Kuk Sa Nim -
Founder of Kuk Sool Won
Grand Master In Hyuk Suh is the founder, and President of the World Kuk Sool Association®. He has studied martial arts for more than 50 years, receiving his first instruction from his grandfather, Myung Deuk Suh, a master-
A Comprehensive Martial Art System
Kuk Sool Won™ is a systematic study of all of the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. As a martial arts system, Kuk Sool Won™ is exteremely well-
Closed and open hand striking methods: including palm, fist, wrist, finger striking, and specialised hand training techniques.
Pressure point striking
Striking with arm and shoulder
Blocking and parrying
Double leg kicks.
Pressure point kicking.
Joint breaking techniques
Control and redirection techniques
Arresting and pain-
Pressure point grappling
Overall stretching and flexibility training
Ligament and tendon strengthening
Joint flexibility and bone conditioning
FALLING TECHNIQUES and ACROBATICS
Body conditioning and agility techniques
Body protection techniques
Acrobatics for defense and offense
Techniques based on the movements and/or characteristics of certain “martial” animals such as:
TRADITIONAL KOREAN WEAPONS
Sword: short & long, single or double
Staff: short, middle & long, single or double
Jointed Staff (flail): double or triple
Bow & Arrow.
There are 24 different traditional Korean Royal Court weapons in the curriculum of Kuk Sool Won™ plus Buddhist and Tribal weaponry.
MARTIAL ART HEALING & MEDITATION
Internal energy systems
Various breath control techniques
Meditation and breathing postures
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-
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.