We have two new black belt promotions to announce!(more…)
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.
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!
Another fantastic Liverpool weekend of competition, friends, laughter and training has come to an end.(more…)
This weekend we will be attending the 2019 WKSA UK Tournament. The event sees students and Masters from across the world come together for tournament as well as Black Belt national testing and a Master’s Exhibition to cap off the weekend.
For anyone who is attending, read on to ensure you arrive fully prepared.
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.
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.
The World Kuk Sool Association is celebrating its 60th Anniversary of founding this year and the annual Scottish tournament took place in Motherwell at the end of May.
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.