SGT David Kim

Men's Taekwondo

Sport: Men's Taekwondo
Event: -58kg Weight Class
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
High School: Winston-Salem High
Joined Army: May 2016
MOS: Infantryman

David’s father put him in taekwondo class at five years old, and David chose it over soccer and started taking it seriously when he entered his teen years. As a young athlete, he won the Junior Pan Am Championships, and also won male MVP of the tournament. Since joining the Army, David has competed in numerous opens to collect World and Olympic ranking points – and is now ranked #30 world-wide.

There’s no better feeling then to put in hard work and coming home with some hardware

Career Highlights


1st place - USATKD Pan Am Championship Team Trials, Colorado Springs, CO , Men’s -58Kg

3rd place - USATKD Grand Prix Finals, Colorado Springs, CO, Men’s -58Kg

2nd place - Pan Am Championship, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Men’s -58Kg

2nd place - Dominican Republic Open, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Men’s -58Kg

2nd place - Pan Am Series 1, Fort Worth, TX , Men’s -58Kg

1st place - President’s Cup, Jacksonville, FL, Men’s -58Kg


1st place - Canadian Open, Montreal, Canada           , Men’s -58kg

1st place - Grand Slam #32, Colorado Springs, CO, Men’s -58Kg


1st place - U.S. National Championship, San Antonio, TX, Men’s -58Kg


2nd place - President’s Cup, Las Vegas, NV, Men’s -54Kg

1st place - French Open, Paris, France, Men’s -54Kg

1st place - Cyprus Open, Larnaca, Cyprus, Men’s -54Kg

1st place - Colorado State Championship, Monument, CO, Men’s -54Kg

1st place - Pan Am Open, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Men’s -54Kg

1st place - Pan American Games Fight Off, Colorado Springs, CO, Men’s -58Kg

1st place - U.S. Grand Slam Invitational Series, Colorado Springs, CO, Men’s -58Kg

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