KUK SUL DO Introduction
Kuksuldo means "The way of Korean Martial
personal attributes will be gained through
sense of the following will also be gained through Kuksuldo training:
study KUK SUL DO?
You will learn that through hard work you will be
able to improve your entire state
You will learn there is no need for fear and
involvement and you will learn that your capacities for courage, energy,
awareness and compassion are far greater than you have been led to believe.
You will learn how to release tension and stress,
take off excess weight and enjoy yourself while also learning
You will learn important breathing and physical
conditioning techniques, as well as methods to raise your level of consciousness
and total self-awareness.
Kuksuldo training transcends into every part of
your life, always traveling with you. You will not only look and feel better but
you will gain poise and self-confidence.
Kuksuldo builds both mind and body. The program
has been carefully designed to conditioning, building and maintaining muscle tone,
strength, coordination and total mental alertness.
The immediate objective of Kuksuldo
welfare of the one practicing it. Not only will skills in self-defense be
attained but more importantly will be the focus on the development of each
Strength in personal character can be realized only
through development of the spirit. Patience, courtesy, respect, honesty,
modesty, loyalty, generosity, dedication, discipline and fortitude are not only
the source but also the reward of this art.
Involvement in Kuksuldo
requires each student to
develop self-discipline. The improvement in physical ability gained from
training will be immediately visible to the student himself but the improvement
of his self-discipline will be recognized by others. Physical activities
are used to enhance mental conditioning, which lead to and assist in developing
The question often arises as to whether Kuksuldo is suitable for women and children. For women it offers an effective means of
self-protection, especially against attacks from larger and stronger
assailants. At the same time it can take off unwanted inches and muscle tone
will improve through an interesting and worthwhile learning experience.
For children, Kuksuldo
self-defense, enhances self-confidence, increases attention span and
tremendously improves coordination. Many children's Doctors and Psychologists
recommend a martial arts program to correct childhood problems.
Kuksuldo represents a gift, which could improve your child's quality of life!
provides an opportunity to have fun!
Parents may consider Kuksuldo for the whole
family as an interesting, enjoyable and worthwhile means of spending quality
time with each other and strengthening family relationships. For this purpose,
we offer a family membership plan, which can be discussed with Grandmaster Lim, Sungkon during the membership process.
OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSDoes it take a lot of
Not to begin with. In fact, many people begin to study Kuksuldo to
their coordination. Everyone has a
different level of natural
ability and coordination.
The most important things to realize are your current
abilities and your
Then Kuksuldo will assist you in further developing,
maintaining your coordination ability.
Q: Will I get a Black Belt?
A: Only if you study hard,
complete each level of training, pass all the tests
and demonstrate the appropriate level of proficiency. Everyone begins as
white belt and
works their way up. It is possible to achieve the level of
black belt but it must be
Some people have earned their black belt in only 3 to 5 years.
Others take longer.
Your rate of progression will be entirely dependent on you.
: What and who is the master?
A: master is the title of one
who has received a fifth degree black belt
(or higher) in Korean
Martial Arts from an officially commissioned
The title of master is awarded only when one clearly demonstrates the
appropriate character, knowledge and physical, mental
mastery of all the techniques, movements and capabilities
traditional Korean Martial Arts system.
Lim, Sungkon, began teaching since 1977, the
Korean Martial Arts.
1993, he earned official certification and qualification from
& Seoul National University as Kuk Sul leader
Lim, Sungkon has extensive martial arts experience. Traditional
Korean Martial Arts are comprehensive in effectiveness but
complete his skill
set, Grandmaster Lim, Sungkon has also studied and gained
knowledge and experience with; Kuk Sool Won, Kung Jung Mu Sul,
Sa Do Mu Sul,
Bul Kyo Mu Sul, Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwan
Do, Yudo, Kung Fu, boxing,
wrestling, kick-boxing, gymnastics and weaponry,
as well as extensive training in both treatment and therapy for sports
Lim, Sungkon developed this system to be an efficient,
easy and safe method of training while also learning an
effective style of
This combination is what makes Kuksuldo
am very shy, so how can I possibly learn Kuk Sul Do?
A: Kuksuldo focus on
developing each individual's character, strengths
The traditional comprehensive and
systematic training program
followed by this School builds upon concentration,
dedication and fortitude which consistently
improves in health, energy, awareness, courage, and
Ultimately, Kuksuldo provides
each student with the essential
knowledge and skills required to succeed in today's unsafe world.
Can I lose weight?
A: Yes and improve muscle tone
at the same time. Kuksuldo has a large
advantage over aerobics and other weight loss/health programs.
You may certainly lose weight but you will also improve your
physical and mental
condition, as well as gain knowledge and learn
valuable skills which can be applied to each facet of your life.
it help me release tension and stress?
A: Yes! Many PSYCHOLOGISTS and
DOCTORS recommend physical exercise to
relieve problems due to tension and stress. Kuksuldo
training will teach
you how to remain calm in stressful situations and how to
through proven relaxation
and meditation techniques.
I too old (or too young)?
A: No! Its never too late to begin training in Kuksuldo. People
all over the
world are involved in Korean Martial Arts well into their 70's and 80's.
Our school offers a variety of programs, so you are
encouraged to discuss
your specific situation with
Grandmaster Lim, Sungkon and choose the
program that best fits your objectives and physical requirements.
Why should I study Kul Sul Do? What
can it do for me?
Kuksuldo is an unrivaled means of
self-protection for men, women and
They maintain MUSCLE TONE and our systematic program is designed to
keep both the mind and body totally aware and perfectly conditioned.
Kuksuldo also focus on the development of each individual's character.
We constantly strive to develop perfect balance within all of our
Students with either a high level of physical strength
but low in mental
ability, or high mental ability but poor physical condition have reached
half of their potential.
At this school we are committed to assist each student achieve proper
balance and integration between the mental and physical planes.
We have a unique formula, which has been developed and proven over
two thousand years and we have consistently demonstrated success.
We offer our students the best in physical training
coupled with self-confidence and a positive self-image! No matter
what the age, sex, or physical condition, ANYONE can benefit from a kuksuldo