Bexhill College, Penland Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JG.
Master Philip has studied and practiced martial arts since 1964 and Kuk Sool Won since 1974. To broaden his knowledge and understanding of the martial arts, he has travelled extensively in the UK, Europe, USA and South Korea, and has had the privilege of training directly under the founder of Kuk Sool, Grand Master SUH, IN HYUK. Since the mid-1970s, Master Philip has played a prominent role in helping to establish, develop, teach and promote Kuk Sool in the UK, appearing on national, as well as local TV. In 1989, he was appointed as a Kuk Sool Won UK Chief Instructor by Grandmaster Suh and presently holds the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt.
In 1990, Master Philip graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine (Bachelor of Acupuncture), and subsequently lectured at the college for several years, serving as Director of Studies 1991-1994. He has been in practice in the East Sussex area of the UK since 1990, with two busy clinics in Bexhill and Eastbourne.
PKJN Robin formally started training in martial arts at the age of four and received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 2000 at the age of 12. He was awarded his 4th Degree Assistant Master promotion by Grandmaster SUH, IN HYUK in 2010 and his Master promotion in 2016.
Born into a martial arts family, PKJN Robin has always been highly respected by students and instructors alike for his quiet and unassuming manner and attention to detail when teaching martial arts and as such, has become a role model for many of the younger students.
During 2007, PKJN Robin spent six-months in South Korea, to learn the traditional Korean way of training. Whilst living, training and teaching in South Korea, PKJN Robin took part in several public displays and also featured on South Korean TV. He was also a personal guest of the World Kuk Sool Association’s Chief Master SUH, IN JOO 10th Degree, at the Korean Kuk Sool HQ and a Korean National Testing.
Joe has maintained his training over the years to achieve the rank of Kyo Sa Nim (2nd Degree Black Belt) despite attending University and taking time out to complete his multiple degree's.
Joe enjoys the physical and military side of Kuk Sool Won and has a keen focus on kicking and power techniques. Having trained for over 11 years in this martial art Joe intends to pursue his third degree black belt in the next three years.
Pu Sa Buem Nim (PSBN) Brenden originally started training in martial arts for fitness and wellbeing, having spent time in his youth practising Judo. Once he discovered Kuk Sool Won in 2004, and realised that this martial art offered a great deal more, he became an avid student and practitioner. PSBN Brenden enjoys the many different aspects of Kuk Sool Won and says,
“As a traditional martial art, Kuk Sool Won focusses not only on core fundamentals but expands to include everything from striking & kicking through to weapons and a vast array of self-defence techniques. It is this diverse and well-rounded system that makes Kuk Sool Won so addictive to learn and want to practice as much as possible”
PSBN Brenden was awarded his 3rd Degree Black belt in 2016, and took over the Hastings school from Master Robin in 2018. He continues to practice under the careful tutelage of Master Robin, and is actively training for his 4th Degree. PSBN Brenden is a skilled instructor and enjoys teaching the next generation of students.
Mark has been training in our martial art of Kuk Sool Won for over 8 years now and enjoys the many defensive techniques that Kuk Sool Won has to offer.
As part of our coaching team Mark enjoys instructing the next generation of Martial Artists coming through the Bexhill club.
Lexie Jo Kyo Nim (JKN) joined Kuk Sool Won at the age of just 4 years old and has trained to receive her 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of 14. Lexie is one of our lead Little Ninja instructors being able to pull on her own experiences at that age in a martial arts club.
A regular entrant into the UK and European championships Lexie has enjoyed multiple medal wins across a range of disciplines within Kuk Sool Won. She plans to start testing for her 2nd degree black belt early 2019 along with fellow instructors Perry and Georgia.
Georgia recently achieved the result of Grand Champion at the European Kuk Sool Won Championships in Norwich. Joining Hastings Kuk Sool Won from a very early age Georgia has trained hard to become a 1st degree black belt and plans to start training towards her second degree in the coming years.
Georgia particularly enjoys Staff Spinning and empty hand forms within Kuk Sool Won.
Perry joined Hastings Kuk Sool Won martial arts club with no previous experience and has now become one of the core coaching team alongside his fellow black belts.
Perry very much enjoys the weapons and moving form (Hyung) side of Kuk Sool Won and has competed at the highest UK and European level within the martial art earning himself many medals along the way.
As a youngster Kyo Sa Nim (KSN) trained in Tae Kwon Do for a number of years and really enjoyed the discipline and fitness side of the art. After a few years without training in martial arts, Sam decided he wanted to continue training and although he loved TKD, wanted something a little different.
He decided to give Kuk Sool a try and never looked back. In 2010, after competing in a few UK and European Tournaments he traveled to Houston, Texas to compete in the US Open Tournament and successfully won a gold, Silver and bronze in three different categories.
Sam achieved his 1st Degree black belt in 2011 and discovered his love for teaching martial arts. Sam enjoys seeing his students realise their ambitions and push their limits to improve. Sam achieved his 2nd Degree black belt in 2016. Sam enjoys kicking, joint locking techniques and sword practice.