Our Martial Arts Instructors


PKJN Stephen Runnacles

School Owner & Head Instructor

Steve is currently a Fifth Degree Black Belt (Master), receiving his official promotion from our Grand Master, Kuk Sa Nim at the WKSA European Tournament in Norwich on 4 June 2022.

Steve started his Kuk Sool Won™ journey at the age of 26 to learn a skill in martial arts as well as to keep fit, lose weight and build confidence, making Steve a great instructor for those facing the same issues having successfully overcoming these himself.

After achieving his First Degree Black Belt, Steve began to instruct both kids and adults in the art of Kuk Sool Won ™ and has been doing so for over 15 years. It is a credit to Steve that he has seen many kids and adults successfully achieve their Black Belts under his guidance.

Steve was shortlisted for Children’s Coach of the Year Award at Somerset Sports Awards 2016 (Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership - www.sasp.co.uk).

Steve is DBS (formerly CRB) checked and insured.


PSBN Sally Runnacles

Assistant Instructor

Sally is currently a Third Degree Black Belt (Assistant Instructor) and is in the testing cycle towards Third Degree Black Belt.

Sally began her Kuk Sool Won™ journey later in life at the age of 36 to learn a skill in martial arts as well as to keep fit (after finding going to the gym boring!) and making friends after moving to a new area away from family and friends.

Kuk Sool Won™ has been more than just a martial art for Sally, it is where she met PKJN Steve Runnacles who later became her husband!

Sally started assisting Steve with the childrens' classes when she became a Dahn Boh Nim (Black Belt Candidate) and subsequently assisted with adult classes after successfully achieving her Black Belt.

As a woman, Sally understands how martial arts benefits females. Kuk Sool Won™ helps promote self-confidence as well as an aid to keeping fit and maintaining healthy weight management and that martial arts is not just about kicking and punching, but gives power in the knowledge of self-defence techniques.

Sally is also keen to help promote and encourage young girls and women to participate in sports and for them to gain confidence in themselves as well as have a healthy body attitude.

Sally was also one of the finalists for Sports Coach of the Year in the Believe in Somerset Awards 2017.

Sally is DBS (formerly CRB) checked and insured.