Kuk Sa Nim

Founder and Grandmaster of Kuk Sool Won


What is Kuk Sool Won?

Kuk Sool Won™ is a comprehensive martial arts system that is derived from the rich and varied techniques of Korean RoyalCourt, Buddhist and Tribal martial arts that have arisen in Korea through the ages. Kuk Sool is not a sport, nor is it simply another Oriental self-defence method. Kuk Sool is a complete martial art system that is dedicated to the cultivation of mental and physical strength, well being and to the preservation of traditional Korean martial arts.

Kuk Sool combines Kicking, Punching, Throwing, Falling, Choking, Joint-locking, Grappling, Pressure point manipulation, Acrobatics and the use of up to 24 traditional Weapons into a hard/soft style with emphasis on speed and fluidity, in conjunction with physical training and meditation breathing. All of this helps to slow down the ageing process. Philosophically, Kuk Sool stresses humility, self-discipline, self-control, loyalty and respect to others.

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 Ireland, USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe or Korea!