​About Master Karki

Born in Nepal, a Himalayan country at top of the world ‘Mount Everest’, Master Karki has over 32 years of Taekwondo Martial Arts training and over 27 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.

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.

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.


  • 6th Dan Black Belt From World Taekwondo Headquarter (South Korea).
  • Certified International Master Instructor (# 3614060) – (Kukkiwon) World Taekwondo Headquarter (WT).
  • Certified International Referee, Sparring (Kyorugi # 048-0054 ) – World Taekwondo Federation (WT).
  • Certified International Referee, Form (Poomsae # 008-0028) – World Taekwondo Federation (WT).
  • 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.


  • 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 102nd International Kyorugi Referee Refresher and 37th International Poomsae Referee Refresher Course in Burnaby, CANADA, May 6 -13, 2018.
  • 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:


  • 2020 US Open Taekwondo Championship in Orlando, Florida, USA, 2020.
  • World Taekwondo President’s Cup in Las Vegas, USA, 2019.
  • Costa Rica Open Taekwondo Championship in San Jose, COSTA RICA, 2019.
  • 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.