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Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Kuk Sool Won's LiveJournal:

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
10:36 pm
[raybrandle]
Had to ask....
Given all the Won vs. Non-Won drama of late, have any of you fine folks given up your KSW training?

If you have, do you by any chance have the DVD's used for training?

And, would you be interested in selling them?

I need some refreshing, after... oh... 10 years out of class, and I seem to recall the videos being decent for that sort of thing.
Friday, November 2nd, 2007
10:49 am
[agsaunders]
where's he hitting him?


more importantly, what is this technique he teaches?
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
11:58 am
[wakened_dreamer]
as dead as this community is, maybe someone will see this.
i've looked at MANY diferent online stores because i don't know anybody that has actual experince with live blades, nor do i know any REAL sword dealers around here that deal in high quality work(it's all the mass produced crap that all the teen kids are into). but i decided that my first real(read: live) blade will be this one. it's priced average for a good quality blade, it's got a wrap that i like, the weight is about a quarter pound heavier than i want, but it should also help with smoother cuts. i'm not going to be purchasing it for another month or two easy, but i do plan on getting it inside the year. the cutting swords offered from the kuk sool organization are nice, but i don't like the way the cotten wrap feels. i need more girth in my grip. plus, if i decide to study a different martial art in the future, i can take this sword with me without any disapproving looks since the kodungi(korean, tsuba in japanese) is the kuk sool emblem. so unless someone can offer me a different solution, i'll be dropping about $2k(my entire savings) in about 3 months.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
10:46 pm
[raybrandle]
Is this thing on? *tap tap*
Does anyone know what forms and techniques are shown on which DVD's?
Friday, March 31st, 2006
3:57 am
[dracasealm]
Community Interests Update
In an attempt to increase membership and increase the number of posts that this community gets, I am asking all of you to help me in updating the interests description of this community. Any valid interest will be posted to the community info page.

Kahm sa hahm nee dah,
Matt, Jo Kyo
12:46 am
[faoiltiama]
Newbie Post
Greetings all. My name is Mary and I'm a brown belt with a black stripe at the Knoxville Kuk Sool Won studio in Knoxville, IL. I've been on LJ for a long time but I just now found this community. Whoops!
Anyhoo, I was wondering if anyone is going to be at the St. Louis Tournament on April 29th. I and several other members of our studio are going. I've competed for the past three years and I've always loved it!

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
8:39 am
[dracasealm]
Two Grandmasters?
I was just looking at the Masters Page to get a glimpse of one of my newly propmoted instructors (Daniel Jolly, KJN) when I discovered that Kuk Sa Nim's youngest brother, In Joo Suh, is now a 10th Degree Black Belt (Kuk Sa Nim as well).

What is everyone's thoughts on this?
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
4:32 pm
[andrewwallace59]
Hey guys ^_^

My names Andrew and I'm a total beginner to Kuk Sool but I love it already (Though its pretty damn tough, thats a good thing though, right?) When I say beginner, I'm not joking. We're due our test for the white belt real soon. Still, looking forward to it.

I've been doing Kuk Sool for about 2 months or so now (1 hour on tuesday, 2 hours on friday) and I'm with Paisley Kuk Sool in Scotland, Uk.

So I thought I might as well drop in and say hi! so.. hi o.o

See ya guys later ^_^

Current Mood: good
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
7:06 pm
[zerowind]
....
Well i am about to start my period of advanced training and such...if any one has any ideas or wishes to join....i would love to hear it....i bid good day to you my friends


sign,
Jo Kyo Nym,
Thomas
Tuesday, January 11th, 2005
9:29 pm
[wakened_dreamer]
change of plan. pu sa bum nym decided to post-pone for a week, and told master sims to wait a few months. *big sigh relief; starts practicing cho geup hyung like crazy*
Monday, January 10th, 2005
4:18 am
[wakened_dreamer]
i test for my blue stripe on saturday. master sims is going to be there. o.O
Saturday, December 11th, 2004
12:54 am
[aficatgirl2222]
omgomgomg! hahahaha! Never thought!
If I keep on with practice I shall be a red belt soon! *dances* woot wottie for kuk sool won! weeee! hehe I love everyone! lol buh bye!

Current Mood: amused
Friday, September 17th, 2004
3:06 pm
[dracasealm]
Tournament Housing
A few months back, someone responded to a comment of mine about offering to room together for the WKSA Tournament next month. Though I've already made arrangements with 2 brown belts from my school, I thought that this may be a good idea for some of you that are going and don't have arrangements yet. I do have to warn you to make sure that you are comfortable with the person who you decide to room with because anything can happen. Hope to see some of you there.

JKN Matt
Saturday, August 14th, 2004
8:46 pm
[dracasealm]
Knife Throwing
Just out of curiosity, are any black belts here condsidering to qualify for the Too Gum Sool portion of the WKSA World Championships at the WKSA Ranch?
Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
10:31 am
[necro_ignis]
Hello all. Just thought I would introduce myself, I am totally new to Kuk Sool Won having only had ONE lesson last week and anxiously looking forward to this week. I am not new to the martial art world, especially that of Korean martial arts. I have been training in ITF Taekwon-do for 10 years and hold a 2nd Dan (in addition to training in Wing Chun Kung-fu for 3 years before I stopped because of work). Taekwon-do is something I would never give up, but I felt the higher I got the lesson training I could get and the more political it became :-( So I have taken on Kuk Sool Won with an experienced outlook on what I want from it.
Friday, July 23rd, 2004
11:28 pm
[raybrandle]
Is there anyone actually using or reading this?

I started Kuk Sool in December of 1995. I loved it. I trained like a fiend, 4-6 days a week for 2-4 hours each day. In addition to having fun, I was in the best shape of my life (I turned 21 in 1996).

By 1999, things had started to slow down. Work was making me miss class, and I was down to 2 workouts of about 90 minutes each time per week. Kids and family life kept intruding.

Around that time (I'm unsure on dates and such) my instructor left the WKSWA. I continued to train with him for about a year, and then stopped training altogether.

Over the last 9 months or so, I was taking a TKD/Hapkido class, but have dropped that as it is far to McDojo-ish.

According to a local KSW intructor, I am and will remain a Brown Belt until such time as I resume training and progress to the point where I'm ready to start training again.

Has anybody here had a break in training (REALLY LONG BREAK) and then resumed? Anybody?
Friday, June 4th, 2004
12:58 am
[zerowind]
The Guru!
today i am feeling enlightened...so for a limited time only...i invite everyone to ask me three questions...and three of there choice...i will answer to them as soon and as best as i can...so please ask.

Current Mood: enlightened
Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
1:55 pm
[jjreyrey111]
Hurry October...
Thursday, March 25th, 2004
9:28 pm
[dracasealm]
I'm thinking about going to the St. Louis Kuk Sool Won Tournament in April before I go to the World Championship Tournament in Houston in October. Anyone else thinking about going to this tournament? We could possibly share a room and split the cost.

DBN Matt
Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
12:44 am
[dracasealm]
New Community Introduction
Hello, fellow Kuk Soolers! My Name is Ja Di (Brown Belt) Matt. I have been involved with Kuk Sool Won for almost a year and a half and I absolutely LOVE it! Kuk Sool is such a big part of my life that I arrange my entire schedule around it. I can usually be found at my do jang on a daily basis, whether I'm practicing, taking a class, helping out with a class, or helping in the operations of the school in general. My do jang is located in San Antonio, Texas and I have a wonderful instructor, PSBN Sylvia (Pu Sa Bum Nim , for those of you who aren't used to the abbreviations).

I welcome anyone in the Kuk Sool Family to join this community. Anything related to Kuk Sool Won is welcome, whether its to ask a question about one of your techniques to your feelings about how well you testing went or even what you thought of something you saw in class or competion. I will not penalize anyone for not using proper yea eue (ettiquette), but you may want to show any higher ranking students or instructors in this group that you observe proper ettiquette when posting.

KUK SOOL!
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