deal!!!
We love how invested YB World is in our children as a whole. They stress not only doing well with Taekwondo but in school, with family and living as good human citizens.
Mrs. Kim runs a tight ship and greets everyone with a warm smile and hug. She brightens our day!
We are so happy to be a part of the YB World Taekwondo Family!!!”
– Deb Latham,
“YB World is a phenomenal program. The instructors have a great relationship with the students and are always encouraging. They promote positivity and the value of hard work and family.”
– Jon Kolman,
“I am so thankful to be part of the YB World Martial Arts Taekwondo Academy on Hope Street. The instructors are second to none. They provide a nice balance of structure and care. As a student in the adult class, I truly appreciate the instruction at each of my early belts that I have been part of, truly looking forward to eventually reaching a Black Belt. My son started in the Family Class as a 2-year-old, now as a 3-year-old in Little Dragons and truly loves it. He (and his parents) feels that it is his second family. Mrs. Kim, who runs the Hope Street location welcome us with open arms. She is absolutely the best and thankful she found us. I am so proud to be part of this school and encourage others, who are interested in involving your family in a great institution that develops confidence, discipline, exercise, and great fun, I welcome you to our family.”
– Malcolm Carter,
“My daughter found her happy place at YB. The experienced and caring staff have inspired a passion for the sport in my daughter.”
– Marguerite Felsenfeld,
““I am a full-time father, professional, and doctoral student, and I chose YB World Taekwondo to invest what little free time I have to maximizing my potential. Mrs. Kim, Master Carlos, and Master CJ have welcomed my family and I into their YB family and inspired my 5 year old son and I to grow within the Taekwondo discipline. I have watched my son’s confidence and self-esteem grow, and I have found a renewed sense of well-being through my training.””
– Sean Mageau,
“YB World instructors, leadership, and office team make all the difference. My son has gained confidence, respect for others. He is supported every step of the way by Mrs. Kim and her wonderful office managers, and by caring Master instructors who understand him, encourage him, and push him to be his best.”
– Susan Brown,
“The YB World teachers and staff are of the best of the best in welcoming you into there family and at the same time providing a professional structure which has allowed our kids to grow and be more confident. One of the best things i can say is that my kids always want to go. My kids have met life long friends in this program and the kids are a great bunch.”
– Todd Latham,
“Many thanks for everything that you and the masters are doing for Ciaran. I think the Black Belt Club will be good for his developing maturity in giving him more responsibilities to answer for and not just to me and Paula. Having the YB family as an added support system for us has been huge and we hope for many more years of this symbiotic relationship to come. I’ll look forward to seeing you this afternoon.”
“Grand Master Kim and Mrs Kim have built a lovely community of learners (including the students' families). We have been to 4 dojos over the past 10 years, from Sydney to New York and now Stamford. We have visited countless others in the area. It is like choosing a college - there are many pieces of the puzzle that must come together for you to know you are in the right place - and YB on Hope Street had everything we were looking for. We have a black belt teen and a early belt grade schooler who are both very happy here. We look forward to many years with the Kim's and their awesome staff!”
– Nova Hall,
“If you are looking for the martial art place - look no more! The staff and program are amazing!!!! We wish this is the part of regular gym class in schools....thank you YB friends for all you do for the kids and community!”