Greetings to all Moo Duk Kwan® practitioners, supporters and future members. I hope this year has been happy and productive for you and your loved ones.There is a proverb pertaining to knowledge that states, “when you hear it, you forget it; when you see it, you remember it; when you (more…)… Read more “Message from Kwan Jang Nim”
Volume 18 of the Moo Yei Shi Bo; the official newsletter of World Moo Duk Kwan®. When the founder of the Moo Duk Kwan®, Hwang Kee, Chang Shi Ja published the first Volume in September 1960, he could never have known where we would be some 63 years later. We (more…)… Read more “Moo Yei Shi Bo Update”
Hwang Kee Chang Shi Ja emphasized that a martial artist should be both a warrior and scholar. As a warrior he trained rigorously and passed down his technical expertise to others. As a scholar he deeply examined Moo Do history and philosophy which would later result in numerous publications. Just four (more…)… Read more “History: A scholarly tradition”
I recently lost my last living grandparent, Amabel Corrales. She was 98 years old, a strong Christian woman from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in the southwestern part of the United States. In her later years, she would tell my children about how her and her daddy would “drive” up to (more…)… Read more “Tradition: Honoring our traditions”
Kwan Jang Nim H.C. Hwang has recently approved a plan that will improve the dissemination of official World Moo Duk Kwan® correspondence among the member country organizations. The program, led by Larry Seiberlich Sa Bom Nim, is titled the Integrated Communications System (ICS), which was presented at the World Symposium this (more…)… Read more “The Integrated Communications System”
The concepts of Weh Gong, Neh Gong, and Shim Gong are very familiar terms to us as Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan® Moo Do In. They are reflected throughout the Moo Duk Kwan® curriculum and expressed in our rich culture as philosophical wisdom that is the basis for technical (more…)… Read more “Philosophy: Moo Do Shim Gong”
안녕하십니까 [Hello] My name is Su-Pyo Einsiedler née Lee. I was born in Seoul, Korea in 1976 and grew up as a common Korean woman. My parents taught me and my younger sister to be kind, polite, obedient, and intelligent to be a good mother and wife in the future. (more…)… Read more “Heritage Program: Finding a home in the martial arts”
The wise leader does not display saintliness or award titles of good conduct. This would create a climate of successes and failures, which gives rise to competition and envy. The same thing happens when emphasizing material success: those who have a lot become greedy, and those who have little become thieves.