About Kuk Sool Won

History of Kuk Sool Won

Many events led up to the formation of the current martial art system known as Kuk Sool Won™, but perhaps the best place to begin would be 1910, with the dissolution of the Korean Royal Court by the occupying Japanese forces. During this period of foreign rule (from 1910 until the end of World War II), the Japanese attempted to suppress virtually every aspect of Korean culture and replace it with their own. They even suppressed Hangul (the Korean language) making Japanese the official spoken language. Needless to say, the traditional martial arts of Korea were also banned.

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Founder of Kuk Sool Won

In Hyuk Suh is the founder, Grandmaster and President of the World Kuk Sool Association®. He has studied martial arts for more than 60 years, receiving his first instruction from his grandfather, Myung Deuk Suh, a master-instructor to the Korean Royal Court. After his grandfather's death, he traveled throughout the Far East seeking out and studying additional aspects of the martial arts.

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