"Grandmaster Lim and King Tiger Martial Arts teach authentic Korean Taekwondo and Hapkido.  The students are some of the best in the nation."

~Byoung Kim, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist

Our School

At King Tiger Martial Arts, Master Lim has developed a top-tier Taekwondo program known for its positive impacts on the students and their families. His teaching philosophy uses martial arts to expand students' emotional, intellectual and physical development, which provides the tools they need to confidently face challenges in and out of our classroom.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that uses the martial arts culture to motivate exemplary physical, emotional and mental development. We inspire our students to become strong role models and leaders by infusing them with the passion of individual success.

About Grandmaster Lim

  • 7th Dan Master Instructor Hapkido KHA

  • 7th Dan Master Instructor Taekwondo WTF, ITF

  • 5th Dan Black Belt Kumdo OKD

  • US Team Coach - Cheongju World Martial Arts Masterships, 2016

  • Korean Tigers International Demonstration Team Member 

  • President of the TKD Association of Portland-Vancouver

  • PRO-TKD Commentator and Announcer

"Character of Kings, Strength of a Tiger" is our student creed; and a proven recipe for success." 

 ~Grandmaster Sung W. Lim

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Kinds Of Martial Arts Do You Teach?
We teach Taekwondo to students of all levels. We also teach Hapkido and Kendo to those students who have earned their black belt.

At What Age Should My Child Start Martial Arts?
We recommend school age as a good time to start martial arts. Children who have experienced a classroom setting and have developed relationships with classroom teachers have a clearer understanding of what is expected of them in a group environment and are better equipped to participate fully in the martial arts instruction. 

How Many Classes Per Week Should Students Attend?
We ask that students attend a minimum of 2 classes per week in order to get the most out of their participation in our school. Students are welcome to attend as many additional classes per week as they are able.

DSHS Rates:

$215 per month or 47 units

$26 per hour (group)
$150 per hour (private)


Private and semi-private classes available by appointment starting on June 1.


9014 NE Hwy 99

Vancouver, WA




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