Meet the Business Owner: Mr. Daniel Atherton
Instructor Daniel Atherton has studied many martial arts starting at the age of 5 in karate 1981/82. He started training in the Korean martial arts under Kwan Jang Nim Jeff Bruns in his early teens starting with tae kwon do, hapkido and moo duk kwan. Over many years of time, Mr. Atherton studied Filipino martial arts such as kali and Modern Arnis in the Philippines and under local Illinois experts in the fields, Okinawan Ryu Kyu Kempo, Mix Martial Arts and other styles of combatives and arts similar to krav maga and other Israeli systems taught locally. He has earned black belts and other ranks in several arts such as tae kwon do, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Dillman's Ryu Kyu Kempo (kyusho jitsu pressure points theory), kuksoolwon tm and musoolwon tm. He has studied and trained with many wonderful high ranking martial artists, masters, and grand masters in the local area, as well as correctional officers, police officers and even with military personnel. With his highly intuitive interest in learning as much as possible and making sure it is usable he decided to join Mu Sool Won tm and open the first Mu Sool Won school in Illinois!
In 2015 we found a different location close to our old school. Thanks to Chris Neff of Farmers Insurance, we now have a better location across from the Eureka Pizza Hut, in the same building as Farmers Insurance.
Now we are in Georgetown Texas! We relocated to Texas in February to take over Mu Sool Won of Georgetown. We hope to see you all there!
We hope you all enjoy training under Mr. Atherton. We want to see you all to Black Belt Level and Beyond!