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GrandMaster In Ho Kim

Grandmaster Kim is the Head Instructor and Director of Paek’s Martial Arts School.

He began Tae Kwon Do training at the age of nine as a means of physical rehabilitation, receiving his 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of eleven. Grandmaster Kim is the youngest in the world of the 195 Professional Martial Arts Instructors who are members of the elite Moo Do Kwan Society.

His versatile background includes:

2012: Awarded Masters of Science (MS) in Physical Physiology at Ameristate University, Graduate School of Martial Arts.

2011-2012: Pennsylvania President of American Taekwondo Association

1999: Instructor by Invitation to the CIA and Korean Secret Service

1996: Receives Korean National Presidential Commendation for “Athletic Achievement and Promotion of Good Will Between the Nations”

1991: Grandmaster Kim receives ownership of Paek’s Tae Kwon Do from his uncle, Nam Suk Paek

1990: Recipient of the “Excellence in Achievement” Awardfrom the Pro Hap Ki Do Association

1982: Became an instructor at Paek’s Tae Kwon Do School

1978-1982: Head Instructor of the Sam Won Tae Kwon Do Academy
in Seoul, Korea

1975-1978: Instructor to the Green Berets

1976: Welter Weight Korean National Champion

Grandmaster Kim holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. To attain this recognition, candidates are required to write a dissertation and defend it in front of a board of judges at the World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Because this process is so challenging, there are only a few Taekwondoists in the world to obtain this rank. Grandmaster Kim’s dissertation analyzed the biomechanical weaknesses that result from traditional methods of teaching students.

Adding to his diverse credentials, Grandmaster Kim also holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do, and is a Master Instructor in Gumdo.

Master Instructor Jay Silver

Master Jay Silver began his training in TaeKwonDo at the age of 20 in 1979. Master Jay came to Paek's TaeKwonDo in 1992 and here earned his 3rd and 4th Dan Blackbelt.

Aside from teaching at Paek's, he owns and operates his own company, enjoys spending time with his wife and son and is a motorcycle enthusiast.

Instructor Helen (Becky) Godfrey

Originally hailing from Rochester, N.Y., Becky began her martial arts training in 1993. She later came to the Philadelphia area and joined Paek's in 1999.

Becky is a Family Nurse Practioner (CRNP) and has a Certification in Homeopathy (CEDH). She is also a Certified Cardio-Kickboxing instructor and has participated in numerous tournaments.

Instructor Joanna Libonati

Joanna joined the Paek's community in 2001 training in TaeKwonDo for the physically rehabilitative benefits. She specializes in teaching Tae Han Gumdo in addition to TaeKwondo.

In addition to teaching at Peak's, Joanna competes in regional and local martial art tournaments. She also owns and operates Ascension Design and is a Reiki Master Teacher.

Instructor Daniel Singer

In 1993, at the age of 5, Daniel begain training in TaeKwonDo at Paek's. A life long Martial Art enthusiast, Daniel developed a fitness based course on TaeKwonDo fundamentals for college students at the University of Virginia where he graduates May 2010.

Daniel's other pursuits include being a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and performing as a bass vocalist. His athletic interests include boxing, weightlifting, yoga and swimming.