Instructor Team

All of our instructors are DBS checked by HQ so you can be assured that you and your children are free from risk. After the 1st class – You can sit in and watch or drop off and collect.

Our instructors have been personally trained by Master Carl Barrie.

*What to expect walking into our school?
You will be greeted with a professional, warm and friendly welcome.

My team care about you and your goals.


Master Carl has been training constantly in Liverpool since 1990. He started helping to teach at the age of 14 to broaden his knowledge and understanding of the art and he has traveled around the UK & Europe _ being taught by high rank masters.

“I was always watching Martial Art films, notably those starring Bruce Lee, which inspired me to start martial arts. Then one day my mum told me about the local martial arts school. After the first class I ever attended I knew I would do this for the rest of my life.”

We can help everyone achieve their goals – to go from unconfident to confident, to reach your ideal weight , unfit to fit, improving your lifestyle so that you can be the best version of you. We are a caring, professional, family martial arts.

Master Carl has been competing every year since the age of 11.
True confidence is built by constantly steeping out your comfort zone into the unknown. Martial arts is perfect for self growth , self development. This helps when classes number 1 priority is respect for each each other and the school.

4TH degree black belt, Natalie

4TH Degree (assistant Master) Natalie started training in Kuk Sool Won in 2004. Natalie was first interested in the martial art when she watched a Kuk Sool Won tournament and admired all the masters male and female demonstration. Natalie was amazed and inspired which pushed her to start training in Kuk Sool Won the very next week.

“I was shy and unconfident.

Although there is no obligation to enter a tournament all my class friend were entering – I did not want to miss out! Entering my first tournament as a white belt I won nothing but gave it my best. I had to turn my courage dial up!! Initially it was scary, a huge challenge – I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Self achievement is a wonderful thing.

Natalie kept entering competitions, at least 3 per year – when at a Spanish tournament in Barcelona when she was at Red belt Natalie won here 1st medals – 2 silver medals!! Ever since Nataie has won numerous Gold medals.

Black belt – Natalie has performed demonstrations in the Norfolk show in Norwich and at the NEC in Birmingham and says she would never have dreamed of doing all of this without Kuk Sool Won.
You really do get all the help, encouragement and training you need to excel. Age 43 and a mum of two – training has helped me massively in my personal development and in life. Natalie gained her 1st Degree Black Belt in May 2008 and has started training towards her 2nd Degree in May 2010 and hopes that one day she reaches Master level in this amazing Martial Art. Natalie is now a full time instructor under Carl Barrie teaching children and adults in the Liverpool school.


Assistant Master – ABBEY LAWAL

Contact Details:

Tel: 07775730152


Abbey has always loved martial arts and was inspired in her early years by Bruce Lee but didn’t have the opportunity to practice at a club. She loved the self-discipline and respect
and undertook further research through films and magazines. Abbey was introduced to Kuk Sool Won at her local gym in 2003 where she watched friends
practicing . She was encouraged to have a ‘trial’ which she thoroughly enjoyed – and a few weeks later started formal training under Master Carl.
Abbey enjoys the competitive side of Kuk Sool Won and regularly enters competitions at UK/European level. She took part in her first European tournament in 2004 as a yellow belt and won her first
bronze medal. Abbey recalls

“The concluding Masters Demonstration was awesome, ‘breath-taking’ and this was where I set my sights on emulating the Masters.”

Abbey has since won numerous medals at both European and UK levels . Abbey has won Grand Champion titles at UK, Scottish and European tournaments.
Abbey loves attending the workshops and seminars lead by Kuk Sa Nym, the founder of Kuk Sool Won Grand Master In Hyuk Suh and son Master Alex Suh as part of her personal development and growth. She also relishes training with and learning from her peers and colleagues. Abbey is a member of the instructor’s team and teaches from beginner Lil’ Dragons (5+6) through to adults and higher-ranking students. Abbey has set herself some personal targets and is fully committed to achieving these goals; the first of which was achieved in 2008 when she promoted to the rank of 1st Degree black belt and is currently working towards her 5th Degree black belt ranking.


My name is Mark Callacher, I am 39. I am a part time science teacher in a local high school and currently run a property business. I have been a part of Kuk Sool Won, Liverpool, for Approximately 3 years having joined in the spring of 2011.

After sustaining a knee injury whilst playing football I started searching for something that could increase my flexibility whilst improving my strength and fitness. After a little research I found that taking up a martial arts seemed to tick many of the boxes I was looking for, however I was initially apprehensive about a few things, for example.

Was I too old to join (I had a misconception that all martial artists had taken it up as a child and I would simply be too inflexible)