Awards for top instructors

Master Don (school owner) and Master Gavin were recognised into the martial arts hall of fame we would like to congratulate them on this well done  


Kuk sool success stories

We joined Kuk Sool Falkirk back in September 2013 having seen a demo in the Howgate Centre while I was of work on the sick having had a heart scare. We were looking for an interest for Ben to get into, one that would give him, confidence, discipline and would provide him with great practical life skills, Kuk Sool ticked all the boxes. I had never intended to join the class, but having attended a couple of classes with Ben I found that he fitted right in and we were made to feel really welcome. I took a real interest in the adults class and listening to KJN Don’s teaching hit home, especially given the reasons I was on the sick. I joined up and we have never looked back, Kuk Sool has not only improved my physical fitness but it has improved my mental outlook on life. Kuk Sool offers so much for everyone whatever your age and fitness level!


KSW Edinburgh @ The Mela 

We will be holding demonstrations all day on the Saturday and Sunday at the Mela . This will be our 3rd year and we are looking forward to it . Please put your name down in class if you wish to attend this will gain you free entry both days :) 

What is kuk Sool won ?

Kuk Sool Won™ is a systematic study of all of the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. As a martial arts system, Kuk Sool Won™ is exteremely well-organized; and seeks to integrate and explore the entire spectrum of established Asian fighting arts and body conditioning techniques, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training. The following list includes some, but by no means all, of the elements of Kuk Sool Won™.


 – Closed and open hand striking methods, including: palm, fist,

    wrist, finger, and specialized hand training techniques

 – Pressure point striking

 – Striking with arm and shoulder

 – Blocking and parrying



 – Fundamental kicks, including: front, inside, outside, & more

 – Advanced kicks, including: jumping, spinning, combination,

    double leg 

 – Pressure point kicking

 – Specialty kicking


 – Throws include: body throws, projection throws, hip

    throws, leg throws

 – Pressure point grappling

 – Grappling defense

 – Wrestling techniques

 – Ground fighting



 – Restraining methods

 – Joint breaking techniques

 – Combination joint locking

 – Control and redirection techniques

 – Arresting and pain-compliance techniques


 – Body conditioning and agility techniques. 

 – Body protection techniques. 

 – Acrobatics for defense and offense.



 – Overall stretching and flexibility training

 – Cardiovascular conditioning

 – Muscle toning

 – Ligament and tendon strengthening

 – Joint flexibility and bone conditioning

 – Techniques based on the movements and/or characteristics

     of certain “martial” animals such as:

        – Tiger

        – Praying Mantis

        – Crane

        – Dragon

        – Snake

        – Bear

        – Eagle   

 – Sword: short & long, single or double, straight or inverted 

 – Staff: short, middle & long, single or double 

 – Jointed Staff (flail): double or triple 

 – Spear 

 – Cane 

 – Rope 

 – Fan 

 – Bow & Arrow 

 – There are 24 different traditional Korean Royal Court weapons in

     the curriculum of Kuk Sool Won™

 – Acupressure 

 – Acupuncture 

 – Internal energy systems 

 – Herbal medicine 

 – Various breath control techniques 

 – Meditation and breathing postures 

 – Concentration techniques As you can see, Kuk Sool Won™ covers an extensive variety of martial art techniques. But it is not merely concerned with methods of attack and defense, Kuk Sool Won™ also includes the study of healing techniques and the development of internal power, in addition to the physical training. Mental development is of equal importance in Kuk Sool Won™ and helps to instill self-confidence and self-discipline, a calm self-assurance, and the psychological and spiritual values which are traditionally associated with the character of a martial artist. 

  Although Kuk Sool Won™ as it is practiced today is relatively new, its roots stretch far and deep to the very beginnings of the Korean people. This early history and the ancient traditions upon which this art is founded should be viewed as important as the physical techniques themselves, for it is only from the understanding and appreciation of these classical roots that one is able to grow as a student of the martial arts.