About MASTER JOE FOSTER
The following is a brief resume of Master Foster's martial arts study and teaching experience, outlining his martial arts background (including styles studied other than Kuk Sool Won) as well as his qualifications as a Certified Kuk Sool Won instructor.
Master Foster has been involved in the martial arts since 1979 and has been teaching martial arts since 1985.
The style Master Foster teaches is a soft/hard Korean martial art called Kuk Sool Won.
Master Foster has taught all ages and has developed a rather unique teaching style for children's classes, with the understanding that, 1) the attention span of children is considerably shorter than that of the average adult, so the class must be broken up from time to time with game-like drills that relate to martial arts concepts, and 2) children think visually rather than verbally, so teaching examples must be developed differently than for the adult student.
Master Foster has also taught ongoing self-defense classes and workshops for women, and has also privately instructed police personnel in California.
1979 - began martial arts training in San Mateo, California, studying Tae Kwon Do under Instructor, Marty Smith
1984 - began training in Kuk Sool Won Korean Traditional Martial Arts under Master’s Barry and Choon Ok Harmon in San Mateo, California
1986 - awarded 1st degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won under Master’s Barry and Choon Ok Harmon
1988 - chosen as a member of the U.S. Kuk Sool Won demonstration team to perform in Korea during the 1988 Olympics
1989 - awarded 2nd degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won under Mar ers Barry and hoon Ok Harmon.
1989 - appointed as Head Instructor at the San Mateo Kuk Sool Won school upon Masters Barry and Choon Ok Harmon's move to Korea
1991 - contacted by Mark Chestnut's management for a position as personal trainer and bodyguard.
1991 - awarded 3rd degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won under Grandmaster Suh.
1992 - accompanied Grandmaster Suh, the founder of Kuk Sool Won, on yearly seminar tour, teaching and demonstrating throughout the United States and Canada
1993 - appointed as Head Instructor at the World Kuk Sool Won Headquarters in Houston, Texas, teaching and training directly under Grandmaster Suh
1995 - received permission from Grandmaster Suh to open a Kuk Sool Won school in Baytown, Texas
2002 - appointed as the Chief Instructor of the Kuk Sool Won school in The Woodlands, Texas
About our Kids Program
SET A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR YOUR KIDS TO GAIN ESSENTIAL SKILLS & VALUES
Our classes for children provide a path for your kids to learn discipline, respect, and body coordination.
It's important that they train as early as now to grow to be successful while carrying the essential values such as humility, compassion, and courage. With our Kuk Sool Won classes, your kids will:
MASTER THE BASICS of martial arts and improve hand-body coordination
BECOME CURIOUS, creative, and self-sufficient
PRACTICE MOTOR SKILLS, balance, and focus
LEARN TO BE RESPECTFUL towards others and themselves
DEVELOP STRENGTH and stamina in all that they do
About Our Adult Program
EXPERIENCE THE ENDLESS BENEFITS OF KUK SOOL WON TO YOUR BODY AND MIND
Besides the physical progress you will encounter, mental strength is vital in Kuk Sool Won.
Combining body and mind allows our students to execute this properly and effectively. There's no use practicing martial arts with a noisy mind! Our Adults Martial Arts / Kuk Sool Won program will calm your senses, condition your mind, and prepare your body for our exercises. As a result, you will:
ENHANCE YOUR DISPOSITION and overall mindset
BECOME RESILIENT when faced with challenges in life
BUILD RESISTANCE and strengthen your immune system
IMPROVE BREATHING and handle stress better
PRACTICE TIMELESS VALUES such as respect, discipline, and compassion
About Our Instructors
LEARN FROM INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SEEING YOU SUCCEED
There's nothing better than discovering Kuk Sool Won martial arts with the guidance of teachers committed to your progress.
We don't just provide martial arts classes for physical fitness; we also aim to help kids, teens, and adults improve their bodies and minds. Our classes are fun, educational, and empowering at the same time so our students never get bored! We like mixing things up and giving a unique experience for everyone during each session.
Get guided by masters of their craft.