Pu Sa Bum Nim Mike Grimes
Mike Grimes has 20 years of martial arts experience and has been teaching since 1996. He holds a third degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won and is training for his fourth degree black belt. He also holds first degree black belt ranks in other well-known martial arts systems.
Kyo Sa Nim Travis Gentry
Travis Gentry has over 14 years of training in Kuk Sool Won. He holds a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won and is training for his third degree black belt. He has been instructing since he received first degree black belt in Spangdahlem, then moved to Ramstein in 2008. Martial arts is a lifelong long passion to Kyo Sa Nim Travis. "One of the greatest things martial arts has taught me is that adversity is just an opportunity for personal growth."
Kyo Sa Nim Brian Myers
Brian Myers has been studying martial arts for over 30 years. He holds a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won and is training for his third degree black belt. Kyo Sa Nim Brian began his Kuk Sool Training in 1998, and has had the privilege to study under several different masters, both in Korea and the United States. He also holds first degree black belt ranks in other well-known martial arts systems.
A Message from the Instructors
The pursuit of martial arts is a life-long endeavor - that is its beauty. Unlike some sports or activities where you reach your peak and then decline, a martial artist will always continue to grow. When you can no longer kick as high as you once did, you will be wise enough to realize that kicking that high is not necessary.
As your skill and knowledge increase, the way you view the world will change. People who once made you feel uncomfortable will no longer affect you. Situations that once intimidated you will no longer threaten you. Your confidence in yourself will empower you to stand up for what you believe in.
In these more civilized times, verbal attacks from aggressive people are far more common than physical ones, but the same martial arts principles apply: remain calm and relaxed, never counter force on force, blend with an attack and then control it. It works the same!
Through martial arts training, you will find that your physical performance in other activities or sports will increase as your balance and coordination improve. Your joints will move more freely and your muscles will have explosive strength. You will find that aches and pains that once plagued you will lessen or disappear as your posture and flexibility improve.
Kuk Sool Won is not a martial sport. It is a disciplined martial art - the real deal! It is well-structured and consistent in every school. You can go to any KSW school and pick up your training exactly where you left off! I know of NO other art that can claim this. KSW was well-rounded by design long before it was fashionable in the martial arts world to do so. I welcome new students to join us and see if KSW is right for you!