History of What We train

Moo Duk Kwan is a martial arts discipline that is split into seperate training focus groups. One is Soo Bahk Do, formerly Hupkido , and earlier Hwa Soo Do.
Moo Duk Kwan translates as “School of Martial Virtue”.

Gum Do and Shim Soo Do Principles

These five principles were as follows:

  1. Loyalty to one’s lord (事君以忠; 임금은 충성으로써 섬겨야 한다)
  2. Devotion towards one’s parents (事親以孝; 어버이를 효도로써 섬겨야 한다)
  3. Trust among friends (交友以信; 벗은 믿음으로써 사귀어야 한다)
  4. Never retreat in battle (臨戰無退; 전쟁에 임하여 물러나지 아니하여야 한다)
  5. Be selective in the taking of life (殺生有擇; 함부로 살생을 하지 말아야 한다)

In addition to sword training we focus on :

Shim Gum Do, translated as the “mind sword path“, is a martial arts system of recent invention, originating in Korea. Shim Gum Do emerged from the enlightenment of the monk Won Gwang, born as Chang Sik Kim, during a 100 day meditation and prayer retreat in 1965.[1] The central component of the system is a series of 330 forms (choreographed sequences of techniques) using the sword. The system also includes forms using two swords, a long staff, a short staff, and empty hands, as well as a series of 3000 self-defense techniques called Ho Shin Sul.

Grappling refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting, or injury to the opponent. Grappling is a general term that covers techniques used in many disciplines, styles and martial arts that are practiced both as combat sports and for self defense. Grappling does not include striking or most commonly the use of weapons. However some fighting styles or martial arts known especially for their grappling techniques teach tactics that include strikes and weapons either alongside grappling or combined with it.

Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH, CQC, H2H) is a lethal or nonlethal physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance) that does not involve the use of firearms or other distance weapons.[1] While the phrase “hand-to-hand” appears to refer to unarmed combat, the term is generic and may include use of striking weapons used at grappling distance such as knives, sticks, batons, or improvised weapons such as entrenching tools.[1] While the term hand-to-hand combat originally referred principally to engagements by military personnel on the battlefield, it can also refer to any personal physical engagement by two or more combatants, including police officers and civilians

The martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices. They are practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.