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Arrillaga Recreation Center at 700 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Kristin Quintana

About Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park in Menlo Park, CA

Meet Master Quintana

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park in Menlo Park
Master working on her 6th degree

Our Story: “I am so grateful that this is my life”

I still remember the first day of classes at our school. I was a second degree black belt, and I had been working toward this moment since I was a yellow belt, almost ten years before. We were running classes through the local recreation center so while I knew what day the classes started, I had no idea how many people had actually registered for class.

I was living with one of my best friends from college at the time. She was excited to start her training when I opened my school. I was excited to know that I’d have at least ONE student.

“If nobody else shows up, we’ll still have a good time,” she assured me.

I assumed that we would have two or three students for the first class. I was totally surprised when SIX showed up! I was nervous and excited. We had our little class in the biggest room in the center. It was a family class: kids and adults training together. Today, our family classes are still among our most popular classes.

It was such an exciting day. I had registration forms, uniforms, and lots of energy. The floor was laminate on top of cement. The mats we had for falling were the same kind of tan and blue folding mats they used to have in my elementary school.

Everyone came in nervous, but we got a good sweat and a lot of laughter, and we all went home excited to train together again.

Ten years later, we’re still in the recreation center, but our classes fill the room now. What was once six students has grown to a large full-time program. One class, twice a week, is now five hours of class, six days a week. What was once a healthy hobby is now the single source of income for my family. Both my husband and I work full-time for our school. We spend most of every day together, and absolutely love what we do. I am so grateful that this is my life.

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Come join our Menlo Park, CA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts, Summer Camp, and Kinder Kicks. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 650-787-2226 if you have any further questions. Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park hopes to speak with you soon!

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