Welcome to Kuk Sool Won of Greater Rochester

Upstate New York's most complete martial art for all ages, from 4 to 94!

A Quick Overview of Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool is the most complete Martial Arts System in the Rochester region, emphasizing self-discipline, respect, and education first! Kuk Sool is not a sport, nor is it simply another Asian self defense method. Like karate, Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do, Kuk Sool teaches kicks, punches, body conditioning and valuable self-defense skills. But we go much further! Kuk Sool is a complete martial arts system that is dedicated to the cultivation of mental and physical strength and well-being, and to the preservation of traditional Korean Martial Arts.

Gary-Kicking-JoeThe techniques in Kuk Sool Won are drawn from hundreds of years of Korean martial arts history. The product of 31 indigenous styles of Korean martial arts from the three primary cultural sub-groups — Family Martial Arts, Buddhist Temple Martial Arts and Royal Palace Martial Arts — Kuk Sool Won offers a perspective and curriculum of martial arts training that is not available anywhere else.

Kuk Sool Won is often described as a “living history of the Korean martial arts” and represents the most comprehensive system of traditional Korean martial arts in the world today. To learn more about Kuk Sool Won, read up on the history and our curriculum.

If you live in the Rochester area and are looking for martial arts or karate classes, definitely check out Kuk Sool Won. Our students come from all over, including Webster, Ontario, Penfield, East Rochester, Perinton, Pittsford and Greece. Stop in and give us a try!

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What people think of Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool reinforces many of the lessons parents teach at home: namely, that manners matter, that effort yields results, and that everything worthwhile takes commitment. The results speak for themselves… better behavior, better grades, and happy & healthy kids.

As a woman, the most beneficial aspect of Kuk Sool for me is learning and practicing real-world self defense techniques that make me feel safer in everyday life.

Kuk Sool Won has contributed tremendously to a healthy lifestyle. The added benefit of training weekly with my wife and two children provides a common thread in our family and quality time together on a consistent basis.