Reminder For Danbo and Black Belt Students

Grandmaster Kim wants to remind those students testing for Danbo or any Black Belt rank that they must bring their sparring gear to the October Belt Test.  If you have any questions please talk with your instructor.

Also, please make sure to attend Belt Ceremony being held October 18th, 2023 at 8pm where you will receive the results of your testing.

Kim’s Academy Shirts Are Available for Pre-Order

                           KABBA is taking orders for Kim’s Academy t-shirt in gray.
Sizes: Adult and Youth sizes are available.
Deadline: Orders are due by April 29th.  Payment must be received by May 1st.  You can mail or drop your payment at the Main School.
Pick Up Date: Shirts are expected to be ready for pick up by May 20th.
Where to Order: Place your order online at:

Grandmaster Kim has also authorized the “summer uniform” to be worn this summer, starting in June. The summer uniform includes your dobak pants, belt, and a Kim’s Academy t-shirt.  Get your order in now so you can receive your t-shirt in time to wear it to class this summer!

Kim’s Academy Cookouts Resume 04/15/23

Kim’s Academy cookouts are returning to the Main School after April and October tests!


Saturday, April 15th, 2023 after Black Belt test at approximately 3pm.

Where: Kim’s Academy Main School
1617 South Longfellow
Wichita, KS 67207
Who: All Kim’s Academy students and families
What to bring: Bring a side dish to share.  It’s a potluck!
  Drinks will be provided by KABBA.

Website Redesign!

After several months of work, we are proud to introduce a redesign of the Kim’s Academy website!  Improvements include:

  • Completely replacing the old website (which was static HTML-based) with a solution that uses WordPress as the underlying foundation.  For those non-technical, this is Good Thing and should allow us to make future updates with less effort in the future.
  • Utilizing a Responsive template.  This means the website will automatically adjust the content you see to fit the laptop, tablet, or smartphone device you are viewing it on.
  • Improvements to each Kim’s Academy location page
    • A Google Map view.
    • Clearer presentation of schedules.
  • An experimental “Schedule Finder” feature.  With this feature you can look at a summary view of schedules from all Kim’s Academy locations and filter on specific class types, days, times, or locations.  For example, let’s say you’re interested in attending a Kim’s Academy class but only have Tuesday’s and Thursday’s opened.  With the Schedule Finder you can filter on these two days and see what class locations and times fit your request!
  • News and Announcements posted to the website will provide Google Map views and event information you can add to your calendars with one simple click.
  • A Search feature (look for the magnifying glass icon to the right of the main menu bar), allowing you to quickly find content on the website.
  • An easier way for us to add social links to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and SnapChat.  Kim’s Academy Instructors – if you have any social links you’d like to add to your location please let us know!

There are still a few minor “fit and finish” items to complete, but overall we think you’ll enjoy the experience!  If you have any feedback or comments, feel free to send them to


Senior Master Robert Stankey, 6th Dan