Kuk Sool WonTM

A comprehensive system

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-defense 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 an emphasis on speed and fluidity, in conjunction with physical training and meditation breathing. All of this helps to slow down the aging 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!

Kuk Sool WonTM

Not just kick punch

As you can see, Kuk Sool Won™ covers an extensive variety of martial art techniques. But it is not merely concerned with methods of attack and defense, Kuk Sool Won™ also includes the study of healing techniques and the development of internal power, in addition to the physical training. Mental development is of equal importance in Kuk Sool Won™ and helps to instill self-confidence and self-discipline, a calm self-assurance, and the psychological and spiritual values which are traditionally associated with the character of a martial artist.

Although Kuk Sool Won™ as it is practiced today is relatively new, its roots stretch far and deep to the very beginnings of the Korean people. This early history and the ancient traditions upon which this art is founded should be viewed as important as the physical techniques themselves, for it is only from the understanding and appreciation of these classical roots that one is able to grow as a student of the martial arts.


Self Defence


Hand & leg techniques


Throws & grappling


Joint locks


Falling & acrobatics


Body conditioning


Traditional Korean weapons


Meditation & breathing


Core Strength


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