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Kuk Sool Won of West Oxfordshire Martial Arts Academy is licensed and registered by WKSA. Instructors are DBS checked.

Pyung Kwahn Jahng Nim

Steven Clarke (Chief Instructor) 5th Dahn

PKJN is a 5th Dahn Black Belt and Chief Instructor for the Kuk Sool WonTM of West Oxfordshire academy which he manages in joint partnership with his wife PSBN Dawn. PKJN Steve started his martial arts training after being inspired, like many, by Bruce Lee more the 30 years ago. He joined a local karate club in Suffolk which was part of the English Korean Karate Association, achieving 1st Dahn Black Belt in Taekwondo, which he studied for many years. Looking to develop his martial arts knowledge and moving away from the Suffolk area due to work commitments, Steve met and started training with his current instructor Master John Gravenell in Kuk Sool WonTM in the West Midlands. In 2000 after promotion to 1st Dahn Black Belt, a career move to Germany meant that he had the opportunity to set up his first Kuk Sool WonTM school on a British military establishment. This successful school achieved numerous medals in UK tournaments and under his tutelage students gained promotion to 1st Dahn Black Belt, one of which was his 12 year old son. Returning to the UK in 2005 opening his current school in Carterton. PKJN Steve has won numerous medals and titles in Kuk Sool WonTM including, gold and silver medals in the 2002 World Championships held in Korea and 2nd Degree Grand Champion titles in the UK and European Championships of 2004 and 2006 respectfully.

PKJN Steve tested over 3 years for his promotion, which meant training with his instructor Master John Gravenall in Birminigham as well as attending a number of workshops in Norwich and Liverpool lead by the Grandmaster's eldest son, 9th dahn black belt Master Sung Jin Suh.  PKJN Steve was proud to promote to 5th dahn Master at European Tournament, UEA Norwich 2nd June 2018 this beinig a very special year in which we are celebrating 60 years in Kuk Sool Won.  PKJN Steve has passed and updated safeguarding course October 2023. PKJN has been invited to test for JIKJN (6th degree Black Belt) and has been honoured to except. 

We have now informed our school that from July 2024 PKJN Steve and myself PSBN Dawn will be retiring from running a school. We very much hope to have a new team running the school for the future.

Pu Sa Bum Nim

Dawn Clarke 3rd Dahn

PSBN Dawn is a 3rd Dahn Black Belt instructor and is joint partner in Kuk Sool WonTM of West Oxfordshire with her husband PKJN Steve. Dawn started her Kuk Sool WonTM training with Master John Gravenall in the West Midlands, training alongside her husband and sons. Whilst in Germany Dawn assisted PKJN Steve in the set up and running of their first Kuk Sool WonTM school, concentrating on development of new junior students to enable achievement of their first grade. In 2002 Dawn attended the World Championships in Korea as part of the UK contingent. In 2009 Dawn entered her first tournament winning a silver medal in the European Championships. After taking time out from personal training to raise a family and due to some challenging health issues, Dawn persevered to overcome these and was very proud to promote to JKN level in 2010 and then on to KSN in 2014. PSBN Dawn teaches within the junior student classes and assists with adult newcomers into the school. For further development PSBN Dawn has attended seminars and workshops to aid her instructional betterment. PSBN Dawn is very proud to receive official notification from headquarters and promated December 2020.  PSBN Dawn has passed and upated safeguarding course October 2023.



KSN and Jo Kyo Nim

Delighted to have KSN Andy, KSN David, KSN Pauline, JKN Matt plus DBN Arron and DBN Robert

training in our instructor training program.   Looking at this team to take Kuk Sool Won forward in Carterton from July 2024.


Jo Kyo Nim Junior Assistant Instructors

JKN Oscar  joined us in his progression on becoming an instructor.


Next we look forward to June 2024 10 more dedicated black belt promotions 8 JKNs and 2 new PSBN's. :)

PSBN Bethan promoted June 2023 fabulous! 

Great to see New KSN Pauline and KSN Issac promote Nov 2022. Awesome achievement both.

New JKN's Anita and Danial, Mother and Son promoted together Nov 2022 very proud.

Very proud to have JKN Calum, JKN Alfie and JKN William promoted June 2022, show great dedication and ability in class.