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In Hyuk Suh

In Hyuk Suh - Founder of Kuk Sool

In Hyuk Suh is the founder, Grandmaster and President of the World Kuk Sool Association. He has studied martial arts for more than fifty years, receiving his first instruction from his Grandfather, Myung Duk Suh, master instructor of the Korean Royal Court Army. The Suh family has practiced martial arts for the past sixteen generations.  From among his children and Grand children, Myung Duk Suh carefully selected one child to whom he would give the entire scope of his martial arts knowledge.  That child was In Hyuk Suh. After his grandfather's death, young Suh began to visit and learn from many different teachers. By the time he was twenty years of age, he had travelled to hundreds of Buddhist temples and private martial arts teachers from whom he studied many different aspects of Korean martial arts. 

It was during this time that he met an old monk named
Hai Dong Sea Nim, which translates to 'Great Monk of the Eastern Sunrise*. The old monk became In Hyuk Suh's second most influential teacher, passing on special breathing skills, meditation techniques and internal power (Ki) skills. In the late 1950's In Hyuk Suh began to organise and systemise the many scattered martial art techniques of Korea to produce a single Korean national martial art - Kuk Sool.