We may already owe the Founder and our Kwan Jang Nim several haircuts, but in the future, lets not give them cause to ask . . . "How long must I cut my own hair?" -- Phil Duncan
On the front wall of my Instructor's martial art studio (dojang) hung an oriental cloth inscribed with calligraphy that translated, "Where there is preparation there is no fear."
There are so many other dimensions to becoming and being a Moo Duk Kwan® quality Soo Bahk Do® practitioner, that viewing quality through only the narrow lens of technique is like trying to see all of our art through the peephole of a door.
Leaders gaze into the unknown and see not a chasm filled with fear and hesitation, lacking a bridge across with solid footing, rather leaders see a vivid image of their desired outcome across the way and they march bravely toward it. - Phil Duncan
In support of the 2012 Region 2 Fundraising goals, Master Roberto Bonefont has personally sponsored a fundraising initiative with all proceeds going toward Region 2 fundraising goals. He has designed a one-of-a-kind, 70th Anniversary Challenge Chip (shown below) featuring the World Moo Duk Kwan emblem and the image of our (more…)… Read more “70th Anniversary Challenge Chip Fundraiser”
What is it about a fire that draws us to it almost instinctively? We may not even be cold, yet we can't resist "backing up" to a nice warm fire. Is it just coincidence that we are so predictable when we are near one or could it be that we have an inborn sense that draws us to it? It seems that almost everyone is attracted to and responds the same way to a well tended and controlled fire. Perhaps this offers a unique insight into one aspect of our art
July 14th, 2012 marks 10 years since the passing of Hwang Kee, the Moo Duk Kwan's Founder, and perhaps this day is an opportunity for all who have been touched by his Moo Duk Kwan's influence to warmly reflect on the source of all that which Moo Duk Kwan practitioners (more…)… Read more “Moo Duk Kwan Founder Passed Away 10 Years Ago”
Kee Hwang founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial arts schools in Seoul Korea in 1945 where he taught his martial art system to eager students and american military personnel. In the early days of his Moo Duk Kwan® schools he named his martial art system that was taught in them Hwa Soo Do, then Tang Soo Do and later adopted the name Soo Bahk Do®.