About Dr. Tae Yun Kim
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Grandmaster Kim’s life is the quintessential rags-to-riches American success story—and like many of these stories, it does not begin in America. She was born in a shack in a tiny Korean village and ostracized from birth. She was expected, like the other girls in her village, to raise many sons. Nevertheless, from the time she was a child, Grandmaster Kim broke with tradition. Through hard work and despite unthinkable obstacles and challenges, she became not only the first female grandmaster in the history of Korean martial arts but also one of the most successful female businesswomen in America today.

Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) was born on February 2, 1946, the South Korean Lunar New Year. Her family considered it catastrophic that their firstborn child was a daughter and not a son. So from the moment Grandmaster Kim was born, she was seen as a curse. Her father beat her. She was neglected, starved, and blamed for all of her family’s hardships. She grew up feeling unwanted. This would be the first of many obstacles Grandmaster Kim would face in her life.

Abandoned at five

When the Korean War came, Grandmaster Kim then just five years old, was abandoned while her family fled their village. She narrowly survived a bomb raid. This was a turning point for her. She had always been told she was cursed and unlucky—but there she was, alive. Grandmaster Kim decided from that point forward that she would fight for her life. She also embraced her worth. After the war, Tae Yun reunited with her family. Like all Korean girls, she was expected to marry, have children, and be a housewife. But one morning she witnessed her uncles practicing Tae Kwon Do. All thoughts of a traditional future left her mind. Although Gradnmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) didn’t know what Tae Kwon Do was, she was entranced and begged her uncles to teach it to her.

Despite tradition barring women from practicing the martial art, Grandmaster Kim’s uncles relented to her persistence, expecting her to quit immediately. To their surprise, she trained hard and progressed quickly.

Dumped tea on the marriage matchmaker

Her grandparents found this unacceptable and brought her to a matchmaker to set her path straight. Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) would not sit there and be married off like property, however. She dumped tea on the matchmaker, ruining her grandparents’ plan to find her a husband.

At his wits’ end, Grand Master Kim’s grandfather arranged for her to meet a Buddhist master in the hopes that he could change her. The Master saw something special in her, though. He became her mentor and martial arts teacher. Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun) devoted all of her energy to her training and became skilled enough to start teaching it herself.

grandmaster kim moves to america with $300

After the death of her brother, Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) and her family sought a fresh start in Burlington, Vermont, in 1968. With just $300 to the family’s name, she set out to open her own martial arts school but faced immediate challenges. The language barrier, cultural barrier, and prejudice were constant obstacles. Few people would rent her a space for her school, and when she finally got one, it was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Grandmaster Kim’s (Tae Yun Kim) vision of success in America was far from what she was experiencing. She worked odd jobs and struggled for many years.

Grandmaster Kim soon found she could not go on living like this. Even her strong belief in God couldn’t quell her desire to die. One day, she climbed to the top of a mountain and fasted and prayed for two weeks, hoping God would let her die. God did not. He instead sent her a vision of starting a computer company to help make a safer world.

Grandmaster Kim dismissed this far-fetched vision as just a hallucination. After all, she knew nothing about computers. Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) came down from the mountain, however, and continued with her life. Two months later, she had the vision again. This time Grandmaster Kim knew it wasn’t a hallucination—she knew she had to follow this vision.

grandmaster kim launched lighthouse worldwide solutions

Together with some of her Tae Kwon Do students, she founded Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions in 1982. The mission of Lighthouse would be to use science and technology for the betterment of mankind.

As with everything else, this too was a struggle. Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) had sold her house to fund her company, but she quickly lost everything again. She had hit rock bottom before, though, and knew what it was like. She did not give up. Grandmaster Kim moved into a small apartment with little else to eat except bone broth and herbs.

Meanwhile, she continued teaching martial arts. One day she noticed some of her students had blisters on their hands from their excessive video game use. This gave Grandmaster Kim the idea to make Bible-based video games to counter the excessive number of violent video games on the market. Games based on the Story of Moses and Samson and Delilah were some of the first they made.

Lighthouse continued to develop custom software applications for businesses, but demand was low in the small city of Burlington. Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) decided to move her company to the heart of the Silicon Valley, where it gained more traction.

Recognized for her ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2001, the President of South Korea named her “The Hope of the Country, the Face of the Country and the Pride of the Country” for her life’s achievements. In 2003 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration from Sook Myung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Grandmaster Kim was awarded the grand prize in the California Chamber of Commerce’s Simply Success Story Challenge for the innovative way she led Lighthouse through the economic downturn.

Grandmaster Kim (Tae Yun Kim) is a recognized martial arts great grandmaster and has founded her own school of martial arts, Jung SuWon, aimed at overcoming limitations in every area of life. Her Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy is still going strong. Meanwhile, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions has gained a reputation as a leading custom engineering solutions provider, working with Lockheed, FMC, Intuit, McAfee, IBM, Texas Instruments, and other top organizations. Its projects include developing and innovating real-time monitoring for clean air and water. Today it stands as the world’s leading supplier of real-time contamination monitoring systems and airborne particle counters.

Grandmaster Kim (Dr. Tae Yun Kim) is now perched firmly on the “riches” end of “rags to riches.” From her rough upbringing to her countless years of struggling in the United States to her company’s climb to the top of the market, one mantra has guided her through it all: “He can do, she can do, why not me!” It has served her well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Dr Kim?
Dr. Tae Yun Kim founded and serves as CEO for Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, the industry leader in clean room technology and more for the medical and scientific communities. She is also a martial arts Great Grandmaster and founder of her own school of martial arts, JungSuWon.
What can I learn from Dr Kim?
Dr Kim offers warm, straightforward life teachings from her own experience, having transformed herself from a homeless orphan on the streets of war torn Korea to a successful Silicon Valley executive and Great Grandmaster today. If she can do it…why not you?
Does it cost money to be involved in this program?
Our online community is not a religious one, nor does it depend on donations or tithes from fans. For Dr. Kim, it’s about giving back the tremendous wisdom, experience and common sense of a lifetime. Her latest book is published in 12 languages, and available on Amazon worldwide. However, buying it is NOT required to participate!
Do I have to go anywhere or do anything to be involved in this program?
Aside from a positive attitude, nothing is required to join our online subscription list at this time. Many of Dr Kim’s greatest fans are not involved in martial arts. People from all religious faiths, creeds and cultural backgrounds are encouraged and welcome to our program!!!
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