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  • What is Gongkwon Yusul?
    Gongkwon Yusul is a modern Korean martial art, founded in 1996. Master Jun Kang developed this system based on his extensive experience and analysis of martial arts. “Gongkwon” means “empty weaponless) fist”, “Yusul” translates as “gentle art”. The “empty fist” stands for all techniques like punches, kicks etc. The “gentle art” designates throws, locks or grappling techniques which aim to redirect the opponent’s force against him. This entails that Gongkwon Yusul incorporates all aspects of unarmed fighting: distance and close combat as well as grappling. One of the key features of this holistic system is the organic and dynamic combination of various techniques. Gongkwon Yusul is an art dedicated to developing practical real life application and self defense skills. It encompasses skills at all ranges, including punching, kicking, elbows, knees, throwing, takedowns, ground striking and grappling: all of which are intended to be applied in practical, free-flowing situations. Developed over the course of decades, Gongkwon Yusul blends elements of Hapkido, Judo, Jujitsu and Kyutooki (Korean kickboxing) into a new, refined art that is broad in it’s philosophy and application of technique. Now Gongkwon Yusul is widely practiced in China, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Germany, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and USA! Gongkwon Yusul is the one of fastest growing martial arts in the world.Join us. Be the first generation.
  • What makes us different?
    Gongkwon Yusul is an all encompassing martial art, which has a range of techniques that can be applied at all distances with maximum efficiency. The essence of Gongkwon Yusul is it’s ability to seamlessly integrate striking techniques such as punches, kicks and knees to close the distance into grappling range. Once within grappling range, and variety of takedown techniques can be employed including throws and sweeps. The final part of the equation is the ground grappling game. Once the opponent has been taken to the ground, the objective is to submit your opponent as quickly as possible using a large range of ground fighting techniques. Gongkwon Yusul is unique in the sense that none of these various techniques have been seen as separate; rather they are thought of as one sequence of techniques. The objective of Gongkwon Yusul then could be thought of as a way of entering your opponents space using striking, which leads to a takedown, which then leads to a submission on the ground, finishing the battle.
  • What do we believe in?
    Gongkwon Yusul combines the effective, practical self-defense techniques often seen in sport focused “mixed martial arts” (MMA), while maintaining traditional philosophies such as respect for others, personal development and combative (non-sporting) techniques. Developed by Master Kang Jun, Gongkwon Yusul is the next generation of Korean martial arts, and traditional martial arts in general.
  • How do I get involved?
    If you are interested in learning more about Gongkown Yusul Atlantic Canada and how you can become a part of this growing martial art contact Head Instructor Glenn Beck for rates and information about offered classes. Phone: 902-414-7710 Email:
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