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Bowing to Show Respect

Kuk Sool Won (from a Mother’s View in Reception)

Only a couple of days ago my 6 year old son David came running out of his Mini Mantis class and said: “Mummy - the word of the month is Respect and it’s the same like at my school” (Claygate Primary). That’s when the penny dropped and I realised just how good Kuk Sool Won is for David and...

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Martial Arts Values in the Community

Testings Last weekend, at the club testings, our students showed incredible etiquette and determination in demonstrating their desire to progress in Kuk Sool Won. We at Claygate Martial Arts Centre (CMAC) want to ensure that the junior students understand that it is equally important to possess...

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Why Kuk Sool Won & Why Claygate Martial Arts Centre?

I wanted to write a post titled "Why Kuk Sool Won?", but it slowly developed into "Why Kuk Sool Won & Why Claygate Martial Arts Centre?". Please read on to find out why in 1992 I chose the relatively unknown martial arts system of Kuk Sool Won, in the depths of rural Suffolk, and then how my...

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Being a Black Belt in Kuk Sool Won

Achieving Black Belt status in any martial art is often recognised as achieving success, but in Kuk Sool there is so much more to know about earning this belt. Kuk Sool Won™ is a traditional martial art, however the belt system that we use today was certainly not a system used in Korea in...

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Correct Etiquette in Kuk Sool Won Training

Etiquette is about how you should behave. Always follow the below guidelines to demonstrate good etiquette. Immediately before and after class, you should:  Arrive in good time and get ready quietly.  Remove all jewellery.  Put your shoes and drinks tidily into the cubby...

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