Pak In Shyuk was born in 1938, and was a graduate of Dong Kuk University where he studied Buddhist Philosophy, as well as Psychology. A contemporary of Suh, In Hyuk, and Lee, Joo Bang, Grand Master Pak visited many temples and monasteries throughout his life to learn and train. He also studied under Hapkido founder Choi, Yong Sul. Before the days of Kuk Sool Won, Pak In Shyuk, Suh In Hyuk and other Korean masters were partners in a martial arts movement known as Kuk Sool Hapkido; several masters were sent out from Korea to promote this art abroad, Pak In Shyuk was one of them. Arriving in Canada during the 1960's he opened his first North American dojang in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 1967. During this time Pak In Shyuk vigorously promoted the Kuk Sool Hapkido system, the certification he used was issued in Korea, signed by Suh In Hyuk, and then countersigned by himself. Eventually, a split occurred among the masters of Kuk Sool Hapkido, and several went there own ways. Suh In Hyuk continued by founding the Kuk Sool Won, teaching the kuk sool system, along with his own unique knowledge and training. Likewise, Pak In Shyuk founded Kong Shin Bup, which translates as "Open Body Method" or open mind style (which was essentially the old Kuk Sool Hapkido system with Pak In Shyuk's added knowledge and flair). Pak In Shyuk passed this art on to Master Rudy Timmerman of Canada, and eventually founded another art which he called Tae Geuk Do. Master Pak In Shyuk died in 1995 due to heart failure..........


In Hyuk Suh, and In Shyuk Pak


In Shyuk Pak and Senior Master Oh

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