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An awesome martial arts school. My kids love it. They are learning loads and having fun at the same time. My husband and I attend the adult classes too. A great family orientated approach. Brilliant instructors and a great community spirit.

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My son loves his kuk sool twice a week! Met great new friends.

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After 20 years of sitting at a computer I realised it was time to do something about it and get active. Tried a few different things... Gym, swimming, running but could never stick anything for long. Did a lot of searching and came across KSW Dunfermline. YouTube'd Kuk Sool Won to death (as all is computer geeks do) and loved the look of it. Decided to give it a go, a free lesson and a dedicated White belt class, had nothing to lose. That was almost 6 months ago and I have loved every minute of it since. The club and all of its members are friendly, welcoming and helpful. I have made a lot of friends and feel much fitter / healthier than I did. I would recommend Kuk Sool Won Dunfermline to anyone. Whether you are seven or seventy, there is a place for you at the club and you will be made to feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door.

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A great martial arts club with something for everyone. The club is very friendly and very welcoming, the classes are challenging yet allow you to progress at your own speed and instructors are excellent. A fab club and awesome martial art!

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When I was told by my sons school they couldn’t do anything about him getting thrown to the ground and kicked in the face, I decided we (my husband and i) needed to do something so he could protect himself from that happening again. My friends son had not long started Kuk Sool and she recommended it to me. It took us four weeks of sitting outside to get him to even walk in the door. But he did and the instructors could not have done more to be encouraging and supportive to him.

Little brother started too, our reasoning for him was different - a kid full of energy that couldn’t literally sit still and needed a bit of focus.

Fast forward to today, we now have two black belts in the family and kids who understand respect, discipline and how hard work pays off. Competing at Scottish and UK tournaments have become great days out with friends and the club has a great family friendly atmosphere and organises social events to include everyone.

SBN Craig and PSBN Tammy have built a great school and their infectious enthusiasm is contagious.

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Fantastic martial arts for all the family and all ages.

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I always wanted to try a martial art, but the training environment for some disciplines are so intimidating and really put me off.

I seen that Kuk Sool was different and a family martial art so decided to give it a go.

My apprehension was quickly overcome by the warm welcome I received from the amazing students before my first class, I felt such a part of the team after receiving my uniform on my first day.

SBN Craig and PSBN Tammy are outstanding instructors who have a patient, friendly and technical approach to training. If you are anxious about starting, don’t be. Come along and be welcomed like I did.

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Best thing I’ve done! Walked through the doors into a hiit session followed by a thorough introduction to initial moves and breakfalls. It was the humour and welcoming atmosphere that made me return. I’ve never looked back! This dojang is well run with a strong focus on respect, commitment and teamwork. All of which blend into everyday life. SBN Craig and PSBN Tammy run a tight ship with a fab Kuk Sool family on board.

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Conflict Resolution

Let’s face it, conflict is hard and is bound to happen no matter what ground rules are put into place. Whether it’s on the playground or right in our own homes, children will clash. And while it can create challenging situations, it is a normal event that occurs between children. This is why conflict resolution is an essential life skill for them to learn. In order to help them, though, early instruction is key in making this a standard routine during disagreements with others.

Often when children are involved in conflict, one of two things happen. Either the parent rushes into save their child or the child goes to an adult immediately. And yes, when there is physical violence taking place, adults must intervene at once. But when children are arguing over a toy or whose turn it is, they should be given the opportunity to resolve the conflict on their own. Learning this skill is important in the development of friendships. Adults allowing time for this to take place is essential.

It is hard, though, for adults, especially parents to observe their child in the middle of conflict. The first thought it to jump in to alleviate any discomfort. However, doing this does not help children find their own solutions, a skill which is essential in learning conflict management. The best thing to do is observe from a distance and allow the process to happen and intervene if things get physical. Younger children will need more assistance when working through issues with others and, depending on their age, the degree to which adults assist them.

With children ages 3-4, they are still working on language development and are still egocentric so their conflicts usually result in something physical. Adults need to support them by helping them find the words they need to express how they feel about the situation. Children ages 5-6 are better able to grasp concepts about communication but they are very concrete in their thinking so these skills must be taught in the midst of disagreements. As children get older, they have the basic tools in place to handle more of the conflict on their own and involve adults only if they absolutely can’t work it out.

The best way to start this learning process is by teaching calming techniques and showing empathy to each child. It’s important that they have a safe space to express their feelings about the situation. However, it’s even more important for them to not cast blame and, instead, admit to their part in the conflict since “who started it” doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Help them use “I” statements in an effort to show respect for each other. Then, adults should empower children to brainstorm solutions that result in a compromise.

Our martial arts Life SKILLZ curriculum encompasses lessons on things such as patience, respect, fairness, sharing, and cooperation that are all important in conflict resolution. Our instructors utilise these lessons in class and present the information in a way that is easily understandable by the age group it is targeted for. These skills establish a foundation for the higher-level skill of conflict management.

When children are given the tools to work through conflict at an early age, they develop a greater confidence to brainstorm solutions on their own. Early guidance by trusted adults will help set the stage for success in this area. When children can work through things on their own, they feel assured in their own judgments and therefore, help them develop strong friendships in the long run.