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David Jacobson reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Megan and Greg are some of the best instructors you can ever find. They have great attention to detail. They also know how to work with each person's individual learning style. You will not be disappointed when you join the Kuk Sool family.

Thomas Pusch reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Great for young and old. My son has learned discipline and confidence. The physical fitness has eliminated my chronic back pain, and we have both learned priceless self defense techniques. These 2 blackbelts are engaging fantastic teachers.

Barbara King reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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What a great husband and wife team the owners of KSW Bloomington/Normal make! Both are full of life, energetic, compassionate, love working with children, and most of all, have a desire to share their many years knowledge of the martial arts. Joining the martial arts will be one of the best decisions you will make in your life, it's not just kicking and punching, it's a community that's an extension of your family.

Terry B reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Discipline- check. Fun - check. Great for the body and mind - check. Kuk Sool Won has to be checked out. Wonderful folks. 🏆

Rachel Heckman reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Megan clearly cares about supporting and nurturing children to learn and be their best. My son loves being able to learn new skills and have a positive outlet for his energy. Greg and Megan both work hard and and are caring teachers and respectful people.

Joshua W reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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A well run facility, you can tell the Instructors care about their students and are truly passionate about what they do. I couldn’t recommend this school more!

Jillian Johnson

Our family has had a wonderful experience at KSW of Bloomington/Normal. The instructors are passionate, experienced, and so welcoming. Our three year old son has been participating in the tiny tigers class and absolutely loves it. My son has so much fun and learns a lot as well! If your son/daughter has an interest in martial arts, we would highly recommend Kuk Sool Won of Bloomington/Normal!

Teresa Yates

Kuk Sool Won has changed my kids lives! The best program for building confidence, teaching self defense, and getting great fitness. Definitely the best martial arts school in Bloomington IL!!! Totally a family martial art

Tracy Haas

Kuk Sool Won is an amazing opportunity for all ages to grow! The family you gain in training is priceless, the memories even better! Great for body, mind & soul! The instructors are amazing people who love to share what they have practiced in a super comfortable atmosphere!!!

Victor Young

My son has been going here for the last six months and not only is it a fantastic martial arts school but the best place for character development as well! Don't look anywhere else.

Latoya Christine

Our son has autism and it takes him a while to focus and he doesn't always understand what's being asked of him. It was very hard to watch what I thought was him struggling, but in fact he was learning and they could see that!! Greg and Megan are completely phenomenal with him and all the kiddos. They love the kiddos so much and are so supportive to all the families.

Becky Ratley

My son has been in Kuk Sool for just a few weeks and he’s loved learning here! Megan and Greg are wonderful instructors and they offer a very hospitable atmosphere. Seeing my son gain more self esteem and confidence week after week is priceless. I would highly suggest Kuk Sool Won of Normal!

Ron Graziano

When I travel to central IL this is the ONLY place I will train! The Staff is amazing, the school is immaculate and the energy in this place makes you want to stay for hours!!

Hoangson Vu Dinh reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Mr. and Mrs. Farris were my son's instructors at Kuk Sool Won of Peoria. They are good with children, and they are good instructors. My son loves them.

Jenny Schroeder Weber reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Greg and Megan taught my kids for several years and are excellent instructors. Highly recommend them, as well as the martial art of Kuk Sool!

Mike Weber reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Amazing Korean martial arts instructors! It is perfect for children to learn respect, discipline and get more exercise into their routines, and it is amazing for adults to learn self-defense and get in shape. Make sure you check out their school for yourself. I know you will be impressed with the quality and energy!

Jordan Matthew Hardwick reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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I have had the privilege of knowing the Instructors for several years and they have a real passion for teaching, and helping others! KSW of Normal offers great self defense training and a family friendly environment all provided to you by their top notch instructors!

Joey Medina reviewed Kuk Sool Won of Normal
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Greg & Megan are 2 wonderful people who are motivated & dedicated to changing lives through martial art training. Their vast knowledge in the martial arts is 2nd to none in the Normal area. If you are looking for a credible martial art school that you can go & learn in a safe, clean & friendly environment than Kuk Sool Won of Normal is for you.

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Back to School

Hey Bloomington-Normal Parents! Are you ready for this back to school year? Because Martial Arts remains an important after school program for your child, we wanted to share some tips to save you some headaches.

As summer is coming to a close, we just wanted to take a moment and remind everyone of the importance of consistency and success. With going back to school our youth students will be getting back into the swing of a regular school schedule and homework. Just as the transition from school to summer break can be challenging as result of a change in routine and/or a lack of routine, this same challenge presents itself as students transition back to school. Our instructing staff are all available to assist you with this transition process. Here are a few tips that we have had success with over the years with other students as well as with our own children:

1. Put together a calendar that is visible for your family. If possible, have your child come up with the plan of when to come to class. Write out your child’s activities and briefly discuss the day’s event either at the end of the previous day or the morning of. This will allow your child the opportunity to mentally prepare for what lies ahead in their day.

2. If your child is coming directly from school to class, be sure to pack his/her backpack the night before with his/her uniform, shirt, and belt and place it in the car the night before. This will help to alleviate any last minute morning stress that may arise. Also, avoid stopping at home on the way to class if you are able. This will help your child’s mind not settle on being home too prematurely.

3. Pack a snack and water. Prior to class, be sure to have your child hydrate and eat a snack. We recommend not having your child snack on sugary items, such as soda, candy, etc. but rather recommend a healthy snack such as fresh fruit, carrot sticks, etc. so that they do not experience a sugar high followed by a drop in sugar leading to lethargy, lack of motivation and/or poor performance.

4. After class, be sure to ask your child what they enjoyed best about class that day. If you were watching while they were in class, be sure to also point out the positive things that you saw out of them.

5. If you are stopping at home prior to coming to class, avoid having your child get involved in a favorite activity, but rather have them start their homework, read a book, do chores or clean their room. It is important to remember that children are still developing the skill of delayed satisfaction. Even though they may enjoy what will be coming next, in this case coming to class, they may not want to stop doing what they are doing in order to get to class. Even as adults, we struggle with this at times. Myself personally, if I am at a coffee shop with a friend and it is time to go to my parents for family dinner I find myself struggling with trying to leave. I absolutely love spending time with my parents, but that first step of leaving the coffee shop is the part I struggle with. Just as I am good to go once I get to my parents, your children are often times the same way. They may need some coaxing to get moving but once they get to class, the struggle is a thing of the past.

6. Remember that the back to school transition typically lasts a few weeks. Be patient with your child. They are likely feeling more tired than usual and may not exhibit the behavior you expect. Given time to adjust to their new routine and with the support from their parents and their instructors, they will adapt and overcome this challenge. If you feel that your child is struggling more than you expect please speak with an instructor. Often times we are able to help alleviate or at least lessen their challenge by looking at their schedule for Kuk Sool and making adjustments where needed.

We sincerely thank you for being a valued part of our Kuk Sool family. We truly appreciate that you have given us the opportunity to help shape your child in a positive way through the practice of Kuk Sool Won. We are committed to your child’s success. Additionally, we thank you for supporting your child on their journey to black belt and beyond.

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