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What is Kuk Sool Won?

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 is not a sport, nor is it simply another oriental self defense method.  Kuk Sool 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.

For self defense, Kuk Sool 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 aging process.

Philosophically, Kuk Sool stresses humility, self discipline, loyalty and respect for others.  Together, these four aspects of Kuk Sool provide the means for attaining a long and healthier life.