About Master Karki
Born in Nepal, a Himalayan country at top of the world ‘Mount Everest’, Master Karki has over 30 years of Taekwondo Martial Arts training and over 25 years of experience in teaching Martial Arts to students of all ages. Master Karki is a 6th Degree Black Belt, certified International  Master from World Taekwondo Headquarters and a certified International Referee Kyorugi (Sparring) and certified International Referee Poomsae (Form) from the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). 
Master Karki served as a National Coach and professional Taekwondo Master of the National Sports Council, under the Department of Youth & Sports of Nepalese Government from 1995 to 2008. He was a National Team member in Nepal from 1992 to 2002 and 10 time National Champion. He also won Gold Medals in several International Taekwondo Championships and competed as one of the best world class Martial Arts Competitors in World Taekwondo Championships, World Olympic Qualification Taekwondo Championships, Asian Taekwondo Championships and Asian Games.

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Master Karki took several special Martial Arts training in Korea in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1998 and 1997. He was recognized as one of the best world class Taekwondo Martial Arts competitors, Masters and International Referees as well.
Master Karki moved with his family to the United States in 2008 and started working as a Taekwondo Master at HK Lee Academy of Taekwondo in Northern Virginia in 2011 he became the Head Master of the Academy and continued to lead the school until 2014.  
Currently, he is the President and Head Master of Everest World Class Taekwondo Academy. He has produced many National and International Taekwondo medalists in Nepal as well as in the United States. He has dedicated his life to helping students achieve success in Martial Arts through teaching Core Values, such as Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit to become leaders in their everyday lives.

Certificates/Experiences  
6th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
Certified International Master Instructor (# 3614060) – (Kukkiwon) World Taekwondo Headquarter (WTF)
Certified International Referee, Sparring  (Kyorugi # 048-0054 ) – World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)
Certified International Referee, Form (Poomsae # 008-0028) – World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)
Certified First Aid and CPR/AED
Special Hapkido Training in Korea 2005
Special Kum Do Training in Korea 2006
Taekwondo Head Master at  HK Lee Academy of Taekwondo in Virginia from 2011  to 2014
Taekwondo  Master Instructor at HK Lee Academy of Taekwondo in Virginia from 2009  to 2010
Taekwondo Senior Master Instructor at National Sports Council Nepal under the Nepalese Government from 1994 to 2008
Taekwondo Master Instructor at ‘GEMS School’ in NEPAL from 1992 to 2008
Training/Achievements
Gold Medalist, 1st  China Open International  Taekwondo Championship in China, 2001
Silver Medalist and Best Fighter, The 2nd Seti International Invitation Taekwondo Championship in NEPAL, 1996
Gold Medalist, UPM International Invitation Taekwondo Championship in MALAYSIA, 1995
Gold Medalist And Best Fighter, The 1st Koshi International Invitation Taekwondo Championships in NEPAL, 1995
Gold Medalist International Invitation Taekwondo Championships in INDIA, 1994
Awarded Best Player of the Year from Nepal Taekwondo Association, 1995
10 times National Champion in NEPAL 1992 – 2002
Former National Team member of NEPAL 1992 – 2002
Selected best 300 International Referee from around the world for Beijing 2008 Olympic Taekwondo Referee Selection Training camp in KOREA 2007
Completed ‘Olympic Solidarity Technical Course for Coaches in Taekwondo Martial Arts’ in NEPAL 2007
Completed ‘Introduction and Improvement of Taekwondo Skills Training for Masters’ at Korea National Sports University of Physical Education in KOREA 2004
Six month ‘Special Taekwondo Training’ as a national competitor for Asian Games, World Olympic Qualification Tournament and World Taekwondo Championship, 2002, 2001, 1998 and 1997 at Young In University and  Kyung Hee University in KOREA.
Participations / Team Coach 
Participated, 90th  International Referee Refresher Course, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, August 29th- September 1st, 2013
Participated as an Team Coach 2009 US Open Taekwondo Championships, Las Vegas, USA, 2009
Participated, 62nd International Referee Refresher Course, Las Vegas, USA, February 7th- 10th  2009
Participated, The 8th Poomsae International Referee Seminar, Bangkok, THAILAND, February 22 - 26, 2008
Participated as an Team coach, The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2007, KOREA, November 1- 4, 2007
Competed, The 1st World Taekwondo Poomsae (Form) Championship, KOREA, September 4- 6, 2006
Participated as an Team Coach The 2nd Korea Open  International  Taekwondo Championships, KOREA, September 7- 9, 2006
Participated, The 48th International Referee Seminar, Rome, ITALY, November 22-24, 2005
Participated as an Team coach 4th International Friendship Taekwondo Championship, HONG KONG, 2005
Competed, 14th Asian Games, Busan, KOREA, September 29- October 14, 2002
Competed, The World Olympic Qualification Tournament for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Porec, CROATIA, July 9 -10, 1999
Competed, 13th Asian Games, Bangkok, THAILAND, December 6 - 20, 1998
Officiated as an International Referee:
International Events:

10th International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championships, London, UNITED KINGDOM, 2013
 PANAM  International Open Taekwondo Championship, Portland, USA, 2012
8th International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championships Portland,
USA 2012
U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Championship, Rhode Island, USA, 2009
2008 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship, New Orleans, USA, 2008
7th International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championship, Portland, USA, 2008
4th Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships, JORDAN, 2008
2007 British Taekwondo Championship, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM, 2007
2007 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2007
6th International Friendship Taekwondo Championship, INDIA, 2007
3rd Koshi International Invitation Taekwondo Championship, NEPAL, 2005

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