The Korean Tae Kwan Do Champion. Kim travels the world seeking to right wrongs and reform villains. His greatest opponent (and friend) is Terry Bogard
Kim Kaphwan is the Korean Tae Kwan Do Champion. Having faced and defeated all challengers he now travels the globe seeking opponents. He is married to a lovely woman and they have two sons, Dong Hwan & Jae Hoon.
Kim has been seaching for Terry Bogard, the man that defeated Geese Howard. He politely requests a match agains Terry who grants it (because he was polite). The two put everything into the fight and when Terry is momentarily distracted by an injury Kim pounces. Terry is forced to use the Hurricane Punch technique to defeat Kim. Kim is launched up into the air and lands in the bay next to their battle. Terry fishes him out and after their match Terry thanks him for the fight (as does Kim) and he offers Kim a drink but Kim declines. The fight, despite being a loss, has inspired him and Kim plans to train harder than ever before so that he might challenge Terry again.
Kim and his family are at Joe Higashi's congratulations party and he is there to see Terry and request another fight with him. Joe is annoyed as he feels Kim should be asking him (the newly crowned Muay Thai champion) for a match. Terry has arrived at the party and the group are converseing when a large masked man crashes the party and quickly dispatches Big Bear, the American Wrestling Champion. Kim then plans to fight the masked man to show his sons what he can do. Initially overpowered by the masked fighter, Dong cries out to his father not to loose which awakens something in Kim who then uses his desperation technique to smash the mask and freeing Ching Shinzen from Laocorn's control.