Fulmerston Hall, Thetford Grammar School, Bridge Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3AF.
5th Degree Black Belt - Master.
Kris started Kuk Sool Won™ at the age of 9. After 25 years training he received his 5th dahn black belt in June 2013 from Grandmaster In Hyuk Suh. He spent 16 years working as a Child Safeguarding detective, Sex Offender Manager, defensive tactics instructor and firearms officer for Norfolk police, before pursuing his dream and putting his time and energy into making this martial arts school a success.
Kris spent his childhood trying to find his “thing,” a hobby that he really loved. He tried football and rugby, even BMX racing, but for some reason he could not get passionate about these activities. For a long time he begged his parents to let him try martial arts but they thought it would just be another “fad”. When they relented and took him to his free trial class at Kuk Sool Won™ in Lowestoft, Suffolk it was the puzzle piece that fitted into place instantly. From then on Kris poured his heart and soul into Kuk Sool and completely believes that every future success in his life is a direct result of the training he received from Master Martin Ducker and his wife Master Alison Ducker. Kris dedicates his own school, Kuk Sool Won™ of Thetford , to them and strives to have the same positive effect on all his students, as they have had on him.
1st Dahn Black Belt & Programme Director
Jenny keeps everything running smoothly and helps all students get the most out of their training. She is a safer schools police officer based at the Thetford Academy.
Jenny figured out a long time ago that if she wanted to spend more time with her husband she would have to become a part of the Kuk Sool family. Since seeing her husband’s enthusiasm and positive influence in teaching his students she has also become a student herself.
With the arrival of their first child in March 2015 Master Kris and Jenny fully embrace family values and the family ethos of the World Kuk Sool Association and treat each and every student like a part of their family.
1st Dahn Black Belt - Instructor
Chris has been training for nearly 5 years and recently received his first degree black belt.
He juggles a very busy life as a father of two and a Director of a successful Healthcare Consultancy. In the past this left little time for recreation but he recognised the need to keep in shape for the sake of his future health but wanted something more rewarding and social than just going to the gym.
Kuk Sool Won has helped Chris to lose weight while improving fitness, balance and strength. His two children have since also joined the school making this an ideal activity that they can enjoy together as a family.
Chris supports Master French in teaching all of the classes and particularly enjoys working with the junior class.
Fulmerston Hall, Thetford Grammar School