Kuk Sool Won™ is a comprehensive martial arts system that is derived from the rich and varied martial arts techniques and traditions that have arisen in Korea through the ages. Kuk Sool Won™ is not a sport, nor is it simply another oriental self defense method. Kuk Sool Won™ is a complete martial art that is dedicated to the cultivation of mental strength and well being and to the preservation of traditional Korean Martial Arts.
The basis of Kuk Sool Won™ is the development and use of ‘Ki’ (internal power). Therefore Kuk Sool Won™ is considered a internal martial art system. However, to classify Kuk Sool Won™ under any one name is incorrect due to its vastness.
For self defense, Kuk Sool Won™ is unsurpassed. It combines kicking, punching, throwing, falling, choking, joint locking and a myriad of weapons techniques into a beautiful and dynamic ‘hard-soft’ style, emphasizing speed and fluidity. In conjunction with physical training, meditation, breathing, acupressure and acupuncture techniques are employed to improve and maintain health, develop internal power and retard the ageing process.
Philosophically, Kuk Sool Won™ stresses humility, self discipline, loyalty, and respect for others. Together, these four aspects of Kuk Sool Won™ provide the means for attaining a long and healthy life.