Master Yongsuk Kim is a 7th Degree Black Sash in Hwa Rang Do®. He has been a student of Supreme Grand Master Dr. Joo Bang Lee for over half a century. As President of the Korean Chapter of the World Hwa Rang Do® Association and member of the Board of Directors for the World Hwa Rang Do® Association, Master Kim is currently working to establish a South Pacific Regional Chapter of the Association to further spread the spirit and many teachings of Hwa Rang Do.
Master Kim is an experienced executive with over 35 years experience in the specialty areas of international trade in connection with oil industries, residential and commercial real estate development, environmental protection engineering and general project organization. He works with multinational companies in the private sector to facilitate joint venture projects often with government entities based on trade and infrastructure demands. Throughout his career, Master Kim has lived in 4 different continents and has successfully established many such projects throughout the globe, including in USA, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Uganda, China, Chile and Papua New Guinea.
Master Kim is the founder and Chairman of KR Development PNG Ltd, a company that aims to transform individuals and communities through the power of business. Master Kim considers himself a Christian missionary focused on promoting “Business as Mission” through Joint Venture Projects with PNG landowners. The company is responsible for fostering financial growth and independence through the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable joint venture economic projects.
In 2007 when Master Kim became a born-again Christian, he sought to spread the word of God through alternative forms of missionary work. To achieve his missionary goals, Master Kim uniquely tailored several business models focused on empowering indigenous groups within developing nations.
Together KR Development and Hwa Rang Do® of the World Hwa Rang Do® Association have developed “Bamboo Initiatives”, using the bamboo industry as a means to promote a heightened realization of one’s self-worthiness, self-confidence and to create positive hope building measures throughout communities. Through implementation of the ancient Korean Martial & Healing Art of Hwa Rang Do®, Master Kim furthers his missionary aspirations.