Was: Cleaning Day, Now: A New Day

This is a strange post to be writing. Initially, I was going to request everyone’s help next month to spruce up the school. I wanted to take a Saturday afternoon in the middle of May and do some painting, plant some flowers, etc. Here’s the email that I sent to the Senior Center. Hi Judy, [...]

United Outrage

I’m going to assume that you’ve seen the images and read the stories of the man dragged forcibly from the United flight in Chicago. The story has gone viral via several recordings of the incident that were widely shared on news and social media. I usually avoid watching the news. I like to feel good, [...]

A Look Back at Twelve Years

Tomorrow Kuk Sool Won of Muncie will officially celebrate its twelfth anniversary! We had our first class on April first, 2005. We didn’t have any regular students yet, we hadn't finished painting, and we didn’t have the carpet down. My little sister, Trinity was there in her new uniform, along with my kids and my [...]

Sparring Workshop

I want to host a sparring workshop in early April. This workshop would mainly be for those interested in attending the tournament at the end of the month but will be open to all students. We currently have testing scheduled for April 1st, so I think the following weekend, April 8th would be better. I’ve [...]

Martial Arts and Muncie Community Schools

There are no two ways about it: Muncie Community Schools are in trouble. I won’t go into my personal opinions, but the bottom line is that teachers and students are going to suffer through no fault of their own. People are trying to get to the bottom of the financial situation, and people are working [...]

March 9th is the WKSA New Year

It's time to set your goals! The ninth of March is the anniversary of the founding of Kuk Sool as the traditional martial art of Korea. Fifty-nine years ago, our Grandmaster, In Hyuk Suh, organized and systematized Korea's indigenous martial arts, becoming one of the most important figures in Korean martial art history. This anniversary is [...]

2017 WKSA Schedule

Jan 28 Sat Midwest BB Workshop Feb 4 Sat Seminar in Clearlake, Texas Feb 18 Sat HQ Black Belt Testing (only 1st time testing and Promotion) February Seminars & Workshops in Australia & New Zealand – TBA March 3-5 (Fri - Sun) WKSA Annual CEP at HQ March 11-20 Scotland/England/European CEP and Seminars March 25 [...]

R.A.C.E. – Reconciliation Achieved through Community Engagement

I went to a meeting last week at the Innovation Connector on White River Boulevard. The group sponsoring the meeting was the East Central Indiana Social Media Group (ECISMG). The title of this month's meeting was Befriend: Critical Dialogues in Online Spaces. It was about interacting consciously in online discussions where we might encounter racial issues [...]

Self-defense and Power

We’ve been studying power and how to generate it in class for the past few weeks. A large percentage of our students right now are women, and I feel like it's important for them to understand. I don’t want my students ever to be victims, and this subject is a vital part of that. So, [...]