Kuk Sool Won of North Birmingham

Pole Position, London Road, Bassets Pole, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 5SA.

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Our Team

SBN James Chapman

Rank: Sa Buhm Nim (4th Degree Black Belt)

Position: Chief Instructor

Started Kuk Sool Won: 2000

SBN James started training in Tamworth at the age of 7, promoting to 1st Degree Black Belt in 2005. He continued to train for a few years, before taking a break to focus on academics and other sports. At the age of 18, James returned to Kuk Sool Won, with his passion for the art greater than ever. During 2012-15, James went to study at the University of Liverpool, where he continued to train in Kuk Sool Won under Master Carl Barrie. In 2015, He promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt.

James has practiced Kuk Sool internationally with many trips to Spain and USA. He has trained at the former WKSA HQ in Tomball, Texas with instruction from Master Alex Suh (9th Degree), the Grandmaster’s son. He has also trained with numerous other high ranking Masters and instructors in Texas and California. In 2019, James promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt. He is currently training under the watchful eye of Master Nick Reeve, and achieved his 4th Degree blackbelt in November 2023.

Grand Champion Titles

1st Degree

  • 2015 – European Champion
  • 2015 – UK Champion

2nd Degree

  • 2019 – Scottish Champion
  • 2019 – World Champion
  • 2019 – UK Champion

3rd Degree

  • 2022 – European Champion
  • 2022 – UK Champion
  • 2023 – European Champion
  • 2023 – World Champion
  • 2023 – UK Champion

PSBN Amy Hudson

Rank: Pu Sa Buhm Nim (3rd Degree Black Belt)

Position: Senior Instructor/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Started Kuk Sool Won: 2003

PSBN Amy began training in Tamworth shortly before her 5th birthday. Upon reaching the Dahn Bo Nim level (Black Belt candidate), Amy took a short break from Kuk Sool Won. She returned to complete her Black Belt training, and promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in 2013. From there, Amy began to take her training to the next level. Competitions are one of Amy’s favourite aspects of Kuk Sool Won, and she has competed in numerous tournaments both nationally and internationally, earning over 100 medals in total of all colours.

In 2017, Amy competed in Spain in her first international tournament, and in the same year won 2 gold medals at the European Championships. That was also the year that she promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt. The following year, she competed at the World Championships in Galveston, Texas, and won a medal in every category, including gold in the staff division. In order to maintain her high skill level, Amy attends all of the seminars and workshops that she can, receiving instruction from the highest ranking Masters in the world. Amy promoted to be rank of 3rd degree black belt in June 2021. She is now training under Master Nick Reeve, and has recently started testing for her 4th degree black belt.

Grand Champion Titles

2nd Degree

2019 – UK Champion

3rd Degree

2023 – Scottish Champion

JKN Oliver Chapman

Rank: Jo Kyo Nim (1st Degree Black Belt)

Position: Instructor

Started Kuk Sool Won: 2011

JKN Oliver began his Kuk Sool Won training in Tamworth at the age of 8, at the same time that PSBN James returned to his training. After 6 years of consistent training, JKN Oliver promoted to the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt at the 2017 UK Championships in Liverpool. Since the opening of Kuk Sool Won of North Birmingham in April 2019, JKN Oliver has officially become a student of his older brother PSBN James, who ensure that the standards of his abilities stays high. 

JKN Oliver is a great asset to KSW of North Birmingham, providing students of all ages and abilities with excellent instruction. JKN Oliver is especially good with instructing younger children, a skill which he has honed through being a football referee. He has had success at local and national tournaments, winning medals of all colours. He even won a local tournament in August 2019. JKN Oliver started testing for his 2nd Degree Black Belt in November 2022.

 Kuk Sool Won of North Birmingham

Pole Position, London Road
Bassets Pole
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B75 5SA

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