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Traditional Korean Martial Arts (Kuk Sool)

The three branches of traditional Korean martial arts: SahDoh MuSool, BoolKyo MuSool, and KoongJoong MuSool, were organized to form a single system known as Kuk Sool in 1958 by In-hyuk Suh, the founder and Grandmaster of Kuk Sool Won.

Kuk Sool has countless techniques derived from the three branches of traditional Korean martial arts and is structured to take a practitioner in a logical progression from the beginning all the way up to Master level.

Kuk Sool Won has been actively promoted worldwide by the World Kuk Sool Association®, and it is also recognized in the martial arts community as one of the most effective and comprehensive systems of traditional Korean martial arts in existence today.

Kuk Sool Won is a complete martial arts system and includes aspects of all traditional Asian fighting methods: Striking and kicking, throwing and grappling, joint-locking and arresting techniques, pressure point striking and joint manipulation.  It also includes falling techniques and martial arts gymnastics, body protection and internal development.  You will learn traditional Korean forms and dozens of traditional Korean weapons (including the sword, staff, cane, spear, rope, and fan).


Containing 3608 techniques, Kuk Sool Won appeals to the beginner and the advanced practitioner alike and has been described as a “graduate level” martial arts program. Our syllabus pages can give you an idea of just how extensive Kuk Sool is!

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