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hangul: 국술원
hanja: 國術院
Revised Romanization: Guk Sul Weon
McCune-Reischauer: Kuk Sul Wǒn












Kuk Sool Won™Edit

Kuk Sool Won™is a comprehensive Korean martial arts system founded by In Hyuk Suh in 1958. The name Kuk Sool Won™ translates to "National Martial Art Institute" and it is currently taught worldwide with hundreds of registered schools. Founded as martial arts system and not a martial arts style, Kuk Sool Won™ is generally not limited to any single discipline. The martial art system attempts to be a complete study of all Korean martial arts.

As a traditional martial art, Kuk Sool Won™ traces many of its roots back to the ancient and prehistoric martial arts used thousands of years ago. The study of Kuk Sool Won™ also includes many modern day techniques such as gun defense and weapon improvisation. Kuk Sool Won™ has many facets and is performed for self-defense, healing, conditioning, competition, fun and aesthetic purposes.

CharacteristicsEdit

Kuk Sool Won™ encompasses many different "styles." However it still has some discernible characteristics that set it apart from other traditional martial arts. Kuk Sool Won™ is typically characterized by having low stances and fluid, graceful motions. There is also an emphasis on joint locks and pressure points. Kuk Sool Won™ is also described as being a hard-soft style, which includes hard and forceful strikes in addition to circular and fluid movements.

Kuk Sool Won™ uses a "classical" approach in context to its historical roots, and thus the various skills and techniques are viewed as falling under one or more of the following categories:

  • Tribal or Family martial arts
  • Royal Court martial arts
  • Buddhist martial arts

TechniquesEdit

Kuk Sool Won™ is comprised of (but not limited to) the following sets of techniques:

  • Hand Striking: Palm, fist, wrist, finger, closed hand, open hand, arm, shoulder and pressure point striking techniques.
  • Leg Techniques: Spinning, jumping, combination, double leg, and pressure point kicks.
  • Throwing and Grappling: Body throws, projection throws, leg throws, pressure point grappling, grappling defense, wrestling, and ground fighting techniques.
  • Traditional Korean Weapons: Sword (short, long, single and double, straight and inverted), staff (short, middle and long, single and double), jool bong (double and triple sectioned; also known as nunchucks and sansetsukon), spear, cane, rope, and fan.


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