Adult Martial Art Training

Many times over the past few years people have come to me and expressed the same misgivings about fitness and exercise. They would like to exercise, but it seems pointless to do all of that work and get nothing done but exercise. Take weightlifting. Most people work so hard to make a living that “working…… Continue reading Adult Martial Art Training

Added Training

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, right? How do you get to the world championships next year? Same answer. Coming to class is always the first thing. If you don’t come to class at least twice a week, you’re not going to be in a good spot to do well in any tournaments…… Continue reading Added Training

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…… Continue reading March 9th is the WKSA New Year

Fundamental Questions

Have you ever thought about your responsibilities as a member of society? What do you owe yourself and the other people in your life? I know that some people find the idea of social responsibility irritating and even pretentious. I don’t. Maybe it’s the writer in me, but I like the idea that our lives connect…… Continue reading Fundamental Questions

Why Everyone in Muncie Should Train at Kuk Sool Won™ of Muncie

My last post ended with me saying that Kuk Sool Won™ of Muncie might not be the right martial art school for you. This post will tell you why we probably are the right school for you. When people come to me looking for a martial art school, I always ask them why they want…… Continue reading Why Everyone in Muncie Should Train at Kuk Sool Won™ of Muncie

Martial Art Endurance Training

If you are a student of mine or a reader of this blog, then you know that I’m working hard on endurance training. That’s what this article is about. There’s a kind of “hierarchy of needs” to martial art training. When we come in as a White Belt, everyone has a different level of talent, knowledge,…… Continue reading Martial Art Endurance Training

Hidden Secrets of Kuk Sool Won™

The idea of “secret techniques” in the martial arts has always fascinated people. Verbal tradition, urban legend, movies, and television have all perpetuated the idea that there are secrets that allow martial artists to achieve near super-human powers with the right training and practice. Like all legends, there must be some kernel of truth to…… Continue reading Hidden Secrets of Kuk Sool Won™

Ten Exercises that will Make Taking Martial Art Classes More Fun and Less Scary

Most people like the idea of being a martial artist. It sounds cool, and honestly it is cool. What we don’t like is getting started and actually doing the work necessary to become a martial artist. Beginning is the hardest part. Most of us remember gym classes from high school where everyone seemed to know…… Continue reading Ten Exercises that will Make Taking Martial Art Classes More Fun and Less Scary