Kuk Sool Won of Clear Lake's Masters & Instructors

Kuk Sool Won of Clear Lake is a world class school with world class instructors. Our professional and friendly instructors will guide you each step of the way on your martial art journey. Each of our instructors have spent years refining their skills and are passoniate about helping our students follow in their footsteps. Being a black belt does not make you an instructor. Each of our instructors have been personally trained by our School Masters how to teach the art of Kuk Sool correctly, safely, and in a way that makes our students eager and excited each and every class!

Master Barry Harmon

9th Degree Black Belt

Title: Su Suhk Kwan Jang Nim

School Master & Owner

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Master Barry Harmon

Master Barry Harmon is the owner and School Master of Kuk Sool Won of Clear Lake. Master Harmon is the first non-Asian to be promoted to Master Level. Master Harmon is a licensed acupuncturist, author, and loving father of two daughters both of whom are Black Belts. Master Harmon is the Chief of the World Kuk Sool Association and is one of the leading authorities in the world on Kuk Sool Won. Master Harmon is known all over the world for his innovative teaching style, friendly demeaner and unmatched skills. He is one of only a handful of martial art masters who study and teach the ancient art of Iron Palm and Iron Body training. Master Harmon has been featured in many martial art magazines including: Tae Kwon Do Times, MA Training, and Black Belt Magazine, and has written hundreds of articles that have been published in a variety of martial art publications. Master Harmon is one of only three 9th degree black belts in the US and aside from his wife and life time training partner, Master Choon Ok Harmon, the only 9th degree that teaches all levels of students from white belts to masters. Visit our school to meet and learn from Master Harmon.

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Master Choon Ok Harmon

9th Degree Black Belt

Title: Su Suhk Kwan Jang Nim

School Master & Owner

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Master Choon Ok Harmon "The Iron Butterfly"

Master Choon Ok Harmon is the highest-ranking female in the World. She is the first woman to ever promote to Master Level in Kuk Sool and aside from her husband, the only 9th degree in the U.S. that teaches all levels of students. Master Choon Ok is known throughout the world for her unmatched skill and phenomenal demonstrations. She began her training in South Korean in the late 60's and has been a dedicated student of Grandmaster In Hyung Suh since. Kuk Sa Nim (Kuk Sool's founder and Grandmaster) gave her the nickname "The Iron Butterfly". She is graceful and beautiful yet powerful and unyielding. Master Choon Ok has two daughters, Master Emerald-Harmon Aue and Jada Harmon. Both of whom teach and train at her school. Master Choon Ok's memoirs "The Iron Butterfly, Memoirs of a Martial Arts Master" is a truly inspirational book that everyone should read. Master Choon Ok has been featured in dozens of articles and has many Front Covers in martial art publications. Master Choon Ok is in the school and on the floor nearly every day. Martial art has been her only profession and there is no one better to learn from. She is a shining example of what you can achieve when your mind is focused. Dozens of Kuk Sool Won practitioners visit the Clear Lake school each year for the opportunity to receive instruction from our School Masters. As a Clear Lake student, you will have the great fortune of learning from the Harmon Masters every class!
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Master Terry Heaps

6th Degree Black Belt

Title: Joo Im Kawn Jang Nim

Master Instuctor

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Master Terry Heaps

Joo Im Kwan Jang Nim Terry Heaps is a Quality Assurance-SHE Manager. She holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine - 2007. Master Terry's favorite weapon: Sword, form: Baek Pal Ki Hyung, technique set: Bang Won Ki, kick: Reverse Round, hand strike: Palm, vacation spot: "What's a Vacation?". JIKJN's long term goal in training is "to overcome my limitations and to have a healthy old age." "I started Kuk Sool Won at a club in the Post Oak YMCA because I wanted to have a family activity with my son. As a single mom I wanted an activity that we both could do for a long time. I had taken other martial arts growing up (Karate, Judo) and was always interested in healthy activities, for the mental and physical challenge. I also liked the culture. I grew up traveling with my Dad's work in the petroleum industry. By the time I was 19 I had been around the world twice. I consider myself a world citizen and will be glad when we finally get around to issuing I.D.'s to that effect. I love all cultures and have found very few that do not contribute positively to our global energy. I am extremely grateful that I have met Masters Harmon and feel if I can do half of what they have accomplished I will have done good." Master Terry was recently promoted 6th Degree. Joo Im Kwan Jang Nim Terry is now the second highest ranking female in Kuk Sool second only to our School Master, Master Choon Ok Harmon (9th degree)

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Master David Aue

5th Degree Black Belt

Title: Pyung Kwan Jang Nim

Head Instructor & Manager

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Master David Aue

Master David Aue has been a student of Master Harmon since 1993. He is the head instructor and manager of Kuk Sool Won of Clear Lake. Master Aue is well known for his motivating teaching methods and high energy classes. Master Aue is a life time martial artist and teaching Kuk Sool has been his profession since a teenager. Master Aue has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. Master Aue is one of the youngest practitioners to be promoted to Master Level when he was only 31 years old. On the tournament circuit, Master Aue has been named Grand Champion more than a dozen times. Master Aue is married to Master Emerald Harmon Aue. Together they follow in the footsteps of Master Barry and Choon Ok Harmon as the next generation of Kuk Sool Won Masters. "I am so fortunate to have my passion be my profession. I am truly excited each day to train, teach class, and motivate others. The best part of teaching Kuk Sool watching the art have such a profound positive affect on our students. Come join me for a class!"

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Master Emerald Harmon Aue

5th Degree Black Belt

Title: Pyung Kwan Jang Nim

Master Instructor

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Master Wesley Heaps

5th Degree Black Belt

Title: Pyung Kwan Jang Nim

Master Instructor

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Master CJ Farley

5th Degree Black Belt

Title: Pyung Kwan Jang Nim

Master Instructor

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Master C.J. Farley

CJ Pyung Kwan Jang Nim is a Marketing & Technical Service Manager. He holds a Bachelor's of Chemical Engineering. PKJN's favorite weapon: Sword, form: Baek Pahl Ki Hyung, technique set: Jahp Ki, hand strike: Pyung Soo, kick: Ahp Cha Ki, vacation spot: Park City, Utah. PKJN's long term goal for training: " Continue training indefinitely."

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Master Scot Wilke

5th Degree Black Belt

Title: Pyung Kwan Jang Nim

Master Instructor

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Master Scot Wilke

Scot Wilke PKJN is an Engineer/Manager. He holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. His long term goal is "To Train Forever". PKJN's favorite form: Sam Bang Cho Hyung, technqiue set: Gak Doh Bub, kick: Side Kick, handstrike: Palm, vacation spot: Lake Tahoe and the Rocky Mountains. "Kuk Sool Won has become my exercise program, stress relief program, and hobby all rolled into one. It is so broad and deep that I will never run out of things to learn!"

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Neil Woodbury

4th Degree Black Belt

Title: Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Instructor Neil Woodbury

Neil SBN is an Engineer by occupation. He holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. His long term goal in training: "To improve, to be the best I can!" Neil SBN's favorite weapon: Sword, form: Gum Moo Hyung, kick: Round Kick, vacation spot: St. Lacia. Neil SBN enjoys computers, D&D, model building, Star Trek, and spaceflight.

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Craig Cole

4th Degree Black Belt

Title: Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Instructor Craig Cole

Craig Cole SBN is an engineer. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin; member of ASME. His long term goal is "Master level; to be able to use breathing, pressure points, etc. for benefits long after I am able to kick, jump, or spin." Craig SBN's favorite weapon: Sword, form: Goh Geup Hyung, technique set: Goh Geup Shon Mohk Soo, kick: Reverse Round, hand strike: Palm, vacation spot: Alost any place in the Mountians. "My son is a Marine Corp Sargent and helicopeter crew chief; also a Kuk Sool Black Belt. My daughter: Miss Texas USA contestant in 1999, is married to a pro Baseball player. I began Kuk Sool with my son. "SBN's hobbies include: motorcycle ridding and dancing (primarily West Coast Swing).

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Manuel Guerra

4th Degree Black Belt

Title: Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Instructor Manuel Guerra

Manuel SBN is an electrician by trade. SBN's favorite weapon: Sword, form: Gum Moo Hyung, technique set: Dee Eeu Bok Soo, kick: Hook Kick, hand strike: Jab, vacation spot: South Padre Island. Long term goal: "Enjoy training with my family!" "I was raised in a boxing family lifestyle. My father was a professional boxer. But for my own family I followed my sister into a Kuk Sool Won lifestyle. She said "if you are looking for some to teach your children it has to be the Harmons because they will treat your children like their own." I am here to help support that tradition." Manuel SBN won the senior 2nd Dahn Grand Champion for the 2010 National Championship.

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Alex Skipp

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Instructor Alex Skipp

Alex PSBN is currently a student at U of H working towards his Mechanical Engineering degree. His long term goal for training is Black Belt and beyond. His favorite weapon: Sword, form: Ki Cho Hyung, technique set: Jap ki, kick: Jump Spin Kick, hand strike: palm. "I was born in Houston, but raised all over the world. I have one younger brother also a Kuk Sool Black Belt. I enjoy building things."

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Carol Phillips

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Instructor Carol Phillips

Carol PSBN is a martial art instructor and a mother of two. Her son, Keegan, trained in Kuk Sool till Dahn Bo Nim and her daughter, Clara, is currently a Kyo Sa Nim. Carol PSBN's husban, Peter, is also KSN. Truly a Kuk Sool family! Carol PSBN holds a Bachelors of Finearts from Tulsa Univeristy. Her long term goal in training is a strong heart, self esteem, and a sence of coumminity. "After a career in commercial design, I got certification in Elementary education. I retired from that to raise my family. I enjoy me electronic mailing lists, science fiction conventions, costuming, and scrapbooking".

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Cliff Miller

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Instructor Cliff Miller

Cliff PSBN recently retired from the post office. His long term goal is to be able to do a back flip by 3rd Degree (still working on it). His favorite: vacation spot: Lake Buchanan, weapon: Sword, form: Baek Pahl Ki Hyung, technique set: Johk Bangah sool, kick: Jump Round Kick, hand strike: palm strike. Cliff PSBN is a man of many skills including: welding, brick laying and auto mechanic. "I joined KSW to give my boys a disciplined atmosphere."

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Troy Bourgoyne

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Intructor Troy Bourgoyne

Troy Bourgoyne is an Industrial Plant Inspector. He holds an Associate Degree from Louisiana Technical College along with numerous specialized certifications. Troy PSBN's long term goal is to maintain good health and physical fitness though martial art training. "I was born and raised in Louisiana with three brothers and one sister. I have worked in the Petrochemical Industry since 1987 and was transferred to the Houston area in 1991. I started Kuk Sool as a hobby in 1994 under Master Barry and Choon Ok Harmon."

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Michael Martin

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Don Becker Jr.

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Dr. Gordon Bellah

3rd Degree Black Belt

Title: Pu Sa Bum Nim

Instructor

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Dr. Gordon Bellah

Dr. Gordon Bellah M.D. PSBN is a Pediatrician. PSBN's favorite weapon: Jool Bong, form: Gum Moo Hyung, technique set: De Eeu Bok Soo, hand strike: Tiger Palm, vacation spot: The Mountains. Gordon PSBN's long term goal is 4th degree black belt. Gordon PSBN is a native Texan; married with two sons (both have practiced Kuk Sool). Hobbies include: gardening, computers, coin and stamp collecting, and scuba diving. Gordon PSBN is also a Cub Scout Leader. "I joined Kuk Sool with my oldest son. I chose Kuk Sool Won of Clear Lake because of their great reputation with youth."

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Benjamin Oliver

2nd Degree Black Belt

Title: Kyo Sa Nim

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Jada Harmon

2nd Degree Black Belt

Title: Kyo Sa Nim

Instructor

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Donna Aue

Program Director

Student Relations Manager

School Mom

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