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November 2018 – seminar, national grading and tournament!

Wow what a November!

We were excited to hold our third annual martial arts seminar on Sunday 11 November 2018 at Milford Community Hall in Yeovil.

The seminar was attended by Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh who is the founder, Grandmaster and President of the World Kuk Sool Association®, who travelled over from Houston, Texas with other Masters to personally instruct the students in Yeovil.

Also over from Houston and his first visit to the UK was Master David Aue who is well known for his motivating teaching methods and high energy classes.  Master Aue is a lifetime martial artist and teaching Kuk Sool has been his profession since he was a teenager.  He was one of the youngest practitioners to be promoted to Master level when he was only 31 years old.  On the tournament circuit, Master Aue has been named Grand Champion more than a dozen times.

From Master Aue, students learned about the use of their peripheral vision, ground defence and weapons evasion.

SBN Steve says “it was a great honour to have the Grandmaster and Masters to come and personally teach our students.  We learned so much and all our students left buzzing with their updated martial art skills.”

The seminar tour culminates in a tournament in Liverpool on the 24th and 25th November 2018 which will see students from Kuk Sool Won™ of Yeovil will also be travelling to compete in martial arts forms both open handed and with weapons, techniques and sparring.


Supported by their family and friends, 6 of our junior Black Belt candidates participated in their second national grading towards Black Belt with JKN Sally Runnacles completing her final national grading and promoting to Kyo Sa Nim – second degree Black Belt).  All our junior Black Belt candidates competed in the tournament together with two other coloured belt students and another adult JKN.

Most of our students won at least one medal each, which was a great achievement for both our students and our martial arts school.

SBN Steve says “it has been a fantastic 2018 for not only our students and martial arts school, but also for the World Kuk Sool Won Association which celebrated its 60th diamond anniversary since its foundation.  In eastern culture, the number 8 is deemed to be the luckiest number and is a karmic equaliser.  It signifies balance and intelligence.  For our students and school to be successful during this special year is a great achievement.”

We are all looking forward to 2019 and what we will achieve!

Kuk Sool!

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