Master Kim founded Yong Studios in 1998 after years of teaching martial arts at other Tae Kwon Do schools in the Washington DC area. Born in Korea, Master Kim came to the United States when he was nine years old. Since then he has studied, taught, and competed in martial arts. Learn more about Master Kim.
Mr. Vijay Surage
Mr. Surage has been practicing Tae Kwon Do since 1988 and has been instructing at Yong Studios since the day it opened. He has been a student of Master Kim’s since he was seven years old, and is greatly influenced by his traditional teaching style. Mr. Surage also runs periodic workshops for advanced students and offers private training. Learn more about Mr. Surage.
Mr. Peter Hounsell
Mr. Hounsell earned his Black Belt at Yong Studios. He first began learning martial arts with Master Kim in 2000 and has since become known for his dedication and rigorous approach to learning and teaching traditional martial arts. He teaches both adult and children’s classes and is available for private training. He holds a degree in Business from the University of Maryland. Learn more about Mr. Hounsell.
Ms. Ellen Pucciarelli
Ms. Pucciarelli earned her Black Belt under Master Kim and teaches adult Tae Kwon Do, Qigong, and Yoga classes. Learn more about Ms. Pucciarelli.