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Kuk Sool Won Santa Clarita
Ekata Training Center
27831 Smyth Drive
Valencia, CA 91355

Admin hours:
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm
Class hours:
M/W 10:30-11:30A
M/W 5:00-9:00P
Sat 8:00A-10:00A


About Us 2017-03-27T15:49:00+00:00

We Need More Practice!

Have you heard before that the whole is the sum of all its parts? It follows then the more emotionally, mentally, physically balanced people are – the better our communities..our world.

With that in mind, I’d like to start right here in Santa Clarita. We live in a growing city with growing city benefits, and concerns. Can you imagine a community at large where people are considerate, respectful, patient? I truly believe that training in the martial arts fosters attitudes and values which create peace and harmony within – therefore affecting outward expressions.



Although Kuk Sool Won™ as it is practiced today is relatively new, its roots stretch far and deep to the very beginnings of the Korean people. This early history and the ancient traditions upon which this art is founded should be viewed as important as the physical techniques themselves, for it is only from the understanding and appreciation of these classical roots that one is able to grow as a student of the martial arts.

Kuk Sool Won™ is a systematic study of all of the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. As a martial arts system, Kuk Sool Won™ is extremely well-organized; and seeks to integrate and explore the entire spectrum of established Asian fighting arts and body conditioning techniques, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training.

Kuk Sa Nim – In Hyuk Suh, Founder of Kuk Sool Won™

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh is the founder, and President of the World Kuk Sool Association®. He has studied martial arts for more than 50 years, receiving his first instruction from his grandfather, Myung Deuk Suh, 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. Visit the World Kuk Sool Headquarters website for more.



Pu Sa Bum Nim Sydney Albert

3rd Degree BB
3 Years Instructional Apprenticeship
7 Years Instruction in Martial Arts

Like many people, self-defense was my initial motivation to begin training in martial arts back in 2003. After several years it was time to test for my Black Belt. I thought about it for months…why??? Why do I need the symbol when I have the information? I love training and enjoy the community. I appreciate the way training enhances my resolve in life and improves my physical capabilities. I decided to commit for life to the training process. It wasn’t until 2009 that I considered teaching. I have taught in different realms throughout my adult life including safety, dentistry, and myriad of minor experiences. The eventual conclusion was to open a school with the vision of improving and changing people’s lives through the practice of traditional martial art philosophies. As a 2nd Degree Black Belt I became eligible and did just that. We have a great foundation built and our community continues to grow and thrive. I invite you to come join us and find out what inspires you!



Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It’s because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

  • Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.
  • Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, licensed professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It’s because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program – it’s a very small risk.

People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.

If you’re not in great shape, don’t worry. Go at your own pace, and we’ll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you’ll be in better shape than ever!

No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it’s often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you’ll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.


Absolutely not. Children learn a lot about what it means to be respectful and polite here. As a result, kids who weren’t violent in the first place become even more respectful and kind. Kids with behavior problems often become very respectful a calm.
Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to insure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warm ups to very close supervision – we’ve got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes – but they’re quite rare.
Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don’t fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. It’s something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars.

We have classes for kids as young as 3, and as old as teenagers. Martial arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones, and advance. When they’re younger, it’s more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.

Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!


  • Closed and open hand striking methods
  • Pressure point striking
  • Striking with arm and shoulder
  • Blocking and parrying


  • Body conditioning and agility techniques
  • Body protection techniques
  • Acrobatics for defense and offense


  • Tiger
  • Praying Mantis
  • Crane
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Bear
  • Eagle, etc.


  • Overall stretching and flexibility training
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Muscle toning
  • Ligament and tendon strengthening
  • Joint flexibility and bone conditioning


  • Restraining methods
  • Joint breaking techniques
  • Control and redirection
  • Arresting and pain-compliance
  • Body throws
  • Projection throws
  • Pressure point grappling
  • Grappling defense


  • Fundamental kicks.
  • Spinning kicks.
  • Jumping kicks.
  • Combination kicks.
  • Double leg kicks.
  • Pressure point kicking.
  • Specialty kicking


  • Sword: single or double
  • Staff: single or double
  • Jointed Staff (flail)
  • Spear / Cane
  • Rope
  • Fan
  • Bow & Arrow


  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Internal energy systems
  • Herbal medicine
  • Various breath control techniques
  • Meditation and breathing postures
  • Concentration techniques

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