Kuk Sool Won of West Oxfordshire Martial Arts Academy is licensed and registered by WKSA. Instructors are DBS checked.
Combines basic hand and kicking techniques, at the lower level, in a pattern of "connected moves." This provides the foundation of a student’s training: timing, balance, speed, coordination, and control, all of which are invaluable to the martial artist. The practiced student trains to move as elegantly and effortlessly as flowing water. Advanced level forms introduce Animal-Style Techniques based on the movements and/or characteristics of certain "martial" animals.
There are 24 different traditional Korean Royal Court weapons plus Buddhist and Tribal weaponry. Training perfects the balance between body and weapon. With assiduous practice, weapon training is as beneficial to the mind as to the body. It demands concentration and self control to avoid injury; also, it aids physical conditioning from performing the task.
Condition and strengthen the upper body. By executing hand strikes repeatedly, students acquire increased stamina and the balance and coordination needed to strike with precision, fluidity and power.
Will condition your body creating smooth, flexible and strong muscles externally and will condition internal organs. This can be especially beneficial for those with joint or back weakness.
Tests are held four times a year to allow students to demonstrate their potential for promotion at each level within Kuk Sool WonTM. At every testing students have to demonstrate their ability from the White Belt syllabus up to their current training level to enable them to advance to the next belt within the grading system. The syllabus starts at the Foundation Level and moves through Elemental Level, Intermediate Level, High Level and Advanced Level prior to promotion to the coveted Black Belt.