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What is Kuk Sool Won?
Kuk Sool 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.
Kuk Sool Won is a well organized system of martial arts which seeks to integrate and explore all aspects of the traditional Korean martial arts. As a self-defense or fighting system Kuk Sool Won covers the entire spectrum of the traditional Asian fighting arts and techniques of body conditioning, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training. These include, but are not limited to:
• Hand Striking
• Leg Techniques
• Throwing & Grappling
• Joint-Locking Techniques
• Falling Techniques & Acrobatics
• Body Conditioning
• Animal-Style Techniques
• Traditional Korean Weapons
• Martial Art Healing Methods Meditation and Breathing Techniques
Kuk Sool Won combines kicking, punching, throwing, falling, choking, joint locking and a myriad of weapons techniques into a beautiful and dynamic 'hard-soft' style of martial arts, emphasizing speed and fluidity. In conjunction with physical training, meditation, breathing, acupressure and accupuncture techniques are employed to improve and maintain health, develop internal power and retard the aging process.
As you can see, Kuk Sool Won covers an extensive variety of techniques and martial arts methods, but it is not merely concerned with the physical methods of attack and defense. Kuk Sool Won includes the study of healing techniques, the development of internal power, and physical conditioning.