It has been a busy few months at Kuk Sool Won Glasgow. We celebrated the end of 2018 with the promotion of our school owner to third degree black belt. PSBN Andrew continues to inspire us all and share his talent with us and we are very proud of his achievements.

We also welcomed the promotion of three of our students to first degree black belt. JKN Mark , JKN Paul and JKN Fiona all joined the school a few years ago and after lots of hard work reached their goal of first degree black belt. Our new JKNs took part in the demonstration in front of our founder Kuk Sa Nim and we send them massive congratulations and look forward to seeing them continuing to train.

After a short break at Christmas we are now back to training full time and have already had one class grading where we saw students from white belts to black belts push themselves and show what they can do under the pressure of grading time.

We now are looking forward to Spring time where we will continue to develop our knowledge of Kuk Sool with training, seminars and preparation for our next grading.

If you feel like a new challenge is on the horizon for you, please come and join us. We’d love to see you.

Next week we will be attending the 2018 WKSA UK Tournament. The event sees students and Masters from across the world come together for tournament as well as Black Belt national testing, instructors seminar, and a Master’s Exhibition to cap off the weekend. This year we are also celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the founding of Kuk Sool Won.

For anyone who is attending, read on to ensure you arrive fully prepared. (Classes will still be running for anyone not attending the event)

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Kuk Sool Won brings benefits to each and every martial artist. We all gain tangible skills but also something deeper. For some of us it is space to feel challenged, for some it is the mental challenge and others it is the healthy lifestyle that our martial art affords. One of our students, Brian has shared his story on why Kuk Sool Won is so important to him and what he has gained since joining us two years ago.

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Grading time is almost upon us again and we look forward to seeing all of our students show their knowledge and demonstrate their fitness. Kuk Sool Won Glasgow is always pleased to welcome new students. We enjoy seeing people grow from complete beginners to white belts and start to pick up the foundation forms and techniques. One of our newer additions to the school, Nabeel, has done just that.

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Whether you are a white belt or testing for your black belt, attitude is everything.

One of the great things about Kuk Sool Won is the challenge that it brings. Our martial art involves fitness and flexibility, strength and power, but it also challenges the brain. We practice the correct etiquette. We learn techniques and forms, how to use weapons and as we move through the ranks, we learn Korean.

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KSW Glasgow is fast approaching the 4th Anniversary of opening. One of the best things that comes with this milestone is seeing students, who came to us as beginners, become black belts.  At the 2017 Scottish tournament we had our first student who started their Martial Arts training with us achieve the rank of Jo Kyo Nim (1st Degree Black Belt). She also happens to be an English teacher so we asked her to write about her experience in Kuk Sool Won over the last 3 and a half years. Here is JKN Fiona’s story.

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