Kuk Sool Won of Greater Rochester is proud to announce that this summer will mark the World Kuk Sool Association’s 40th year in the United States. The founder and Grandmaster of the World Kuk Sool Assocation In Hyuk Suh will be visiting the Rochester area from June 21 through 23 for the annual Super Seminar and Black Belt promotions. As part of the celebration, a police escort will bring Grandmaster Suh to the seminar site at Casey Park in Ontario.
The Rochester Kuk Sool Won schools are run by Master Gary Evarts, the Northeast’s highest-ranking Kuk Sool Won instructor. Master Evarts is a two-time World Champion in Weapons, Forms, and Self-Defense. He has trained over 200 black belts and works closely within the school systems for fitness and self-defense programs.
“Kuk Sool is a way of life for me,” said Master Evarts. “I’ve been training and traveling the world for almost 40 years under the guidance of Grandmaster Suh. It’s what I do. It’s my life. Like Grandmaster Suh, I am dedicated to building stronger and more productive communities.”
About Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh
Grandmaster Suh has studied martial arts for more than 60 years, receiving his first instruction from his grandfather, a master-instructor to the Korean Royal Court. After his grandfather’s death, he traveled throughout the Far East seeking out and studying additional aspects of the martial arts. The knowledge he acquired from his grandfather and subsequent masters enabled him to establish Kuk Sool Won™.
Grandmaster Suh emigrated to the United States in 1974, and he has been actively involved as the leader of the World Kuk Sool Association for over five decades. His organization now boasts over 1.3 million members with more than 800 schools worldwide in 27 different countries.
About Kuk Sool Won
Kuk Sool Won is a comprehensive traditional Korean martial arts system. It is a positive, healthy activity that involves the pursuit of challenging goals through diligence and self-discipline. Kuk Sool training burns fat, builds muscle, increases energy, stretches tissues and joints and teaches students respect, confidence and self-defense techniques.
Anyone interested in enhancing their athletic skills while developing mental focus and discipline should contact their local Kuk Sool Won School in Ontario (585-216-2122) or Williamson (315-589-4066). The web site for the World Kuk Sool Association is www.kuksoolwon.com.