When she was a young girl growing up in Korea, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim likely thought she’d never leave her country behind. She loved the mist-covered mountains, the crisp air and the beautiful flowering trees. For a small girl that had few friends, nature was her closest companion, and the thought of transitioning to an entirely new kind of climate might have filled her with fear. As Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim grew, however, it became clear that Korea wasn’t a hospitable place for her to live the rest of her life, due to wars and other unrest, so she left for the United States with her family.
The move was incredibly difficult. Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim only had $300 to her name, and she had an extremely limited understanding of the English language. While America often claims to love immigrant people, and many politicians suggest that this country is one of the best places for people from other countries to move to, those who don’t speak the language or who can’t afford to buy favors often have a difficult time making the move work for them. Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim was no exception, and she had to take a series of low-paying, menial jobs just to make ends meet.
However, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim never gave up, even though she was faced with so many challenges. She spent time observing the people around her, and she began to develop some ideas about new companies that would meet a need that other companies hadn’t yet filled. In time, she opened a small martial arts school, and then she participated in the opening of a technology-based firm. She devoted all of her energy to making these ventures succeed, and her hard work paid off in time. She’s now known as a martial arts expert, she owns a successful martial arts school and the small company she founded has become a powerhouse provider of cleanroom and electronics equipment.
Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim believes that coming to America was an incredibly good decision, but she continues to maintain ties with her home country, sending donations when she can and visiting to give speeches and consult on important matters. She will always have a deep love and respect for her home country, and the people who live there.