Hello! My name is My Mora and I’m the owner and Head Master of KSMY Martial Arts. I strive to develop a personal and constructive relationship with each and every one of my students. I hope to inspire individuals to take a positive and active approach in life. I plan to be with my students every step of the way to help them reach their individual goals. Martial Arts is not just a hobby for me, it is my life! I hope to be able to share my love and appreciation for marital arts with you!
Master My Mora, Gwan Jang Nim, has been dedicated to Kuk Sool for over 23 years. She is currently a Fifth Degree Black Belt under the Korea Kuk Sool Association, the World Kido Federation, and the Han Min Jok Hapkido Association, a title which isn’t held by many women in the martial arts world.
My Gwan Jang Nim began her training under Chiefmaster Chun Duk Lee in 1993 at the Stockton Kuk Sool Won school. She was awarded the rank of First Degree Black Belt in December of 1998 by 10th Degree Grandmaster, In Sun Seo. She served as an assistant instructor at the Stockton Kuk Sool Won school.
Beginning in 2002, Master My has made several trips to South Korea to train with Chiefmaster Lee, who had returned to his home country to accept appointment as Chiefmaster of the Korea Kuk Sool Headquarters in Busan, South Korea. Master My served as the Head Instructor for the Korea Kuk Sool Headquarters during her many trips to South Korea.
In addition to her commitment to martial arts, My Gwan Jang Nim also values her continued education. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, she completed the Teacher Preparation Program at the California State University of Sacramento and obtained a professional single subject teaching credential in 2005. Master My taught World History and Psychology in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
In October of 2009, Master My made the decision to make Kuk Sool her career. To do so, she moved to South Korea for six months to train for her Fourth Degree Black Belt. During this time, she established strong, personal, and professional ties with Kuk Sool masters from all over South Korea.
In December of 2011, Master My established the KSMY Martial Arts dojang in the Sacramento area. This had been a dream come true for Master My given she can now combine her passion for teaching with her love of martial arts.
On April 27, 2016, Master My tested and passed for her 5th Dan Black Belt. On July 30th, 2016, Master My was joined, during her Fifth Degree Promotion, by twenty Blackbelts from South Korea. KSMY Martial Arts school was honored to have been able to host the 2016 WKF Hapkido Exchange during this time, where our students had a chance to meet, train, and bond with our South Korean Hapkido brothers and sisters. It was an extremely monumental day for My Gwan Jang Nim and she was overjoyed to have been promoted by Grandmaster In Sun Seo’s sons, 8th Dan Master Scott Seo and 7th Dan Master Steve Seo.
In July 2017, Master My’s students trained hard, traveled to South Korea, and competed in the 10th Busan Mayor’s Cup World Hapkido Festival & Championships. Our KSMY representatives brought back eight medals and placed in every category of competition.
Master My has received numerous certificates and accolades for her remarkable martial arts instruction and leadership role in the Sacramento area as well as in the world. Master My has received commendations from Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, to name a few.
Aside from her instructing and training at KSMY Martial Arts, Master My is also a blue belt BJJ practitioner at Yemaso Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My Gwan Jang Nim also loves to dance salsa at Yemaya Salsa Dance Company. Master My is an avid dog lover and loves to eat all foods.
Master My prides herself on having an in-depth knowledge of teaching students of various abilities and levels, as she has extensive experience instructing in both the classroom and in martial arts dojangs. On behalf of Master My and our KSMY Martial Arts family, we hope to make you a part of our team!
Grandmaster In Sun Seo has been involved in martial arts since the 1950’s and is currently one of the most respected Korean martial artist and a true pioneer representing the first generation of Korean martial artists.
Grandmaster Seo is the only first generation martial artist to teach and operate a dojang in Korea continuously for the last 40 years. He is the epitome of a true martial artist who combines his technical skills with great wisdom to tirelessly serve the growing martial arts community of Korea as well as the rest of the world.
As of present time, Grandmaster In Sun Seo has certified 270,000 Black Belts and he serves as President/Chairman of World Kido Federation, Han Min Jok Hapkido Association and Korea Kuk Sool Association. GM Seo continues to travel the world to teach and share his martial arts knowledge and skills.
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I began training with Master My at the age of eight, along with my brother Caleb Ho, and was immediately passionate about learning Kuk Sool. After five challenging and remarkable years training at KSMY Martial Arts, I had received my 1st degree black belt and became an assistant instructor.
Beginning my journey into the lifestyle of a martial artist, I’ve always had a respect for Master My and her skills, as well as for other higher ranked students. My brother and I caught on quick about the school’s expectations teaching me discipline, while in the presence of others. With the influence of my teachers, family, and other students, my martial arts skills had advanced at a significantly fast rate.
Currently, as well as every day, I push to improve myself as a martial artist, a person, and an instructor. I focus on helping students’ skills grow by constructing my own teaching style to make my instruction more natural.
Continuing Kuk Sool in the future, I want to increase my martial arts skills, as well as my teaching skills, for I still have much to learn from Master My. I wish to expand my knowledge of Kuk Sool, as it will help me understand more about myself and the world around me.
Training at KSMY Martial Arts under Master My’s teaching, I have practiced respect for others, responsibility as an instructor, and discipline for the martial arts lifestyle.
I joined KSMY Martial Arts as a curious five year old. I soon found interest in the art of Kuk Sool and wanted to pursue it further. I am currently a 12-year-old 1st degree black belt in Kuk Sool/Hapkido.
When I was younger, KSMY helped me to become more focused, because I joked around in class. My brother Cameron and I influenced each other, since we always wanted to help each other progress as martial artists. As I got older, I started to understand the concepts of martial arts better, and my skills progressed.
As a black belt, Master My continues to be my influence because I look up to her as my instructor. I start to influence other students under me by giving them my knowledge and experience. I am focusing on working with others, and breaking down what I know to understand why I do it.
Moving forwards, I influence myself by trying to understand the deeper meaning of martial arts. I would like to influence other students as I understand more, so I can teach others with more knowledge and experience. Becoming higher up in the ranks, I would like to discipline myself to be more serious in my martial arts training.
As a martial artist, and while training at KSMY, I have learned self discipline, respect, integrity, responsibility and humility. Master My encourages me to pursue farther as a person, under the lifestyle as a martial artist.
Our Tricking Instructor, Tyler Hubbell, has been dedicated to pushing his body and understanding the concepts of Tricking for over ten years. Sir Tyler has been to multiple international Tricking gatherings and seminars where he has had the opportunity to personally learn from and train with some of the best Tricking athletes from all around the world. Along with his Tricking experience, he has spent time teaching gymnastics to students of various ages at Planet Gymnastics. While teaching gymnastics, Sir Tyler has learned the proper ways to spot and teach basic to advance tumbling moves. Aside from his extensive background in tricking and tumbling, Sir Tyler currently holds a brown belt in Kuk Sool.
Besides his athletic background, Sir Tyler has a BS Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. His main focus with his knowledge is to know the best ways to prevent injuries with the use of various exercise and stretch routines, as well as working to rehabilitate individuals who have suffered from injuries.
Aside from the martial arts and tricking instruction at KSMY Martial Arts, Sir Tyler is the Aftercare Director and Social Media Coordinator at Brookfield School in the Sacramento area.
He enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. His most joyful moments are teaching others who are as enthusiastic and excited about tricking and martial arts as he is.
Hello! My name is Phuc Le and I’ve been training with KSMY Martial Arts since 2011. I am currently a red/black belt. I enjoy working with students from the Tiny Tigers, Juniors, and Youth & Adults classes. Aside from my training and assisting at KSMY, I am a pharmacist. I graduated from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. I am married to a my beautiful and loving wife, Stacey Yamada Le and I’m a father to my little boy, Raiden. I hope to meet and train with you soon!
Hi! My name is Perri and I’m 17 years old. I have been with KSMY Martial Arts since 2012 and I enjoy everyday that I’m here. I help assist in the Tiny Tigers Class and also help out in the Youth & Adults Classes. My favorite color is purple and I love dogs. My favorite subject in school is science and I hope to one day become a geneticist. Aside from my love of martial arts, I also enjoy swimming and volleyball. I hope to work with you one day at KSMY Martial Arts!
Rod is 12 years old and has been training at KSMY Martial Arts since 2013. Rod is currently a red/black belt. Rod has been practicing martial arts for over nine years. He trained in Tae Kwon Do, Tae Soo Do, Hwa Rang Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and now Kuk Sool. He earned his black belt in Tae Soo Do, A green sash in Hwa Rang Do, and gray/black belt in BJJ. Rod’s favorite food is sushi and he plays the piano. Rod plays soccer and flag football. Rod is fluent in French and Farsi.