Team

Meet Our Team

Grand Master

Yong B. Kim Ph.D.

  • 8th Degree Grandmaster
  • Ph.D. in Physical Education at Kyung Hee University in Korea
  • National Elementary Level Taekwondo Championship – Gold Medalist
  • National President Cup Taekwondo Championship – Gold Medalist
  • National Collegiate Taekwondo Championship – Gold Medalist
  • Korean National Team and Kyung Hee University Team Coach
  • 1995 Ukraine National Team Coach
  • 2004 Collegiate Olympic Games/Universiade USA Team Coach
  • 2004 Founder and program chair of the first and only Martial Arts major program at an accredited university in the west (University of Bridgeport, CT)
  • Founder of the first Taekwondo Academy in Stamford, CT
  • YB World has graduated over 750 Black Belts since its founding in 1992
  • Started Taekwondo at age 7
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SEUNG KIM

General Manager & Director

Mrs. Seung-eui Kim has been a head office manager and program director of the school since 1992. Affectionately known as Mrs. Kim, she focuses on the education and wellness of our students “off the mat”.

  • MBA, Physical Education (M.P.Ed), MA
  • Adjunct Professor of Korean Language at the University of Bridgeport, CT
  • Co-founder of YB World Taekwondo Academy
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JEONG HO KIM

Headmaster

  • 30 years of Martial Arts Taekwondo Demonstration currently
  • 17 Years Headmaster at YB World Taekwondo Academy Stamford, CT
  • 7th Dan Degree Black Belt by World Taekwondo Headquarters Kukkiwon
  • Regiment 162 Korean Taekwondo National Team
  • Korean National Taekwondo Referee
  • Certified Taekwondo Instructor by World Taekwondo Headquarter Kukkiwon
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CJ YORFINO

Master

  • Started training in Taekwondo 1999
  • Currently a 4th Degree Black Belt
  • 2013 Kyoung Hee University TKD Program
  • He has been with the YB World family for 20 years
  • Director of Demonstration Team
  • University Of Bridgeport Taekwondo Judge 2011, 2012 & 2013
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ABRAHAM KIM

Director

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RYAN REED

Assistant Instructor / Office Assistant

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SAMUEL KIM

Assistant Director

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AKSHAY

Jr. Instructor

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VALERIA CARIAS

Jr. Instructor / Office Manager Assistant

  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award – December 2018
  • Most Dedicated Staff Member Award 2018
  • NY Open Taekwondo Championship- 2nd Place Form
  • 3rd-degree black belt/certified by the Kukkiwon federation in South Korea
  • YB World Taekwondo Academy leadership program- A program providing leadership skills to utilize in the real world and workplace setting
  • Office Manager- Handling finances of the business, greeting and communicating with customers
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JASON BIN

Jr. Instructor

  • 3rd dan Black Belt
  • Junior Instructor
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award- December 2018
  • NY Open Taekwondo Championship- Form- 1st place, and Breaking
  • board 2nd Place
  • Practicing Taekwondo for 12 years