Black Belt - - SCREEN SHOTS - — R. Barry Har­mon

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.

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