Getting emotionally fit

I’m focusing this month on emotional fitness, in part, because I’m feeling particularly grateful right now for my own emotional fitness — hello, stable emotional state and relative mental health. It’s been a while…. As always, it’s important to say, repeat, and yell again that the divisions we use to differentiate between emotional, physical, and […]

Introducing Love Self Coaching for Fitness

Every January, our word of the month is fitness — what with the resolutions, commitments to change, and optimism that fly around this time each year, it’s a bandwagon we’re happy to jump on if it helps folks to take a good look at their whole-self fitness and make positive changes that improve their health. […]

Be The Match Donor Drive

Hey folks, One of our students, Melissa Jo Kyo Nim, got a bone marrow transplant this June as treatment (and cure!) for Fanconi Anemia and Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Melissa JKN, her husband Eric Dahn Bo Nim, and her two kids, Dylan JKN and Kailey JKN, have been important and supportive members of our school for […]

3 months for the price of 2!

We’re offering a great Summer Special this year. In the months of June, July, and August 2016, you get 30 classes for only $200! Where students are normally limited to a maximum of 2 classes during the week, with the Summer Special, students may attend as many available classes per week during June, July, and […]

Love your body — feed it well!

This month at Kuk Sool Won™ of St. Paul, we are honored to have Collen Moore, Licensed Acupuncturist, L. Ac. Dipl. Ac. NCCAOM, from The Guided Hand Acupuncture teaching two great classes on Diet at our school. Colleen’s career in holistic medicine began as a practitioner of Jin Shin Do Acupressure after graduating from the Health and […]

Kuk Sool + MN RollerGirls = Awesome!

After a 5 year hiatus, we finally got invited back to perform the Pre-Show at the MN RollerGirls December 13, 2014 bout. We LOVE roller derby and LOVE being involved with MNRG, so our thanks go out (again!) to MNRG for letting us be a part of a great night. Check out some videos one […]

Healthy choices

The word for this month is Fitness, and we’ve had great participation in our Health and Fitness Initiative. This initiative was open to ANYONE interested in paying some extra attention, making some healthy changes, or supporting family martial arts in this way. As of November 24, 2014, here are our numbers so far: 2,834.5 hours […]

Dragon Festival 2014

If you live in St. Paul or Minneapolis, you’ve got a weekend full of fun available at Phalen Park starting on Saturday, July 12. The Dragon Festival is a two-day celebration of Asian Pacific cultures, chock-full of entertainment, athletic, culinary, and artistic activities and opportunities. One of my favorite pieces of the weekend is the […]

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Have you noticed a young woman in classes taking pictures recently? Julia has been visiting Kuk Sool Won of St. Paul taking pictures for the University Avenue Project. Photographer Wing Young Huie, in collaboration with Public Art St. Paul and with funding from the Joyce Foundation, is creating a six-mile gallery of 360 photographs in […]

Women’s Flat Track Derby

Yeah, I’m talkin’ about roller derby. But it’s not what you think. I went to my first bout not really knowing what to expect, and what I saw was a fast-paced, hard-driving sport that owed as much of its appeal to truly gifted athleticism as to the admittedly fun dramatics. Yes, the girls throw around […]