Becoming SAFE! By GM Kirk Koskella

Becoming SAFE! By GM Kirk Koskella This is an open letter to ALL Martial Artists, systems and styles. Who will join me in doing the same? Article Originally Posted on Seowon Tigers Tucson Facebook Page Forget playing the blame game. This is ALL misdirection. It is time to stop blaming the police, the government, the [...]

Becoming SAFE! By GM Kirk Koskella2018-03-02T14:50:40-07:00

Fighting Tigers Martial Arts Academy

Fighting Tigers Academy is a new concept in martial arts training, providing an integrated curriculum of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kumdo, and Chi Gung training that embraces traditional aspects and scientific advances. Fighting Tigers Academy is the new home of the American Song Moo Kwan Association’s National Training Center, and World Training Headquarters for the World Song [...]

Fighting Tigers Martial Arts Academy2017-05-18T13:50:10-07:00

Taekwondo Training – Community Centers

I recently went to a local community center to view ongoing Taekwondo training. The hall showed 36 children of varying ages (mostly 8 to 12). The Instructor appeared to be a middle aged man of some distinction. His techniques were solid enough, clean enough, and demonstrated that he had once honed his craft well. As [...]

Taekwondo Training – Community Centers2017-05-18T13:50:11-07:00

Bong Soo Han – Friend and Father

I have been asked lately to explain why the ASMKA has photographs of the late Grand Master Bong Soo Han on its website.  After all, Song Moo Kwan is in association with Taekwondo.  The lineage being from Supreme Grand Master Ro, Byung Jick.  Though there are schools around the world that use the name Song [...]

Bong Soo Han – Friend and Father2017-05-18T13:50:11-07:00

ASMKA – Grand Master Instruction Base

Grand Master Kirk Koskella has implemented a system of training that incorporates immersion training by guest Korean Grandmasters as well as those of the United States. This System of Training is known as “Seowon Training” or the “Seowon System.” Superior instruction in a proprietary curriculum that eclipses any individual system of martial arts training. The [...]

ASMKA – Grand Master Instruction Base2017-05-18T13:50:11-07:00

Magic and Illusion: When to Fight

The Conjurer by Hieronymus Bosch, between 1496 and 1520 There are a number of books that have been written over time which are used in modern day society where business is seen in terms of battles and battlefields. You can speak words from “Sun Tzu” or from Miyamoto Mishashi’s “Go Rin No Shu” [...]

Magic and Illusion: When to Fight2017-05-18T13:50:11-07:00

American Song Moo Kwan Association Organization

The American Song Moo Kwan Association was formally created on November 22, 1994 by Grand Master Kirk I. Koskella who was then residing in Orem, Utah. The name "American Song Moo Kwan Association" was chosen to reflect the training established by Master Koskella’s work within the Song Moo Kwan system of martial arts subsequent to [...]

American Song Moo Kwan Association Organization2017-05-18T13:50:11-07:00

The American Song Moo Kwan Association

More than one Grand Master has sat in judgement where my students testing was at issue. In each case there came a time when the Master straightened, jerked upright, or gasped at the technical prowess being shown. Even, on one occasion, being executed by a 12 year old boy. The question and chastisement following was [...]

The American Song Moo Kwan Association2017-05-18T13:50:11-07:00

Teaching Martial Arts

If teaching Martial Arts is not something that will make most instructors rich, why do we choose to teach? Why is it so many instructors hold down multiple additional jobs, just to impart a portion of that income back to their students? Although some may not recognize why they do such things, there is an [...]

Teaching Martial Arts2017-05-18T13:50:12-07:00

Beware the Sleeping Tiger

There is a story of long ago. Of men who sought the tiger. Hoping to learn his ways. Though many thought they found it, their lives were forfeit, the first day. For a tiger sleeps still, majestic and proud. When he dreams, he becomes man. Those fools sought the way of the hunt. Pursuit, a [...]

Beware the Sleeping Tiger2017-05-18T13:50:12-07:00