About Master SC Kim

Master Song Chul Kim has studied Taekwondo for over 30 years. His knowledge and experience in both Korean and Canadian teaching styles have enabled him to bridge the culture gap and merge the best of both styles into one. For the last 20 years, Master Kim has establish himself as an excellent instructor who can bring out the best in his students. His academy is one of the premier martial arts schools in the Lower Mainland and has a devout following.
Internationally, Master Kim is a highly esteemed 1st class referee and is often chosen to officiate at important Taekwondo events including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2012 London Olympic Games, 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, and the 2014 World GP Tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan, as well as many other world class tournaments. In 2016, he was recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation as Male Referee of the Year. Respected by his peers and sought after to officiate the best in the world, Master Kim knows Taekwondo and, coupled with his devotion to teaching, is one of the best one can choose for a Taekwondo master.


  • 7th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt
  • Chairman, World Taekwondo Referee Committee
  • WTF Certified International Kyuruki Referee
  • WTF Certified International Poomsae Referee
  • Official member of Taekwondo Canada
  • Official member of Sport BC
  • President, WTF Taekwondo Federation of BC
  • President and Head Instructor of SC Kim’s Taekwondo Canada (1994 to Current)
  • 35+ years of Taekwondo Experience

Education & Achievements

  • Recipient of the 2016 Male Referee of the Year Award by the World Taekwondo Federation
  • Selected as a Judge for 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • Selected as a Judge for 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Selected as a Judge for 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games
  • Completed special training course in Yudo College in Korea (1989)
  • Completed instructor training course given by Taekwondo Academy in Kukkiwon (1998)
  • Completed NCCP Level 1 and 2
  • World Taekwondo Federation Citation Award in Recognition for Dedicated Service and Outstanding
  • Contribution to the Development of Taekwondo from Dr. Un Yong Kim in 1998
  • Qualified as 3rd class International Referee in 1999
  • Promoted to 2nd class International Referee in 2003
  • Promoted to 1st class International Referee in 2009
  • Best Referee, 2008 Canadian Senior Nationals
  • Best Referee, 2008 Commonwealth Games
  • Best Referee, 2009 WTF World Cup
  • 2012 Canadian Referee of the Year

Officiating International Events

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing, China
  • 2012 London Olympic Games, London, England
  • 2014 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships, Queretaro, Mexico
  • 2014 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final, Queretaro, Mexico
  • 2014 World Junior Taekwondo Championships, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  • 2013 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final, Manchester, GB
  • 2013 Sportaccord World Combat Games, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2013 World Taekwondo Championships, Puebla, Mexico
  • 2012 World Junior Taekwondo Championships, Sham el Sheikh, Egypt
  • European Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games, Kazan, Russia
  • 2012 London Olympic Test Event, London, England
  • Asian Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2012 London Olympic World Qualification Game, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2012 London Olympic Training Camp, Mexico city, Mexico
  • 2011 World Taekwondo Championships, Gyeongju, Korea
  • 2011 Pan Am Games, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2010 World Junior Taekwondo Championships, Tijuana, Mexico
  • 2010 Youth Olympic Qualification, Tijuana, Mexico
  • 2010 World Cup Team Championships, Urumqi, China
  • 2009 World Cup Team Championships, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2009 World Taekwondo Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships, Puerto Rico
  • 2008 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships, Winnipeg, Canada

Our Teaching Philosophy

Try to make sure every student leaves sweating and smiling! Help them realize what they are truly capable of by setting high but realistic goals so they can reach their full potential. Enjoy every second with 100% intensity while striving to help the students achieve their personal best.