ABOUT US

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Kyle Hendricks


SBN Kyle started his martial arts career in 1986 for his 11th birthday.  He received his black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1989.  Kyle started training Kuk Sool in 1997 and received his 1st degree black belt in 2002.  He was promoted to 4th degree black belt in 2015.  SBN Kyle was awarded the Medal of Commendation in January 2004 for helping train the 95th Weapons of Mass Destruction unit of the Civil Support Team, California National Guard.

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Michael Ashmead



Michael started Kuk Sool in 1995.  Michael was promoted to 3rd degree Black belt in February 2011 and his 4th Degree in 2015.

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Paulena Khaw-Butler


Paulena started Kuk Sool in 1998.  She trained in two other styles of martial arts (Karate and Shao Lin Kung Fu) in her native country of Malaysia, before she came to the United States on a tennis scholarship to Eastern Michigan University.  Paulena is one of the best all-around students KJN Jan has ever had.  She is self-motivated and always strives for perfection. In January 2004, Paulena was also awarded the Medal of Commendation for helping train the 95th Weapons of Mass Destruction unit of the Civil Support Team, California National Guard. Paulena attained her 4th Degree in 2015.

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Jan Butler


KJN Jan was a high school wrestling standout at Orion High School, IL.  He studied Karate for a while and also trained with friends who were in Judo and Jujitsu.  He started Kuk Sool in 1984. He received his Black Belt in 1986 and his 4th Degree in 1997. He attained Master level (5th Degree) in Pusan, Korea in 2005 and was promoted to 6th Degree in September 2014. He trains under Master Frank D'Amato from California.  KJN Jan was Awarded the Medal of Commendation in January 2004 for helping train the 95th Weapons of Mass Destruction unit of the Civil Support Team, California National Guard. Other achievements: USA Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year and Orion High School Hall of Fame. Master Jan enjoys working with young students and helping them to develop their skills and become better people in society.