Category: Martial Art Training

  • Traditional vs. Modern or “American” Martial Art

    Traditional vs. Modern or “American” Martial Art

    The biggest difference between what we do here and what other schools in town teach is that we are traditional Korean martial art. The arts we teach have been handed down and existed before the most recent Japanese invasion of Korea.

  • Exit, Stage Left

    Exit, Stage Left

    My feelings now, at the end of my relationship with the World Kuk Sool Association, are complicated. Sadness predominates, but there’s also relief, anger, and righteous indignation. Here, you want the TL;DR? I sent a letter asking questions and got excommunicated.

  • Connection


    The philosophy at the heart of Kuk Sool is a three-layered concept simple enough for children to grasp and sophisticated enough that I am still coming to understand it after decades of practice.

  • Loyalty


    There’s lots of talk in the Kuk Sool Won™ world about loyalty right now. So, as with any good discussion, let’s define terms. Most definitions of loyalty have something to do with being faithful to someone in charge. There is some lateral sense of being loyal to a spouse, for instance, but loyalty usually goes…

  • Summer Camp Lesson: Balance

    Summer Camp Lesson: Balance

    When it comes down to it, martial art is about balance. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about protecting yourself from violence, getting fit, or learning to meditate; balance is the key. Questions: What is martial art? What is different about Kuk Sool Won™? What do you mean by balance? How does this apply to…

  • Spray Attacks on Local Women

    Spray Attacks on Local Women

    Recently I’ve heard multiple frightening reports of women being sprayed with drug-laced mists in local department stores. Some accounts involve a single man ambushing a lone woman with a mist directly to her face/facemask, others describe two men-one smaller seemingly nice man asking for help finding the right scent cologne, deodorant, or room spray and…

  • Women’s Self-Defense

    Women’s Self-Defense

    We believe women and girls were made to be valued, not victimized, and even though we might not know you yet, we think you believe that too.  Even so, the current global statistics ….

  • No Fighting

    No Fighting

    I’ve talked in the past about the term “fighters” and how Muncie and East-Central Indiana have produced some of the best full-contact fighters in the world. I’m not here to take anything away from them or combat sports. I need to make it clear, however, that that is not what we do. I’m not a…

  • KSWoM now at Studio Evolution

    Located at 5200 N. Wheeling Avenue, Studio Evolution is the new home of Kuk Sool Won™ of Muncie.

  • You Won Hwa – From theory to practice.

    You Won Hwa – From theory to practice.

    I was in a weird situation recently and didn’t realize until later that I had used Kuk Sool Won™ to defend myself. Without going into unnecessary detail, I was attacked verbally by someone in a position of authority. It did not go well at first. I was completely unprepared for an attack, verbal or otherwise.…