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Fixing Tae Yun Kim wikipedia fair and balanced

March 26, 2013


Dr. Tae Yun Kim is a successful motivational lecturer, accomplished author and martial arts expert.[1]
Although she claims to have founded Ki energy and to have come from humble beginnings, except for coming from Korea via Vermont, there is no real claim to fame post her 1990s career in the little tow of Milpitas. She was there for 19 years. She moved on to San Jose for 3 years in the late 2000s and then to Fremont, where she has had two other schools over the past 6 years. Class size of these varies from 50 to 100 students. 


Dr. Tae Yun Kim was born in South Korea on February 2, 1946.[2] She came to America when she was in her early 20s. Tae Yun Kim began practicing TaeKwonDo age 7, later becoming the first female ever to reach the level of Grandmaster in TaeKwonDo.[3] Other noteworthy accomplishments in Martial Arts include starting the Jung SuWon disciple of martial arts and founding the Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy.
Dr. Tae Yun Kim is an established author of self-help and self-improvement books that have been published in 15 languages around the world.[4] She is also the CEO and Chairman of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, a leading supplier of real time contamination monitoring systems.[5] She started the California-based company in 1982.[6]

Technically Lighthouse started in 1988 with the formation of the Milpitas company adjacent to the academy. 

Grandmaster was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration from Souk Myoung Women’s School of Korea, 2005, and in the same year, the title of Great Grandmaster was given to her by ITCC, which is not recognized by the WTF or WTC. 


  • The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy (February, 1998)
  • The Silent Master: Using Your Inner Power (October 3, 2011)
  • They Call Me Success (Korean)
  • Golden Key of the CEO (Chinese version of They Call Me Success)
  • Seven Steps to Inner Power (September 30, 2011)
  • The above books are online publications and refer to reprints of books from 1994 to 2002, and she left some out.
  • The Silent Master, 1994
  • Ki Energy, working title of The First Element, 2000
  • Seven Steps to Inner Power, 1998
  • The books were published for lecture and for class mainly.

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Local law cases in her former locations, Vermont and Calfironia, insdicate she had settled out of court in fraud cases in the 1990s and 2000s pertaining to a false marriage to a wealthy young man, a rich girl student’s inheritance, and a land owning scam.

Aggregate web site has taken on the exposing of several of her sundries including ex students blogging about her weird behavior in regards to the COL or College of Learning programs she ran in the 1990s to about 2008. She has changed the name but it is believed she still does business as. 

It is alleged according to a 1998 report on Inside Edition that the COL was a cult, which she denied, and her ex students said was definitely a minor cult, including using various forms of manipulation and love bombing, money and strange means to keep them in line.

Several ex students and interested parties also publish online rebukes to her actions including the aggregate Cultmember which speculates on the court cases,  and Unicorn Grease who speculates on the saucy parts, but this group is not comprised of her ex students, but unknowns.

Bullshido has a vast mega thread of her works as rebukes including over 300 entries and blogs. It is their largest ever.

Cultmember had been a site devoted to exposing her in 2005. Her people had it closed down.

Several of her YouTube channels have inflated numbers and cannot possibly be the real figures as there is no way such a small place in one city would have such a following. Some of her videos have over 1000,000 hits.

She once claimed she wanted to be president of the world and to get a Nobel, and on another occasion claimed to be a prophet akin to Jesus Christ. Then she also claimed she is humble and works with the poor and the church.

She was involved in the spurious Order of Constantine in the late 2009-2012 period before the death of their founder, allegedly to get money for a new HQ she purchased in Fremont.

She has many purchased awards and faked Photoshopped pictures of her with celebrities, and several giant posters at her Fremont locations, or now location.

Vote that she not be included. She is not famous anymore.


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