New Student Area and Livestream Classes

We now have a student area for existing KSW Glasgow members. It is password protected – please speak to PSBN Andrew for access.

We will use the student area to upload links to our livestream classes and some extra training resources. The livestream classes will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm. You can also rewatch previous livestreams if you missed any or the times aren’t suitable, the links will remain in the student area.

One to one training with PSBN Andrew over video chat will also be available from tomorrow evening. We will not be charging extra for these but will be limited to one session a week, depending on demand. Get in touch with PSBN if you would like to arrange a session. You can also send PSBN videos of your forms or anything else and you will get some constructive feedback and exercises to help your training.

We hope you are staying safe and that we can provide you with a little bit of normality and enjoyment whilst we are all staying indoors over the next while.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Classes cancelled

Dear KSW Glasgow students. I have been doing a lot of thinking about the situation we face for the past few weeks and I now feel it is best that we cancel classes until this virus passes.

I don’t take this decision lightly, and it upsets me greatly. It also pains me to ask but please (if you can afford it) continue paying membership if you can. We still have the costs of the dojang to pay and we don’t have enough cash reserves to see us through the next couple months. I will repay you with private lessons, free gradings or a club t shirt on the other side of this shutdown to show my gratitude.

We will try to make the most of this situation and exercise is vitally important for our health and wellbeing so we will be uploading instructional videos and challenges for people to continue training at home. It would be great if you could get involved by sharing photos and videos of you training to keep spirits high and encourage everyone else to keep up with their training! I will be looking into upgrading the website with a student area for these videos and I will give the password out to anyone who continues to pay membership fees.

I will start tonight with a circuits routine posted in our private Facebook group, I will post a list of exercises and a video of myself and JKN Sarah doing them. If you send me photo or video evidence of you training I will give you attendance points towards your next grading!!!

Speaking of grading, it is looking unlikely that it will go ahead in April so we will aim to hold it in the first week we are back training in the dojang. I still expect everyone to train if you would like to grade so make sure you send me videos for them attendance points!

I am very sorry about this but the world situation needs all of us to minimise contact to slow down this virus. We will beat it and come out the other side stronger!

Thank you all, I will miss training with you all greatly!

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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