Frequently Asked Questions

Which class should I come to for my first lesson?

The Beginner Class is perfect for your first class. The KSW All Levels Class is also great for beginners. The Acrobatics, Weapons and Sparring classes are best avoided for your first lesson as they cover specific training topics and won’t give you much of an overview of Kuk Sool Won™.

What should I wear?

For your first class just wear loose trousers or shorts and a t-shirt, such as what you would wear to the gym. We provide you with a free uniform if you sign up for a monthly plan so avoid buying anything specifically for your first class.

What is the cost?

Head over to the Pricing page for costs.

Are there grading fees?

There is a fee for grading. Although most people choose to keep testing and progressing, this isn’t mandatory and you won’t be forced to grade in order to continue coming to classes.

Do I need to buy any extra equipment or uniforms?

You are provided with a uniform free of charge if you are a pay monthly member. Kuk Sool Won™ does involve training with some weapons and equipment which you may wish to purchase for yourself eventually, but we have equipment to borrow so it isn’t a requirement for class. For sparring you should have your own mouth guard, which can be purchased for a few pounds at any sports shop.

Do I have to practice sparring?

We do not force anyone to practice sparring, it is however a great way to learn how to effectively use what you learn in class and can be practiced in a very safe and light-contact manner. We have a specific Sparring Class so if you would like to have a go come along.

Can I pick and choose from the different classes, or do I have to do a bit of everything?

You can choose to come to whichever classes you like, however to continue to progress through the ranks you must come to some general KSW Classes or the relevant Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced classes for your level. Acrobatics, Sparring and Weapons classes are considered ‘extras’ and you will not learn the material needed for grading if you only come to these classes.

How do I get my next rank?

You must have good, consistent class attendance and you must know the material of that rank to the Instructor’s satisfaction.

Can I keep my rank from a different Martial Art?

Unfortunately no, the Kuk Sool Won™ syllabus is different from any other martial art and therefore a belt in other styles does not equate to any Kuk Sool Won™ belt.

I did Kuk Sool Won a long time ago, can I keep the rank I have?

Once you have earned a rank in Kuk Sool Won™, the rank is never withdrawn. Ideally take your Kuk Sool Won ID Card which shows your current rank, we will review with you all the material that is required for that rank. Once you have caught up to where you left off, you will once again continue to progress toward the next rank.

I practiced Kuk Sool Won at a different school and would like to come to your class.

Please get in touch with your old instructor if you have moved to Glasgow and would like to train with us. They will inform you of the process to transfer schools. If you cannot speak to your instructor please get in touch with us first before coming along to class.

If you are just visiting for a class please speak to your instructor first to ensure they know and are ok with you visiting us.