Why use titles?

What comes to your mind when you hear, “Yes Sir!”? A scene from a war movie? Was it said with gung ho enthusiasm by a fresh faced recruit or with near-the-breaking-point contempt by the scarred, broken soldier? A flashback to really bad fan fiction turned international best seller/blockbuster movie? Your childhood? Or stories of your […]

What does 8.9 really mean?

This is my final post of reflections on this year’s World Kuk Sool Association Midwest Tournament. My hope is to address the perennial question that I hear both at and after tournament: “My son usually gets scores like 9.8 and 9.9. How come that judge (imagine angry finger pointing here) gave him an 8.9?!” So here […]

Great ways to support competitors

I’m still knee-deep in reflections on tournament and competition after last weekend’s World Kuk Sool Association Midwest Tournament. Full disclosure:  I’m a latecomer to this whole rah-rah-competition thing. I played a lot of co-operative games at Quaker camp as a child and the message I got (not to be confused with the message my parents […]

Win or lose learn.

We just got home from a great weekend in St. Louis, Missouri, where 23 of our students participated in the annual World Kuk Sool Association’s Midwest Tournament. While it’s a pretty long drive from St. Paul, Minnesota, this is the closest tournament that our students can participate in, and we’re always grateful for the enthusiasm […]

WKSA Student/Member Handbook

Here at Kuk Sool Won™ of St. Paul, we are extremely proud to be members of the World Kuk Sool Association, Inc. No other martial arts organization can boast the systematic and comprehensive curriculum, the unification of technique, and the vision and experience of our leadership. We recommend every enrolled student take the time to […]

Super Seminar 2014 photographs

As usual, our student and extremely talented photographer, Amy Wurdock, captured fantastic portraits and candid pictures from our 2014 Super Seminars. Please check out the links below — pictures are available for purchase on her website, and it’s a great way to commemorate and honor your or your student’s hard work!wurdock.com/Galleries/Kuk-Sool-Won/Super-Seminar-2014/Promotion-Photos/n-6KBxK http://www.amywurdock.com/Galleries/Kuk-Sool-Won/Super-Seminar-2014/Promotion-Photos/n-6KBxK http://www.amywurdock.com/Galleries/Kuk-Sool-Won/Super-Seminar-2014/Kuk-Sa-Nim-Portraits/n-TRfmR/ http://www.amywurdock.com/Galleries/Kuk-Sool-Won/Super-Seminar-2014/Certificate-Photos/n-KGLjV/  

New Year’s Wishes

I got a great card and letter from Sa Bum Nim Kris and Shil Jahng Nim Rich, owners of Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park, and I’m going to turn the guest blogging over to them today. This is one of the best paragraph’s of well-wishing I’ve ever read, so I’m sharing it with you. […]

Crowned with laurels

Congratulations to our students who competed at the 2010 Midwest Tournament in St. Louis, MO! Everyone did extraordinarily well, and we are very, very proud of you all: Brian Berg (white belt, 40+), one gold medal, one bronze medal; Andrew Wyman (brown belt adult), one gold medal, two silver medals, and one bronze medal; Will […]

I went to Houston and what did I see?

I took the opportunity this year of tagging along with Steffen PSBN on his annual trip to Houston for Instructor Training at the World Kuk Sool Headquarters. Although I wasn’t able to participate in the official Training, there was still plenty to do and learn “from the sidelines” as Mel JKN has put it. The […]

Best Quality Kuk Sool Video Ever

Kwan Jang Nim Alex Suh recently had a professional video made to promote his 2 new schools down in Texas. Fortunately for everyone else he offers the video to help other schools who would like to use it. Enjoy!

Newest Requirement for Black Belt Testing

Within the last year Kuk Sool Headquarters has started to require every student to learn and verbally recite the Kuk Sool Won pledge at your Black Belt test. So read, learn, and recite the World Kuk Sool Won Association pledge. Kuk Sool Won Pledge 1. As a member of the Kuk Sool Won, I pledge […]