Adult Martial Arts

Getting Started

Great KickOnce you join Kuk Sool Won, you will be given a private or semi-private introductory lesson to familiarize yourself with the operation of the school. Our instructors will then take you through basic martial arts kicking and falling principles.


Kuk Sool combines kicking, throwing, punching, falling, joint locking, pressure points, meditation and weapon techniques to a beautiful and dynamic hard/soft style. This complete, well-rounded martial art is sure to meet with your physical and mental goals.
Each student is recommended to attend classes a minimum of two times per week.

The Benefits

Students at Kuk Sool Won learn how to set goals and stick with them.  Through the unique training program each student learns to draw upon his/her inner drive to succeed.

Kuk Sool training helps you reach new and progressively higher physical and mental goals. Kuk Sool helps you extract those qualities that are unique to you.

The self defense techniques you will learn at Kuk Sool will help you protect yourself and your family if such a situation should ever arise.

Kuk Sool exercises the entire body and mind. You will see immediate improvement in your balance, agility, poise, dexterity and overall fitness.

Whether you’re athletic, awkward, shy, in or out of shape, Kuk Sool is right for you.


I joined San Mateo Kuk Sool Won in September of 2002 with the goal of doing something positive for myself during a low period in my career as I had just been laid off from my job of 18 years.  What I found was a positive atmosphere that improved my overall attitude and helped keep me physically fit.  Now, seven years later and working towards my second degree black belt, I have found myself in a family-like environment where the continuing objective of the instructors and students is to not only enjoy what you are learning but to believe in yourself and what you can accomplish no matter what your strengths and weaknesses are.
Master Tim Sheehan exemplifies his high energy for this martial art through his enthusiasm and teachings.  He ensures that his classes are fun yet serious.  Tim works with each student at their level in order to ensure that they maintain the same level of excitement and drive that he has.  Outside of the normal classroom experience, Tim challenges his students to succeed through testing, tournaments, demonstrations, and special weapons classes.  It is Tim’s passion towards Kuk Sool Won that has given me the eagerness to keep striving to the next level.

Thomas Raffetto, High Tech Professional

My original plan was to find a martial arts school for my teen daughter, to help build up her strength and confidence. We were signing up my daughter when Tim asked me if I was interested. I told him that I felt that I was too old, and he told me about the other students in the beginners class who were my age or older. I decided to give it a try. That was March of 2008. Today, I am 25 lbs. lighter, much stronger, and am getting ready to test for my Red belt. In another year, I may be testing for my Black belt. I never thought I would last this long, but the classes are challenging yet a lot of fun, and the people are helpful and friendly. My daughter has more confidence, discipline, and self-respect. I'm glad she found the school, and I'm glad we became a part of it.

Marlo Gomez

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