Since 2005, Kuk Sool Won Abilene Martial Art Center has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.
2401 South 7th St., Abilene, TX 79605
I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!
When I opened my school in 2005, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Abilene by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.
• 3600 Square-Foot Facilty with Two Classrooms and a Kuk Sool Museum
• State of the Art Gymnastic Quality Training Floor
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Changing Rooms and Student Storage Area
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars
We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.
Our instructors are all qualified and professionally trained to teach martial arts.
Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.
Kuk Sool Won is the style of martial arts practiced by Kuk Sool Won Abilene Martial Art Center students. It is a comprehensive martial art system that is derived from the rich and varied martial art techniques developed in Korea over the ages. It is a complete martial art dedicated to the cultivation of mental and physical strength and overall well-being. For self-defense, Kuk Sool is unsurpassed! It combines kicking, punching, throwing, joint-locking, grappling, and a myriad of weapon techniques. In addition to physical training, meditation breathing and internal power exercises are performed that increase health and retard the aging process. Through the diligent practice of Kuk Sool one will improve circulation and digestion, reduce problems with the back and joints, lose weight, and gain the skills necessary for self-defense.
The name 'Kuk Sool Won' translates to "National Martial Art Association" (often shortened to 'Kuk Sool') and it is currently taught worldwide. Founded as a martial arts system and not merely a martial arts style, Kuk Sool is not limited to any single discipline. It attempts to be a comprehensive study of all Korean martial arts. In Hyuk Suh's philosophy regarding his system is to "Integrate and explore the entire spectrum of established Asian martial arts, body conditioning techniques, mental development, and weapons training."
As a traditional martial art, Kuk Sool traces many of its roots back to the ancient and prehistoric martial arts used thousands of years ago. However, the skills learned in Kuk Sool Won are very adaptable to the modern world. Kuk Sool has many facets and is performed for self-defense, healing, conditioning, competition, fun and aesthetic purposes.