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Sign up for a free trial and start learning from the most authentic Martial Arts Dojang in Irvine and Orange County. Conveniently located between the 55 and 405 freeway off of Red Hill Avenue, Ancient Arts hosts the most comprehensive offering of combat and fitness arts in Orange County, including Kuk Sool, the martial art of the South Korean Special Forces (수색대대) and the royal bodyguards (궁중무술) of the former Kingdom of Korea.

This is a Real Martial Arts Dojang, including striking, submissions, and higher level skills intended for self-defense, special forces, or bodyguards. Kuk Sool is for self-development and self-awareness, and therefore, the superior skills that can only be found in a refined, cultivated psyche.

Ancient Arts Dojang is the US headquarters for Kuk Sool Kwan Hapkido (국술관), but also offers a host of other classes and services including Personal Training, Acupuncture, and a Children’s Program.

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Kuk Sool is truly a complete martial way. I've learned Kung Fu kicks, Hapkido joint locks, ground fighting, and how to use several weapons.
- Tina T.

Master Dunchok is a great teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. The atmosphere of the studio is relaxed yet we train hard.
- Daniel B.

Not only have I learned weapons and self defense, but how to do flips and acrobatics as well. Everybody is nice and friendly, and everyone gets along very well.
— Dave H.

It's always a good time, and every day is a little different. I've been more active and have more energy because of class, and if I get into a fight I know how to defend myself. Best class I've ever been to!
— Mariah K.

I've been studying Kuk Sool Kwan for three years and what a difference! When I first joined I did not realize the things I would be able to do. I'm in my 40s and in the best shape of my life.
— Daniel B.

Very few schools offer knowledge as well as good clean technique. At other schools I never really understood the history of the things i was doing or the why.
— Marcel G.

I've been training for over 2 years and there's still so much to learn! Classes are always energetic and fun!
—Bich T.