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Complete history and chronology of Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool Won






Founder: In Hyuk Suh

Chronology

0/0/1958

 

In Hyuk Suh founded the martial art of Kuk Sool Won

0/0/1961

 

In Hyuk Suh founded the Korean Kuk Sool Association

0/0/1972

 

Kuk Sool Won recorded in the World Athletic Dictionary as a traditional Korean martial art

0/0/1974

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh emigrates to U.S.A.

0/0/1975

 

In Hyuk Suh founded the World Kuk Sool Association

0/0/1976

 

40 Kuk Sool Masters appear in Ho Kuk Moo Yea
(translation: Art Used in Defense of the Nation) a documentary produced by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism

0/0/1977

 

Kuk Sool Won school established in Venezuela

0/0/1978

 

Panama International Film Festival bestows its Culture Award to Kuk Sool Won
for its role in the documentary, Ho Kuk Moo Yea commences annual seminars and special training in U.S.A.

0/0/1982

 

Kuk Sool Won hosts first Open Tournament at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco

0/0/1984

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh voted Man of the Year by Black Belt Magazine

0/0/1984

 

Kuk Sool Won School established in Iran

0/0/1985

 

Publication of Kuk Sool Won handbooks, textbooks, and instructional videos

0/0/1988

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh voted Instructor of the Year by Inside Kung Fu Magazine

0/0/1990

 

Kuk Sool Won hosts First Annual Canadian Tournament

0/0/1991

 

Kuk Sool Won was selected as an extra curriculum activity for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

0/0/1991

 

Kuk Sool Won School established in Germany

0/0/1991

 

25 U.S. cities now hold a Kuk Sool Won Day

0/0/1992

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh is presented with the Commander Sword by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

0/0/1993

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh voted Master of the Year by Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine

0/0/1994

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh is presented with the Commander Sword by the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs

0/0/1995

 

Kuk Sool Won hosts First Annual Tournament at the U.S. Military Academy

0/0/1996

 

Kuk Sool Won School established in The Netherlands

0/0/1998

 

Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh is awarded the SuhkRyoo (Pomegranate) Medal for Civil Merit by the South Korean Government

0/0/1999

 

Kuk Sool Won School established in Spain

0/0/1999

 

Victory of a Little Giant, a special documentary about Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh produced by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS aired 3/17)

0/0/2000

 

Kuk Sool Won recognized as an Official Governing Body for martial arts by the South Korean Government

0/0/2000

 

Kuk Sool Won participates in the KyungJu Cultural Expo demonstration members include masters from all over the world and conclude with a final performance for the President of South Korea

0/0/2001

 

World Kuk Sool Association opens a traditional training facility on the outskirts of Houston (Tomball, TX) incorporating over 20 acres of land

0/0/2002

 

Kuk Sool Won hosts the World Kuk Sool Championships
at the Civic Auditorium in KyungJu this is an international event with over 2000 competitors from across the globe, also received were proclamations for a successful event from many world leaders such as North KyungSang Provincial Governor Lee, KyungJu City Mayor Baek, over a dozen U.S. State Governors, and U.S. President G.W. Bush

0/0/2003

 

Another TV broadcasting program by MBC titled Kuk Sool Coming to America aired in Korea

0/0/2004

 

Publication of a biography of Kuk Sa Nim in Korea by Ms. Moon Young Kin with Sam-Toh Publications

0/0/2005

 

Kuk Sa Nim receives Professor Emeritus from Young San University in Korea

0/0/2005

 

Kuk Sa Nim receives honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena Texas

0/0/2005

 

Chiefmaster In Joo Suh is appointed as the president of Korea Kuk Sool Won as well as the Executive VP of WKSA

0/0/2006

 

Kuk Sool Won became an official baccalaureate program under the Asian Martial Arts Department at Young-San University

0/0/2007

 

Kuk Sa Nim receives the honor of 2007 Recipient of Man-Hae Award in Korea

10/0/2008

 

In October, Kuk Sool Won celebrates its 50th anniversary at the World Championship in Houston,Texas

 

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