60TH ANNIVERSARY ON THE HORIZON
In Hyuk Suh coined the name kuk sool in 1958 to describe the traditional Korean fighting skills he’d learned and then aggregated into a single system. He founded its official governing body three years later. Kuk sool quickly spread across South Korea, then jumped oceans and started gaining a foothold in numerous countries around the world. It now boasts more than 1 million active students.
Next year, kuk sool practitioners everywhere will celebrate the 60th anniversary of their art’s founding. A major celebration will take place in October 2018 at the World Kuk Sool Won Tournament in Houston. As the anniversary approaches, details will be posted at kuksoolwon.com.