Learn About Kuk Sool Won - Korean Martial Arts Style

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Learn About Kuk Sool Won - Korean Martial Arts Style

Kuk Sool Won is a Korean martial arts focused on strikes, kicks, grappling, joint locks, weapons training and healing techniques.

According to Kuk Sool Won Association, "It was now the late 1950's and In-hyuk Suh had begun the monumental task to organize and formulate the many scattered martial art techniques of Korea into a single system, which he named Kuk Sool. Officially founded as Kuk Sool Won™ in 1961, it is now Korea’s largest organized martial art (while Tae Kwon Do is larger, it is considered by the Korean Government and the World Tae Kwon Do Federation to be a sport based on martial art and not an actual martial art system)".

Main Elements of Kuk Sool Won

According to the Kuk Sool Won Association, this martial style consists of the following elements:

  • Hand Techniques
  • Leg Techniques
  • Throws & Grappling
  • Joint Lock Techniques
  • Falling & Acrobatics
  • Body Conditioning
  • Animal-Style Techniques
  • Traditional Korean Weapons
  • Martial Arts Healing Methods
  • Mediation & Breathing

Kuk Sool Won Forms (Hyung)

  • White Belt: Ki Cho Hyung
  • Yellow Belt: Cho Geup Hyung
  • Blue Belt: Joong Geup Hyung
  • Red Belt: Goh Geup Hyung
  • Brown Belt: Dae Geup Hyung
  • Black-Brown Belt: Guhm Moo Hyung
  • 1st Degree Black Belt: Beak Pa Ki Hyung
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt: Kyuk Pa Hyung

Kuk Sool Won Demonstration Video

References

  1. Kuk Sool Won Association, About Kuk Sool Won, http://www.kuksoolwon.com/site/about-kuk-sool-won, Added - 8/10/13
  2. Kuk Sool Won of Rochester, Kuk Sool Forms, http://kuksoolny.com/2009/02/forms/, Added - 08/29/14


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