Bears hire martial arts expert as skill development coach
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 12, 2014
If the Bears do not make the playoffs, at least they can win a martial arts competition. The Bears have hired Joe Kim, a distinguished martial arts coach, to help players with their hand technique,according to the Chicago Tribune. Kim’s website lists consulting gigs with several other teams and features a testimonial from Patriots coach Bill Belichick that says Kim’s combo of martial arts and football knowledge “makes him one of the best” trainers. Bears General Manager Phil Emery worked for the Chiefs for the first two of those seasons, which helps explain how Kim found his way to Chicago. Kim worked with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2010 to 2012, the Dallas Cowboys , Cleveland Browns , Miami Dolphins , Green Bay Packers , Denver Broncos , Buffalo Bills , and New York Giants .