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Kuk Sool Won at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    • Come join Kuk Sool Won™, beginners are always welcomed.
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    What is Kuk Sool Won™?

    A systematic study of all traditional fighting arts, which incorporates physical exercise, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training.

    The roots of Kuk Sool Won™ date back to the very beginning of Korean history, combining elements from Family, Buddist Temple and Royal Court martial arts traditions. The present Kuk Sool™ system was compiled by Grand Master In Hyuk Suh in 1961. Grand Master Suh has spent more than fifty years practicing martial arts in order to learn, master, and organize the more than 3,600 techniques in the Kuk Sool Won™ syllabus. Grand Master Suh began teaching students in the United States in 1974.

    The World Kuk Sool Association™ now has its headquarters in Houston, Texas and has 250 member schools in Asia, Europe and the Americas and continues to grow around the world.

    Grandmaster Suh visits the University of Illinois every year to teach students and certify all black belt instructors in Kuk Sool Won™ at UIUC.

    The Official Kuk Sool Won™ Creed

    1. As a member of the World Kuk Sool Association, I pledge to obey the rules of the association and to conduct myself in accordance with the true spirit of martial art.
    2. I pledge to be loyal to my country and to promote the development of a better society.
    3. I pledge to work together with all classes of people without regard to politics, race or religion.
    4. I pledge to strive to promote international goodwill and world peace through the practice of martial art.

    Grand Master In Hyuk Suh