Passionate and Skilled Coaches

who prepare you for the world in a way none of us could ever do alone.


Khalil Lee-Butler | Head Coach

The son of Yi Sport founder Coach Lionel Lee, Coach Khalil is a multiple-time Washington State champion as well as a Junior Olympics champion and medalist; he represented the United States at the International Taekwondo Festival in Korea in 2015; he has consistently been one of the top four fighters in his weight division in the country, qualifying for the USAT National Team Trials multiple times.

“Taekwondo is difficult, which makes it perfect for showings individuals what they are capable of.”
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Chris Xie | Assistant Coach

Why do Taekwondo? “It’s tons of fun!” Coach Chris answers. “You’ll meet fantastic people, make friends for life, and learn about the qualities of hard work and discipline that you need to be confident and successful. It’s never too late to learn those qualities.”

“I see my role as helping individuals build confidence and believe in themselves,” says Coach Chris. “I want to be part of their journey and help shape them into fine young human beings!”