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KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS

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KUK SOOL WON

6th Dahn Master Darren Hart

 

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What is Kuk Sool Won?

Kuk Sool Won™ is a comprehensive martial arts system that is derived from the rich

and varied martial arts techniques that have arisen in Korea through the ages.

Kuk Sool Won™ is not a sport, nor is it simply another oriental self-defense method.

Kuk Sool Won™ is a complete martial arts system that is dedicated to the cultivation of

mental and physical strength and well-being and to the preservation of traditional Martial

Arts.

For self-defense, Kuk Sool Won™ is unsurpassed. It combines kicking, punching,

throwing, choking, joint-locking, and a myriad of weapons techniques, into a beautiful

and dynamic "hard-soft" style emphasizing speed and fluidity.

Philosophically, Kuk Sool Won™ stresses humility, self-discipline, self-control, loyalty

and respect for others. Together, these aspects of Kuk Sool Won™ provide the means

for attaining a long and healthy life.

Kuk Sool Won™ can benefit men, women, and children. Through diligent practice, Kuk

Sool Won™ training will develop strength, quickness, balance, timing, flexibility and

coordination. At the same time, powers of concentration, self-discipline and self-control

significantly improve. In addition, faithful practice will enhance circulation and digestion.

reduce problems of the back and joints, aid in weight loss and help to develop and

maintain a youthful appearance. These benefits will positively affect all aspects of your

life.

A quality unique to Kuk Sool Won™ is the Association (WKSA) and the fact that the

Association has kept the traditional Korean Martial Art of Kuk Sool Won™ pure, and will

continue to do so throughout the world. So, no matter where you may travel or live,

once you have joined Kuk Sool Won™ and the Association, you can practice the same

Kuk Sool Won™ curriculum whether you are in Texas, California, New York, Canada,

Puerto Rico, Europe or Korea!

The history of Korean Martial Arts is as old as the land itself and can be traced as far

back as the prehistoric era, where primitive weapons made of wood and stone were

used for hunting and fighting. As early as 2707 BC, the Korean warlord Chi-Woo, also

known as Jaoji, reigned as the “god of war” in what is now Mainland China.

Since then, the majority of Koreans migrated and settled in the region of the Korean

Peninsula, where there have been more than a thousand recorded instances of foreign

invasions. Consequently, the Korean people developed unique martial arts and military

strategies in order to defend themselves and their territory. Most of these Korean

martial arts fall into three main groups or branches, namely Tribal, Buddhist, and Royal

Court Martial Arts.

 

In classes we teach adults and children :

 

Empty hand forms                Sparring            Strength and Flexibility training

 

Weapons                               Punching and blocking drills

 

Self defence Techniques      Breakfalling      Discipline and Etiquette which assists confidence building

 

 

Master Darren