In Hyuk Suh is the founder, Grandmaster 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.
The knowledge he acquired from his grandfather and subsequent masters enabled him to establish Kuk Sool Won™. His organization now boasts 1.3 million members with over 800 schools worldwide in 27 different countries. Although expert in every aspect of martial arts, Grandmaster Suh is especially renowned for his mastery of pressure point and joint manipulation.
Additionally, Kuk Sool Won™ has been mentioned in over 300 articles and featured on more than 60 front covers by world famous magazines in the United States, England, Spain, Iran, Germany, Mexico, and Venezuela. While the following list of accomplishments include items accrued not only by himself but by the organizations he founded, the reason for this can be found in the excerpt below, taken from the “Letter from the Grandmaster” which is written to all practitioners of Kuk Sool Won™ and located in the front of the Textbooks he provided as an aid to understanding such a unique and comprehensive martial art.
“Any distinction or honor granted to me or to any member of this
organization is a credit to the organization as a whole, including
all the individuals who make up this vast organization.”
- In Hyuk Suh
Founding of the martial art of Kuk Sool Won™
Founding of the Korean Kuk Sool Association®
Kuk Sool Won™ recorded in the World Athletic Dictionary as a traditional Korean martial art
Kuk Sool Won™ School established in U.S.A.
Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh emigrates to U.S.A.
Founding of the World Kuk Sool Association®
Kuk Sool Won™ School established in Great Britain
Kuk Sool Won™ School established in Canada
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
Kuk Sool Won™ school established in Venezuela
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.
Kuk Sool Won™ hosts first Open Tournament at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco
Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh voted “Man of the Year” by Black Belt Magazine
Kuk Sool Won™ School established in Iran
Publication of Kuk Sool Won™ handbooks, textbooks, and instructional videos