Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill Martial Arts
Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill Martial Arts specializes in children’s classes ages 4-6, 7-12, 13+ adult, family classes, Women’s Self Defense Workshops, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camps. Students are encouraged, empowered, and supported not only in the martial arts but in life skills too. The martial arts will teach self control, concentration, focus, teamwork, etiquette, discipline, respect, commitment, character and behavior development, leadership, and courage.
Students progress at their own pace, according to their own abilities, and are encouraged to attend as often as their schedule allows. We offer age specific classes (4-6; 7-12; 13+ adult) as well as classes that allow families to train together. Our classes provide quality martial arts instruction for men, women, and children as young as age 4, and older adults of all ages.
Our certified rank Black Belt Instructor team consists of ten black belt instructors, who each have been training from 10-30 years in Kuk Sool Won™, and who are committed to helping students succeed to their greatest potential. Each instructor attends continuing education seminars, workshops, and tournaments, to add new skills and keep them current in their martial arts practice. The safety of our students is a number one priority at Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill. All of the black belt instructors are CPR/First Aid Certified and have passed their Criminal Background Checks and FBI Fingerprint Checks.
WKSA WORLD TOURNAMENT AWARDS
Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill Martial Arts is an Award Winning School and has won the following overall divisions as one of the “Top 10 Schools” at the WKSA World Tournament since opening its doors in 2008.
In October 2018, 122 students represented Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill at the WKSA World Tournament in Galveston, Texas. For the first time in school history, with a total of 890 points, Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill won 1st place out of the 35 schools that competed!
In October 2019, for the second year in a row, Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill won 1st place at the WKSA World Tournament in Galveston, Texas, with 120 students attending for a total of 914 points.
- 2019 – 1st Place
- 2018 – 1st Place
- 2016 – 2nd Place
- 2015 – 2nd Place
- 2014 – 4th Place
- 2013 – 3rd Place
- 2012 – 5th Place
- 2011 – 6th Place
- 2010 – 4th Place
- 2009 – 3rd Place
- 2008 – 4th Place
PKJN Tim King and PSBN Barbara King
Black Belt Instructor Team
Pyung Kwahn Jahng Nim Tim King/School Owner/Head Instructor
PKJN Tim King began his martial arts training in Kuk Sool Won™ in 1990. In 2008, he was appointed by Grandmaster Suh as the Owner/Head Instructor of the Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill/Austin, Texas school. He was awarded his Fifth Degree Master’s promotion by Grandmaster Suh in 2013.
As an instructor, PKJN Tim is unparalleled in his ability to help his students reach their fullest potential and achieve their highest goals. Due to his dedication to excellence, PKJN Tim has trained students to become National and World Grand Champions in every category from First Degree Child through Fourth Degree Senior. Parents and students alike have the utmost respect for PKJN Tim’s martial arts knowledge and expertise, but they also value the unique combination of respect, discipline, and fun he brings to his classes.
As a school owner, PKJN Tim teaches his instructors to work with students at a pace that is appropriate for their age, rank, and developmental level. Under his direction, Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill has had the honor of placing first two years in a row in the world and international competitions.
PKJN Tim values the importance of giving back to the Austin community. He demonstrates this by teaching women’s self-defense classes, providing public demonstrations, coordinating food drives and volunteer efforts, and teaching after school programs for area schools.
Pyung Kwahn Jahng Nim Ken Chui
PKJN Ken Chui, fifth degree Black Belt Master, began training in Kuk Sool Won™ in 1999. Since then, he has amassed an impressive array of titles and awards. PKJN Ken has been awarded the coveted World Grand Champion trophy at the first, second, third, and fourth degree black belt levels, competing as both an adult and a senior. Hailing originally from Hong Kong, PKJN Ken has called Austin home since his college days at UT. He is always described as a favorite instructor by our children, teen, and adult students alike. His classes are some of the most challenging, but also some of the most fun! Let PKJN Ken show you how to become a world class martial artist too.
PKJN Ken had the honor of receiving:
Senior 4th Dahn Grand Champion in 2019 World Championship
Senior 4th Dahn Grand Champion in 2018 World Championship
Senior 3rd Dahn Grand Champion in 2013 World Championship
Senior 3rd Dahn Grand Champion in 2012 World Championship
Senior 3rd Dahn Grand Champion in 2011 World Championship
Senior 2nd Dahn Grand Champion in 2009 World Championship
Sa Bum Nim Anthony Morales
SBN Anthony Morales began his Kuk Sool Won™ training in San Antonio, Texas under Chief Master In Joo Suh. A year later, he moved to Austin, Texas to train alongside his brother and under PKJN Dewain Perry. He gained his black belt and began teaching in 2002. In 2005 Anthony was invited to be an instructor at the Kuk Sool World Headquarters in Houston, Texas under SIKJN Alex Suh. At HQ SBN Anthony gained valuable experience training with top masters and school owners from around the world. In 2012 he was reunited with long-time instructor PKJN Tim King.
Anthony’s time under dynamic and demanding instructors transformed him personally and professionally. He credits his martial arts training as a key factor to his successes in life. He has taught students ages 3 to 85 and pushes them as hard as he pushes himself. Anthony believes that through deliberate and dedicated practice, we will find greatness in ourselves.
Sa Bum Nim Anthony had the honor of receiving:
3rd Dahn Grand Champion in 2014 South Central Tournament
Sa Bum Nim Jeffrey C. Rigg
“As a martial artist, I believe in magic. Without it we would just be kick-boxers.” I began my martial arts education as a wrestler in 1978. My next art was Okinawan Karate taught by Sensei Miyagi. I was introduced to original Korean martial arts though my fellow student Remo Williams. Along the way I practiced creative conflict resolution using the various Gygax rule systems. In 1999 I looked for a school to begin training and found a wonderful group of instructors teaching Kuk Sool Won™ in South Austin. I know that Kuk Sool Won™ can help me deal with many situations and that the training is always with me, never left behind. I train in Kuk Sool Won™ to round out my skills as a warrior and to improve my conditioning and maintain my health. I find Kuk Sool Won™ to be comprehensive, practical, and enjoyable.
Pu Sa Bum Nim Barbara King/School Owner
PSBN Barbara King started training in Kuk Sool Won™ in April 2003. She earned her first degree black belt in October 2008, her second degree black belt in November 2012, and her third degree black belt in November 2016, from the World Kuk Sool Won Association. Having trained at three different Kuk Sool Won™ schools and being a direct student of Suhn Im Kwahn Jahng Nim Alex Suh (one of Kuk Sa Nim’s four sons), PSBN Barbara brings a unique and big picture perspective to her teaching and training. She incorporates all the knowledge she’s learned as a parent (she has two second degree black belt sons), a student, an instructor, and a school owner to all her classes. PSBN Barbara loves the family atmosphere at Kuk Sool Won™ and is grateful for the lifelong friendships she has gained from this supportive community. She is passionate about teaching martial arts to 3-6 year olds and empowering women’s lives through Women’s Self Defense Workshops.
Pu Sa Bum Nim Barbara had the honor of receiving:
Senior 1st Dahn Grand Champion in 2012 World Championship
Pu Sa Bum Nim Alicia Ang
PSBN Alicia Ang is a third degree black belt instructor who has been training in Kuk Sool Won™since 2005. PSBN Alicia joined Kuk Sool Won™ to train with her son KSN Samuel, who is a second degree black belt. The Angs became a complete black belt family in 2010 when PSBN Alicia’s husband PSBN Chris and daughter KSN Lily earned their black belts as well. “I feel very fortunate to have an activity that’s both a fun cultural experience and beneficial to my whole family’s mental and physical well-being.” PSBN Alicia enjoys teaching children and adults and would like to show you how working out together can be a healthy and exciting way to spend time with family and friends.
Pu Sa Bum Nim Chris Ang
PSBN Chris Ang is the fourth member of the Ang family to join Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill Martial Arts. He received his first degree black belt in May of 2010, his second degree black belt in May 2014, and his third degree black belt in May 2018. As a former division one NCAA swimmer, PSBN Chris understands the process of setting high goals for oneself and working hard to achieve them. He brings this experience to his classes, challenging his students to push themselves while backing them up with encouragement and support. PSBN Chris enjoys the fact that Kuk Sool Won™ provides him with a workout he enjoys, an activity to share with his family, and the stress relief he sometimes needs after work.
Pu Sa Bum Nim Chris had the honor of receiving:
Senior 3rd Dahn Grand Champion in 2019 World Championship
Senior 2nd Dahn Grand Champion in 2016 World Championship
Pu Sa Bum Nim Caroline Williamson
PSBN Caroline Williamson began training in Kuk Sool Won™ in 2006 at the age of 11. She decided to begin training so her younger brother couldn’t get an edge up in their sibling rivalry from training by himself. However, she soon grew to love Kuk Sool Won™ and the community it provided. PSBN Caroline promoted to 1st degree black belt in August 2011, promoted to 2nd degree black belt in August 2015, and promoted to 3rd degree black belt in May 2020. She began assisting with children’s classes in the fall of 2010 and continued doing so until leaving Austin for college in 2013. After graduating college in 2017, she started training again at Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill, while also instructing children’s classes.
Kyo Sa Nim Sarah Mertens
KSN Sarah Mertens began her Kuk Sool Won™ journey in 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shortly after earning her 1st degree black belt in 2013 she had the honor of running the Kuk Sool Won™ of Urbana school, until she relocated to Austin in 2015. She began assisting with the Tiny Tigers class late in 2015, and continues to enjoy being a part of their weekly training. KSN Mertens promoted to 2nd degree black belt in February 2018, but she is not stopping anytime soon. What originally attracted KSN Sarah to Kuk Sool Won™ was its accessibility to students of all ages, as it is a lifestyle that grows with us. She plans to continue training to keep her mind and body young for decades to come.
Kyo Sa Nim Brenda Hayosh
KSN Brenda Hayosh began training at Kuk Sool Won™ of Oak Hill Martial Arts in 2012 at the young age of 42! She was promoted to first degree black belt in May 2016 and second degree black belt in May 2020. KSN Brenda in an accomplished athlete, a former gymnast, has completed 6 marathons, 4 Half Ironman Triatholons, and competed as a body builder. KSN Brenda brings her athleticism, energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for Kuk Sool Won™ to all of her classes, whether she’s instructing the class or participating as a student. KSN Brenda enjoys Kuk Sool Won™ because it combines many disciplines like balance, flexibility, strength training, cardio vascular training, memory challenges, self defense work, and the most practical life skill…how to fall safely!
Kyo Sa Nim Brenda had the honor of receiving:
Senior 1st Dahn Grand Champion 2016 South Central Tournament