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Master HakSun An KTigers

Grandmaster HakSun An

Founder of the Korean Tigers Demo Team

You would be hard pressed to find anyone within the taekwondo community who hasn't heard of Grandmaster HakSun An. After a lifetime or martial arts training and instruction, Grandmaster HakSun An established the Korean Tigers Taekwondo Demonstration Team in 1990 and it has gone on to become the most representative Taekwondo Demonstration Team in the world.  

For more information about Grandmaster HakSun An and the KTIGERS (Korean Tigers) Demonstration Team, click here.

Taekwondo head maste instructor

Head Instructor Master Kim

6th dan black belt with World Taekwondo Federation

7th dan black belt with World Jidokwan Federation

4th dan black belt with International Hapkido Federation

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Poom/Dan Promotion Examiner

International Taekwondo Master from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Academy)

Master Kim began his martial arts training at the age of 7, training under his internationally acclaimed uncle, Hak Sun An, founder of the Korean Tigers Demonstration Team located in South Korea. 

He’s served as both director and member of the KTigers Demonstration Team. Having had the privilege of teaching and training in both Korea and other various locations within the  U.S. has allowed him to merge divergent schools of thought, greatly expanding his knowledge of up to date techniques and methods. In addition to his lifelong study of Taekwondo, Master Kim holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Master Kim considers his school to be a place of learning, and his style of teaching emphasizes the traditional values of discipline, practice, hard work, and focus. His goal is to help students of all ages and from all walks of life to reach his or her full potential and therefore expects his students to learn and practice with diligence and sincerity.

Taekwondo youth instructor

Assistant Instructor

Ms. Juliana LaVe'

 4th dan black belt with World Taekwondo Federation

With over 15 years of training and teaching experience under her belt, Ms. Juliana LaVe' holds the rank of a 4th degree black belt with the World Taekwondo Federation and is actively training to earn her fourth-degree black belt.


Ms. Juliana would like to help others not only understand the physicality of Taekwondo but also help them to really appreciate the numerous life lessons it has to offer. She tries to teach by example that if you're willing to work hard and put the effort in, you're capable of achieving any goal that you set your mind to


Ms. Juliana hopes to continue making Taekwondo and teaching her lifelong pursuit by one day running her own taekwondo dojang.


Enjoy this Spokesman Review article on Juliana here!





female taekwondo instructor

Assistant Instructor

Ms. Heather Hoeck Mills

Ms. Heather joined KTigers Taekwondo in 2011 after having finished her master's degree at the University of Idaho and returning to the Coeur d' Alene area. She's currently an instructor of Physics at Gonzaga University, and in her downtime, Ms. Heather takes great pleasure in incorporating her passion for teaching with her passion for Taekwondo. 


Ms. Heather feels that there is nothing more rewarding than helping students of all experience levels and ages integrating a greater proficiency for their physical techniques with a deeper understanding of the valuable life skills that can be gained and honed through taekwondo. As she always says, "Practicing Taekwondo takes dedication, but that dedication will pay off in inner strength and outer strength."




 3rd dan black belt with World Taekwondo Federation


Assistant Instructor
Ms. Miya Koester

Students of our Little Tigers and Little Ninjas programs will recognize Ms. Miya. Miya has a knack for working with our younger students, so it should come as no surprise that she is working toward earning her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Miya has over 10 years of experience as a fellow taekwondo student, demonstration team member, and instructor at KTigers Taekwondo. She is currently working toward her goal of earning her 4th Dan black belt, as well as earning her International master certifications with World Taekwondo Federation. 




 3rd dan black belt with World Taekwondo Federation

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