President’s Message

This is a copy of the welcome letter from Grand Master Albert Cheeks at the first informational session for the Ki Whang Kim Traditional Martial Arts Association.

Thank you for attending the Ki Whang Kim Traditional Martial Arts Association or KWK-TMAA informational session. We have come together to preserve, promote and teach martial arts, as it was taught to us by Grand Master Kim. Our motto, as taught by him is Patience, Training and Character. Patience comes with Training and Training builds Character. This is about Character building. We chose the name Traditional Martial Arts instead of Tae Kwon Do because Grand Master Kim trained first under the late Legendary Grand Master Toyama Kanken, then in Tang Soo Do, Moo Duk Kwan, followed by Tae Kwon Do. To fully grasp what he taught, you must consider how he trained and what he taught his students. Grand Master Kim had a unique way of blending these styles. I would like to personally invite you to come and be part of our family, as we continue to promote and share his legacy.

Albert Cheeks

Grand Master

President KWK-TMAA