The roots of Kuk Sool date back to the very beginning of Korea with “Sado Mu Sool” which means family or tribal martial art.
The next martial art to develop was “Bulkyo Mu Sool”, or “Buddhist martial art”. Shortly afterwards came “Koong Joong Mu Sool” which translates to ‘Royal Court Martial Art’. These are the three segments of ancient Korean martial arts from which the techniques of Kuk Sool evolved. Although its origin may be traced back to antiquity, the present Kuk Sool system was formally devised only recently.