WE'RE A CHAMPIONSHIP SCHOOL THAT PRODUCES GRAND CHAMPIONS!!!
Welcome to Kuk Sool Won™ of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Web Site. If you are looking for martial arts training for yourself or your child, we know there are a lot of schools to choose from. So why would you choose Kuk Sool Won™? Well, we recently celebrated our 12 year anniversary in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area and our schools first tournament championship at the 2012 WKSA Great Lakes Tournament. More importantly it's what our parents say about us that matters:
"My son John was diagnosed as autistic over 6 years ago. We struggled to find athletic programs where coaches were patient enough to work with him and allow him to enjoy sports. By chance we enrolled him in Kuk Sool Won™ in 2006. We were blessed to discover instructors who instill the discipline of martial arts as well as the patience to work with children with special needs. Since enrolling him in Kuk Sool Won™, John's mother and I have watched our son's self confidence blossom, his fitness improve, and marked improvement in his social skills. All of this has translated to improved performance in school behavior and academic work."
John Murray, Maryland
What we try to do here is more than just teach martial arts, we try to focus on the development of the total person. To that end, Kuk Sool is the perfect total mind and body system. That is why the US military selected Kuk Sool as its prefered method of martial arts training.
And so what is Kuk Sool? Kuk Sool is the most complete of martial arts systems, focused on emphasizing self-discipline, respect, and education. Kuk Sool is not a sport, nor is it simply another Asian self defense method. Kuk Sool is a complete martial arts system that is dedicated to the cultivation of mental and physical strength, well-being, and to the preservation of traditional Korean Martial Arts.
Thinking of enrolling your child? Trying to prepare them for life challenges? We understand that every parent wants the best for their child, every parent wants an environment that will allow their child to reach their fullest potential. But how do you do that? Where do you find the kinds of programs that really work? Well, we are glad you asked. Look no further. Teaching children basic traits like goal setting and self esteem at a young age can have a massive impact on what that child accomplishes later in life. Kuk Sool Won™ motivates children and teaches them confidence, coordination, physical fitness and etiquette.
Kuk Sool is a highly supervised activity. The children are never asked to perform any movement that would put them in danger of injury. Our primary focus is to teach children "life skills." Because a structure of respect, courtesy and honesty is built into Kuk Sool, children develop the ability to listen, learn and achieve within a highly regulated environment.
Unlike individual martial art styles like Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Aikido, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, or Judo, Kuk Sool Won™ is an enormous collection of Martial Art skills that was originally intended not as a “style”, but rather as a system of training in virtually all aspects of Martial Art. For self defense, Kuk Sool is unsurpassed. It includes aspects of all traditional Asian fighting methods in its curriculum: Striking and kicking, throwing and grappling, joint-locking and arresting techniques, pressure point striking and manipulation, techniques based on the movements of certain "martial" animals (such as the tiger, crane, preying mantis, etc.), falling techniques and martial arts gymnastics, body protection and internal development, accupressure and accupuncture, traditional Korean forms, traditional Korean weapons unavailable in any other type of martial arts school in the Washington DC Metroplitan Area — including Korean sword, archery, staff, cane, folding fan, rope, and much, much more.
From Beginner to Black Belt, Kuk Sool Won™ has a program for everyone! You don't need prior martial arts training and don't need to be in perfect shape. Our classes are designed from the ground up to help you become stronger, both mentally and physically. We offer free training for one week with a Black Belt instructor. Kuk Sool Won™ is the very best value for your martial arts dollar in the Washington DC Metro area — let us show you why!