Martial Arts FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days a week can I (or my child) come to class?

Students of all ages are encouraged to adopt a regular and consistent training schedule of 2-3 days per week. Consistency is key, so making martial arts a part of your regular routine (and sticking to it) through the ebs and flows of life is the absolute best way to reach your fitness or martial arts goals… 

We do offer additional training options for die-hards, advanced ranks, those testing for black belt and, of course, students with other special needs or that maybe just want a little extra time with an instructor! 

How do I get started and how much does it cost?

The best way to find out if Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts is the program you are looking is to come and give it a try for yourself! And, we do everything we can to make getting started as easy and convenient for you as possible. Simply fill out an online form or give us a call +1(626)252-8205 to schedule a FREE INTRO LESSON. 

We always offer “trial memberships” (generally at 50% off regular tuition) so that new students have an opportunity to come and meet our instructors and try our programs without having to make any long term or pricey commitments. 

All of our programs have a 30-day cancellation policy so you will never be locked in to a contract of any kind. We just want to help you reach your goals and to have the best possible martial arts experience doing so! In order to provide all of our students with the highest level of instruction, we hold quarterly “open enrollments” during testing terms and exercise a strict capacity on our student-to-instructor ratio in all classes. Some of our more popular kids programs do have a waiting list, and are always first-come-first-serve to current members, especially during summer months. 

Is Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts a good workout for adults?

Yes, absolutely – Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts offers wide variety of fitness and self defense training that can be adopted into either a high or low impact workout regime depending on the needs of each individualWhether you are in need a good sweat or a much less rigorous regime, our instructors have the experience and ability to help you modify your training accordingly.  

Kuk Sool Won can benefit students of all ages, and our community includes many high-level professionals who find a healthy balance and reprieve from day to day stresses through the practice of martial arts. 

Why do Tiger's (Pre-K) only meet once per week?

Kids under 6 years old are developing rapidly both physically and psychologically, and we find they tend to burn out much faster than older kids or those of us with much longer attention spans or with the ability to understand delayed gratification. 

Our Pre-K programs are especially designed to develop good habits with a focus on fundamentals such as focus, coordination and self control and, parents who are able to create and maintain consistent training habits for their young children long term (i.e. 6 months to a year or more) see the best results all around. 

Plus, our Tigers excel very quickly once they advance into our youth classes which is always super exciting to see! 

What does Kuk Sool Won focus on? (i.e. How does it compare to other martial arts classes)

Kuk Sool Won rather simply translates to “National Martial Arts Association” of Korea, but there is no specific focus on kicks, throws or grappling per say. That being said, depending on your own experience level, you may very well recognize some similar aspects of other more well known martial arts styles such as Judo, Hapkido, JuJitsu, Karate or Kung Fu – and the main difference is that Kuk Sool Won as a practice is it’s own “system” (not style) of martial arts training. 

In fact, students with black belts in other arts often say that practicing Kuk Sool Won helps them to increase their understanding of body mechanics and enhances their training experience overall. 


What is "Kuk Sool Won"?

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts is a comprehensive study of all of the ancient traditional martial arts and has an extremely broad self defense oriented curriculum with an emphasis on one’s overall health and fitness. 

It is a complete, advanced system of martial arts training with influences from the Royal Palaces, Tribal Arts and Buddhist Temples of Korea, with a physical fitness regime that improves the overall health of the mind and body! 

The curriculum includes everything from ground and stand up fighting to breathing meditation and traditional weapons (and then some)!  

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