Phil Brooks JKN
I am Phil Brooks JKN (first-degree black belt), Chief Instructor and school owner of Kuk Sool Won Ikast. I started training in 2008 in Bromley Kent with (now) 5th-degree master Matthew Boniwell PKJN (KSW Cork) When Mathew moved to Ireland I joined Kuk Sool Won of Sevenoaks and started training with 4th degree Andy Lapham SBN and continue to train under the instruction of SBN Andy.
I have competed in UK and European Championship tournaments winning over 30 medals in forms, techniques, sparring, and weapons. I continue to compete as well as assist in judging, testing, and participating in the masters' demonstrations at tournaments.
I moved to Denmark from the UK in July 2017. I opened the school, after agreement and authorization from GrandMaster Kuk Sa Nim. It was a great opportunity to introduce Kuk Sool Won to Denmark, a new territory for WKSA as there was no footing in Denmark until the Ikast school opened in October 2018.
I am a dedicated martial artist and am thrilled that I am able to bring this family martial art to Ikast and Denmark. The club certainly made history and now has a strong team of over 75 registered students - and continues to grow
ALWAYS THE STUDENT
I have been taught to never stop learning, growing, improving, and developing. BUT MOST OF ALLl, Stay Humble, be polite, be respectful, and listen to those that share positive advice.
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I started Kuk Sool Won at KSW of Sevenoaks Kent UK, under the same instructor as JKN Phil.
I took some time off from my regular training to help JKN Phil set up Kuk Sool Won Ikast. As the club started to grow, i commenced my training and am testing for my JKN black belt level.
I Started KSW in late November 2018.
I come from a background of trying multiple martial arts, here among jiu-jitsu, ninjitsu, systema and mainly taekwondo.
I started doing KSW when I first found about it, and it ticks all the right boxes in combining pretty much all of the previous martial arts I've tried into one.
My name is Martin and I live in Ikast with my wife and our little daughter - 1,5 years old.
I started training in Kuk Sool about two years ago. After doing Taekwondo, Systema and Ninjutsu I joined Kuk Sool Won. I chose Kuk Sool was the values and over-all-spirit of the Martial arts.
I live in Ikast with my husband and 3 sons. I work as a graphic designer and photographer for Børnenes Kartel. My first class at Kuk Sool Won was in January 2018.Before starting Kuk Sool Won, I used to go to Taek Won Do, where I achieved a red belt.
I met JKN Phil after he moved to Denmark and when I discovered he had started the club in Ikast, I became curious and wanted to see what it was about. Kuk Sool Won has lots of good human values as well as being a form of self-defense. It is very important to me to do a sport that challenges me physically but also mentally, and Kuk Sool Won is perfect for this. Kuk sool won has helped me develop in a maybe not so obvious way. I used to suffer from stress and anxiety and the consequences of this.
With the constant support of Phil and the other members of the club, I have succeeded in achieving things I didn't think was possible and my self-confidence has grown. To me, Kook Sool Won is about personal development, helping, and respecting others.
My name is Melissa Lory. I’m 11 years old. I started KSW with JKN Phil Brooks, since the first day of his club in October 2018. I choose to do KSW because I had some self-defence classes with JKN Phil Brooks at my school and after I wanted to do and learn more.
I love to do KSW. It is fun, excellent for physical exercises, I learn a lot with JKN Phil and he is a great instructor and since I started KSW I started to be more confident in my self and I am not as shy as I was.