LA Family Martial Arts teaches Kuk Sool Won a traditional Martial Arts system passed down over 18 generations in the Suh family. In the last 60 years Grand Master In Hyuk Suh has spread Kuk Sool Won to 62 countries worldwide with over 100 schools in the US alone! Kuk Sool Won is a comprehensive martial arts system, incorporating many facets such as throwing, grappling, hand and leg strikes, joint locks and pressure points, body and mental focus conditioning, animal style techniques, over 20 traditional Korean Royal Court weapons, martial healing methods, meditation and MORE!
This place is amazing! If you are looking to get into martial arts, I highly recommend it! The instructors here are highly trained and are great with kids. The front desk staff is super friendly and helpful. Very affordable!
What a great experience! This training combines stretching, strengthening, self defense and spiritual growth. All the staff are great but SBN Nathan is truly an inspirational "one in a million" teacher. Students become family and there is a wonderful sense of connection regardless of which color belt you have earned. I highly recommend training here for kids and adults and am grateful for the positive impact of Kuk Sool. Thank you Nathan, Jason, Courtney, Tawney and Matt!
I'm so excited to have met SBN Nathan, Miss courtney and the other leaders of Kuk Sool Won in Sylmar. Everyone has been so inviting and inspiring. I am truly motivated to take this journey into a new area of my life through Martial Arts.
The owner, SBN Nathan, is a superb instructor. My daughter not only has fun, but enjoys coming back. A plus, she is not only being taught martial arts, she is also learning self-discipline, building confidence, and staying active. I also love that it is a family centric school. Another bonus, Ms. Courtney is a great resource and very accommodating. We also held my daughter's birthday party here; the kids had an amazing time, and the hosts were great with the kids.
This school will change your life! The instructors here are top notch, and whether you are young or old, SBN Nathan and his team have something of true value to offer. Kuk Sool Won is so much more than just another Martial Art- it is a system that encourages and fosters deep personal growth in line with life saving self defense & confidence boosting skills. This is a great family school if you are looking to train with your kids as well. Give them a try- it will be one of the best decisions you have made.
This place is Terrific!!! We are so happy that we found such a warm and inviting environment. My daughter is gaining self confidence and courage by the minute. Courtney and Nathan are so Thoughtful in catering to our schedule so we can continue to be a part of their family. There is no better place where I would Trust my little one to be. We are so Thankful to be a part of the Kuk Sool Family. (I love this place because I feel safe and it's super duper fun. You should try it- Aaliyah 8yrs )
I studied and practiced Tae Kwon Do as a child while living in New Jersey, I loved my school and when I moved to California I couldn't seem to find a school I resonated with until joining Kuk Sool Won of Sylmar. Nathan is an excellent instructor, He is very friendly and attentive to what is needed to be focused on, and is very thorough in teaching proper technique and etiquette in the Kuk sool won system, and I highly recommend this school.
This place is amazing. I came for a trial to make sure that my 4 year old would like it. Let me tell you, since her first time here I have seen a positive change. They really do help the kids build up their self confidence, better habits, (yes sir, yes ma'am, eye contact) and the best of all she is learning Martial Arts!!! After her first class, she begged to continue coming. She absolutely loves this place. This place is amazing and Nathan is a definite natural with all ages. He keeps all kids engaged and learning. Courtney is also great at explaining all the programs they have to offer. I definitely recommend this place to any parent, not just in Sylmar but in the valley.
started coming her recently and i like the way they handle the whole class. I started to bring my daughter and she is enjoying her self with the activities they have to offer.
Amazing instructor, Great facility, Champions made here, Favorite martial art, Kick butt workout, Much needed focus, Sweat for a reason, More than fight club, Outstanding mind body practice, With deadly skills training in first months, Your new home for martial arts
Brought my daughter in to try a sample class and she fell in love with the class. She usually doesn't like to try new sports, but it's such an active mixture of martial arts that it's been able to keep her attention. As a bonus, she's usually exhausted by the end of the class and has used up all that excess active kid energy. Sa Buhm Nim Nathan and Courtney have also been great at instilling a sense of respect, confidence, and dedication to hard work in such a short time. It's absolutely amazing to see my kiddo hold herself accountable to her goals and take pride in her work because of their encouragement. It's nice to have found more caring adults to be part of the village that raises her.
Truly excellent program. Love Nathan and Courtney. They are family oriented and make learning fun. Beginners shouldn't be afraid to try it!
Nathan Hemmens is my favorite instructor in Kuk Sool. He meets you right where you are and helps you be better. If you have any interest in a martial art, check out KSW. I've used it in the real world and the techniques work!
We started few weeks ago and the best thing ever for my kids. The teacher(SBN) is great with kids and adults. Money well spent. Welcoming and safe environment. My kids loving the time they spend in the class. I see growth on both my 4 year old and 11 year old.
I'm new to Kuk Sool, but what a great martial arts system! Nathan Hemmens aka Sa Bum Nim is a fantastic instructor and Courtney and everyone at Kuk Sool Won of Sylmar are wonderful people! Kuk Sool, Matt
My daughter loved her Kuk Sool Won class since the first day, and has not shifted focus since. She can not wait to be a black belt some day. She enjoys herself in class with her friends. The instructor and assistants are very friendly and patient. She is learning such beautiful moves and the best part is, it's to protect herself. Her positivity level has risen. This class has helped build her confidence and self esteem. She is always happier on class days. I am so grateful. The instructors and staff are welcoming and very helpful. You definitely instantly feel apart of the family. Kuk Sool Warriors!!
I enrolled my 13 year old son Brian, 4 months ago and he has learned so much and instructors show discipline at all times and emphasize respect among their fellow mates. My son enjoys learning and focuses on his hour class because he likes it. This type of martial arts is a way to prepare them for challenges or obstacles that can come their way unexpectedly and be ready for these type of encounters, especially when they are teenagers and learn how to defend themselves and learn with respect and discipline will make them more aware of their surroundings and become more open mind.
So much more than a Martial Arts Class!!! The thing that stands out the most about Kuk Sool Won Sylmar is that it's a family environment. The students support and encourage each other and SBN Nathan challenges everyone to push themselves to do THEIR best but also knows how to keep it fun at times. Courtney is friendly, professional and always greets you with a smile. Students are excited and engaged which is a joy to watch because you can see the pride on their faces and hear it when they Ki Hahp loudly. I recommended two of my friends who signed up their kids and are they very happy that they did. This school definately stands out.
My son has been coming here for almost 5 month best decision made to take classes. Has helped him with self esteem and to focus better not only at home but also in school. Lots of skills are learned in every class taken.
Very comforting and welcoming facility. Great for kids or anyone who wants to learn.
My niece has been attending classes and she loves it!!! The head instructor SBN Nathan is amazing he truly shows passion and knowledge for Kuk Sool Won and is great with all the students. Courtney at the front desk is wonderful she is very informative and welcoming and always has a great smile. I highly recommend Kuk Sool Won of Sylmar is great for all ages!!!
I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing new school. In addition to self defense we are learning about respect, flexibility, body conditioning and many positive ways to build a better community. I highly recommend everyone come check it out!
If you're looking for a quality martial arts program with a family friendly environment, check this place out!!! The instructors are super talented and have been training with Nathan (the head instructor) for several years previously in Valencia. He's not only an amazing martial artist (and grand champion for that matter) but he is an incredible human being to say the least. His team is second to none and I trust you will find it very much like a second home here. And, the facility is brand new - SUPER CLEAN!!! You gotta go see it... and I think they are offering the first 30 members some really great discounts on memberships so it's worth doing that, like now. Kuk Sool Won is a great martial arts program for all ages - beginners or experienced practitioners - kids, teens and adults can all benefit from the health and fitness aspects of this traditional art. Plus, you'll have a great time doing it too! The location is very convenient (just off Foothill Blvd) in Sylmar so it's really close to surrounding neighborhoods in Sun Valley, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sunland, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills and Sun Valley.