OUR MISSION

To bring out the best in every individual by forging a strong mind and body to discover the champion within. We will make a positive impact on our communities and reinforce solid character development in students of all ages.

Since our founding, Champions Martial Arts has had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey. Known as the best Taekwondo School in the Bay Area, we provide a wide range of programs to support students from all backgrounds and levels.

 

MASTER SIHWAN KEUM

Education and Qualification:​

  • Kukkiwon Certified 6th Black Belt Dan

  • Masters from Yeungnam University, 2009

  • Bachelors from Yeongsan University, 2007

Global Experience:

  • Nigeria Head Coach in London 2012 Summer Olympics

  • United Kingdom Federation Invitational in Manchester, 2008

  • Indonesia Federation Invitational Training, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Korea National Team Invitational in China 2004, 2005, 2006​


Athletic Achievements:

  • 1st place Creti Cup International, 2011

  • 1st place 39th KTA Presidents Cup, 2009

  • 1st place 18th Defense Minister's Cup, 2009

  • 1st place Korea Industry Players Championship, 2009

  • 1st place 3rd Korea Federation Presidents Cup, 2009

  • 1st place Korea Industry Championship, 2008

  • 1st place 2nd Korea Federation Presidents Cup, 2008

  • 1st place 19th Fajr International Open, 2007

Master Keum
 

When an athlete has trained since childhood the sport he loves, there is nothing that can hold him back. I know that firsthand. It required a high degree of physical and mental commitment to compete on the Korea National Team at an elite level. From medaling at numerous national tournaments, to taking home golds at multiple World Championships, I believe there is no challenge too daunting to face. More so than the medals or titles earned, the sense of personal fulfillment at knowing that I had given my best has always been my motivation and strength. Through hard work and perseverance one can accomplish their goals and achieve a high level of personal satisfaction that is more valuable than any material reward or public acclaim.

Taekwondo allows everyone to participate at their own level in a comfortable and accepting environment. It's a sport one can pick up at any stage of life and practice for a lifetime. There are a wide range of physical benefits from martial arts training at every age, including improvement in flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and coordination. In a class environment, a good instructor keeps students motivated and encourages them to establish and achieve their goals. At Champions Martial Arts, we have had many members comment on the positive impact that taekwondo has had on them and their families.

The sport may seem foreign or something you might not see yourself doing, but once you start, it becomes compelling. There are so many aspects of training on which to focus. Some people love the philosophy, while others enjoy the physical and mental strength it builds. Some prefer the self-defense aspect and combative side of taekwondo, while others simply want to share a fun activity with their friends and family. There is something for everyone in taekwondo training, regardless of age.


So what's stopping you from starting today?