6th Dahn Master Darren Hart
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
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
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